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EU rejects call to ban kangaroo meat imports

6 days ago   |   By Food Safety News

The European Commission has rejected an appeal to ban imports of kangaroo meat from Australia for reasons that included food safety.
A petition was filed by three groups on the grounds of public health, animal welfare and species conservation.
Lega Anti Vivisezione , World Animal Protection and Eurogroup for Animals claim that high levels of Salmonella and E. coli have been found in kangaroo meat for human consumption in Australia.
Methods used to kill kangaroos create hygiene issues and food safety risks, including potential contamination of meat with bacteria, due to animals being...
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Food safety expert says Montana's ‘Food Freedom' law puts public in danger

6 days ago   |   By Food Safety News

Like taking a new car in for repairs while it is still under warranty, the Montana Local Food Choice Act of 2021 will be getting renewed attention during the 2023 legislative session in Helena. But the 2023 Senate Bill 202 at this point does little more than prohibit local boards from getting involved in the issue
Former Montana food safety official Jeff Havens, who has moved on to Walla Walla, WA, continues to fear that the Big Sky State has rolled back too much in the name of “Food Freedom.”
Havens wants to see the MLFCA amended to address high-risk canned foods. As adopted in 2021...
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