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29 July 2014
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),...
28 July 2014
Food Safety Body Launches Investigation into Poultry Plants
UK - The British Food Standards Agency (FSA) has launched investigations and audits into poultry plants at the centre of a food hygiene row published in a national newspaper....
25 July 2014
McDonald’s Japan Switches Chicken Sourcing to Thailand
JAPAN - McDonald’s Co. (Japan) said that it has halted sales of all products containing chicken meat from China and switched sourcing completely to Thailand....
24 July 2014
2 Sisters Responds to Poor Hygiene Allegations
UK - Leading poultry processor, 2 Sisters Food Group, has hit back at allegations over poor hygiene practices and standards....
Joint Initiative for Global Food Security Introduced
GLOBAL - The Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform and the International Trade Centre (ITC) are initiating the ‘The Declaration of Abu Dhabi for Global Food Security through Good Agricultural Practices’....
Multiple Influences in Antibiotic Resistance Debate Uncovered
US - The issue of antibiotic resistance may have only recently become front-page news, but it has always been a concern of those focused on improving public health. ...
21 July 2014
Meat Safety Concerns Hit Chinese Fast Food Supplier
CHINA - Meat products supplied by Shanghai Husi Food Co. to global fast-food chains in China have been withdrawn from the market following an investigation that revealed the re-labelling of chicken and beef beyond their shelf-life....
18 July 2014
New Science Minister Announces Collaboration on Antimicrobial Resistance
UK - BBSRC is part of a cross-council initiative backed by eight government bodies and the Wellcome Trust to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) on all fronts....
Expired Chickens Confiscated in Bogor
INDONESIA - The Bogor administration confiscated 20 kilograms of expired chickens that were on sale at the Ramayana supermarket in Bogor on Thursday (17 July) afternoon....
14 July 2014
US Chicken Council Welcomes Modernisation of Poultry Inspection
US - National Chicken Council (NCC) has welcomed the newly proposed voluntary code to modernise the US poultry inspection system aimed at reducing foodborne illness, as well as setting up a new web site to aid understanding of the differences between...
10 July 2014
Salmonella-contaminated Poultry Sent to Military Bases
US – Shipments of salmonella infected chicken may have been received by military bases and commissaries in five states, say federal agriculture officials....
09 July 2014
Finnish Broiler Study Shows High Standards with Voluntary Codes
FINLAND - Meat processor, HKScan, has completed a detailed study of its Finnish broiler production chain, which reveals high standards of excellence achieved with voluntary actions that exceed the statutory requirements....
US Chicken Is Safe, Nutritious, Says Industry Council
US - The National Chicken Council is offering reassurance about the safety of US chicken following news of a voluntary recall of chicken products issued by Foster Farms in Livingston, California....
08 July 2014
Penang's Poultry Markets Face Closure on Health Grounds
MALAYSIA - The halal authority is set to tighten up the rules on religious slaughter in wet markets in Penang because of environmental and food safety concerns....
Congresswomen Call on USDA to Shut Down Foster Farms
US - Two congresswomen have called on the United States Department of Agriculture to shut down all Foster Farms poultry processing facilities until a Salmonella outbreak that has made more than 600 people in 29 states sick is stopped....
Foster Farms Recalls Chicken Products over Salmonella
US - Californian poultry processor Foster Farms is recalling an undetermined amount of chicken products that may be contaminated with a particular strain of Salmonella Heidelberg....
04 July 2014
UK Agency Scheme Recognises Compliant Feed Companies
UK - The Food Standards Agency (FSA), in collaboration with the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD), has finalised agreements that further extend earned recognition to the animal feed sector....
03 July 2014
Weekly Overview: Focus on 'One Health': Antibiotic Resistance and Foodborne Pathogens
GLOBAL - In the last week, there have been several reports in the news relating to the links between animal health and human health, in particular, on antibiotic resistance and foodborne pathogens....
Halamid Brings Rapid Action Against Salmonella
FRANCE - Although outbreaks have been traced to a variety of food types, Salmonella is most often associated with poultry products and is considered a veritable scourge of our industry, according to Axcentive....
Growing Antibiotic Resistance in Some Salmonella Raises Concerns
US - Antibiotic resistance in foodborne germs is an ongoing threat, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in a new report showing progress and problems among foodborne germs it tracks....
02 July 2014
Kick Salmonella off Your Premises
BELGIUM - Clean footware and clean hands are the best ways to keep Salmonella off your farm, says CID Lines....
01 July 2014
Campylobacter Causes Disease in Some Chickens: First Evidence
UK - University of Liverpool researchers have found that one breed of chickens showed damage to the gut mucosa and developed diarrhoea after an experimental infection with Campylobacter....
Davis Study Highlights Need for Better Consumer Food Safety Education
US - A new study has identified risky food safety practices in home kitchens, including under-cooking chicken and inadequate hand-washing....
30 June 2014
Chicken Industry Responds to Australian Antibiotic Resistance Study
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Chicken Meat Federation (ACMF) says that the E.coli resistant to fluoroquinolones observed in a recent study is definitely not the result of the use of fluoroquinolone in the poultry industry....
Foodborne Disease Report Confirms Need to Tackle Campylobacter in UK
UK - A new report into foodborne disease finds that poultry meat was the food linked to the most cases of food poisoning and that Campylobacter is the most common pathogen in foods. ...
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