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16 January 2017
French Government to Roll Out CCTV in All Slaughterhouses
FRANCE - Following issues with animal welfare in French slaughterhouses, the French government has passed a bill ordering for CCTV cameras to be installed in all slaughterhouses in the country from 2018....
06 January 2017
France Begins Pre-emptive Slaughter to Stop Bird Flu Spread
FRANCE - France’s poultry industry has been hard hit by outbreaks of a particularly aggressive type of avian influenza, as they have been centred once again on the south-western fois gras-producing region that suffered the most from outbreaks of several...
21 December 2016
CCTV Not Needed in Slaughterhouses, Welsh Government Decides
WALES, UK - Vets have expressed their disappointment at a report instructed by the Welsh Government that recommends CCTV should not be mandatory in slaughterhouses in Wales....
16 December 2016
US Ag Department Sued Over Animal Welfare Rules at Slaughter
US - The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) today filed a lawsuit against the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) for its unreasonable delay in responding to an AWI petition - filed in May 2013 - to amend the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act (HMSA) to prevent...
05 December 2016
New Resources Aim to Clear Up Consumer Chicken Confusion
US – In an effort to recognise and continue to respond to questions about chicken production, the National Chicken Council today through its Chicken Check In initiative announced several new resources pertaining to broiler chicken welfare and chicken...
18 October 2016
Over 1 Million Birds Killed by Hurricane Matthew on North Carolina's Poultry Farms
US - Initial reports show that North Carolina’s agricultural industries took a beating from the recent Hurricane Matthew....
10 October 2016
CME: Broiler, Turkey Exports Experience Very Good Month
US - The USDA-ERS released August monthly trade number yesterday. These meat trade numbers are on a carcass weight basis and are calculated from product weight numbers reported by the US Department of Commerce, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
07 October 2016
CME: Broiler Chicken Production Down From Last Year
US - Broiler-type chicken production since July has been running close to, or slightly below last year. The ready-to-cook weight of production during July and August was down 0.2 per cent from a year ago and given the weekly trends of September, summer...
19 August 2016
CCTV in Slaughterhouses is Cost-Effective and Feasible, say Experts
UK - A new report published by a team of independent experts headed by Sheffield Hallam University Professor Ian Rotherham, has found that the cost of independent monitoring of CCTV inside England's slaughterhouses is likely to cost between £150,000...
02 August 2016
New US Food Safety Company Focuses on Analytics, Innovation
ANALYSIS – Passport Food Safety Solutions, Inc. announced its formation to provide an innovative “systems” approach to helping meat and poultry processors consistently meet increasingly stringent food-safety standards. ...
14 June 2016
New Device Invented to Humanely Kill Chickens
UK - A PhD student has created a 'neck dislocation glove' which aims to make chicken slaughter more humane....
09 June 2016
Pilgrim's Gains Approval for $24M Poultry Processing Expansion Project
US - Pilgrim's Pride Corporation has received US state approval for a $24 million expansion project at its Mayfield, Kentucky, poultry processing complex....
07 June 2016
Hong Kong Suspends Live Poultry Trade After H7N9 Bird Flu Finding
HONG KONG - The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) government has decided to suspend live poultry trade after H7N9 bird flu was detected by spot check at a local street market....
13 May 2016
Vets Call for Unrestricted Access to Slaughterhouse CCTV
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and the Veterinary Public Health Association (VPHA) today re-iterated their call for mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses and legislation to ensure vets have unrestricted access to slaughterhouse CCTV footage....
22 April 2016
Poultry Stunning Guidelines Translated into French
FRANCE - Guidelines from the Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) on Electrical Waterbath Stunning of Poultry have been translated into French....
22 February 2016
Moy Park Makes Major Investment in Workforce Skills
UK - Moy Park, the largest poultry meat producer in Northern Ireland, has announced a major £8m investment in a strategic multi-year skills programme to support the growth of the company....
03 February 2016
Vets Disappointed with Lack of Policy on Stunning Before Slaughter
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has expressed its concern that almost two-thirds of food companies have no information on their commitment to stunning animals before slaughter – with only four per cent having a “universal commitment”....
26 January 2016
Poland’s Konspol Eyes New Slaughtering Facility to Expand Sales
POLAND - Polish poultry meat processor Konspol has launched talks with local authorities to build a new slaughtering facility in Kotunia, in Poland’s western region of Wielkopolskie, according to the municipality’s authorities, writes Jaroslaw Adamowski...
21 December 2015
Red Tractor Adds Poultry Meat to Processing Standards
UK - Food quality mark Red Tractor will soon indicate whether chicken is subject to adequate welfare and traceability standards in processing, as well as other meats, following a review of the standards....
15 December 2015
CME: Increase In Broiler Production Expected in 2016
US - Cattle slaughter increased last week to 581,000 which was up 3.8 per cent from the previous week, and good news for the industry in terms of becoming more current on marketings, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
05 November 2015
New UK Poultry Slaughter Rules Pose Animal Welfare Problems
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has raised an urgent question with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) over new slaughter regulations for England that are due to come into force on Thursday 5 November....
23 October 2015
Bird Flu Cases Found in Taiwan Abattoir
TAIWAN - Two further outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been reported in Taiwan, with one affecting an abattoir and one affecting a farm....
21 October 2015
Gas Killing for Better Poultry Welfare Discussed in Canada
CANADA - A leading poultry welfare expert from the UK's RSPCA charity was invited to address a conference of processors in Canada. about improving poultry welfare at slaughter....
13 October 2015
USDA's Double Punch: Production Up, Exports Down
ANALYSIS - USDA added to their 2015 chicken production forecast and lowered exports in Friday's World Ag Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report. ...
08 October 2015
Research Boost for Broiler Transportation to Slaughter
DENMARK - Scientists and private enterprises in Denmark have joined forces to improve the transportation of broilers to the slaughterhouse....
 
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