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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 22 April 2010

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Thursday 22nd April 2010
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Editorial - Studies Shed New Light on Contamination of Poultry Products

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has evaluated the possibilities to reduce Salmonella in laying hens. Its report says that reducing the number of Salmonella Enteritidis-positive flocks should reduce the number of contaminated eggs, and also that pasteurisation is no guarantee to eliminate the pathogen so processing cannot be relied upon as method to make contaminated eggs safe for human consumption.

While on the subject of food safety, Agricultural Research Service scientists in the US have found raw chicken to be the main source of Listeria monocytogenes in a commercial chicken cooking plant.

There was a new surprise on the topic of global poultry meat trade this week. After agreement was apparently reached between the two parties on the resumption of US poultry meat imports into Russia, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says that imports of US poultry meat may be further reduced.

Russian authorities may reduce quotas on US poultry imports due to failure by the United States to meet sanitary requirements, he told the lower house of the Russian parliament.

Despite many European airports being closed and travel chaos resulting from the eruption of an Icelandic volcano this week, VIV Europe 2010 went ahead in Utrecht as scheduled. Although we at ThePoultrySite were unable to get there and attendance was down significantly, reports are reaching us of a remarkably successful event. Congratulations to those of you who made it so.

Jackie Linden

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 7 new features this week:

How Good Can Things Get for the Broiler Industry?
The US poultry industry is undergoing a number of changes but could be in for a successful year, according to industry expert, Mike Donohue. Jackie Linden, editor of ThePoultrySite, reports.
China's Growth Influences Global Meat Sector
The growth in the Chinese economy and its gross domestic product could have a major impact in the meat industry worldwide, writes ThePoultrySite senior editor, Chris Harris.
USDA Sees Pork Higher, Beef and Broiler Meat Stable
US - World trade in beef remains virtually unchanged from the October forecast, according to the Livestock and Poultry: World Markets and Trade report from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
A New Humane Slaughter Methods for Broilers - Low Atmospheric Pressure
Research at Mississippi State University suggests that the new method has potential as a slaughter method in terms of bird welfare and without disadvantages during subsequent processing, according to Y. Vizzier Thaxton in her paper at the European Symposium on Poultry Welfare in Italy last year.
Mexico - Poultry and Products Semi Annual Report 2010
Mexico's 2010 broiler meat production forecast has been revised lower, although this year's broiler production will not recover to the 2008 level, according to the latest GAIN report from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
EU-27 - Poultry and Products Semi Annual Report 2010
The negative impact of the global financial crisis is forecast to slow EU-27 broiler production growth to less than one per cent in 2010, according to the latest GAIN report from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
Brazil - Poultry and Products Semi Annual Report 2010
The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service projects broiler and turkey production and trade to rebound in 2010 in response to projected higher world and domestic demand for both meats. The latest GAIN report from USDA FAS also revised downward production and exports of broiler and turkey to reflect the impact of the financial world crisis on poultry trade in 2009.
Fluxx Breeder from Big Dutchman
* Company News

Aviagen's China Poultry School Continues to Grow
CHINA - Aviagen recently concluded its fourth annual China Poultry Production School at the Cactus Resort in Sanya City, Hanan province on 28 March to 3 April 2010.
Vardeman New Cobb Vice-President of Global Ops
US - Randy Vardeman has been promoted to vice president of global operations for Cobb-Vantress, responsible for pedigree and great grandparent production, quality assurance, planning and transportation.
Intervet/Schering-Plough Opens New Vaccine Plant
NETHERLANDS - Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health announces that it will open today a state-of-the-art production center for veterinary vaccines against bacterial infections.
Granja Crusvi Chooses SmartPro
SPAIN - Catalonian integration, Granja Crusvi, is among the first in the world to adopt Pas Reform's latest advancement in hatchery technologies.
New Pas Reform Service for Indian Hatcheries
INDIA - Pas Reform is launching a new Service and Projects Centre in the south of India. Headed by Venkatakrisnan Natarajan, the new Centre will be located in Udumalpet in Tamil Nadu.
Pas Reform Future-Proofs Mirza Kochekkhan
IRAN - Mirza Kochekkhan Co. has commissioned Pas Reform for the installation of Smart hatchery technologies at its hatchery.
Paragon Boosts Bangladesh Layer Sector
BANGLADESH - Paragon boosts the country's leading broiler integration, is launching a new venture under the name of Paragon Agro Limited. As a wholly owned subsidiary of the Paragon Group, Paragon Agro Limited, headed by Yasmin Rahman, has invested in the first Novogen layer GP farm and hatchery in the country, to produce, market and distribute both brown and white layer parent stock (PS).
Big Dutchman Shows Seven Innovations at VIV Europe
GERMANY - Big Dutchman is unveiling a number of innovations for the poultry industry at VIV Europe 2010 in Hall 12C.050.
Meriden's Quality Commitments
UK - As part of Meriden's commitment strategy, Meriden explains its quality accreditations.
Biomin Showcases Product Innovation at VIV Europe
AUSTRIA - Besides unveiling the newest product in its phytogenic line, Biomin gears up for VIV Europe 2010 with two keynote lectures.
* Global Poultry Industry News

