Singapore confirms 40 cases of Zika and fears more to come
29 AUGUST 2016

Singapore has confirmed 41 cases of locally-transmitted Zika virus, mostly among foreign construction workers, and said it expected more cases to be identified. Read more...


 
Zika warning: Thailand named region’s ‘red alert’ country
29 August 2016

Department of Disease Control chief Dr. Amnuay Gajeena on Sunday urged Thais to help control the breeding of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Read more...


 
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Thailand
26 August 2016

On 30 July 2016, the Ministry of Public Health, Thailand, announced a laboratory confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) in an 18-year-old Kuwaiti man who arrived in Thailand on 25 July with his family. Read more...


 
Thai chicken sector agrees to end human rights abuse
22 August 2016

Two government departments in Thailand alongside the Thai Broilers Processing Exporters Association (TBA) will improve conditions in the chicken industry, following claims of modern-day slavery. Thailand’s Department of Labour Protection and Welfare (DLPW), the Department of Livestock Development (DLD) alongside the TBA have signed an agreement to eliminate human rights abuses in the chicken processing sector. Read more...


 
Danish Crown cuts 20 jobs at pork plant
22 August 2016

Meat processor Danish Crown will cut 20 staff and let 100 fixed-term contractors go at its Ringsted pork slaughterhouse as a shortage of pigs makes evening work unsustainable. Read more...


 
No ‘economic justification’ for regulation, Australian meat processors claim
22 August 2016

A report commissioned by the Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC) has argued economic policy would have no impact on the balance of power in Australia’s beef sector. Read more...


 
WTO verdict on EU pork ban welcomed by EC
19 August 2016

The European Commission (EC) has welcomed a World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruling opposing Russia’s bans on EU exports of pigs, pigmeat and related products, imposed during 2014 because of outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF). Read more...


 
Russia ban on EU pork illegal, says WTO
19 August 2016

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has ruled that Russia flouted international trade laws by imposing a blanket ban on imported pigs and pork from the European Union. Read more...


 
Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China
17 August 2016

On 11 August 2016, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China notified WHO of five additional cases of laboratory-confirmed human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus, including one death. Read more...


 
CPF Foods to end migrant abuse in Thai meat sector
3 August 2016

Foods has partnered with the Thai government to tackle mistreatment of staff in the poultry industry, following modern-day slavery claims at a separate chicken farm. Read more...


 
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