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06 October 2015
Call for FDA to Prevent Egg Waste After Avian Flu Shortage
US - The US' National Chicken Council has said the broiler industry is being forced to discard millions of eggs by the Food and Drug Administration, when the eggs could have been used to help with shortages in the wake of the avian flu outbreaks....
02 October 2015
Researchers Needed for Young Poultry Euthanasia Study
US - The USPOULTRY Board Research Initiative is requesting pre-proposals on the euthanasia of recently hatched chicks and poultry....
01 October 2015
Negotiations on TPP Continue Amid Canadian Concern
US - The US is hosting negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement in Atlanta, amid concerns from Canadian farmers that it could put their popular supply management system at risk....
24 September 2015
USPOULTRY Joins Coalition Challenging Clean Water Rule
US - The US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) recently joined a broad coalition, made up of agricultural and industry groups, in a lawsuit that seeks to vacate the controversial “Clean Water Rule” issued by the Environmental Protection Agency...
22 September 2015
US Bird Flu Measures Labelled “Inhumane”
US – A US government fall-back measure to eradicate bird flu from infected holdings has met strong opposition from animal welfare groups labelling the approach “miserable and protracted”....
21 September 2015
US Reveals Fall Avian Flu Biosecurity Plan
US - The US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has issued a report on planning and preparations for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in advance of a potential recurrence of the disease when birds migrate...
15 September 2015
US Senators Urge South African President to Resume Poultry Imports
US - Two US Senators have called on South African president Jacob Zuma to resolve issues around imports of US poultry to the country....
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
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....
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....
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
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....
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)....
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