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Thursday 7th August 2014
Jackie Linden - ThePoultrySite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
Senior Editor


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Political Situation in Ukraine Impacts Global Poultry Trade

Russia's president Vladimir Putin has announced a ban on imports of agricultural and food products from countries including the US, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway in reaction to sanctions imposed against it by these countries.

The Russian government has today approved a list of food products which are included in the ban, which is effective immediately.

Imports of beef, pork, poultry, fish, cheese, milk, fruits and vegetables from the US, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway will therefore be banned for a year from today, said Russia's Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev.

US poultry organisations, the National Chicken Council and USA Poultry & Egg Export Council commented that they do not expect that a Russian ban on US poultry imports will have a great impact on the industry.

Commenting on the ban, the President of the American Farm Bureau Federation said: “This is clearly a political move. It is unfortunate that the biggest losers in this will be Russian consumers, who will pay more for their food now as well as in the long run.

A spokesperson for the White House commented: "Retaliating against Western companies or countries will deepen Russia's international isolation, causing further damage to its own economy."

Russia has also being talking with some South American countries to increase exports. Brazil and Argentina have both approached Russia with the view to meeting the demand for poultry meat, it is reported.

In the United States in the last week, the Food Safety and Inspection Service has announced a critical step forward in making chicken and turkey products safer for Americans to eat.

Poultry companies will have to meet new requirements to control Salmonella and Campylobacter, and up to 5,000 foodborne illnesses will be prevented each year as a result of the New Poultry Inspection System, an updated science-based inspection system that positions food safety inspectors throughout poultry facilities in a smarter way.

Also on food safety, a new survey of Campylobacter on fresh shop-bought chickens in the UK reveals that 59 per cent of birds tested positive for the presence of Campylobacter. In four per cent of samples, Campylobacter was identified on the outside of the packaging.

And finally, on bird flu news, the Taiwanese veterinary authorities have carried out intensified surveillance for three months after the H5N2 outbreak was detected and there have been no signs of the virus.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Researchers Find Potential Link Between Feeding DDGS and Necrotic Enteritis in Broilers
High levels of DDGS (15 per cent) were found in studies at Auburn University to amplify mild to moderate cases of necrotic enteritis into more severe cases. Even with a mild case of necrotic enteritis, broiler performance was more adversely affected in birds fed DDGS than those that were not.

Breeder Feeding Restriction Programme and Incubation Temperatures Affect Progeny Footpad Development
Research at North Carolina State University reveals that broiler breeder feeding programme and incubator temperature profile impact the structure of the footpad.

Proposed Changes to National Organic Program Will Have Limited Economic Effects
The estimated benefits associated with the proposed changes in organic broiler production in the US are likely to cover the additional costs, North Carolina State University researchers have calculated.

Poultry Disease Prevention Checklist
Dr Casey Ritz of the University of Georgia presents a checklist for poultry farmers for assess the biosecurity risk on their farm.

Dynamic Filtration System Could Improve Poultry Processing Wastewater Screening
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EuroTier 2014: Stands Already Booked by Over 2,000 Exhibitors
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Revolutionary Phytase, Forage Pre-Treatment Lead Way for AB Vista
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Poultry Trade Hit by Political Situation in Ukraine
International Egg Council Conference to Shape the Future
Pressure on Canada to Open Poultry Markets for Trade Talks with US
Japan Likely to Lift Ban on Indonesian Chicken Products

   United States

Russian Ban on US Poultry Not Likely to Cause Major Impact
Farmers Union Statement on COOL, Consumer Rights
Congressmen Commend Final Rule on Poultry Slaughter Inspection
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Russia to Ban Range of Agriculture and Food Products
US Veterinary Watchdog Refuses to Negotiate Poultry Deliveries to Russia


Indian Poultry Farmers Oppose Free Import of US Chicken Legs
Report on Antibiotics Use Hits Indian Chicken Sales
Poultry to be Recognised as Part of Farming Sector in Hyderabad
Medical Association Demands Ban of Antibiotic Use in Poultry Sector

   United Kingdom

Farming Growth Plan Needed to Reverse Declining Self-Sufficiency
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Campylobacter Survey Shows 59 Per Cent of Chickens in UK Tested Positive
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Singapore Egg Prices Rise as Supply from Malaysia Falls

   New Zealand

Farm Owner Sentenced to Home Detention for False Labelling of Eggs

   South Africa

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China to Export 450,000 Tonnes of Chicken


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