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01 May 2017
Probe into Dioxin-tainted Eggs Narrows Down to Chicken Feed
TAIWAN - An investigation into the source of the dioxin that contaminated eggs from a Changhua County chicken farm is now focused on chicken feed, the Council of Agriculture (COA) said Sunday. ...
Cargill Begins $12m Expansion at Innovative Cooked Egg Facility
US - Ground has been broken for a $12 million, 11,700-square-foot expansion at Cargill’s innovative cooked egg facility in Mason City, Iowa, resulting in 44 jobs being added to the more than 250 existing positions. ...
27 April 2017
Navis Capital Acquires Majority Stake in Mainland Poultry
NEW ZEALAND - Private equity firm Navis Capital has acquired a majority stake in Mainland Poultry, whose businesses include New Zealand’s biggest egg producer, and is reportedly interested in buying Freshmax, the Australian-registered, NZ-based fruit...
Over 42,000 Egg-laying Chickens to be Culled Over Dioxin Scare
TAIWAN - Over 42,000 egg-laying hens at Hung Chang farm in Changhua County, central Taiwan, will be culled Friday after recent tests confirmed that the farm has been supplying eggs containing excessive levels of dioxin residues, according to the county's...
26 April 2017
Food Prices Continue to Dip in China
CHINA - The average price of food in 50 Chinese cities continued to drop between 11 April and 20 April, official data showed Monday....
Speedy Egg Breakfasts That Pack Protein Punch
UK - For a healthy breakfast on the go, it’s easy to default to what’s on the coffee shop shelf on the way to work, but British Lion eggs has proved that it’s just as easy to make your own speedy egg breakfasts at home....
IEC Young Egg Leaders Meet with OIE
FRANCE - The latest intake of IEC Young Egg Leaders met with Director General Dr Monique Eliot and other senior officials at the Paris Headquarters of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), along with Julian Madeley Director General of the IEC...
25 April 2017
Ovostar Pleased with Overall Performance During Q1 of 2017
UKRAINE - Ovostar Union N.V., one of the leading producers of eggs and egg products in Ukraine has announced its operating results for the first quarter ended 31 March 2017....
Livestock, Poultry Exports Earn $1.2 Billion
IRAN - More than $1.2 billion worth of livestock and poultry products were exported over the 11 months to 18 February, registering a $554.7 million trade surplus in the sector, a deputy agriculture minister said....
Meethaq Extends Over OMR30M Finance for Poultry Project
OMAN - Meethaq, the pioneer of Islamic banking in Oman from Bank Muscat, signed an agreement to provide more than OMR30 million Islamic project finance to set up Osool Poultry project at Al Ghaftain in Al Wusta region, with a capacity of 150 million hatching...
FDA Hunts Eggs Over Dioxin Fears
TAIWAN - Following the recall of nearly 7 tonnes of eggs over fears they contain high levels of dioxin, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Sunday (23 April) said it has inspected 688 retailers and eateries and found them to be free of the questionable...
Odisha Govt Orders Probe Into Sale of Plastic Eggs
INDIA - The Odisha government has asked Food Safety Commission officials to probe the alleged sale of plastic eggs in the markets of the state capital, Bhubaneswar....
24 April 2017
EXAFAN: Cutting Edge Company at Figan
EU - EXAFAN in a leader in the supply of complete in-house produced equipment for agricultural operations of poultry, swine and other species, as well as the management and start-up of turnkey projects....
21 April 2017
Dioxins Found in Egg from Changhua
TAIWAN - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday ordered eggs from three farms in Changhua County's Fangyuan Township to be pulled from store shelves as a precautionary measure after an excessive level of dioxins, a group of toxic chemicals,...
20 April 2017
Study Ranks Production Attributes Most Important to Consumers
US - For many consumers, buying a gallon of milk is much more complex than finding the preferred fat content and expiration date. They want to know how the cows were treated, what they were fed, whether they received growth hormones or antibiotics, whether...
Nations Pare Back Avian Flu Efforts; Tough New Steps in France
GLOBAL - Some countries hit by avian flu outbreaks over the winter are scaling back some of their response measures as the pace of new outbreaks eases, but farmers in France's southwestern foie gras production were ordered to cull their birds and halt...
Australia and US: Reciprocal Recognition of Food Safety Mutually Beneficial
AUSTRALIA - Australian exporters are in a significantly stronger position as preferred suppliers of safe, high quality food to the United States of America (USA) after the signing of a bilateral Food Safety Recognition Agreement this month....
19 April 2017
BFREPA Says RSPCA Should Focus on Hen Welfare
UK - The British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) says the RSPCA’s decision to press ahead with the implementation of aerial perching on its Freedom Foods free range egg units could be detrimental to bird welfare. ...
Removal of Requirement to House Birds in Higher Risk Areas from 13 April
UK - Defra has announced that all poultry in England are to be allowed outside from Thursday, 13 April, following updated evidence on the risk posed by wild birds....
17 April 2017
Saudi Arabia Temporarily Halts Viet Nam’s Live Poultry Imports
VIET NAM - Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture has banned the import of livebirds, hatching eggs and chicks temporarily from Viet Nam due to the bird flu disease, Vietnam News Agency reported....
Danish Chickens Finally Allowed Outdoors; Easter Eggs Salmonella-free
DENMARK - After five months under quarantine, Danish chickens are finally allowed to get out the doors, reports the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration (DVFA)....
14 April 2017
Enzymes Are Key Piece of Puzzle to Feed the 9 Billion
ANALYSIS - How do we feed the world’s future population and the growing global demand for protein?...
13 April 2017
Entries Open for 2017 Free Range Awards
UK - With Easter and eggs on the mind, the British Free Range Egg Producers Association is calling for nominations for the 2017 Free Range Egg Awards....
Egg-Citing News: Food Prices Down for Easter
US - Lower retail prices for several foods, including eggs, ground chuck, sirloin tip roast, chicken breasts and toasted oat cereal resulted in a significant decrease in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Spring Picnic Marketbasket Survey....
Poultry, Feed Associations Place Demands Before Finance Minister
BANGLADESH - The Feed Industries Association of Bangladesh (FIAB) and Bangladesh Poultry Industries Coordination Committee (BPICC) have placed five point demands ahead of the budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year....
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