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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 26 August 2010

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Editorial: European Poultry Congress Highlight Environmental Issues

Environmental issues and the impact of the European poultry industry both within and beyond the EU borders were among the leading issues discussed at the European Poultry Congress in Tour this week.

ThePoultrySite editor Jackie Linden reporting from the Congress, highlighted the debates on the competition for land use, the threat of avian influenza and avian genomics as some of the major issues discussed during the congress sessions.

In the US, the recall issued earlier this month over eggs that are contaminated with Salmonella has been expanded to other farms.

Through tracebacks conducted as part of its ongoing investigation into the increase of Salmonella Enteritidis illnesses nationwide, FDA and the State of Minnesota identified Hillandale Farms in Iowa as a second potential source of contaminated shell eggs.

Following the recall, the USA Poultry and Egg Export Council issued a statement to the Russian media to reassure veterinary authorities and consumers that the problems had no bearing on US poultry meat exports to Russia.

“All US poultry facilities that have received permits for exports of poultry meat to Russia are currently using new technologies of poultry carcass disinfection, which are in full compliance with Russian requirements on the safety of poultry products, including the presence of such pathogens as salmonella bacteria,” said Mark Lobstein, Director of Technical Services, USAPEEC.

In Israel, about 20,000 chickens have died from the latest extreme heat in northern part of the country, beyond the hundreds of thousands that died in the last heat wave two weeks earlier.

While in Pakistan, the floods have caused an estimated Rs8 billion in damage to the country's poultry industry and the losses are expected to put another five to seven per cent on chicken prices in the country.

Chris Harris

Novus International

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

New Management Approaches Covered at Turkey Conference
Scientists presented their work on tunnel ventilation and litter quality at the Turkey Science and Production Conference in the UK earlier this year. Editor, Jackie Linden, reports the highlights for ThePoultrySite.
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Central, Eastern Europe's Chicken Consumption Set to Rise to 2019
Bringing our series of articles looking at the trends in the chicken meat industry to a close, experienced industry watcher, Terry Evans, turns his attention to future patterns of consumption in Europe.
Hyperspectral Imaging Speeds Detection of Campylobacter
A type of high-tech imaging can be used to distinguish the foodborne pathogen Campylobacter from other microorganisms as quickly as 24 hours after a sample is placed on a solid medium in a Petri dish, according to a study published by US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists.
Italy - Poultry Outlook 2010
The growth in production and per-capita poultry meat consumption in Italy is expected to be around four to five per cent this year, according to Stefano Baldi in the latest GAIN report from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
More on Ross Breeders, part of Aviagen
* Company News

Hubbard Signs Agreement with Granja Planalto
BRAZIL - Following the completion of the investment in it own farms and hatcheries, Hubbard has further strengthened its presence in the Brazilian market through the recently signed agreement with Granja Planalto for the production and distribution of the Hubbard FLEX parent stock package.
Wesjohann Group Companies Come Together
CAIRO, EGYPT - Four companies from the Wesjohann Group, including Aviagen and Lohmann Tierzucht, recently organised a training event in Cairo, Egypt, which attracted over 40 delegates. Ross customers from Ethiopia, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt and others attended the training held at Cairo’s Safir Hotel.
Novogen Avicultura Distributes Novogen Products
BRAZIL - Novogen is pleased to announce that it has reached agreement with Globoaves for the distribution of the Novogen Brown and Novogen White in Brazil.
The World Nutrition Forum: Getting to the Forefront
AUSTRIA - Less than two months to go before the 4th World Nutrition Forum opens its doors, this time in Salzburg, Austria, to welcome more than 700 delegates from over 60 countries around the world.
* Global Poultry Industry News

   General

 » BIRD FLU: New Human Case Confirmed in Egypt

   New Zealand

 » Tegel Rumoured to be Considering Sale

   India

 » Prices Fall as Demand Drops
 » Mangalore Chicken Feet on China's Plate

Cobb 700 - The most breast meat at the lowest cost
   Zimbabwe

 » Producers Unhappy about End of Import Ban

   Pakistan

 » Many Livestock Dead or in Danger
 » Floods Cause Huge Loss to Poultry Industry

   Bhutan

 » One Outbreak of Newcastle Disease in Bhutan

   France

 » EC Report Exposes Problems in French Pigs, Poultry
 » EPC 2010 - Not Just a European Poultry Conference
 » EPC 2010 - European Conference Takes a Global View

   United Kingdom

 » BFREPA Conference 2010
 » Buyers Must Cover Higher Feed Costs, Says NFUS
 » Interactive Book Cracks Microwave Cooking
 » Animal Welfare in the Spotlight
 » HSA Centenary International Symposium

DSM Vitamin News
   Philippines

 » No Sale of San Miguel Pure Foods

   Thailand

 » Thailand Suspends Import Quota for Breeding Layers

   Belarus

 » Belarus to Double Poultry Meat Production in Five Years

   United States

 » Hormel Reports Strong Third-Quarter Results
 » Another Company Involved in Egg Recall
 » CME: Highlights of USDA's Cold Storage Report
 » Growing Demand for US DDGS to be Addressed
 » Weekly Outlook: What Price for Corn?
 » USDA Chickens and Eggs Report - July 2010
 » International Egg and Poultry Review: US
 » Action on Farmer and Rancher Bill of Rights
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » RTC Weight Down Three Per Cent from Last Year
 » Egg Cooling would Lessen Salmonella Illnesses
 » Perdue to Undertake Environmental Project
 » USDA Extends Use of Methionine in Poultry Production

Cevac Transume IBD
   Israel

 » Heat Wave Kills 'Just' 20,000 Chickens

   Kuwait

 » Chickens Found Unfit for Consumption

   South Africa

 » Country Bird Loses as Value of Chicken Falls

   Egypt

 » USGC Sees Potential Sorghum Market in Egypt
 » Egypt Confirms New Human Case of Bird Flu

   Korea, North

 » DPRK Leader Calls for Boost in Poultry Farming

   Russian Federation

 » Safety of Poultry Meat Supplied from Russia Confirmed



That's all for this week!

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