Bakers and other big users of eggs could face major supply shortages if the government does not act quickly to allow temporary imports from more egg-producing countries, claims the American Bakers Association (ABA), which says “25% of industrial egg product...
The outbreak of swine flu may have peaked but countries should not lower their guard against the virus which has claimed more than 100 lives and affected nearly 1000 people in 20 countries, warns the World Health Organisation.
Following further reported outbreaks of avian flu in China, Vietnam
and Indonesia, the European Union has said that it will extend its
ban on importing poultry products from Asian countries until 15
December, leaving the regions poultry...
Asian countries vaccinating against bird flu will be carrying out
an uncontrolled experiment in viral evolution that could ultimately
lead to a human pandemic, according to an article in New
Fears that declining poultry production in Asia could decimate the
grain export market remain unfounded, according to International
Grains Council assistant executive director Richard Woodhams. He
also told FoodProductionDaily.com...
Drugs based on Australian scientific body CSIRO's research into the
influenza virus have been shown to be effective, in laboratory
tests, against a sample of an H5N1 influenza virus currently
infecting chickens in Asia.
A strain of swine flu containing gene segments from birds and
humans as well as from pigs is sweeping across North America. Now
scientists in the US have developed a process called reverse
genetics to try and combat the spread of...
A deadly strain of bird flu has been detected in several Vietnamese
pigs, heightening concern that the aggressive virus could decimate
pork production in Asia. However, the United Nations Food and
Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has...
The World Health Organisation (WHO) held talks yesterday with drugs
firms and international laboratories on developing a vaccine to
fight the bird 'flu virus that is ravaging parts of East Asia.
There are now fears that the crisis...