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23 June 2017
OIE Reports H5N8 Outbreak in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African veterinary authorities have report an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) at a commercial broiler breeder farm in Mpumalanga....
22 June 2017
New Sensors Could Enable More Affordable Detection of Pollution, Diseases
US - When it comes to testing for cancer, environmental pollution and food contaminants, traditional sensors can help. The challenges are that they often are bulky, expensive, non-intuitive and complicated....
Zambia Reactivates Avian Influenza National Response Committee
ZAMBIA - The government of the Republic of Zambia has issued a notice restricting imports of live chicken and chicken products from Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo due to the resurgence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI)....
21 June 2017
Tainan Culls Chickens Amid Avian Flu Threat
TAIWAN - A poultry farm in Tainan's Xiaying District was confirmed on Sunday to be infected with the highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza virus, leading to the culling of 34,072 birds, the city's Animal Health Inspection and Protection Office said. ...
20 June 2017
Poultry Vaccine to be Tested
CHINA - Poultry in two southern regions will begin receiving the first vaccine against the H7N9 bird flu virus early next month, as authorities look to control the spread of the potentially fatal disease....
UK and China Team Up to Develop Better Animal Feeds
UK & CHINA - AB Agri, a UK-based animal nutrition and feeds producer, is enhancing technological cooperation with Chinese clients by co-developing safer and more nutritious feeds....
19 June 2017
Chicken Chains Drop Prices Amid Possible BBQ Probe
SOUTH KOREA - Major chicken franchises have been lowering their prices after the country’s Fair Trade Commission reportedly started investigating possible business malpractice by restaurant chain BBQ....
16 June 2017
Poultry Conference to Review Challenges, Best Practices for Professionals
US - – The 2017 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry is scheduled for 14-16 August at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Florida....
15 June 2017
'Pandemic' Possible with H7N9 Virus, Study Finds
CHINA - A study published by a prestigious international medical journal has warned that mutations in the bird flu H7N9 virus could lead to a "pandemic" that could cause sickness and death around the world....
China Reports More High-path H7N9 Outbreaks; H5N8 in Other Countries
CHINA & SOUTH KOREA - In the latest avian flu developments, China reports more highly pathogenic H7N9 outbreaks in three provinces, and South Korea continues to battle a flare-up of H5N8 activity, according to the latest notifications from the World Organization...
14 June 2017
Queensland's Third Largest Egg Producer Gone Into Administration
AUSTRALIA - Queensland’s third largest egg producer, Darling Downs Fresh Eggs, has been placed in voluntary administration....
13 June 2017
NFU Commends New Defra Secretary of State in Open Letter
UK - NFU President Meurig Raymond has congratulated Michael Gove MP, Defra Secretary of State....
Increase Reported in H7N9 Avian Flu Cases in China
CHINA - In its weekly report, Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection (CHP) last week confirmed 12 H7N9 avian flu cases reported from China's mainland from 2 June through 8 June....
09 June 2017
SA Bans Poultry, Egg Imports from Zimbabwe
SOUTH AFRICA - South Africa has halted poultry imports from Zimbabwe after a recent outbreak of highly contagious avian influenza at a farm in the neighbouring country, the government said Thursday....
08 June 2017
H5N8 Strikes Again in South Korea, Europe
SOUTH KOREA & EUROPE - Though highly pathogenic H5N8 avian flu outbreaks in most parts of the world continue to decline overall, activity continues to smolder, with another outbreak reported in South Korean poultry and two European countries—Belgium...
07 June 2017
Avian Influenza Outbreak Hits Irvine's
ZIMBABWE - The Government has put major poultry producer, Irvine's Private Limited's white meat and egg sub-sector under quarantine following an outbreak of avian influenza that left thousands of birds dead....
Analysis of H7N9 in China Finds Age, Geographic Shifts
CHINA - A detailed epidemiologic analysis of illnesses in China's fifth and biggest wave of H7N9 avian influenza activity, still under way, found a few shifts in the epidemiologic pattern, with middle-age adults more likely to be infected and the reach...
Wenjiang Promotes Frozen Chicken to Combat H7N9 Exposure
CHINA - With the spread of the H7N9 influenza virus, supermarkets in Wenjiang have stopped slaughtering live poultry onsite and suspended any trade of live poultry....
Maple Leaf Determined to Become Most Sustainable Protein Company on Earth
CANADA - Maple Leaf Foods has announced its ambition to be the most sustainable protein company on earth, based on a sweeping set of principles and an expansive sustainability agenda that has yielded substantial advancements in nutrition and environmental...
05 June 2017
China H7N9 Total Grows by Eight; Studies Detail Virus Mutations
CHINA - Reflecting continued slow decline of H7N9 avian flu cases in China, eight new illnesses were reported this week, as research teams from the country published new studies that provide an early glimpse of the epidemiology and clinical features of...
Effects on Food Safety Performance in Chicken Slaughter Establishments
US - The assured safety of chicken and other food products is of vital concern for Americans, especially the elderly, children, people with suppressed immune systems, and others vulnerable to foodborne illness. ...
Govt Bans Live Poultry Sales After Bird Flu Cases
SOUTH KOREA - The Korean government has prohibited all sales of live poultry in the country starting today and raised the bird flu warning level from second to third in its four-tier system after a strain of avian influenza was found in the provinces...
02 June 2017
Retail Council Joins Ranks Supporting National Animal Care Programme
CANADA - Chicken Farmers of Canada applauds Retail Council of Canada and its recent statement of support for the Canadian approach to animal welfare on chicken farms across the country....
Salmonella Tied to Live Poultry Sickens 372 in 47 States
US - Signaling what has become an ongoing yearly pattern, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) yesterday reported eight multistate Salmonella outbreaks linked to contact with live poultry in backyard flocks, including chicks and ducklings....
Mercosur Negotiations Can't Continue in Light of Brazilian Meat Scandal, Says IFA
EU - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said has said that, based on the most recent revelations regarding political and administrative corruption at the highest levels in the Brazilian meat industry and Government, it is not credible for the...
 
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