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29 October 2014
New Chair of Joint Working Group to Focus on Campylobacter
UK - Richard Macdonald CBE has been named as the new Chair of the joint industry and government body focused on the reduction of campylobacter in chicken....
03 October 2014
Meadow Fed Geese Bring Nutritional and Environment Benefits
AUSTRIA – Geese feeding on meadows yield a lean, tasty meat, maintain landscapes and have a high welfare life, results of a ten year grazing project show....
02 October 2014
No Harm in Feeding Livestock GE Feed, Science Review Finds
GLOBAL – It is safe to feed genetically engineered (GE) crops to livestock, according to a research review assessing the performance of over 100 billion animals....
17 September 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....
16 September 2014
Chicken Producers Hit Back at Article on Use of Antibiotics in Chicken Feed
US - US chicken producers have hit back at criticism levelled at it in an article from the newsagency Reuters, claiming that antibiotics used in human medicine are frequently used as growth promoters in feed for chickens....
15 September 2014
Foster Farms Invests $75 Million in Salmonella Programme
US – US integrated poultry processor, Fosters Farms, at the centre of a major Salmonella outbreak this year, has invested $75 million to develop a programme to reduce Salmonella at each stage of the production process....
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....
10 September 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....
05 September 2014
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....
02 September 2014
ATRP Projects Address Critical Issues Facing Poultry Production
US - The Agricultural Technology Research Programme (ATRP) has launched its FY 2015 research programme with 14 projects underway. ...
28 August 2014
Foster Farms Demonstrates How to Combat Salmonella
US - Foster Farms, California's biggest chicken producer, has been accused of poisoning people with salmonella bacteria. After an outbreak last autumn, the US Department of Agriculture threatened to shut down three of the company's plants....
Chicken Consumption Increasing in India
INDIA - India is now one of the fastest growing markets for chicken in the world. The appetite for chicken there is growing at around 12 per cent a year, according to India's National Sample Survey Office, which is faster than any other type of meat....
27 August 2014
Protein Sources Improved Starter Feed Formulation for Broiler Chickens
US - As the production cycle of broilers has been reduced to such an extent that the starter phase represents more than a quarter of the cycle, poor feeding at this time can have a significant negative impact on the final weight of birds....
Chicken Breast Texture Research
GLOBAL - In recent times, white striping and hard or “woody” texture has been observed in some chicken breast muscles. Indeed, at the recent 14th European Poultry Conference in Norway, a session dedicated to meat quality discussed these issues....
Further Nutrition Research Needed for Sustainability
US - Over five decades, the poultry industry has developed from a backyard operation to the world’s largest animal protein supplier for human consumption. ...
20 August 2014
Russia to Introduce Electronic Veterinary Certificates
RUSSIA - Russia is to introduce electronic veterinary certificates from February 2017....
19 August 2014
Examination of Chicken Samples Completed in Hong Kong
HONG KONG - The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) completed on 15 August the examination of samples collected from a chicken farm in San Tin where abnormal chicken deaths occurred. No infectious agents were found....
11 August 2014
How Much Chicken Do We Eat in the UK?
UK - One of the most common questions the British Poultry Council gets asked is how much chicken the UK eats....
04 August 2014
China to Export 450,000 Tonnes of Chicken
CHINA - China's chicken exports are expected to rise to 450,000 tonnes this year, according to the China Animal Agriculture Association on Sunday....
01 August 2014
Extending Storage Time of Eggs Increases Salmonella Risk
EU - Extending the storage time of eggs at home or at retail would increase Salmonella food poisoning risks, says EFSA’s latest scientific opinion on public health risks from eggs....
Human Salmonella Reduced by Almost One-Half
EU - Salmonella is a bacterium causing salmonellosis in humans. Salmonella was until 2005 the most common food-borne disease in the European Union (EU) with almost 200,000 reported human cases that year. It is estimated that the overall economic burden...
28 July 2014
Concern Continues over Potential Residues in Imported Foods
ANALYSIS - Concern is mounting over the threat of veterinary medicine residues in food products imported into the UK, writes Chris Harris....
Irish Poultry Hygiene Controls Strongly Criticised by EU
IRELAND - An audit by EU veterinary inspectors has strongly criticise food safety in small plants monitored by local authorities...
10 July 2014
Salmonella-contaminated Poultry Sent to Military Bases
US – Shipments of salmonella infected chicken may have been received by military bases and commissaries in five states, say federal agriculture officials....
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