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Thursday, August 28, 2014
Tyson to Sell Heinold Hog Markets Business
US - Tyson Foods and The Hillshire Brands Company have reached an agreement with the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice....
Monday, August 25, 2014
Tyson Loses Donning Doffing Appeal
US - A Tenth Circuit panel last week rejected attempts by Tyson Foods to reverse a $4 million verdict and attorneys’ fee award in an employee class action over unpaid wages for time spent putting on protective equipment....
Friday, August 22, 2014
Poultry Facilities Recognised for Outstanding Safety Performance
US - The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council recognized 96 chicken and turkey facilities for outstanding safety performance through the implementation of innovative and effective employee safety and health programmes. The annual safety awards were...
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Russian Ban on US Poultry Not Likely to Cause Major Impact
US - Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday (6 August) signed a decree to establish restrictions on imports of agricultural products from countries that have imposed economic sanctions on Russia as a result of the ongoing situation in Ukraine....
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Farmers Union Statement on COOL, Consumer Rights
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson continued the fight for America’s consumers, ranchers and farmers in a guest column in "The Hill" explaining why multinational meat packers and foreign trade competitors need to let common sense...
Congressmen Commend Final Rule on Poultry Slaughter Inspection
US - Congressmen Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) and Rick Crawford (AR-01), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Chicken Caucus, have released statements after USDA published its final rule on the 'Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection' on 31 July 2014....
Monday, August 04, 2014
USDA Announces New Inspection System for Poultry Products
US - The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) last week announced a critical step forward in making chicken and turkey products safer for Americans to eat....
Failure of WTO Trade Talks Causes Disappointment
US - The American Farm Bureau Federation is disappointed that the World Trade Organization has failed to reach an agreement that would have sped the flow of goods through international borders....
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Injunction Against Country of Origin Labelling Struck Down
US - National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson has issued a statement after receiving news of the District Court of Appeals’ en banc decision on a challenge to enforce Country-of-Origin Labelling (COOL) by multinational meatpackers and foreign...
Proposed Sanitary Transportation Rule Places Undue Burden, Says AFIA
US - The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has submitted comments to the US Food and Drug Administration on the proposed Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food rule. The proposed rule is one of many pieces of the Food Safety Modernisation...
Monday, July 28, 2014
Phasing out of Antibiotics in Feed to Remain Voluntary
US - The Court of Appeals has overturned lower court rulings that compelled the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to hold hearings on antibiotic use in animal feeds....
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
IPPE Selected for 2015 International Buyer Programme
US - The 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) has been named one of 24 companies nationwide to participate in the Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Programme. ...
Friday, July 18, 2014
Farmers Union Seeks Clarity on Key Points Under US Water Rule
US - In a letter sent on Thursday (17 July) to US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson asked for more information about which bodies of water would be deemed jurisdictional...
Monday, July 14, 2014
US Chicken Council Welcomes Modernisation of Poultry Inspection
US - National Chicken Council (NCC) has welcomed the newly proposed voluntary code to modernise the US poultry inspection system aimed at reducing foodborne illness, as well as setting up a new web site to aid understanding of the differences between...
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Congresswomen Call on USDA to Shut Down Foster Farms
US - Two congresswomen have called on the United States Department of Agriculture to shut down all Foster Farms poultry processing facilities until a Salmonella outbreak that has made more than 600 people in 29 states sick is stopped....
Thursday, July 03, 2014
Farmers Union Urges Keeping COOL for Independence Day
US - More than 74 million Americans plan to celebrate the US's independence this weekend by enjoying a barbecue. About 900 million pounds of pork, beef and chicken will be purchased around the country this week. With all that meat on the grill over the...
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Industry Engaged over Judicious Antibiotic Use, Says FDA
US - The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) reports full industry engagement on its Antimicrobial Resistance strategy and has issued its first six-month progress report to update the public on current and pending drug label changes....
Monday, June 30, 2014
US Chicken Farmers Call for Access to International Markets
US - On international trade agreements, US producers say they should provide both access and enforcement....
Monday, June 23, 2014
US Congress Examines Food Safety Issues over Chinese Poultry
US - Last week, Senator Sherrod Brown (Democrat-Ohio) and Rep. Chris Smith (Republican-New Jersey) held a Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) to discuss the safety issues of processed poultry and pet treats from China....
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Wisconsin Rapids City Council Approves Chicken Ordinance
US - Wisconsin's City Council approved an ordinance Tuesday (17 June) evening that will allow residents to keep a limited number of chickens in the city....
Friday, June 13, 2014
Union Tries to Stop Industry Takeover of Poultry Meat Inspection
US - The union of poultry meat inspectors is asking law-makers to support an amendment preventing the industry from taking over poultry inspections....
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Justice Department Urged to Block Tyson’s Buyout of Hillshire
US - The US National Farmers’ Union has called on the Department of Justice to step in to block the proposed takeover of Hillshire Brands by Tyson Foods....
One-Year Exemption from Break Provision for Poultry Drivers
US - The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has granted a limited exemption from the break provision contained in the its regulations for poultry and livestock vehicle drivers....
Monday, June 09, 2014
OIE Recognises US Institute for Biological Threat Reduction
US - The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD) has been recognised as a collaborating centre in the specialty of biological threat reduction for the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). ...
Friday, May 30, 2014
USDA Announces New Campylobacter Standards for Chicken
US - The US Department of Agriculture is to draft new safety standards for Campylobacter in poultry in the coming months....
 
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