   General

 » BIRD FLU: Avian Influenza – Situation in Viet Nam - 11

   Netherlands

 » Model Helps Identify Best Salmonella Interventions
 » Staalkat is in Expansion Mode
 » VIV Europe Takes Place as Scheduled
 » VIV Europe 2010 Offers Extra Hospitality to Visitors
 » Global Meat, Egg Sectors to Face More Challenges

   United States

 » Monthly US Turkey Hatchery Report
 » FDA Issues New Guidance on Shell Egg Safety
 » McDonald's Board Recommends Vote for Cage Eggs
 » Mountaire Invests in North Carolina Plant
 » Artificial Nose Sniffs out Bad Poultry Meat
 » Weekly Outlook: Corn and Soybean Prices
 » NCC Calls Food, Inc. One-Sided, Negative, Misleading
 » ARS Finds Raw Chicken Main Source of Listeria
 » Animal Health Research Facility Opened
 » Lower Protein, Energy Makes for Smaller Pullets
 » AMI: Consumer Video on Salt's Role in Meat Products
 » International Egg and Poultry Review: US
 » CME: Upward Shift in Broiler Cut-Out Values
 » AFBF Disapproves of EPA Blog on 'Going Meatless'
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » Research Led to Breakthrough in Genetic Studies

   Italy

 » Avian Influenza Still Threatens, Warns FAO Petersime - Incubator Innovator
   United Kingdom

 » Switch Enables Salmonella to Sabotage Host Cells
 » Consultation on Draft Animal Health Bill
 » Slimmer Flips a Winner in Egg Recipe Contest
 » Trailer Launch Boosts School Visits
 » NFU Assesses EU Competition on Eggs
 » New Grant to Improve UK Farm Animal Welfare

   Brazil

 » Seara Sponsors FIFA World Cup, Brazilian Team

   Belgium

 » New IPPC Proposals Would Harm EU Producers
 » Another Case of Newcastle Disease in Belgian Pigeons

   Canada

 » Study Show Best Times for Campylobacter Controls

   European Union

 » Human and Animal Health Sectors Must Co-operate
 » EFSA Highlights Need to Reduce Salmonella-Positive Laying Flocks

   Egypt

 » Wadi Holdings Gets New Investors

   Australia

 » Victoria's Farmers on the Alert for ILT

Merial Gallimune Flu H5N9
   China

 » China's Domestic Egg Sales Over the Worst

   Ireland

 » IFA Pressure Results in Poultry Product Mislabelling

   Ukraine

 » Ukrainian Census Reveals More Pigs, Poultry

   South Africa

 » South African Farmers Fight Back on Poultry Ban
 » Astral Reports Higher Operating Profit for Half-Year

   Russian Federation

 » Putin Calls for Further Cut in US Poultry Imports

   Philippines

 » Optimism Expressed for Philippines' Livestock Sector

   France

 » Joint Note Published on Human-Animal Health Risks

   Germany

 » EU Chickens Contaminated with Food-Borne Pathogens

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That's all for this week!

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