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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
H5N8 Bird Flu Outbreaks in South Korea Kill Over 2,000 Ducks
SOUTH KOREA - The South Korean veterinary authorities have reported five outbreaks of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in farms located in North Jeolla Province, South Chungcheong Province and South Jeolla Province....
Friday, January 24, 2014
Views on Planning, Antibiotics and Welfare Urged
UK - The All Party Parliamentary Group for Eggs, Pigs & Poultry, covering the egg, poultry meat and pork sectors, has announced that it intends to hold an enquiry into planning, antibiotics and welfare and is calling for interested parties to submit written...
Foster Farms Restarts Work at Livingston Plant
US - US poultry processor, Foster Farms, has restarted operations at its Livingston, California poultry plant....
Thursday, January 23, 2014
New Serology Testing for Bird Flu Virus in Chinese Chicken
HONG KONG – More accurate poultry import serology tests for avian influenza virus strain H7N9 will commence tomorrow, Friday 24 January....
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Philippines Bans Chinese Poultry
PHILIPPINES - The Philippine Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala has ordered a temporary ban on imports of domestic and wild birds including poultry meat, day old chicks, eggs and semen from China....
Drop in Use of Antibiotics in Danish Farming
DENMARK - The use of antibiotics in Danish farming has fallen by 11 per cent since 2009. ...
Monday, January 20, 2014
Own Biofilm Found to Protect Salmonella Bacteria
IRELAND - Once Salmonella bacteria get into a food processing facility and form a biofilm on surfaces, it may be impossible to kill them, according to new research. Salmonella biofilms are incredibly resistant to powerful disinfectants....
Friday, January 17, 2014
Future of Animal Agriculture to be Debated at NIAA Event
US - Registration has opened for the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) annual conference, which will have the theme 'The Precautionary Principal: How Animal Agriculture Will Thrive?' and start in Omaha, Nebraska, on 31 March 2014....
Thursday, January 16, 2014
New Focus on Reducing Campylobacter Risks
UK - A new report from BBSRC, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Defra details research priorities aimed at reducing the risk of food poisoning from fresh poultry through better control of the food-borne pathogen Campylobacter....
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Antibiotic Resistance Germs in Livestock Populations
GERMANY - Carbapenems are antibiotics authorised for the treatment of humans and which were categorised by the World Health Organisation as critically important antimicrobials for the treatment of humans. Reserve antibiotics of this kind are only supposed...
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Foster Farms Temporarily Suspends Operations at Livingston
US - US poultry processor Foster Farms voluntarily put operations at its Livingston, California, fresh chicken production plant on temporary hold at the weekend to further expand its USDA-approved safe manufacturing procedures and monitoring systems....
Tyson Recalls Mechanically Separated Chicken
US - US poultry processing giant Tyson Foods is voluntarily recalling 33,840 pounds of uncooked mechanically separated chicken in 10-pound chubs sold for institutional use only....
Monday, January 13, 2014
USDA Approval for Randox Ractopamine Screening
US - Randox Food Diagnostics leads the field with USDA approval for ractopamine screening....
Friday, January 10, 2014
Randox Widens Poultry Drug Residue Screening Range
UK - Randox Food Diagnostics is growing its drug residue screening range for the poultry market....
FDA Tests Show Improved Method to Detect Salmonella on Eggs
US - Researchers with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have tested an improved method for the detection of Salmonella on eggs, which is quicker, less complicated and gave as good or better results in most of the tests. ...
Cockroach Infestation Closes Foster Farms Plant
US - The US Food Safety and Inspection Service has called a halt to production at a Foster Farms poultry processing plant because of an infestation of cockroaches....
Thursday, January 09, 2014
Pakistan's Poultry Industry Approved by UAE Delegation
PAKISTAN - After a ban on the import of poultry products from Pakistan by the United Arab Emirates, a technical delegation from the UAE has inspected the industry and found it satisfactory, opening the way for future trade. ...
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Natural Feed Additive Could Reveal Food Safety Issues in Broilers
UK - New research from Aberystwyth and Bristol demonstrates that faecal contamination of broiler carcasses could be identified - even at modern line speeds and without expensive equipment - by using a natural marker in the birds' diet. ...
Saudi Delegation Satisfied over Poultry Standards in Pakistan
PAKISTAN - A four-member Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) delegation has expressed satisfaction over the standard of poultry facilities in Pakistan, describing them as equivalent to any European country. ...
Monday, January 06, 2014
Goose Meat Tests Positive for H7N9 in Guangdong
CHINA - Samples of goose meat taken from a Guangzhou market in south China's Guangdong province have tested positive for H7N9 avian influenza. ...
Thursday, January 02, 2014
Pecan Shell Extract Protects Meat from Pathogens
US - Extracts from pecan shells may be effective as antimicrobials in protecting meats, such as chicken from Listeria growth....
USPoultry Accepting Research Proposals on Salmonella Infection
US - The USPoultry Board Research Initiative is requesting pre-proposals regarding research on the exploration of systemic Salmonella infection in chickens and turkeys and the determination of the relationship with Salmonella in finished ground product....
Connecticut to Establish Small Poultry Slaughter Inspection System
US - Connecticut Department of Agriculture has established an inspection programme for poultry producers who intend to operate a small poultry slaughter facility exempt from continuous federal inspections. ...
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Russian Authorities Block Import of Dutch Poultry Meat
RUSSIA - The Russian authorities have refused entry into the country about 40 tonnes of chicken and minced poultry meat because it does not comply with the veterinary requirements....
Friday, December 27, 2013
Report Investigating Linked Salmonella Outbreaks Blames Food Safety Agency
US - According to the latest update, 416 people have been infected by Salmonella Heidelberg in a series of foodborne disease outbreaks in the US linked to one chicken processing company. There have been no deaths but 134 confirmed hospital admissions,...
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