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13 October 2014
Head of Foster Farms Intends to Step Down
US - Foster Farms' President and CEO, Ron Foster, is to step down from his current position....
01 October 2014
Randox Tests Guarantee Food Safety
GLOBAL - Think back over the last 60 minutes. What did you do? Randox Food Diagnostics probably guaranteed the safety of beef in Brazil, Chinese pork and honey in Ukraine, to name only a few. ...
Salmonella: Reducing Pre-harvest Prevalence and Load
US - Reducing the prevalence and/or load of the pathogen in poultry flocks prior to processing helps to control salmonellosis, says Diamond V....
26 September 2014
Food Safety Summit Delegates Hit by Illness
US - A contaminated chicken dish has been identified as the likely cause of illness among many of the delegates at the Food Safety Summit in Baltimore in April 2014....
25 September 2014
How Do We Tackle Food Production 'Complacency'?
UK - NFU Vice President Guy Smith has been selected on to the Advisory Board of the UK’s Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU)....
24 September 2014
Chinese Firm at Centre of Food Safety Scandal Halts Production
CHINA - More than 300 workers have been laid off at OSI Group's subsidiary, Shanghai Husi Food and production is not expected to resume soon....
22 September 2014
Live Vaccines More Effective against Salmonella
UK - Researchers at Cambridge University have effectively ‘barcoded’ the bacteria so that they can see where in the body they go and how they fare against the immune system. ...
Trans-Atlantic Trade Talks Over-shadowed by Chlorine Use for Chicken
GERMANY - The proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the European Union and the United States has been met with criticism and is viewed with suspicion....
18 September 2014
Eggs from Backyard Chickens May Pose Problems, Warns Vet
US - Whether raising chickens in your backyard as pets or as a source of fresh eggs, a Kansas State University pharmacologist says what you don't know about your chickens could hurt you or others....
Iraqi Health Ministry Issues Warning on Salmonella Infected Chickens
IRAQ - The Iraqi Ministry of Health uncovered the entry of infected chickens with the germ of salmonella to Iraq and its spread into local markets, confirming that its origins are Turkey, Egypt and Ukraine....
Rosselkhoznadzor Slaps Ban on Poultry Meat En Route to Kyrgyzstan
KYRGYZSTAN - The Federal Agency for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Supervision of RF (Rosselkhoznadzor) slaps a ban on bringing a large batch of poultry meat through the Russian Federation, en route to Kyrgyzstan from USA....
16 September 2014
Chicken Producers Hit Back at Article on Use of Antibiotics in Chicken Feed
US - US chicken producers have hit back at criticism levelled at it in an article from the newsagency Reuters, claiming that antibiotics used in human medicine are frequently used as growth promoters in feed for chickens....
15 September 2014
Concerns Raised over Future Safety of UK Food Imports
ANALYSIS - Concern is rising in the UK over the safety of imported meat and food products after funding for non-statutory residue testing is withdrawn at the end of the financial year....
USDA Faces Lawsuit to Stop New Poultry Inspection System
US - US action group Food and Water Watch has filed a suit in the federal court to stop the implementation of the New Poultry Inspection System (NPIS) rules....
Researchers Say Nairobi Chicken Poses Health Threats
KENYA - Research conducted by Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) recently established that most of the chicken sold in butcheries, supermarkets and retail outlets in Nairobi pose a serious health threat to consumers....
08 September 2014
What Are Climate Change's Implications for Agriculture?
ANALYSIS - The effects of climate change on crop and food production, which are already evident in several regions of the world, show that negative impacts are more common than positive ones....
Agency Confirms Results for Campylobacter Survey
UK - The Food Standards Agency has confirmed its plans for publishing the quarterly results from its survey of campylobacter on shop-bought chicken....
05 September 2014
Poultry Industry Firmly Responds to Newspaper Article
UK - The British Poultry Council has issued a firm response to the Guardian following an article by John Allan and Stephanie Lavua published on 16 August....
04 September 2014
Poultry Certification Launched in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - GLOBAL G.A.P. launched the Poultry Module of the Integrated Farm Assurance Standard for Livestock in South Africa in July....
Perdue Foods Reports Removal of Antibiotics from Chicken Hatcheries
US – US poultry producer Perdue Foods has removed all antibiotics from its chicken hatcheries....
Cage Layer Eggs Safe, Wholesome, Affordable and Humane Protein Source
US - When labels are attached to modern farming practices such as "medieval cruelty" or "moral responsibility to act by avoiding cage eggs" as occurred on 30 August in Chris Rodley’s editorial, "Eating Brunch Right Now, You Might Want to Put Your Fork...
03 September 2014
Big Dutchman Customer Aces SQF Audit for Egg Production
US - The new School Site Farm Packing Plant dedicated to specialty eggs recently passed the Safe Quality Foods (SQF) audit with flying colours. ...
OSI Hires Manager from US for Meat Plant
CHINA - OSI Group LLC has retained a unit of California-based Golden State Foods Corp to manage one of its plants in China as it attempts to recover from a scandal involving sales of expired meat by a facility in Shanghai....
EU Animal Feed Body to Work Closer with Romania, Bulgaria
EU - The European Feed Manufacturers Federation (FEFAC) is strengthening cooperation with the feed manufacturing associations in Romania and Bulgaria...
01 September 2014
Six OSI Employees Arrested in China
CHINA - Meat processor OSI Group has confirm that six of its employees in China at the Shanghai Husi processing plant have now been arrested following detention by authorities....
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