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Editorial - New Zealand Waivers over Kosher Slaughter

For a while, it looked as if kosher slaughtering of poultry would be banned in New Zealand but in a surprise move, the decision was reversed late last week, causing relief to the Jewish community but howls of protests from animal welfare groups, who says that the practice of slaughtering without prior stunning causes unnecessary suffering.

Also on the topic of welfare, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) says that feathers may be collected from geese without welfare implications.

EFSA added a number of caveats, however, to its Opinion. The collection of feathers from live geese may be carried out when the birds are moulting and if brushing and combing techniques are used, says EFSA, warning also about the need for correct handling methods of the live birds.

Experts on the Animal and Welfare (AHAW) Panel said, however, that under current commercial conditions, plucking feathers, a way of collecting feathers which causes pain, is unavoidable. They recommended that a control system should be put in place to ensure that only moulting feathers are gathered from live geese.

The death was announced last week of Bernard Matthews, founder of Bernard Matthews Farms and high-profile pioneer of the commercial turkey industry in the UK since the 1950s.

And finally, new reports indicate an outbreak of avian influenza at a poultry farm in Japan. The sub-type of the virus has yet to be confirmed but it appears to be an H5 type, some of which are highly pathogenic. Meanwhile, another outbreak of bird flu in Manitoba, Canada, has been confirmed as the low-pathogenic type.

Jackie Linden

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

More European Layers in Alternative Housing Systems
The latest figures for the EU laying flock reveal a gradual move to alternative (non-battery cage) housing systems between 2008 and 2009 but 100 million birds may still be in conventional cages when the EU ban comes into force in January 2012, writes Terry Evans exclusively for ThePoultrySite.
Effectiveness of Interventions for Reducing Salmonella Colonisation
The effectiveness of interventions for reducing Salmonella colonisation in broiler chickens from farm to processing are reported by the Poultry Industry Council of Canada. The survey found the most common on-farm interventions reported to be competitive exclusion products and feed or water additives, while biosecurity and carcass dips at the processing plant were also well investigated.
UK Poultry and Poultry Meat Statistics - November 2010
By Defra. This monthly publication combines the UK Hatcheries Survey and Poultry Slaughterhouse Survey results together with other Defra statistics, and trade data. It includes data to October 2010.
Canadian Poultry and Egg Statistics - July to September 2010
By Statistics Canada - This publication provides data on the production, supply and disposition and value of Canadian poultry meat and eggs for the third quarter of 2010.
FAO Food Outlook - November 2010
The latest Global Market Outlook for animal products from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
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* Company News

Eurotier Show 2010 ‘Far Exceeded Cobb Expectations’
GERMANY - The Eurotier 2010 show exceeded all expectations of the event, according to Euan Meldrum, marketing manager of Cobb Europe, whose joint exhibit with Cobb Germany attracted more than 1000 visitors during the event.
Mycotoxins2011 at VIV Asia
THAILAND - Following the very successful Mycotoxins2009, this conference will run again as Mycotoxins2011 on Tuesday 8 March 2011 (the day before VIV Asia) in Bangkok Thailand.
* Global Poultry Industry News

   General

 » BIRD FLU: Tighter Watch on Smuggling in Phillipines
 » Egyptian Company Seeks Brazilian Partnership
 » Live Bird Markets 'Reservoir of Infection' for Bird Flu
 » Lallemand, Jebsen & Jessen Enter Strategic Alliance

   United States

 » US Monthly Egg Products Report - November 2010
 » Turkey Farmers Squawk Over Ethanol Tax Break
 » Turkey Handling at Willmar Poultry Being Questioned
 » Poultry Market Intelligence Forum Set for Expo
 » Weekly Outlook: Crop Market Fundamentals
 » HSUS Sues Poultry Company under Consumer Law
 » Triple Bottom Line: People, Planet, Profit
 » FDA Allows Iowa Farm to Sell Eggs Again
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » Russia Approves 28 US Facilities for Poultry Exports

   Denmark

 » Programme Reduces Consumption of Antibiotics
 » HK Scan Completes Rose Poultry Buy-out

   India

 » Winter Demand from North to Boost Egg Sales

   Canada

 » Virus in Manitoba Farm Confirmed to be LPAI
 » Hog and Poultry Days 2010: Opportunity for Dialogue

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   United Kingdom

 » NFU Cymru: Fair Price Needed for Poultry Sector
 » NFU Clarifies New EU Broiler Welfare Directive
 » Death Reported of Bernard Matthews
 » Egg Sales Exceed Expectations
 » Online Guide to Cooking Eggs in Microwave
 » Sustainability Key to Food Production Challenge
 » CP Foods Wins at Quality Food Awards

   Thailand

 » Thailand Expects 10 Per Cent Rise in Poultry Exports

   Philippines

 » Call to Stop Smuggling to Keep Bird Flu Out

   New Zealand

 » NZ Kosher Poultry Ban Overturned
 » Controversy Grows over Kosher Slaughter
 » NZFSA Happy with Chicken Sourcing Survey
 » Chicken Operation Something to Crow About

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   Ghana

 » Poultry Processing to be Set up in Volta Region

   Ireland

 » Farmers Continue Protests Against Retailer

   European Union

 » EFSA Approves Goose Feather Collection Methods
 » International Egg and Poultry Review: EU

   Australia

 » Australia's Wet Weather Has Consequences
 » Quest to Overcome IBH in Broiler Flocks
 » How Early Feed Restriction Impacts Muscle Growth

   Russian Federation

 » Cherkizovo: Strong Performance So Far This Year

   Armenia

 » Armenia Reports Lower Incidence of Bird Flu

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   Mexico

 » Bachoco Receives National Food Quality Award



That's all for this week!

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