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Poultry Industry News By Category: Egg Layer Management
07 September 2017
HSUS Seeks Cage-Free Status for Pork, Veal & Eggs in California
US - Last November Massachusetts voters approved – by a 3 to 1 margin – a groundbreaking ballot question that will mandate all pork, veal and eggs sold in the Bay State come from pigs, calves and laying hens not confined to ultra-tight quarters. ...
23 August 2017
Fipronil-tainted Eggs Found in Taiwan
TAIWAN - Excessive levels of pesticide fipronil have been found in eggs produced at three farms in Taiwan, the island's agricultural authority said on Tuesday....
21 August 2017
Egg Inspections Complete, But Safety Concerns Remain
SOUTH KOREA - Consumer concerns about eggs contaminated with insecticides persisted Friday, as the government announced the results of its inspections on all large-scale egg farms....
Sweden Reports Outbreak of Newcastle Disease in Laying Hens
SWEDEN - Dr Ingrid Eilertz, Chief Veterinary Officer Director and Head of the Swedish Board of Agriculture Department for Animal Welfare and Health at the Ministry for Rural Affairs has reported an outbreak of Newcastle disease at a poultry farm located...
18 August 2017
2018 IPPE Registration and Housing Now Open
US - Attendee and exhibitor registration and housing for the 2018 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) are now open....
17 August 2017
Two Dutch Men Appear in Court Over EU Egg Tainting Scandal
EU - Two Dutch men arrested in connection with the ongoing egg scandal in Europe have appeared in court on Tuesday this week, reports Chris McCullough for ThePoultrySite....
EU 'Too Slow' Over Food Scandal; Contaminated Eggs Also Found in HK, SK
EU & ASIA - Several European countries are affected by fipronil contaminated eggs, causing millions of eggs to be removed from shelves in European markets....
15 August 2017
Dutch Egg Scandal Spreads to 17 Countries Worldwide
GLOBAL - Millions of eggs across Europe have been destroyed, in a food scare caused by a pesticide that was sprayed on chickens in The Netherlands to treat them for ticks, flies and lice, reports Chris McCullough....
Hong Kong to Check Imported Poultry Eggs from All EU Countries
HONG KONG - The food safety authority of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) yesterday decided to further enhance checks on eggs at import level and expand the measure to poultry eggs from all countries of the European Union (EU)....
11 August 2017
Dutch Police Make Arrests in Contaminated Eggs Case
NETHERLANDS - Dutch police arrested two suspects on Thursday as part of an investigation into the illegal use of a potentially harmful insecticide in the poultry industry, the Dutch prosecution service said....
British Egg Processors Criticise Buying Policies of UK’s Major Supermarkets
UK - British egg processors have criticised the buying policies of the UK’s major supermarkets after several of them have been forced to withdraw products from sale because they contain non-UK eggs contaminated with residues of Fipronil, which is unauthorised...
Belgium to Set Up Task Force to Support Poultry Sector After Tainted Egg Scandal
BELGIUM - Belgium will set up a task force to examine all possible measures to support the poultry sector following the insecticide-contaminated egg scandal, a spokesman of Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel confirmed Thursday....
09 August 2017
Consumers Should Always Look for British Lion Mark on Eggs, Says BEIC
UK - The British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) has issued a statement regarding the Dutch egg scandal, noting that approximately 180 farms, including egg farms, in the Netherlands have had restrictions imposed preventing them from moving eggs, manure and...
08 August 2017
Contaminated Egg Scandal Leads to Empty Supermarket Shelves
NETHERLANDS - The contaminated egg scandal in the Netherlands has led to empty shelves in the supermarkets and it will be at least until the end of the week before supplies are back to normal, according to food retail umbrella group CBL....
Dutch Eggs Contaminated with Fipronil Delivered to France, Says Ministry
FRANCE - France's agriculture ministry yesterday confirmed that 13 batches of Dutch eggs contaminated with the insecticide Fipronil have been delivered to two different egg-product manufacturing factories in central-western France between 11 and 26 July....
07 August 2017
Chinese Farming Experts Open Training Programme in Benin
BENIN - Chinese farming experts have started here a 10-day training programme for Benin's gardeners, farmers, poultry producers and technical supervision officials....
Belgium Aware of Dutch Egg Scandal but Did Not Speak Out
BELGIUM - Belgium has been aware of a potential problem with fipronil in the poultry sector since June, its food safety agency admitted, adding that it did not say anything because of a fraud investigation....
03 August 2017
Dutch Poultry Farms Closed Down; Eggs Recalled Following Toxic Contamination
NETHERLANDS - Authorities in The Netherlands have shut down around 180 poultry farms and recalled over one million eggs following the detection of a toxic substance in samples, reports Chris McCullough....
Israel Authorities Destroy 6,000 Eggs
ISRAEL - In an operation on Tuesday night, Israel Police officers, Tax Authority supervisors, and Egg and Poultry Board members raided several businesses who were selling unsupervised eggs....
Germany Vigilant After Massive Recall of Tainted Eggs
GERMANY - German authorities are on high alert after neighboring Belgium and the Netherlands issued a recall for millions of contaminated eggs. The scare was caused by a toxic insecticide that could adversely affect human health....
31 July 2017
Hy-Line to Tap Indian Poultry Market
INDIA - US-based layer poultry genetics firm Hy-Line International, which has joined hands with city-based Srinivasa Hatcheries to offer high-yielding birds, expects the partnership to boost its global footprint. Hy-Line has about 50 per cent market share...
28 July 2017
Iran’s Per Capita Egg Consumption at 198
IRAN - Each Iranian consumed 198 eggs on average in the last fiscal year (March 2016-17)....
Lidl Portugal Ceases Egg Sales from Caged Hens
PORTUGAL - Lidl Portugal has announced that it is the first retail chain in Portugal to cease the sale of eggs from hens kept in cages....
26 July 2017
Pig Breeding, Chicken Egg Production in EEU States Named as Growth Points
KAZAKHSTAN - The Eurasian Economic Commission declares that pig breeding and production of chicken eggs is the growth points in the agriculture of 2017-2018, reads the draft prognosis of the development of agricultural complex EEU....
24 July 2017
USPOULTRY Financial Management Seminar Looks Beyond Spreadsheets
US - USPOULTRY’s 2017 Financial Management Seminar brought together more than 160 accounting professionals for three days of professional development, education, brainstorming and networking. Attendees learned about a variety of topics including hedging...
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