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Thursday 8th September 2016.
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Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Found in UK Supermarket Chicken

This week, new research revealed that 24 per cent of supermarket chicken and pork samples tested positive for a type of E. coli bacteria that is resistant to the ‘critically important’ modern cephalosporin antibiotics.

The study looked at samples from the seven largest supermarkets in the UK. The highly resistant ESBL type of E. coli was found on meat from all of the supermarkets.

The British Poultry Council (BPC) commented that the poultry sector has reduced its use of antibiotics by 44 per cent since 2012, but added that resistance is complex and efforts are continuing to address this.

Dr Mark Holmes, from Cambridge University, who led the study said: “These results highlight the need for improvements in antibiotic stewardship in veterinary medicine. While some progress has been made we must not be complacent as it may take many years before we see significant reductions in the numbers of antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in farms.”

Good hygiene practice in cooking and handling the meat will kill the E. coli, the BPC said – click here to read more.

In other food safety news, recent research from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has shown that consumers want the food industry to continue action to tackle Campylobacter on chickens.

The findings show that two thirds (66 per cent) of consumers think the industry should continue to reduce Campylobacter beyond the agreed current target of less than 10 per cent of chickens at the most highly contaminated level.

Three quarters of people questioned want retailers to tell them what actions they are taking to reduce the Campylobacter levels on the raw chicken they sell, and over half said that they would start buying chicken from another retailer if their usual shop was found to sell higher-risk chicken – read more.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Video: Preventing Infectious Bronchitis Using Vaccines
Infectious bronchitis is an acute, highly contagious disease of major economic importance in commerical chicken flocks throughout the world.

New Strategies in Coccidiosis Control: Rotating Vaccines and Drugs
From the very beginnings of poultry farming, control of digestive diseases has been one of the most significant health challenges. Moreover, among digestive diseases, coccidiosis in poultry continues to pose a challenge for the industry worldwide.

Coccidiosis Vaccination: Sustainable Control of Broiler Coccidiosis
For decades, coccidiosis control was accomplished through the use of effective in-feed anticoccidial drugs, writes Linnea Newman, DVM.

Company News

Pas Reform Appoints New Representative for China
CHINA - As part of its international expansion programme, Pas Reform has appointed Mr. Tan Kee Chai (KC Tan) of Tianjin Original Livestock Equipment Co. Ltd, to represent its interests in China’s dynamic and rapidly growing poultry sector.
Genomics Expose the Role of Phytogenics in Gut Health: BIOMIN
GLOBAL - Omics tools allow a deep insight into the cellular metabolism of animals, and are said to be helping BIOMIN strengthen its market position. We caught up with Franz Waxenecker, development director at that Austrian firm, to get an understanding of hows omics work.
BIOMIN Introduces 7th Center for Animal Nutrition
AUSTRIA - BIOMIN has recently introduced its seventh Center of Applied Animal Nutrition (CAN)—this time in Tulln, Austria. In vivo research will focus on piglet and broiler nutrition.
Hy-Line International Scientist Recognised for Contribution to Poultry Science
US - Hy-Line International, the world leader in layer poultry genetics, is pleased to announce that Dr Janet Fulton, Molecular Geneticist for Hy-Line International, has received the USPOULTRY Distinguished Poultry Industry Career Award at the Poultry Science Association annual meeting this June in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
2017 IPPE Sets Exhibit Space Record at 510,000 Square Feet and Growing
US – The 2017 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) has surpassed 510,000 square feet of exhibit space with five months remaining until the trade show, setting a new record.
Opening of our Petersime Russia Sales & Service Office
RUSSIA - Ensuring our Russian clients have a strong local service, is of the utmost importance to ensure maximum business continuity for the entire lifetime of their hatchery.
Aviagen Launches New State of the Art SmartPro™ GP Hatchery in Brazil
BRAZIL - Aviagen America Latina, part of the EW Group, a key player in broiler genetics worldwide, has celebrated the inauguration of its new SmartPro™ single stage GP broiler breeder hatchery, supplied by Pas Reform do Brasil.
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