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11 April 2014
Cause of Black Abdomen in Chinese Broilers Identified
CHINA - The accumulation of a natural pigment has been identified as the cause of 'black abdomen' in a breed of Chinese chickens....
08 April 2014
New Treatment Cuts the Smell out of Waste, Rendered Chicken
US & CHINA - Scientists have identified a bacteriophage treatment that can cut the activity of hydrogen sulphide-producing bacteria, creating a number of advantages in the chicken meat processing and rendering sectors....
07 April 2014
Soy Sauce Marination Makes Chicken Tender
SOUTH KOREA - Soy sauce marination improved the tenderness of tumbled chicken breast, according to new research....
01 April 2014
New Plans for European Organic Farming
EU - Maintaining consumer confidence, maintaining producer confidence and making it easier for farmers to switch to organics are the main objectives of a new EU Regulation on organic production and the labelling of organic products....
Dutch Food Safety Board Urges Tighter Food Safety Standards
NETHERLANDS - A call has been sent out to the Dutch government to get binding agreements with the Dutch meat processing sector to improve food safety standards....
27 March 2014
Could Horse Meat Scandal Happen Again?
ANALYSIS - The horse meat scandal or another illegal adulteration of food products could easily occur again....
25 March 2014
Support to Centralise Chicken Slaughter in Guangdong
CHINA - About 53 per cent of respondents in a recent poll in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, support centralised slaughter of chickens and a ban on the live chicken trade in wet markets, while 31 per cent opposed such a move....
24 March 2014
How Will Changes in EU Meat Inspection Work?
ANALYSIS - Changes to the European poultry meat inspection system are expected to come into force later this year, writes Chris Harris....
20 March 2014
Officials Allowed Sale of Untested Poultry Meat
VIET NAM - Black market chicken has been sold by slaughterhouse officials, despite the dangers of bird flu....
18 March 2014
Brazil's Halal Chickens Meet Approval in Pakistan
BRAZIL – Pakistan could start buying Brazilian chicken meat, says the Brazilian Poultry Union (UBABEF)....
11 March 2014
Massey Study Shows Broilers Do Well on Coarsely Ground Maize
NEW ZEALAND - Coarsely ground maize (corn) in the diet of broilers had beneficial effects on growth and gut microflora when it was fed to birds aged 11 to 35 days to replace ground maize. There were some adverse effects on carcass yields....
07 March 2014
Smoking/Animal Protein Link is 'Triumph of Media Spin', Says NHS
UK – The National Health Service (NHS) has described as ‘unsupported’ media claims that high protein diets are as bad for human health as smoking....
28 February 2014
New Stunning System for Broilers Shows Promise
THE NETHERLANDS - New research from Wageningen shows that broilers can be satisfactorily stunned by being restrained in a cone, followed by head-only stunning, neck-cutting and unconscious shackling; the process was effective and meat quality from these...
21 February 2014
Organic Acid Product Reduces Broiler Weight Loss During Feed Withdrawal
GLOBAL - This is the first report that demonstrate that this organic acid product increased water consumption and reduced bodyweight loss between feed withdrawal and shackling of broilers, which are associated with improved meat quality attributes, according...
29 January 2014
New Poultry Meat Inspection Rules to Improve Safety, Save Money
US - New moves by the USDA to change the system of poultry meat inspection will place more inspectors at the sharp end of detecting food safety issues rather than quality issues, writes Chris Harris....
27 January 2014
NTUC FairPrice Offers Halal Thai Frozen Chicken
SINGAPORE - Local supermarket chain NTUC FairPrice is now offering halal-certified frozen chicken from Thailand....
09 January 2014
Chick Transportation Time Found to Impact Broiler Performance
EU - Researchers have found that longer transport times as newly hatched chicks adversely affected their weight gain to 21 days of age but those transported longest had less foot pad dermatitis. The study also found effects of breeder age on broiler performance...
27 December 2013
Poultry Litter Additive Reduces Ammonia in Raleigh Study
US - Sodium bisulphate, an acid litter additive, reduced ammonia levels in a broiler house rearing birds to nine weeks of age in a study in North Carolina without affecting the birds' performance....
10 December 2013
Russian Mission Approves of Brazilian Poultry Establishments
BRAZIL - A mission comprising animal health authorities from Russia recently visited Brazilian meat establishments and have reported that the latter's agricultural defense system is in tune with that of Russia's....
06 December 2013
Nutrient Content of Goose Meat Investigated
SOUTH AFRICA - Egyptian goose meat is higher in polyunsaturated fatty acids and iron than guineafowl, Pekin duck, ostrich or chicken, according to a new study at Stellenbosch....
28 November 2013
Muscle Food First to Stock, Sell Red Tractor
UK - Muscle Food has become the first of its kind to stock and sell Red Tractor assured food....
11 November 2013
Are Environmental Management Systems Just Greenwash?
ANALYSIS - Research suggests that companies that adopt environmental management systems generally back this up with sincere investment in environmentally-friendly practices, writes Chris Harris....
Scientists Link Enzyme Level to Chicken Meat Defect
US - After more than a decade of research into Green Muscle Disease, an increasingly common and costly broiler condition affecting chicken met quality, a team of poultry scientists at Auburn University has identified a blood enzyme that could give breeders...
04 November 2013
Will Poultry Inspection Modernisation Compromise Bird Welfare?
ANALYSIS - Concerns are rising in the US over the new moves to modernise the poultry meat inspection system, writes Editor-in-Chief, Chris Harris....
25 October 2013
Adding up True Return from Quality in Christmas Turkeys
UK - In marketing Christmas turkeys the key is to ensure customers get the best experience so they will come back next year, says Paul Kelly, managing director of Kelly Turkeys....
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