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Thursday 26th May 2016.
Alice Mitchell - ThePoultrySite Editor

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Huge Reduction in US Poultry Worker Injuries, but More Data Needed

A new report from the US' Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found that although poultry industry injury rates have continually declined over the past decade, hazardous conditions remain and more data is needed to tackle this.

The report found that injury and illness rates declined from an estimated 9.8 cases per 100 full-time workers in 2004 to 5.7 in 2013.

Some of the hazards found to be associated with meat and poultry workers were musculoskeletal disorders, exposure to chemicals and pathogens, and traumatic injuries from machines and tools.

However, in a positive for the poultry industry, injury rates were estimated to be lower for poultry workers than for other meat workers.

The report said the Department of Labor (DOL) is facing difficulties obtaining data as workers may under-report injury or illness to protect their jobs, contract workers may be inadequately recorded, and DOL only record illness or injury when it results in workers having to take days off work.

GAO concluded that better data gathering needs to be implemented, particularly for musculoskeletal disorders, to help government departments to ensure safe workplaces – click here to read more.

In other news, the US’ National Chicken Council has called for compulsory labelling of raw chicken products that look as though they could be ready-to-eat.

“NCC increasingly is aware that some consumers may be uncertain of the proper handling and cooking methods for not-ready-to-eat stuffed chicken breast products that may appear ready-to-eat, and the proposed measures are necessary to ensure proper handling and cooking of these products,” said NCC President Mike Brown in the petition.

“This labelling would clearly inform consumers that these products are raw and require proper cooking while providing specific and uniform instructions on how to cook the products.” – Read more.



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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Should Eggs be Refrigerated?
It's a question that has been causing rifts between egg consumers for a very long time - but is the fridge brigade correct? The Australian Egg Corporation Limited (AECL) has looked into the scientific evidence behind egg storage and the risks of Salmonella.

Best Practice in the Breeder House: Transfer (Rear and Move)
Where rear and move facilities exist birds are transferred out of the rearing facilities and moved to the laying facilities before lay commences. This process must be managed carefully to avoid losses in body weight and flock uniformity, reduced breeder performance, welfare and even increased mortality.

Company News

Aviagen Launches New Global Parent Stock Nutrition Specifications
UK - Aviagen® has launched an updated version of its global Parent Stock (PS) Nutrition Specifications for its Arbor Acres®, Indian River® and Ross® brands.
Cobb Worldwide Tech School ‘Best in Our Industry’
US - Fifty participants from 26 countries took part in the 2016 World Technical School organized by Cobb-Vantress, Inc. at Siloam Springs, Arkansas, USA, which included hands-on workshops on farms, hatcheries, and in the laboratory.
CID LINES @ FM EXPO
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - CID LINES is present at the FM EXPO from Monday 23rd May until Wednesday 25th May 2016.
Nutriad Gold Sponsor VIV Poultry Summit
NETHERLANDS - Multination feed additives producer Nutriad was a Gold Sponsor at VIV’s first ever Poultry Summit held in Utrecht (The Netherlands) on May 16-18.
Aviagen Celebrates Ongoing Success at British Pig & Poultry Fair
UK - Aviagen® celebrated past and present successes and looked to the future as it welcomed UK customers and industry colleagues to its stand at the British Pig & Poultry Fair held earlier this month in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire.
Georgia Poultry Launches AirStorm Ventilation Fans
GLOBAL - Georgia Poultry’s launch of AirStorm fiberglass fans continues our commitment to reducing the price poultry farmers pay for production equipment.
Water Pressure: How Does it Affect Broilers’ Consumption, Performance?
GLOBAL - Low-pressure water systems designed to reduce water usage have some poultry growers turning up the pressure to hydrate flocks and improve bird performance, but is this a sound practice economically?
Annual Ross UK Flock Awards Recognise Customer Performance
UK - Aviagen® paid tribute to the achievements of Ross® UK customers at the annual Flock Awards event, held in Daventry at the end of April.
BIOMIN Announces 2016 World Nutrition Forum Speakers
CANADA - "The opportunity to bring researchers at the forefront of technology together with leading industry professionals in a scientific forum that stresses networking and the exchange of ideas on this scale in the industry is unmatched," explained Dr. Eva Maria Binder, Chief Research Officer at ERBER Group, speaking about the World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada scheduled from 12 to 15 October 2016.
Market Reports


Global Poultry Industry News

   Global

Amazon Soy Moratorium Extended Indefinitely
New Central American Plan to Eradicate Low-Path H5N2 Bird Flu
World Animal Health Organisation Sets Outs Action on Antibiotic Resistance
African Poultry Wrap: Profits Take a Knock for African Poultry Companies

   United States

Huge Reduction in US Poultry Worker Injuries, but More Data Needed
Calls for Labelling for Raw Poultry Products that Look Cooked
CME: Cold Storage Report Negative for Chicken Prices
CME: Turkey Hatchery Output on the Rise
Bioethanol Rules to 'Raise Prices on the Plate'

   Australia

Aldi's Cage Phase-Out Reduces Consumer Choice, Australian Egg Corp Says

   Nigeria

Nigerian Government to Hand Out Maize to Poultry Farmers

   Israel

Newcastle Disease Outbreaks Continue in Israel

   Brazil

Brazil's Pig, Poultry Production Costs Rise Again

   European Union

EU Agri-Food Exports Up in March

   India

Rapid Bird Flu Response Teams in Place in India's Karnataka Region

   Cambodia

Bird Flu Reported in Cambodia

   United Kingdom

Poultry Feed Innovation Vital to Reduce Europe’s Reliance on Imported Soy

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