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Thursday, October 31, 2013
Weekly Overview: US Makes Progress on Foodborne Disease
ANALYSIS - Overall prevalence of Salmonella in the US has fallen, according to a new report, although one poultry processor is having to work hard to demonstrate its commitment to consumer food safety after an outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg was linked...
Report Says Salmonella Prevalence on Chicken Decreased 34 Per Cent
US - The prevalence of Salmonella on raw young chicken carcasses is down 34 per cent over the first quarter of 2013 and represents a decrease of over 120 per cent during the past five years....
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
California Chicken Salmonella Susceptible to Antibiotics
US - Foster Farms, the poultry processor at the centre of a recent chicken recall due to Salmonella Heidelberg, has released a statement highlighting its commitment to solving the issue. The bacteria have been tested and found not to show antibiotic-resistance...
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
FDA Proposes Rule to Ensure Safety of Animal Feed
US - In an effort to improve the safety of food for animals, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a proposed rule under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). This regulation would help prevent foodborne illness in both animals and...
New Research to Understand Campylobacter Coli
UK - The Food Standards Agency has given a Strategic Research grant to a consortium led by Dr Arnoud van Vliet of the Institute of Food Research, to develop new tools to understand Campylobacter coli at the molecular and genetic level. ...
British Lion Celebrates 15 Years of Safeguarding Britain’s Health
UK - This week (2 November 2013) sees the launch of a new version of the British Lion Code of Practice, marking the 15th anniversary of the Code and the return of the ‘little Lion’ to British eggs....
Friday, October 25, 2013
Meat, Poultry Research Showcase to Feature at IPPE
US - The Meat and Poultry Research Showcase at the 2014 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta in January aims to provide cutting-edge scientific presentations about the latest developments....
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Experts Weigh in on Industry Advancements
US - The Animal Agriculture Alliance, in conjunction with the National Chicken Council and other livestock and poultry producers, hosted a teleconference with various third-party experts to discuss the industry improvements presented in the Alliance report...
First-Ever Export Seminar at IPPE
US - The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is to host its first-ever export seminar at the 2014 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Georgia, in January....
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Researchers Identify Practices to Reduce Contamination Risk
US - Cornell University's researchers have identified some agricultural management practices in the field that can either boost or reduce the risk of contamination in produce from two major foodborne pathogens: salmonella, the biggest single killer among...
No Chicken Meat Farms Affected by Avian Influenza
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Chicken Meat Federation said last week that the finding of avian influenza in an egg production flock near Young has no implications for chicken meat safety or consumption....
Monday, October 21, 2013
Government Boost for Western Canadian Poultry Sector
CANADA - The Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, along with Blake Richards, Member of Parliament for Wild Rose, announced support for an initiative that will result in new commercial opportunities for Western...
Friday, October 18, 2013
Nigerian Poultry Farmers Promise Healthy Eggs
NIGERIA - Members of the Lagos State Chapter of the Poultry Association of Nigeria have promised to recall any egg in the market that is found to be contaminated....
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Weekly Overview: Understanding Food Production to Address Malnutrition
ANALYSIS - Understanding more about food production can address the current challenges that see 2 billion people in the world go malnourished and 1.4 billion classed as overweight, according to a new report from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of...
UAE Free from Salmonella-Contaminated Chicken
UAE - The UAE is free from Saudi-produced Al Watania fresh chicken, reported to be contaminated with salmonella, Ministry of Environment and Water has said....
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Poultry Plants Stay Open as Salmonella Cases Rise
ANALYSIS - The number of people who have been affected by the outbreak of Salmonella in the US traced back to three processing plants belonging to Foster Farms, had risen to 317 by the end of last week....
Consumers Advised to Consider Food Safety During Thanksgiving
CANADA - According to Bruce Cochrane, University of Manitoba's food safety professor is encouraging consumers to consider food safety when preparing the traditional Thanksgiving meal....
Monday, October 14, 2013
Nigerians Warned Against Consumption of Imported Poultry Products
NIGERIA - Over the weekend, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) warned people against continued consumption of imported poultry products because of the various heath hazards they pose....
Food Safety Principles Design Workshop at Atlanta Show
US - A workshop will be held during the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) on 'Sanitary Equipment Design Principles Workshop'....
Friday, October 11, 2013
BPC, NFU Set Record Straight on Article on Growth Promoters
UK - BPC and the NFU have moved to set the record straight on a story in the "Sun" which could seriously mislead readers....
Ag Department Provides Answers Following Salmonella Outbreak
US - The US Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) recently issued a public health alert indicating that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has linked some raw chicken products produced in California...
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Animal Welfare Best Practices for Producers and Processors
CANADA - The goal of the Growing Assurance – Food Safety initiatives being launched as part of the federal-provincial Growing Forward 2 agreement is to work with Manitobans in order to ensure food is safe from farm to fork, Agriculture, Food and Rural...
More Precise Use of Antibiotics in Food Animals Allowed
CANADA - According to Bruce Cochrane, a veterinary consultant from Saskatchewan says advances in diagnostic techniques have allowed veterinarians to be much more precise with their use of antibiotics in farm animals....
Direct Campylobacter Poultry Kit Launched by Merck Millipore
GERMANY - Merck Millipore, the Life Science division of Merck, has launched the Singlepath® Direct Campy Poultry Kit for more rapid immunological screening of Campylobacter in poultry. It delivers results on-site in less than two hours. ...
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Zoetis Withdraws Marketing Authorisation for Two Arsenicals
US - Zoetis Inc. has notified the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that the company will voluntarily withdraw the marketing authorizations (New Animal Drug Applications) for 3-Nitro (roxarsone) and Carb-O-Sep® (carbarsone)....
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