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23 June 2017
OIE Reports H5N8 Outbreak in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African veterinary authorities have report an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) at a commercial broiler breeder farm in Mpumalanga....
21 June 2017
Chicken Slaughterhouse Using Fake Halal Logo Raided
MALAYSIA - A raid was conducted on a poultry slaughterhouse at an oil palm plantation in Batu 11, Segari here, after receiving information and complaints from the public about the dirty condition and foul stench emanating from the premises....
Tainan Culls Chickens Amid Avian Flu Threat
TAIWAN - A poultry farm in Tainan's Xiaying District was confirmed on Sunday to be infected with the highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza virus, leading to the culling of 34,072 birds, the city's Animal Health Inspection and Protection Office said. ...
20 June 2017
Poultry Vaccine to be Tested
CHINA - Poultry in two southern regions will begin receiving the first vaccine against the H7N9 bird flu virus early next month, as authorities look to control the spread of the potentially fatal disease....
05 June 2017
Effects on Food Safety Performance in Chicken Slaughter Establishments
US - The assured safety of chicken and other food products is of vital concern for Americans, especially the elderly, children, people with suppressed immune systems, and others vulnerable to foodborne illness. ...
18 May 2017
Ruby to Lead Passport Food Safety Solutions' PassTrac Analytics
GLOBAL – Today, Passport® Food Safety Solutions, Inc. announced the addition of a new industry professional to lead PassTrac Analytics....
27 April 2017
Over 42,000 Egg-laying Chickens to be Culled Over Dioxin Scare
TAIWAN - Over 42,000 egg-laying hens at Hung Chang farm in Changhua County, central Taiwan, will be culled Friday after recent tests confirmed that the farm has been supplying eggs containing excessive levels of dioxin residues, according to the county's...
20 April 2017
Study Ranks Production Attributes Most Important to Consumers
US - For many consumers, buying a gallon of milk is much more complex than finding the preferred fat content and expiration date. They want to know how the cows were treated, what they were fed, whether they received growth hormones or antibiotics, whether...
28 March 2017
Chicken Study Reveals Key Hurdle for Campylobacter Vaccine Effort
UK - New University of Liverpool research reveals that the immune response of farmed chickens does not develop fast enough to fight off Campylobacter during their short lifespan. The findings have important implications in the challenge towards developing...
27 March 2017
Poultry Sale, Slaughter Raise Avian Flu Fears
VIET NAM - Tonnes of poultry are illegally traded and slaughtered daily in Hà Nội’s markets raising public concern over the spread of avian influenza in the capital....
24 March 2017
Open Animosity Between Chicken Importers, Producers Intensifies
SOUTH AFRICA - The open animosity between chicken importers and producers intensified on Thursday as both blamed each other for the crisis facing the poultry industry in South Africa....
22 March 2017
HCM City Poultry Meat, Eggs to Carry Details of Origin
VIET NAM - The HCM City People’s Committee has approved a programme to label poultry meat and eggs with details of product origin to protect consumers, according to Nguyễn Ngọc Hòa, deputy director of the local Department of Industry and Trade....
09 March 2017
Singapore's Poultry, Egg Supply Unaffected by Malaysian Bird Flu Outbreak
SINGAPORE - Malaysia’s Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) has reported an outbreak of H5N1 avian flu (bird flu) in a village of Kota Bharu, Kelantan. Singapore's Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) has assured the public that poultry and poultry...
07 March 2017
Applegate Pledges to Improve Animal Welfare Standards for Broilers
US - Applegate, the nation's leading natural and organic meat brand, is committing to transforming the lives of millions of chickens in its supply chain. ...
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....
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