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Poultry Industry News By Category: Labelling & Traceability
25 December 2018
New inspection regime to be rolled out to poultry sector
UK - Poorly performing farms are to receive unannounced inspections in a move to increase consumer confidence in Red Tractor logo...
04 December 2018
Let's tie EU farm grants to better treatment of poultry and livestock
EU - Campaigning MEP John Flack is backing a move to link farm subsidies to animal welfare across Europe...
03 December 2018
Conventional cages excluded from draft global standard by World Animal Health Organisation
GLOBAL - The World Animal Health Organisation (OIE) is proposing global standards for housing laying hens, which will now exclude conventional cages from their standard...
New UK powers which could open door to ban on live exports welcomed by RSPCA
UK, 3 December 2018 - Significant new powers granted to the UK and devolved nations post brexit, could be used to introduce a ban on live exports, claims the RSPCA...
21 November 2018
Red tractor launches bid to become flagship of British food & farming
UK 21 November 2018 - A huge step in Red Tractor’s evolution has been announced as the assurance scheme bids to become the flagship of British food and farming...
18 November 2018
New report shows progress in achieving farm antibiotic targets
Twelve months after industry-led targets for antibiotic use were identified for all main farm livestock species in the UK, a review of progress has been released, including details of where targets have been achieved early and where challenges remain...
15 November 2018
USDA sued over insufficient certification of labelling claims
Yesterday (14 November), the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) sued the US Department of Agriculture for its unreasonable delay in responding to a 2014 AWI petition, which asked the agency to require independent certification of certain animal raising label...
14 November 2018
"We need you to handle antimicrobials with care," says OIE
FRANCE, 14 November 2018 - The World Organisation for Animal Health kicks off World Antibiotics Awareness Week 2018 with a call to action for all animal health stakeholders: “We all have a role to play to protect these invaluable medicines”...
12 November 2018
One death linked to Salmonella outbreak in California
USA, 8 November 2018: Since the last update on July 19, 2018, 74 ill people from 26 states have been added to this investigation...
09 November 2018
Vulnerable group advice helps serve up strong egg sales
UK, 9 November 2018 - A year on from a change in official advice, which said that everyone including those classed as vulnerable groups (mums to be, young children, and the elderly) can now enjoy eggs however they want, provided they are produced to British...
07 November 2018
New scanning technique allows rapid identification of meat fraud
Mass spectrometry, a molecular identification method commonly used in healthcare, drug testing and food safety, has now proven its capacity for identifying foreign material in meat products ...
Russia, China agree requirements for frozen poultry supplies
MOSCOW, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Russia plans to start supplying frozen poultry to China by the end of 2018, the government said on Wednesday, ending several years of waiting for meat producers to gain access to the major market...
06 November 2018
Open data and data-driven agriculture in the spotlight at the GODAN Forum
DENMARK, 5 November 2018 - Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN), a United Nations, UK and US government-supported initiative advocating the proactive sharing of Open Data to make information about agriculture and nutrition available,...
05 November 2018
Compassion in World Farming launches first European EggTrack report
EU - Compassion in World Farming announced their first European EggTrack report which shows the progress companies are making towards ending the use of cages for laying hens...
26 October 2018
Brazil agriculture ministry launches surprise inspections at BRF
BRAZIL - 25 October 2018: (Reuters) - Brazil's agriculture ministry on Thursday launched surprise inspections at BRF SA, the world's largest chicken exporter, as the first salvo in its own investigation into police allegations that the company evaded...
24 October 2018
National Chicken Council calls for USDA participation in cell-cultured meat product regulation
WASHINGTON, DC, USA - 23 October 2018: The National Chicken Council (NCC) today delivered its priorities for cell-cultured meat products as part of the first joint meeting between the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food & Drug Administration...
19 October 2018
Foster Farms debuts QR code virtual assistant in fresh chicken case
USA - Foster Farms introduces DORI, a new, interactive on-package QR code that is designed to make shopping for chicken easier. In her friendly Bitmoji style, DORI connects consumers to exclusive savings, more than 500 fresh chicken recipes, a guide to...
10 October 2018
Chickens and eggs: retailer Carrefour adopts blockchain to track fresh produce
EU (Reuters) - Europe's largest retailer Carrefour SA has adopted blockchain ledger technology to track and trace chicken, eggs and tomatoes as they travel from farms to stores, and will deploy it across all of its fresh product lines in coming years...
03 October 2018
Loblaws recalls some chicken products on fear of Salmonella outbreak
CANADA (Reuters) - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said on Tuesday that grocery and drugstore chain Loblaw Cos Ltd was recalling certain $10 chicken fries due to Salmonella concerns...
18 September 2018
Keeping track: Compassion launches first European EggTrack Report
EU - Following the success of Compassion in World Farming’s US EggTrack Report last year, the farm animal welfare charity launched a new report on 18 September 2018 to show the progress European companies are making towards meeting their 2025 cage-free...
11 September 2018
Red Tractor bid to become British food and farming flagship
UK - A new million pound TV advertising campaign launched by Red Tractor will help raise its profile and that of the thousands of farmers behind the assurance scheme and the high standards they adhere to, the NFU said today...
The future of cell-cultured poultry meat: USDA and FDA to hold joint meeting
USA - US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, DVM and US Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD today announced a joint public meeting to be held on Oct. 23-24, 2018 to discuss the use of cell culture technology to develop products...
06 September 2018
A matter of DNA: tests find some meat products are not from the animals on the label
Figures released by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in response to a Freedom of Information request show that spot checks are finding four cases a week in which meat is being sold illegally under false pretences. Andrew Wasley, Bureau of Investigative...
Could Brexit's effect on British poultry divide the rich and poor?
UK - A no deal Brexit risks creating a dangerous two tier food system that divides the rich and the poor, with the less well-off forced to accept lower standards, warns a major new report from a leading UK think-tank...
31 August 2018
One death in recent outbreak of Salmonella
USA - CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- infections linked to kosher chicken...
 
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