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Thursday, January 02, 2014
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,...
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Final Report on Audits Conducted on Chinese Poultry Slaughter Plants
CHINA - USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has posted to its website its final report of an audit of four poultry slaughter establishments conducted in the People’s Republic of China. ...
UK Consumers Warned Not to Eat Unapproved Turkey Products
UK - A batch of turkey butterflies that were produced in an unapproved premises have found their way on to the market in South Wales just before the Christmas season....
Monday, December 23, 2013
Poultry Industry Body Responds to Food Safety Report
US - The National Chicken Council agrees with one point in a recent publication from 'Consumer Reports' - that we all play an important role in ensuring food safety for our families, from the farm to the table....
Unhygienic Fresh Chicken Products Destroyed
SAUDI ARABIA - The Jeddah Municipality and police destroyed at the weekend 10,000 fresh chicken products in a bid to check the sale of foodstuffs unfit for human consumption....
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Molecular Typing Methods for Food-borne Pathogens under Evaluation
EU - Molecular typing methods are laboratory techniques, such as whole genome sequencing, that enable the classification and comparison of strains of disease-causing bacteria....
Salmonella Vaccine Meets FDA Food Policy of Phasing out Antibiotics
US - Global Green, Inc., a green bio-pharmaceutical company, announced that in a major shift of national food policy, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is phasing out the non-medical use of antibiotics on farm animals in an effort to combat growing...
US Inspectors to Help Oversee Drug, Ingredient Producers in China
CHINA - In an effort to eliminate the weak industry oversight, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has decided to add ten new drug inspectors to its office in China....
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Iraq Lifts Ban on Poultry Imports from Arkansas
IRAQ - Sustained advocacy by USDA staff resulted in Iraq’s Ministry of Agriculture lifting the ban on imports of poultry from Arkansas. The Council of Ministers (COM) issued the ban on 30 July 2013 in response to a reported case of Pathogenic Avian...
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Clayton Gill Joins Diamond V
US - Diamond V announces the hiring of Clayton Gill as Public Relations and Strategic Communications Manager. ...
Call for Release of Poultry Inspection Rule
US - A bipartisan group of 13 US senators from both sides of the aisle sent a letter last week to US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack urging him to move forward with a proposal to modernise the department’s poultry inspection system....
New Approach to Health Required to Fight Animal Diseases
GLOBAL - A report released by the FAO reveals that population growth, agricultural expansion, and the rise of globe-spanning food supply chains have dramatically altered how diseases emerge, jump species boundaries, and spread. ...
Chinese Delegates Show Interest in Brazilian Poultry
BRAZIL - A Chinese delegation has visited two Brazilian chicken establishments in Paraná and Rio Grande do Sul. The visit was made in order to evaluate the service of the plants that were suspended last year, so trade may be resumed, the Brazilian Ministry...
Monday, December 16, 2013
Veterinarians Should be Involved in Decisions on Antibiotics, Says Zoetis
US - Last week, the US Food and Drug Administration finalised Guidance #213 establishing the procedures for voluntarily phasing out growth promotion indications for medically important antibiotics in alignment with Guidance #209 and published proposed...
Chicken, Fish Confiscated at Ras Al Khaimah
UAE - The Ras Al Khaimah Municipality has confiscated ten tonnes of expired and rotten fish and chicken. The large amount, imported by air to the emirate, failed to meet the set public health standards, according to an official report issued by the Public...
Thursday, December 12, 2013
FDA Implements Plan to Phase out Antimicrobials in Food Animals
US - For food production purposes, such as enhancing growth or improving feed efficiency, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has implemented a plan to help phase out the use of medically important antimicrobials in food animals. The plan would...
Chicken Council Welcomes Feed Directive Proposal
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published its Final Guidance 213 and proposed Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) rule. FDA’s Guidance 213 implements a plan to phase out over a three year period the subtherapeutic use of medically important...
Russia Approves Two Brazilian Poultry Establishments for Export
BRAZIL - Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Supervision (Rosselkhoznadzor) has approved two Brazilian poultry unites for export into the country....
Tuesday, December 10, 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....
Monday, December 09, 2013
Study Points to Need for Better Waste Disposal on Some Broiler Farms
US - Results of a study of Salmonella and Campylobacter at small-scale free-range broiler farms led the scientists to suggest the need for improvements in the disposal of processing waste from these facilities. ...
Friday, December 06, 2013
Edwina Currie Helps Launch New Lion Code of Practice
UK - Edwina Currie praised the British Lion scheme as she launched version 7 of the British Lion of Code of Practice at Westminster on Friday (29 November), stating: "In Britain, provided it’s got a little Lion on, it’s safe."...
Chicken Destroyed in Ras Al Khaimah
UAE - The Ras Al Khaimah Municipality has destroyed a large amount of chicken before they are distributed in the markets in the emirate....
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Dedication of the Diamond V Layer Research Unit at Kasetsart University
THAILAND - Diamond V recently celebrated the ribbon-cutting and opening ceremony for the new Diamond V Layer Research Unit in the Animal Science Learning Center of the Department of Animal Science on the Kamphaeng Saen Campus of Kasetsart University in...
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