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27 August 2015
Feed Industry Hits Out at Antimicrobial Reporting Rule
US - The American animal feed industry has hit out at plans by the Food and Drug Administration to require new animal drug sponsors to submit estimates of antimicrobial ingredient sales by species....
04 August 2015
New York State Holds Bird Flu Emergency Response Exercise
US - New York State agencies have held an emergency planning meeting to ensure they are prepared to work together in the event of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) arriving in the state....
03 August 2015
Vaccine Issues Raised at US House Avian Flu Committee
US - US avian flu experts were once again invited to speak at a committee on the the federal and state response to the outbreaks last week, this time in the House of Representatives....
30 July 2015
Consumers Do Not View GMO Labels as Negative 'Warnings'
US - Labelling food containing GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) would not act as 'warning' labels and scare consumers away from purchasing these products, according to a new study from the University of Vermont....
US Agriculture Officials Meet for Avian Flu Conference
US - Top agriculture officials in the US met in Iowa recently for a conference on this year's highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks....
29 July 2015
Ecuador Partially Lifts US Poultry Product Avian Flu Ban
ECUADOR - Ecuador's Sanitary Authority (AGROCALIDAD) has lifted restrictions on imports of US processed poultry products from highly pathogenic avian influenza-free states, regions, zones or areas....
23 July 2015
Study Finds US Consumers Use COOL in Purchase Decisions
US - A recent study by the University of Arkansas showed that US consumers were more likely to purchase meat when it was identified as a US product....
15 July 2015
US Still Waiting for Progress on South Africa Market Access
US - A recent report by the US Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA FAS) said that there has been little progress on exports of bone-in chicken to South Africa....
09 July 2015
US Senate Meeting Highlights Dramatic Impact of Avian Flu
US - The US Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry held a hearing recently on the impact of avian flu on the poultry sector, listening to a variety of witnesses and stakeholders....
01 July 2015
PETA Files Lawsuit Over Californian Poultry Slaughter
US - Animal welfare organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) recently filed a lawsuit, aiming to ban electric stunning used in poultry slaughter....
26 June 2015
US Passes Trade Promotion Authority Bill, Chicken Council Approves
US - The US government has this week voted in favour of the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), in a move that trade authorities hope will 'unlock opportunities' for American farmers....
24 June 2015
US Poultry Processor Facing Fines Over Unsafe Working Environment
US - Workers cutting chicken fat, bone and cartilage eight hours a day at a Delaware poultry plant are suffering musculoskeletal injuries caused by their jobs, an inspection by the US Department of Labour's Occupational Safety and Health Administration...
10 June 2015
CME: Is There a Way to Fix the MCOOL Challenge
US - We begin today with a bit more on MCOOL and prospect of a “fix” to this lingering challenge, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
05 June 2015
WTO Rules in US' Favour Over Indian Poultry Import Ban
US - The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has ruled that India's ban on imports of US poultry products discriminates against the US....
02 June 2015
How Do Researchers Develop Avian Flu Vaccines?
US - Avian influenza has been ravaging the US poultry industry, but what are poultry researchers doing to decrease the impact of the disease in future?...
21 May 2015
Four More Confirmed US Avian Flu Outbreaks
US - There have been four more outbreaks of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) confirmed in the US, as the epidemic continues....
15 May 2015
Some US Foodborne Disease Infections Down in 2014
US - Rates of infection of common Salmonella and E. coli types decreased during 2014, according to data from the US public health organisation Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)....
US Help for Organic Farming Certification
US – The US Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is to provide $11.9 million in organic certification assistance....
14 May 2015
US Documentary Leads to New Poultry Recall Powers
US - After a documentary highlighted cases of preventable foodborne illnesses, the government announced new powers for the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to recall contaminated poultry and meat products to protect consumers....
06 May 2015
USDA Report Shows Little Economic Benefit to COOL
US - A new USDA report finds some evidence of consumer interest, but negligible economic benefit, to mandatory country-of-origin labelling (COOL)....
24 April 2015
Defining, Demonstrating Sustainability in the Poultry Industry
US - A leading poultry scientist says that the US poultry industry has already set high standards for sustainability, according to Zoetis....
23 April 2015
CME: Turkey Prices Remain Strong Despite Bird Flu
US - With more cases of HPAI (Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza) cropping up, there is growing concern about the impact that it may have on livestock markets going into the spring and summer, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
22 April 2015
Delay in State Help for Minnesota's Turkey Farmers
US - A dispute is expected to slow down a payment of $893,000, which has been approved by the State Senate in Minnesota for the state's turkey sector, hit hard by recent outbreaks of bird flu....
16 April 2015
Improved Efficacy Test for Newcastle Disease Vaccines
US - US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have developed an improved Newcastle disease virus (NDV) vaccine evaluation procedure that could be used to select better vaccines to treat the disease....
USDA Revises Safe Ingredients List for Meat, Poultry and Egg Production
US - USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a revised directive updating the list of safe and suitable ingredients used in the production of meat, poultry and egg products. ...
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