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Morning round-up, Tuesday November 19


* Malaysia’s Minister of Primary Industries, Teresa Kok said on Tuesday that the country will put in place the necessary regulations to ensure that by 2021 its palm oil meets the EU’s new food safety standards.


The new rules, which deal with food contaminants in refined fats and oils, are still under discussion by the bloc.


Ms Kok said that the Malaysian government has already engaged industry players and that it was now in the process of putting in place regulations to meet the EU’s proposed safety standards.



* Tereos’ head of agriculture, Herve Nouvellon will be leaving the company.


According to Reuters, Mr Nouvellon announced his departure to several members of the company.


Tereos declined to comment on the situation.


This is the latest in a number of management changes at the French sugar maker as it tries to turn around its fortunes.



* Central Valley Meat in California has issued a recall of 34,222 pounds of ground beef.


According to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service the recall was due to the presence of the Dublin strain of salmonella.


So far one death has been linked to the ground beef.



* Tyson Foods announced that its Holcomb beef processing plant, which was closed down following a fire in August, will resume operations this year.


The company said in a statement that “harvest operations will begin the first week of December, with intentions to be fully operational by the first week of January”.



* Reuters reported that Algeria has issued an international tender to buy 50,000 tonnes of milling wheat from multiple origins.


The shipment is expected for delivery in January 2020, or December 2019 if from South America.



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