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23 August 2017
Oman Firm Appoints Engineering Consultant for Poultry Project
OMAN - A’Namaa Poultry Company has appointed local Omani firm Semac Consultants as the engineering consultant for its mega poultry project in Ibri, which is being set up with an investment of around RO100 million ($259.7 million), said a report....
CB Group to Export Chicken Waste to Pet Food Makers
JAMAICA - Dr Keith Amiel, head of corporate affairs at CB Group, says a rendering facility to be constructed at the company's new home base at Hill Run will produce chicken meal a product of chicken waste for export only....
22 August 2017
CB Breaks Ground for $9b Poultry Processing Plant
JAMAICA - Caribbean Broilers Group (CB) will inject $9 billion into a state- of-the-art poultry processing plant over the next two years....
Pakistan to Target UAE as Major Poultry Exporter
PAKISTAN - Pakistan has decided to boost exports of poultry and poultry products to the United Arab Emirate (UAE). ...
21 August 2017
CME: US Broiler Production Forecast Adjusted Down to 0.3%
US - US consumers will have plenty of meat protein options this fall. So far demand has been quite robust, evidenced by the higher year/year prices for many products despite increased availability, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Egg Inspections Complete, But Safety Concerns Remain
SOUTH KOREA - Consumer concerns about eggs contaminated with insecticides persisted Friday, as the government announced the results of its inspections on all large-scale egg farms....
Support within US Key to Successful NAFTA Renegotiation
US - The Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute says strong American support for NAFTA, particularly within the agricultural community, will play an important role in the renegotiation of agreement, according to Bruce Cochrane....
18 August 2017
CME: USDA Modestly Adjusts Corn, Soybean Harvest Forecasts
US - Despite much talk of deteriorating conditions and the potential for lower yields in several parts of the Corn Belt, USDA made some very modest adjustments to its corn and soybean harvest forecasts (see our report on 11 August for full coverage...
2018 IPPE Registration and Housing Now Open
US - Attendee and exhibitor registration and housing for the 2018 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) are now open....
Tyson to Expand Tennessee Poultry Operation; More Jobs to be Created
US - Tyson Foods will invest $84 million as part of its commitment to the continued success of its Union City, Tennessee poultry plant, company officials said Wednesday. More than 300 jobs will be created by the project, which is expected to be complete...
Early Indian Ocean Trade Routes Bring Chicken to Eastern Africa
EASTERN AFRICA - The earliest introduction of domestic chickens and black rats from Asia to the east coast of Africa came via maritime routes between the 7th and 8th centuries AD....
More Fipronil-tainted Eggs Found in Korea; Govt Apologises for Fiasco
SOUTH KOREA - The government offered an apology again on Friday for the ballooning concerns over food safety stemming from eggs contaminated with illegal insecticides or chemicals, while promising to beef up a nationwide system to prevent similar cases...
Niger to Boost Poultry Farming with Mobile Kits
NIGERIA - Niger State government is set to boost poultry production through the introduction of mobile kits. The mobile poultry is part of the youth empowerment scheme with agriculture entrepreneurship as the driving force....
17 August 2017
Two Dutch Men Appear in Court Over EU Egg Tainting Scandal
EU - Two Dutch men arrested in connection with the ongoing egg scandal in Europe have appeared in court on Tuesday this week, reports Chris McCullough for ThePoultrySite....
As NAFTA Renegotiation Begins, Canada Feels Optimistic
CANADA - The Vice-President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute says, with the renegotiation of NAFTA now underway, there's good reason for Canadians to be optimistic, Bruce Cochrane reports....
US, Canadian & Mexican Farm Groups Support Modernised NAFTA
US, CANADA & MEXICO - The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) and Mexico’s Consejo Nacional Agropecuario (CNA) yesterday sent a joint letter to Canadian, United States and Mexican government officials...
Groups Say Eggs, Chicken Safe to Eat
PHILIPPINES - Two groups of poultry raisers on Wednesday crammed a restaurant that fried chicken built and feasted on its bestseller, along with "balut" (developing bird embryo that is boiled and eaten from the shell), in a public demonstration intended...
16 August 2017
Ukraine Shows Interest Expansion of Presence in Chinese Ag Market
UKRAINE - Ukraine is interested in expanding the presence of its agricultural producers in the Chinese market, Ukraine's State Service for Food Safety and Consumer Protection said on Tuesday....
IFA Says UK Customs Proposals Very Negative for Irish Agriculture
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has said the UK’s insistence on leaving the customs union and pursuing an independent trade policy will amount to a hard Brexit and is potentially very negative for Irish agriculture and the value of Ireland's agri-food...
Tyson Foods Streamlines Organisation, Maximises Growth
US - Tyson Foods, Inc. has streamlined its organisation in support of a growth strategy announced earlier this year, the company reported earlier this month. The new structure is designed around the company’s segments of Beef, Pork, Chicken and Prepared...
15 August 2017
Dutch Egg Scandal Spreads to 17 Countries Worldwide
GLOBAL - Millions of eggs across Europe have been destroyed, in a food scare caused by a pesticide that was sprayed on chickens in The Netherlands to treat them for ticks, flies and lice, reports Chris McCullough....
Development of Local Food Systems Helps Bridge Gap Among Different People
US - One of the major barriers that environmentalists face in trying to implement sustainable practices is getting disparate groups to agree on what needs protecting and which way is the best course of action....
Hong Kong to Check Imported Poultry Eggs from All EU Countries
HONG KONG - The food safety authority of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) yesterday decided to further enhance checks on eggs at import level and expand the measure to poultry eggs from all countries of the European Union (EU)....
UAE Restricts Philippine Poultry Imports
UAE - The UAE is restricting imports from an affected province of Philippines which has been hit with its first outbreak of avian flu, said the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment on Monday....
Conflict-ridden DRC Witnesses Soaring Food Insecurity
CONGO - Amid rising violence and displacement in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), 7.7 million people face acute hunger - a 30 per cent increase over the last year, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the World...
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