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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....
29 August 2014
Study Finds Link Across Europe to Salmonella Outbreak from Eggs
EU - Outbreaks and sporadic cases of Salmonella Enteritidis in Austria, France, Germany and the United Kingdom, as well as one case reported in Luxembourg, appear to be linked by the time of symptom onset and microbiological characteristics of isolates....
28 August 2014
Germany is Likely Source of Recent Salmonella Outbreaks in Europe
EU - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control have looked into where Salmonella Enteritidis may have originated from in recent cases found in Europe and Germany seems like a likely suspect. ...
Foster Farms Demonstrates How to Combat Salmonella
US - Foster Farms, California's biggest chicken producer, has been accused of poisoning people with salmonella bacteria. After an outbreak last autumn, the US Department of Agriculture threatened to shut down three of the company's plants....
26 August 2014
Arrests Made over Poisonous Chicken Feet in China
CHINA - Chinese police have arrested 38 people on suspicion of making or selling contaminated chicken feet in a crackdown involving one of the country's favorite snacks....
22 August 2014
Eggs Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk
DENMARK - Food authority Fødevarestyrelsen has ordered Hedegaard Foods to recall eggs and a number of egg-based products following the discovery of salmonella in some of its goods....
21 August 2014
How Does the Industry Recover from China Meat Scandal?
CHINA - Following the withdrawal of meat products supplied by Shanghai Husi Food Co. from global fast-food chains last month, Whole Hog Editor John Strak predicts how the scandal may affect the markets....
18 August 2014
Look for the Lion to Prevent Salmonella Outbreaks
UK - The British Egg Industry Council is urging caterers and consumers to look for the British Lion mark on eggs in the wake of a large outbreak of salmonella food poisoning believed to be linked to imported eggs....
15 August 2014
Weekly Overview: Concerns Mount over Russian Block on Imports
ANALYSIS - Concerns have been raised around the world to the Russian block on imports from the USA, Canada, EU, Australia and Norway with a bitter reaction from both governments and the farming communities....
08 August 2014
Gambian Delegation Set to Tour US Poultry Establishments
GAMBIA - A six-member delegation from The Gambia is set to visit the United States to tour poultry establishments and related institutions, and meet relevant public and private sector officials....
Government Responds to UK Chicken Campylobacter Survey
UK - The Government has offered advice on minimising the public's risk of food poisoning through Campylobacter, a bacteria that naturally occurs in chicken....
06 August 2014
Campylobacter Survey Shows 59 Per Cent of Chickens in UK Tested Positive
UK - The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published the first set of quarterly results from a new survey of Campylobacter on fresh shop-bought chickens. The results show 59 per cent of birds tested positive for the presence of Campylobacter. In four per...
05 August 2014
Report on Antibiotics Use Hits Indian Chicken Sales
INDIA - It appears that tasty chicken dishes are fast disappearing from the menu of Keralites, owing to the recent report by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) on the rampant use of antibiotics in poultry....
Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg Infections Over
US - The multistate outbreak of Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella Heidelberg Infections Linked to Foster Farms Brand Chicken appears to be over....
04 August 2014
USDA Announces New Inspection System for Poultry Products
US - The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) last week announced a critical step forward in making chicken and turkey products safer for Americans to eat....
Medical Association Demands Ban of Antibiotic Use in Poultry Sector
INDIA - The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has demanded an immediate ban on antibiotic use in the poultry industry in wake of a Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) study suggesting overuse of antibiotics in chicken production behind the growing...
01 August 2014
Extending Storage Time of Eggs Increases Salmonella Risk
EU - Extending the storage time of eggs at home or at retail would increase Salmonella food poisoning risks, says EFSA’s latest scientific opinion on public health risks from eggs....
31 July 2014
Weekly Overview: Global Concerns over Antibiotic Residues and Resistance
GLOBAL - Pressure is mounting against the use of antibiotics in farm animals in India and the UK, while in the US, a mandatory ban on in-feed antibiotics has been averted - at least, for now. A consumer survey in the US reveals that consumers rely on...
Indian Advocacy Body Seeks Ban on Antibiotics in Poultry
INDIA - New Delhi-based research and advocacy think-tank, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), is seeking a ban on antibiotic growth promoters in the poultry industry and other measures following the publication of a report into antibiotic residues...
Antibiotic Ban Petition Supported by Green Party
UK - The Green Party in the UK is calling on members and supporters to sign the petition produced by the Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics, calling for a ban on the routine use of antibiotics in farmed animals....
Proposed Sanitary Transportation Rule Places Undue Burden, Says AFIA
US - The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has submitted comments to the US Food and Drug Administration on the proposed Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food rule. The proposed rule is one of many pieces of the Food Safety Modernisation...
30 July 2014
Poultry Plants Pass Inspection
UK - Two 2 Sisters' poultry processing plants have passed inspection by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) following allegations of food hygiene issues in a national newspaper....
29 July 2014
UK Egg Industry Praised in New Research Paper
UK - Further endorsement of the British egg industry’s success in tackling salmonella has been published in a new scientific paper in the Journal of Emerging Infectious Diseases....
Ceva Animal Health Introduces New Tool to Fight Salmonella Spread
US - A new Salmonella vaccine will offer poultry producers a unique opportunity to strengthen their existing Salmonella prevention programs....
Russia Considers Ban on US Poultry Imports in August
RUSSIA - Russia is considering imposing restrictions on poultry imports from the United States due to an outbreak of salmonellosis, the assistant of Mr Alexey Alexeenko, head of Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor),...
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