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Poultry Industry News By Category: Food Safety
08 May 2017
Poultry Feed with Arsenic More Problematic than Assumed?
GLOBAL - Supplements containing arsenic have been banned in the European Union since 1999 and in North America since 2013. In many countries they are still added to poultry feed to prevent parasitic infection and promote weight gain. ...
05 May 2017
Both Organic, Conventional Processing Reduce Campylobacter on Carcasses
US - Both conventional and organic processing methods reduced Campylobacter on broiler carcasses in a recent study by Purdue University....
03 May 2017
Foster Farms Recalls Breaded Chicken Breast Patties
US - Foster Farms is initiating a voluntary Class II recall of select packages of its Frozen Cooked Breaded Chicken Breast Patties with Rib Meat sold at a limited number of Costco club stores....
EU Worries Over Growth Hormones in SA Chickens
EU & SOUTH AFRICA - The European Union (EU) is concerned about South Africa’s ability to deal with exposure to prohibited medicines and growth hormones with regard to its poultry and other commodities....
01 May 2017
Probe into Dioxin-tainted Eggs Narrows Down to Chicken Feed
TAIWAN - An investigation into the source of the dioxin that contaminated eggs from a Changhua County chicken farm is now focused on chicken feed, the Council of Agriculture (COA) said Sunday. ...
28 April 2017
Nigerian Customs Destroys Imported Poultry Products
NIGERIA - Over 102,099 cartons of frozen poultry products worth N1.27 billion illegally imported into the country have been destroyed by the Nigerian Customs Service....
27 April 2017
Over 42,000 Egg-laying Chickens to be Culled Over Dioxin Scare
TAIWAN - Over 42,000 egg-laying hens at Hung Chang farm in Changhua County, central Taiwan, will be culled Friday after recent tests confirmed that the farm has been supplying eggs containing excessive levels of dioxin residues, according to the county's...
26 April 2017
T&T Lifts Ban on Imports of Corned Beef, Chicken Products
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO - The ban on meat products imported from Brazil has been lifted by the Ministry of Agriculture....
25 April 2017
FDA Hunts Eggs Over Dioxin Fears
TAIWAN - Following the recall of nearly 7 tonnes of eggs over fears they contain high levels of dioxin, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Sunday (23 April) said it has inspected 688 retailers and eateries and found them to be free of the questionable...
Odisha Govt Orders Probe Into Sale of Plastic Eggs
INDIA - The Odisha government has asked Food Safety Commission officials to probe the alleged sale of plastic eggs in the markets of the state capital, Bhubaneswar....
24 April 2017
Improved Cold Chain Logistics to Safeguard Food Security
CHINA - Efforts have been started to accelerate the development of cold chain logistics, according to a plan issued by the State Council on 21 April....
21 April 2017
Salmonella, Campylobacter Top Food-borne Culprits in 2016
US - In its annual report on foodborne illness surveillance, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Campylobacter and Salmonella caused most foodborne illnesses in the United States in 2016, but new lab tests make it difficult to...
Dioxins Found in Egg from Changhua
TAIWAN - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday ordered eggs from three farms in Changhua County's Fangyuan Township to be pulled from store shelves as a precautionary measure after an excessive level of dioxins, a group of toxic chemicals,...
20 April 2017
Study Ranks Production Attributes Most Important to Consumers
US - For many consumers, buying a gallon of milk is much more complex than finding the preferred fat content and expiration date. They want to know how the cows were treated, what they were fed, whether they received growth hormones or antibiotics, whether...
Australia and US: Reciprocal Recognition of Food Safety Mutually Beneficial
AUSTRALIA - Australian exporters are in a significantly stronger position as preferred suppliers of safe, high quality food to the United States of America (USA) after the signing of a bilateral Food Safety Recognition Agreement this month....
US Blocks India’s Plea for Compliance Panel at WTO
INDIA - The US has blocked India’s request for a compliance panel on its revised guidelines on poultry imports, taken up by the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body (DSB)....
18 April 2017
NCC Commends USDA for Extension of GIPSA Interim Final Rule
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it is extending the implementation date 180 days for the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration’s (GIPSA) interim final rule on competitive injury. The interim final rule...
17 April 2017
Danish Chickens Finally Allowed Outdoors; Easter Eggs Salmonella-free
DENMARK - After five months under quarantine, Danish chickens are finally allowed to get out the doors, reports the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration (DVFA)....
11 April 2017
Improved Quality Assurance Programme for Aussie Egg Industry
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Egg Corporation (AECL) is pleased to announce the release of Egg Standards of Australia (ESA), a voluntary quality assurance programme for rearing and layer farms, which provides a practical mechanism for egg farmers to demonstrate...
04 April 2017
Chinese Govt Puts Avian Flu Under Spotlight
CHINA - The central government is urging local authorities to resist any outbreak of H7N9 avian flu by taking more effective measures to prevent the virus from spreading....
IFA Reports Brazilian Meat Scandal to be Discussed in European Parliament
EU - Following strong lobbying by IFA in Brussels over the last two weeks, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the Chairman of the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee Czeslaw Siekierski tabled an oral question for the plenary agenda...
Antigua Continues Restrictions on Brazilian Beef, Poultry
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA - The Minister of Trade and Consumer Affairs, EP Chet Greene has announced that the restrictions on the importation of Brazilian beef and poultry will remain in effect until the local stakeholders deliberate later this week....
30 March 2017
USDA Recalls 1M Pounds of Chicken Due to 'Metal Objects'
US - The USDA this week announced a recall of 933,000 pounds of chicken products. It is one of the biggest chicken recalls in months....
UAE Bans Import of Non-heat-treated Poultry Products from US, Malaysia
UAE - The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCaE) has decided to ban the import of all types of live domestic, wild, and ornamental birds, as well as chicks, eggs and bird remains from the Lincoln district in Tennessee State, USA, that have...
28 March 2017
Chicken Study Reveals Key Hurdle for Campylobacter Vaccine Effort
UK - New University of Liverpool research reveals that the immune response of farmed chickens does not develop fast enough to fight off Campylobacter during their short lifespan. The findings have important implications in the challenge towards developing...
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