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Friday, September 19, 2014
US Launches National Strategy for Combating Antibiotic-Resistance
US - The US government has launched a new strategy to combat antibiotic resistant bacteria with increased surveillance and faster tests....
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Activists Target Pig and Egg Farm
NEW ZEALAND - An animal rights activist has reportedly been arrested ending a political protest at a pig and egg farm near Dunedin....
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
N14m Frozen Poultry Products Seized and Destroyed in Nigeria
NIGERIA - The onslaught against smugglers by the Nigeria Customs Service continued last week when the special anti-smuggling task force of the Comptroller General, Abdullahi Dikko Inde, intercepted two vans loaded with 2,000 cartons of frozen poultry...
New FSIS Salmonella Performance Standards
US - A top official with USDA’s Food Safety and inspection Service (FSIS) told a meat industry conference that ended Sunday in Charleston, SC, to expect new performance standards for Salmonella....
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Infectious Bronchitis Detected in Finland
FINLAND - The Finnish Food Safety Agency Evira and the University of Helsinki Faculty of Veterinary Medicine have jointly studied the emergence of infectious bronchitis (IB) in chickens in Finland....
Monday, September 15, 2014
McDonald's Commitment to Phase out Cage Eggs in Australia
AUSTRALIA - McDonald's announces the good news: by the end of 2017, no hen will suffer in a cage to produce eggs for McDonald's Australia....
USDA Faces Lawsuit to Stop New Poultry Inspection System
US - US action group Food and Water Watch has filed a suit in the federal court to stop the implementation of the New Poultry Inspection System (NPIS) rules....
Noble Foods Wins Golden Egg Award
SCOTLAND, UK - Noble Foods won the prestigious Golden Egg award at the 50th International Egg Commission conference held in Edinburgh (8-11 September) for their development of the Happy Egg brand in the USA....
Friday, September 12, 2014
EuroTier Offers Solutions for the Future
GERMANY - The world’s leading trade fair for animal husbandry professionals, EuroTier, will be presenting solutions for the future of agriculture at the Fairgrounds in Hanover from 11 to 14 November....
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Weekly Overview: Global Food Firms Take Action on Animal Welfare
GLOBAL - No longer are the ethical aspects of food production receiving just a small mention hidden at the end of a company's sustainability report....
Heinz Strengthens Animal Welfare Policies
GLOBAL - Global food processing giant, Heinz, has joined a growing line of major meat and food processors to strengthen their animal welfare practices for their supply chain....
Freedom Food to Rebrand as RSPCA Assured
UK - Freedom Food, the RSPCA’s farm animal welfare assurance and labelling scheme, is to be rebranded for the consumer market in 2015 as ‘RSPCA Assured’....
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
How Can Companies Improve Animal Welfare?
ANALYSIS - Major meat and food processing companies around the world are starting to take a lead in animal welfare issues....
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Iceland's Slaughterhouses Need to Improve Animal Welfare
ICELAND - Iceland needs to improve official controls concerning animal welfare at the time of killing to make sure that all relevant EEA requirements are fulfilled and action is taken in the case of non-compliances, detailed a new report from the EFTA...
Egg Producers Reject Government's Free-range Logo Designs
AUSTRALIA - South Australia's free-range egg producers say they are disappointed the State Government's proposed logos to identify their produce do not resemble what they had asked for....
Monday, September 08, 2014
UK's Happy Hens Thrive under One Million Trees
UK - Free-range egg producers across Great Britain have planted more than one million trees to create a happy habitat for their hens. ...
Friday, September 05, 2014
Unilever to End Culling of Day Old Chicks in Egg Supply Chain
ANALYSIS - Global food processing giant Unilever has joined the growing list of major companies to put forward proposals to improve animal welfare in the food supply chain....
Work with Your Vet to Prevent Common Problems, Urge UK Vets
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is encouraging farmers to work proactively with their vet to avoid common health concerns such as musculoskeletal conditions, infertility and mastitis....
Poultry Industry Firmly Responds to Newspaper Article
UK - The British Poultry Council has issued a firm response to the Guardian following an article by John Allan and Stephanie Lavua published on 16 August....
Woolworths Removes Caged Eggs from ACT Stores
AUSTRALIA - Canberra has become the first jurisdiction in Australia where Woolworths will no longer sell caged eggs....
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Weekly Overview: Markets Demand Better Poultry Welfare
GLOBAL - Consumer pressure to improve animal welfare is maintaining a steady momentum, as indicated by the results of a new survey in the US, while the country's cage egg producers are fighting against the tide by publicly correcting untrue arguments...
Management Tools to Reduce Footpad Dermatitis in Broilers
GLOBAL - Footpad dermatitis is receiving increasing attention in the broiler industry. According to Aviagen, footpad dermatitis affects animal welfare and farmer income, and in the future is likely to have increasing importance in terms of legislation....
Poultry Certification Launched in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - GLOBAL G.A.P. launched the Poultry Module of the Integrated Farm Assurance Standard for Livestock in South Africa in July....
Survey Shows Consumers Want More Humanely Raised Chicken
US - A new national survey reveals a distrust of the chicken industry among consumers and a strong desire for more humanely raised chicken choices at the grocery store....
Cage Layer Eggs Safe, Wholesome, Affordable and Humane Protein Source
US - When labels are attached to modern farming practices such as "medieval cruelty" or "moral responsibility to act by avoiding cage eggs" as occurred on 30 August in Chris Rodley’s editorial, "Eating Brunch Right Now, You Might Want to Put Your Fork...
 
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