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23 August 2016
Australian Restaurant Chain Goes Cage-Free, Egg Industry 'Disappointed'
AUSTRALIA - Fast food outlet Hungry Jack’s announced yesterday that it will cease using eggs from caged hens in its products immediately....
19 August 2016
Charity Urges Food Service Chains to Join Cage-Free Trend
UK - Animal welfare charity Compassion in World Farming (CiWF) has called on food service companies to follow the lead of major supermarkets and convert their egg supply chains to cage-free. ...
CCTV in Slaughterhouses is Cost-Effective and Feasible, say Experts
UK - A new report published by a team of independent experts headed by Sheffield Hallam University Professor Ian Rotherham, has found that the cost of independent monitoring of CCTV inside England's slaughterhouses is likely to cost between £150,000...
17 August 2016
Animal Welfare Activists Fight Fois Gras Production in US Courts
US - The Animal Legal Defense Fund has begun a District Court lawsuit against the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) for allowing fois gras into the nation's food supply....
12 August 2016
Tyson Foods Sacks Workers Over Chicken Abuse
US - One of the US's largest chicken processors, Tyson Foods, has responded to the latest undercover video targeting its facilities by firing some of its workers....
11 August 2016
Mexican Restaurant Chain First in Country to Go Cage-Free
MEXICO - Grupo Toks has become the first Mexican restaurant company to commit to a cage-free egg and crate-free pork supply chain....
Cargill Creates Zero Antibiotics Turkey Range
US - One of the US's biggest poultry producers, Cargill, has announced it will be removing antibiotics used for disease prevention purposes from some of its turkey supply chains....
03 August 2016
Project Horizon Helps Producers Transition to Antibiotic Free Production
ANALYSIS - Novus International launches Project Horizon, a commitment to helping producers navigate through the transition to antibiotic-free production. ...
02 August 2016
Zero Antibiotics Chicken Labelled 'Marketing Gimmick' by Sanderson Farms
US - One of the US's largest chicken producers, Sanderson Farms, has said its new advertising campaign aims to expose what it calls marketing gimmicks designed to mislead consumers and sell products at a higher price....
01 August 2016
Asda and Lidl Complete UK Cage-Free Revolution
UK - Commitments by Asda and Lidl supermarkets mean all the UK’s major supermarket chains have now either gone cage-free or have pledged to do so....
28 July 2016
Clear Labelling Needed to Avoid Consumer Confusion in Cage-Free Move
UK - Clear product labelling will be crucial as more retailers announce that they will stop selling eggs from enriched colony cage systems, the British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) has said....
26 July 2016
Morrisons Announces Cage-Free Move
UK - Supermarket chain Morrisons has announced a commitment to source only eggs from non-caged hens by 2025....
19 July 2016
Ducklings Cleverer Than Previously Thought
UK - Scientists from the University of Oxford have shown that newly hatched ducklings can readily acquire the concepts of 'same' and 'different' - an ability previously known only in highly intelligent animals such as apes, crows and parrots....
18 July 2016
Disagreement Over Proposed US Organic Standards for Poultry
US - The National Chicken Council (NCC) has recommended revising or clarifying several key aspects of the proposed rule from the National Organic Programme (NOP), but big chicken producer Perdue Farms has welcomed the new standards....
13 July 2016
Tesco Eggs Going Cage-Free by 2025
UK - Supermarket chain Tesco has said it will stop sourcing any eggs from caged hens within ten years....
07 July 2016
Water - the Forgotten Nutrient?
GLOBAL - Water is an essential ingredient of life. Due to the fundamental role that water plays in the welfare, health and performance of birds, it is vital to ensure that adequate access to a clean, fresh supply of water is provided....
How do Cages Influence Red Mite Control in Layers?
ANALYSIS - Purchasing cages and accompanying equipment is one of the key moments in table egg production, and has a great influence on control of the Red Chicken Mite (Dermanyssus gallinae), write Aleksandar Pavlićević and Ivan Pavlović....
01 July 2016
Canada's Layer Welfare Code Released for Public Comment
CANADA - Egg Farmers of Canada and the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) have launched a public comment period on their draft Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Layers....
28 June 2016
Improved Natural Light for Perdue Chickens in Major Push for Better Welfare
US - One of the US' biggest poultry producers, Perdue, has unveiled a new strategy for improved animal welfare, aiming to build 'trusted brands that meet evolving consumer expectations'....
21 June 2016
Canada's New Poultry Welfare Code Not Enough for Humane Society
CANADA - Animal welfare group Humane Society International in Canada has said the new poultry welfare codes do not go far enough....
What is Welfare for Laying Hens?
ANALYSIS - The recent trend of retailers and foodservice providers moving to ‘cage-free’ eggs has left many egg producers wondering how these demands will be met within the stated timelines, writes ThePoultrySite's editor Alice Mitchell....
16 June 2016
New Poultry Welfare Codes Released in Canada
CANADA - New poultry care guidelines have been released by poultry groups in Canada, which aim to advance animal welfare standards....
14 June 2016
New Device Invented to Humanely Kill Chickens
UK - A PhD student has created a 'neck dislocation glove' which aims to make chicken slaughter more humane....
13 June 2016
What is the Role of Welfare in Livestock, Poultry Production?
UK - Moves for a total ban on the use of antibiotics in the treatment of animals need to be reined back and vets need to be allowed to use all means available to ensure animal health and welfare, writes Chris Harris for ThePoultrySite....
09 June 2016
Poultry Expert Guillermo Zavala Discusses the Future of Avian Health
ANALYSIS - Dr Guillermo Zavala, the world-renowned poultry disease expert, gave a presentation during the 4th Merial Global Avian Forum on the current situation with vector vaccines, and also led a workshop on emerging (and re-emerging) poultry diseases....
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