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Feed ingredient unlikely to spread PED, experts say

Chicago/Paris | Reuters — The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said Wednesday an animal-feed supplement suspected of spreading a deadly pig virus is not likely to transmit the disease if manufacturers follow proper safety measures. Multiple studies suggest spray-dried porcine plasma, a supplement containing pigs’ blood that is fed to piglets, is not a […] Read more

French firm suspected as culprit in horsemeat scandal

An investigation has identified a French meat-processing firm as a likely culprit in the horsemeat scandal that has enraged consumers across Europe and implicated traders and abattoirs from Cyprus to Romania. Separately, British police investigating alleged mislabelling of beef products arrested three people on Thursday at facilities in Wales and Yorkshire which had handled horsemeat […] Read more