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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 24 March 2011

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Editorial - Some Progress Made in the Control of Food-Borne Disease

Human illness from Salmonella has fallen while there was a small rise in cases of campylobacteriosis, according to the latest annual report on zoonoses and food-borne disease outbreaks in the European Union for 2009.

The report shows Salmonella cases in humans fell by 17 per cent in 2009, marking a decrease for the fifth consecutive year. The report also shows that between 2008 and 2009, the number of laying hen flocks infected with Salmonella fell by nine per cent.

Campylobacteriosis remained the most reported zoonotic disease in humans, showing a four per cent increase over the previous year to 198,252 cases. In foods, Campylobacter was mostly found in raw poultry meat and in live animals, it was detected in poultry, pigs and cattle.

"The fall in Salmonella cases in humans is a great achievement and indicates that the control measures put in place by EU Member States and the European Commission are working," commented EFSA's Director of Scientific Cooperation and Assistance.

With fortuitous timing, new research was reported this week on how Campylobacter grows in the gut, knowledge that could be key to its eventual eradication from poultry.

Researchers from the UK's Institute of Food Research and the University of Sheffield confirmed that the guts of both birds and humans contain large populations of bacteria that are essential to digestion and well-being. There is keen competition between different bacterial species for available nutrients. Within this, Campylobacter occupies a specific niche that allows it to thrive. While some bacteria produce lactate as a result of their own metabolism, Campylobacter can use this lactate as a source of carbon and energy. This was opposite to what was predicted based on the gene content of the bacterium, and could point to a way of controlling Campylobacter, say the researchers.

In the US, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced the implementation of revised and new performance standards for Salmonella and Campylobacter in young chickens and turkeys, which will become effective in July 2011.

This week, low-pathogenic avian influenza has been found in Taiwan and wild ducks in Australia, while the H5N1 sub-type of highly pathogenic disease has been reported in poultry in South Korea, Myanmar and Japan.

Jackie Linden

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* This Week's Feature Articles

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GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Europe's Growth Dependent upon the Ukraine and Russia
Russia and Ukraine are the two European countries most likely to increase egg output in the coming years, according to industry watcher, Terry Evans, in this first part of a new series of Global Poultry Trends reports on egg production in Europe, exclusively on ThePoultrySite.
Protecting UK Livestock from the Threat of Viral Disease
The successes in disease control and future challenges were discussed at a meeting organised by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and Institute for Animal Health (IAH) in London on 17 March, writes Jackie Linden, Senior Editor of ThePoultrySite.
Examination of Salmonella's Ability to Survive
The survival of Salmonella Typhimurium is aided by the stress that it endures, according to research at the University of Arkansas in the latest newsletter from the Food Safety Consortium.
Mexico: Poultry and Products Semi-Annual Report 2011
Mexico’s 2011 broiler meat production forecast is unchanged as high and volatile feed prices continue to limit growth, according to the latest GAIN Report from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service. The consumption forecast is revised slightly higher as consumer purchasing power continues to recover.
EU-27: Poultry and Products Semi-Annual Report 2011
After a significant surge in 2010 fueled by extremely strong export demand in Russia and Hong Kong, EU-27 broiler production is expected to grow moderately in 2011 as new import regulations in Russia are likely to hit exports, according to the latest GAIN Report from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
US Poultry Outlook - March 2011
US beef exports for 2011 are forecast at 2.43 billion pounds while pork exports, at almost 369 million pounds, were more than 17 per cent higher than a year earlier and broiler and turkey shipments were both up from last year, according to the latest Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook from the USDA's Economic Research Service.
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Black Joins Cobb-Vantress North America Tech Team
US - Scott Black, formerly broiler manager at Pilgrims Pride in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has joined Cobb-Vantress as broiler specialist in the North America technical service team.
Merck, Sanofi-Aventis to Keep Separate Businesses
US & FRANCE - Merck and sanofi-aventis announced today the mutual termination of their agreement to form a new animal health joint venture by combining Merial, the animal health business of sanofi-aventis, with Intervet/Schering-Plough, Merck's animal health unit. As a result, each party will keep its current, separate animal health assets and businesses.
On-Line Poultry Welfare Training Courses Launched
UK - rl consulting, based in Oxfordshire, UK has launched a series of inter-active, high quality on-line training courses under the name - 'Fundamentals'.
New Product and Technical Manager for Novogen
ASIA - Novogen has appointed Noppadon Sukontarattanasook as Product & Technical Manager as from 1 March 2011.
Ceva Launches its Latest Vector Vaccines at VIV Asia
THAILAND - Vectormune HVT-NDV generated strong interest at a symposium presenting new strategies to combat Newcastle Disease.
New Feed Enzyme from Novus Gives Better Control
US - A new dietary enzyme, CIBENZA DP100, from Novus International gives poultry producers unprecedented control over their feed rations.
* Global Poultry Industry News


 » BIRD FLU: New Outbreaks in Myanmar & Japan
 » Novogen Announces Product and Technical Manager
 » Update on Corn Consumption
 » Goverments Urged to Prioritise Feed Grains
 » International Egg and Poultry Review: Global
 » Global Wheat Production to Increase in 2011

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   United Kingdom

 » Protecting UK Livestock from Viral Disease
 » Egg-on Royal Couple with British Street Party Recipes
 » Bourns Continues in Top European Role
 » Study Reveals How Campylobacter Grows in the Gut


 » Egg Prices Drop on Lower Consumption

   United States

 » CME: Producer Price Indices for Pork, Beef, Broilers
 » Chicken Industry’s Food Safety Efforts Will Continue
 » Tyson Foods Positioned for Continued Success
 » New Standards Set for Salmonella and Campylobacter
 » School Lunches Need to Change
 » Chicago Supports 'Local Food' Movement
 » USAPEEC Donates $25,000 to Japanese Industry
 » George to Buy Tyson’s Harrisonburg Operations
 » USDA Chicken and Eggs Report - March 2011
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » CME: Higher Inventories of Total Meat, Poultry
 » EPA Should Recognise Industry's Water Quality Actions

Cevac Transume IBD

 » USGC Keeps Keen Eye on Valued US Customer
 » H5N1-Positive Poultry Found in Chiba

   Korea, South

 » HPAI Detected in South Korean Chickens, Ducks

   Russian Federation

 » Growth in Poultry, Pork, Milk Production Forecast
 » AgroFarm 2011 on Course for Growth

Evonik - AMINODat® 4.0, the most comprehensive amino acid database in the world

 » Poultry Exports in 2010 Amounted to SYP151 Million


 » International Conference Starts in Taiwan
 » Routine Surveillance Reveals Low-Path Bird Flu in TW


 » Strong Growth Predicted for Nepal's Poultry Industry


 » Thai Ag Parties Urged to Lower DDGS, CGM Tariffs

Aviagen, Ross Breeders, Arbor Acres, Nicholas Turkeys, L.I.R.

 » Belarus Lifts Ban on German Pork, Poultry Imports

   European Union

 » Incidence of Salmonellosis Halved in EU
 » Human Illness from Salmonella Falls, Campy Rises
 » Country-of-Origin Debate Back on EU Agenda


 » French Embassy Supports Poultry Industry


 » Dhaka Hosts International Poultry Show


 » Ukrainian Checks on Poultry Meet EU Standards


 » Uganda's Poultry Industry in the Spotlight


 » One More Bird Flu Outbreak in Myanmar

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