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Poultry Industry News By Category: Food Safety
28 July 2017
EU Report Shows More Evidence on Link Between Antibiotic Use, Antibiotic Resistance
EU - The European Food Safety Authority, the European Medicines Agency and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control are concerned about the impact of use of antibiotics on the increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria. ...
27 July 2017
Chlorinated Chickens Overshadow US-UK Trade Talks
US & UK - This week, Britain and the US commenced talks on the potential for post-Brexit trade, though the talks have been overshadowed by concerns in Britain particularly over whether Britain would be forced to lower its food standards to accommodate...
21 July 2017
High Levels of Antibiotic-resistance in Indian Poultry Farming Raises Concerns
INDIA - A new study from India raises questions about the dangers to human health of farming chicken with growth-promoting antibiotics - including some of the same drugs used in raising millions of chickens in the United States and worldwide....
20 July 2017
Canadian Chicken Industry Further Reducing Antimicrobial Use
CANADA - Following the successful elimination of Category I antibiotics for disease prevention in Canadian chicken production, Chicken Farmers of Canada has established timelines to further its strategy to eliminate the preventive use of antimicrobials...
No Specific Case of Plastic Rice, Sugar, Eggs Detected, Says Govt
INDIA - Allaying consumer fears and belying media reports, the government on Tuesday informed Parliament that no specific case of presence of plastic rice, sugar and eggs had been detected in the country....
17 July 2017
Report Says UK Not Ready for Brexit's Impact on Food
UK - The UK is unprepared for the most complex ever change to its food system, which will be required before Brexit, according to a new briefing paper published by SPRU, the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex....
Meat Factory Closed for Repackaging Out-of-Date Chicken
UAE - A meat factory that processed frozen chicken into mortadella and sausages was shut down in Ras Al Khaimah after it was found to be repackaging huge amounts of spoiled and expired chicken for sale....
14 July 2017
Namib Poultry Chicken 100% Safe, Says Company
NAMIBIA - Namib Poultry Industries this week said the avian influenza outbreak in South Africa is not known to have had any negative effect on people....
12 July 2017
HK Launches Action Plan to Regulate Use of Antibiotics on Poultry
HONG KONG - The government has launched a five-year action plan to stop farm owners from abusing antibiotics on animals in order to contain the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the city....
Identifying, Assessing Risks of Food Contaminants as Early as Possible
GERMANY - Dioxins, mineral oils, perfluorinated substances - not only do people not obtain important nutrients with their food, they also ingest undesirable substances which can affect health when taken up in certain quantities....
11 July 2017
China, Belarus Sign MoU on Safety of Frozen Beef, Poultry Exports
BELARUS - Belarus has got the right to supply beef and poultry to China, Belarusian Agriculture and Food Deputy Minister Alexander Subbotin said on Monday....
Importance of Chain Transparency Growing in Netherlands
NETHERLANDS - The sixth edition of the "Vion Consumer Monitor" shows that consumers are very positive about the quality of Dutch meat: over 65 per cent judges this to be 'excellent'. ...
06 July 2017
RCB Seals Unhygienic Poultry Slaughterhouse
PAKISTAN - The Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) on Wednesday sealed poultry slaughterhouse besides imposing a Rs. 80,000 fine on two food catering services for making food in unhygienic conditions and has served notices to five marriage halls....
05 July 2017
Malaysian Poultry Import Ban Likely to be Lifted Soon
MALAYSIA - Countries that had imposed a temporary freeze on the import of Malaysian poultry pro­ducts may now consider rescinding it, as the World Organisation for Animal Health (OiE) is about to declare the country free of the H5N1 bird flu....
Indonesian Researcher Invents Poultry Antibody
INDONESIA - Researchers from the Faculty of Animal Husbandry, Gadjah Mada University (UGM) Yogyakarta invent an original probiotic of Indonesias organic chicken that one of its functions as antibodies to poultry in the country....
04 July 2017
No Salmonella Found in Poultry Exports, Brazil Tells EU
BRAZIL - Brazil notified the European Union's (EU) Food Service Authority on Monday that it had found no traces of salmonella in exported poultry....
03 July 2017
HCM City Tracing Pig, Poultry Origins
VIET NAM - After gaining encouraging results from a pilot programme that allows consumers to check the origin of pork, the HCM City Department of Industry and Trade last weekend announced a new plan to use information technology to control and trace the...
HK Depends on Mainland China for Food Quality, Safety
HONG KONG - Food supplied by the Chinese mainland has played a crucial role in improving the livelihoods of residents in Hong Kong since its return to the nation 20 years ago, and the special administrative region is expected to continue enjoying high-quality,...
30 June 2017
Joint Project Explores Sustainability of China's Poultry Industry
CHINA - Milestone results of a three-year joint project looking into the sustainability of China’s fast-growing poultry industry were recently announced in Beijing....
Are People 'Rolling the Dice' When it Comes to Food Safety?
UK - A new study, conducted by a team of UK-based researchers led by the University of Liverpool known as the ENIGMA Project, has revealed the levels of bad behaviours in UK kitchens which increase the public's risk of getting food poisoning....
28 June 2017
China Exports First Shipment of Cooked Poultry Meat to US
CHINA - China exported cooked poultry meat to the US for the first time, signifying that the country has reached an international standard of poultry processing and quality supervision....
Consumers Sickened by Salmonella Related to Raw Frozen Breaded Chicken
CANADA - The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with provincial public health partners, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and Health Canada to investigate an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections in four provinces with cases of...
26 June 2017
Use of Antibiotics in Poultry, Livestock to be Reduced
CHINA - Irregularities in the use of antibiotics in poultry and livestock in China will be strictly monitored to reduce drug resistance, according to a national plan released by the Ministry of Agriculture on Friday....
Iran Resumes Chicken Exports to Iraq, Afghanistan
IRAN - An official, while reporting on resumption of chicken exports to Iraq and Afghanistan, said shipment of the product to Qatar will kick off soon....
22 June 2017
New Sensors Could Enable More Affordable Detection of Pollution, Diseases
US - When it comes to testing for cancer, environmental pollution and food contaminants, traditional sensors can help. The challenges are that they often are bulky, expensive, non-intuitive and complicated....
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