About: Foot and Mouth Disease

Agrifood 21-01-2016

EU to lift Argentine import restrictions

Argentina's Minister for Agriculture confirmed yesterday (20 January) that the European Union will lift its restrictions on animal product exports from the north of the South American country. 
Trade & Society 13-09-2007

EU reinstates British meat ban after foot-and-mouth outbreak

Three weeks after EU-27 veterinary experts agreed to lift a ban on British meat exports, confirmation of a new outbreak of the highly-infectious foot-and-mouth disease in Surrey has led to the introduction of another trade ban.
Health 24-08-2007

EU authorities relax British meat ban

Veterinary experts from the 27 EU member states have unanimously agreed to lift a ban on British meat, milk and live animal exports, imposed since 6 August following an outbreak of the highly infectious foot-and-mouth disease.
20-09-2004

Tests come in negative

Animals suspected of being infected with foot-and-mouth disease in France, Belgium and Denmark have tested negative
Health 13-06-2003

Farm ministers agree on new foot-and-mouth directive to control outbreaks

On 12 June, the Agriculture Council reached political agreement on the new foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) directive which aims to improve EU measures to control future outbreaks of FMD.
Health 19-12-2002

Commission proposes new legislation to control FMD outbreaks

The revised new Directive proposed by the Commission on 18 December aims to improve EU measures to control future outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD).
Health 18-12-2002

Parliament favours emergency vaccination as a first-choice option

On 17 December, the European Parliament adopted a Resolution by an overwhelming majority that calls for tough new measures to fight future outbreaks of foot and mouth disease.
Health 24-09-2002

EU restricts personal meat and milk imports

As of 1 January 2003, travellers will need official veterinary documentation to import meat or milk products to the EU from certain third countries.
Health 13-09-2002

Commission to propose revision of foot and mouth directive

Commissioner Byrne regards emergency vaccination to be part of the control strategy from the start of an outbreak.
Health 02-04-2002

MEPs scrutinise management of foot and mouth crisis

The decision not to use vaccination to combat last year's foot and mouth epidemic was mainly based on fears that consumers would not buy meat from vaccinated animals. This was the conclusion of the European Parliament's Temporary Foot and Mouth Committee meeting on 26 March 2002.
Health 21-02-2002

First meeting of EP Foot and Mouth Comittee

Encarnación Redondo Jiménez (EPP-ED, Spain) was appointed Chairman of the Temporary Foot and Mouth Committee of the European Parliament, at its first constituent meeting on 21 February.
Health 07-02-2002

British cattle markets reopen after approval of EU Veterinary Committee

The European Union has lifted the last remaining foot-and-mouth restrictions on British meat exports, after a favourable vote of the Standing Veterinary Committee (SVC) on 6 February 2002. The UK government said cattle markets will reopen next week under strict hygiene standards.
Health 18-01-2002

EU worries over possible new foodscare

A new food scare is spreading across Europe, after the discovery of chloramphenicol, an antibiotic which can stop blood cell production, in animal feed. It is feared that meat infected by the antibiotic, originally used to fight diseases in shrimps, may already have reached supermarkets.
Health 17-01-2002

Parliament sets up special committee on foot-and-mouth

At the European Parliament plenary session on 16 January 2002, MEPs will set up a temporary committee to examine the recent foot-and-mouth epidemic and review EU policy on animal diseases. The announcement comes a few days after Britain was officially declared "foot-and-mouth free", 11 months after the first outbreak of the epidemic which caused four million animals to be slaughtered.
Health 07-11-2001

UK allowed to export sheep and goat meat again

The Standing Veterinary Committee adopted a Commission proposal allowing the UK to export fresh sheep and goat meat from certain areas in Great Britain under strict conditions, for the first time since the foot-and-mouth outbreak. The export of farmed and wild game meat from certain areas will also be allowed.
Agrifood 17-08-2001

Commission approves foot-and-mouth compensation

The European Commission has authorised 400 million euro of advance payments to Member States hit by the foot-and-mouth (FMD) crisis. Governments compensated farmers forced to slaughter their animals in an effort to stem the spread of the disease.
Agrifood 08-08-2001

Commission looks into foot-and-mouth payments

The European Commission's anti-fraud office, OLAF, is currently reviewing the system of compensation payments made to British farmers. The moves follow a report by the EU's Food and Veterinary Office, which criticises the UK's compensation system as excessive and fundamentally flawed. The EU is expected to pay up to 60 percent of the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) cost for compensating farmers.
19-04-2001

German vaccination plan delayed

Plans to vaccinate cows against foot and mouth disease in Germany's largest state have been put on hold
12-04-2001

Further foot-and-mouth restrictions for the Netherlands

Commission adopts further restrictions after newest outbreak of foot-and-mouth in the Netherlands
Vaccination 10-04-2001

EU farm ministers reject calls for mass vaccination

EU agriculture ministers reject calls for mass animal vaccination whilst UK and Netherlands lobby for urgent review of animal health policy
Vaccination 09-04-2001

Vaccination debate hijacks informal agriculture meeting

Foot-and-mouth set to dominate informal two-day meeting of EU agriculture ministers
05-04-2001

Veterinary experts relax bans for France and Northern Ireland

EU's Standing Veterinary Committee extends restrictions in the Netherlands and UK, relaxes in France and Northern Ireland
04-04-2001

Export bans eased in France and N. Ireland

EU vets ease export ban on France and Northern Ireland, while US will lift its ban on EU raw meat in stages
Vaccination 02-04-2001

Zoo animals to be vaccinated

Veterinary and zoo experts in favour of vaccination of endangered species in zoos in principle