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10 August 2017| BEIC - Mark Williams

At the time of writing (4th August), the allegations that Fipronil, an insecticide used to treat fleas and lice in cats and dogs which was added to a red mite poultry house cleaning product, has led to the contamination of eggs and led to the withdrawal of eggs from retail stores in NL and Germany.


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Only a month ago, the trade and funds were starting to get worried about the state of US spring milling wheat, which had been hard hit by drought.


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The Commission’s third attempt to reach consensus amongst the EU expert group (a Management Committee of representatives from the 28 Member States, including Defra) succeeded on 20 July when its proposal for an extension of the derogation for free range marketing status from housed hens was increased from the current 12 weeks to 16 weeks.


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BFREPA Chairman, James Baxter, attended a Poultry Health and Welfare Group (PHWG) meeting on 4 July with the Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO) to discuss AI (avian influenza) preparedness for the upcoming autumn and winter.


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