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Poultry Industry News By Category: Biosecurity and Hygiene
20 September 2017
Fipronil-tainted Eggs Found in Bulgaria
BULGARIA - A batch of 215,000 fipronil-tainted eggs has been found in a warehouse and in shops in Plovdiv, the second largest city in Bulgaria, an official said Tuesday....
Fairhill Chickens’ Production Down 25%
ZIMBABWE - Gweru-based poultry producer, Fairhill Chickens’ production has plummeted by more than 25 per cent owing to the highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza virus commonly known as bird flu, which broke out in the country in May....
18 September 2017
HK Bans Poultry Meat, Egg Imports from Italian Province
HONG KONG - The food safety authority of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) announced on Monday a ban on the import of poultry meat and eggs from a province of Italy....
Health Risks of Natural Origin Frequently Underestimated, Study Finds
GERMANY - The following are the findings of a representative study recently conducted by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) on the risk perception of contaminants in food....
15 September 2017
First Case of Bird Flu Detected on Eastern Cape Farm
SOUTH AFRICA - Sovereign Food Investments Ltd (Sovereign Foods or the Company) announced yesterday (Thursday, 14 September) morning in a SENS announcement that it has detected avian influenza (AI) at a single layer house on a farm that forms part of the...
Eggs Containing Fipronil Found in Bulgaria
BULGARIA - Eggs containg fipronil have been found in a packaging facility where eggs are delivered from three Bulgarian poultry farms, Bulgarian Food Safety Agency said on 14 September....
FAO Commends High Quality of Belarus' Dairy, Meat Products
BELARUS - Belarusian dairy and meat products are of high quality, Raimund Jehle, FAO Regional Strategic Programmes Coordinator for Europe and Central Asia, told the media on 14 September....
14 September 2017
UK can Officially Call Itself Bird Flu Free; Chief Vet Sounds Caution
UK - UK poultry keepers have been urged to remain vigilant for signs of avian influenza even though the UK has met all international requirements to declare itself free from the disease, Chris McCullough reports....
13 September 2017
IPPE Insight: Addressing Pain Points of Industry Trends
ANALYSIS - Food safety, antibiotic-free and sustainable practices are just a few of the global trends that are currently shaping the industry, according to Ed Galo, managing director for Novus International in North America....
12 September 2017
Hydration Supplementation Can Help Boost Chick Health
ANALYSIS - Once hatched, Mother Nature has supplied chicks with a two- to three-day yolk sac supply of hydration and nutrition while chicks learn what to eat and drink. ...
Oman Govt Bans Poultry Imports from Five Countries
OMAN - Importing poultry from five countries has been banned in Oman, according to a ministerial decision....
08 September 2017
Korea to Enhance Poultry Farming Environment
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea will take steps to enhance the overall environment of poultry farms and ban sales of live chickens and ducks to prevent future outbreaks of avian influenza, the agriculture ministry said Thursday. ...
COA Confirms Chickens to Have H5N8 Avian Flu
TAIWAN - Chickens at two slaughterhouses in Taipei and New Taipei City were confirmed to be infected with the H5N8 avian influenza virus, the Council of Agriculture (COA) said last week....
06 September 2017
Poultry Keepers Urged to Prepare for Winter Avian Flu Threat
UK - All poultry keepers across the UK are being urged to remain vigilant to the threat of bird flu and take action now to reduce the risk to their flocks and the wider poultry industry this winter in a joint call from the Chief Vets of Wales, Scotland,...
SA Govt Affirms Support for Poultry Industry
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African government has affirmed its support for the domestic poultry industry in the aftermath of the bird flu outbreak. ...
04 September 2017
Study: Antibiotic Misuse in Poultry Farms Leads to Multi-drug Resistant Bacteria
INDIA - Misuse of antibiotics in poultry farms is leading to a proliferation of multi-drug resistant bacteria....
OIE Reports Newcastle Disease Outbreak in Bulgaria
BULGARIA - Dr Damyan Iliev, Chief Veterinary Officer & Deputy Executive Director at the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency, has reported an outbreak of Newcastle disease in Kardzhali....
31 August 2017
SA Poultry Industry Hurting as Avian Flu Worsens
SOUTH AFRICA - The outbreak of avian influenza in the Western Cape has led to the culling of more than 300,000 chickens in the past two months....
28 August 2017
More Fipronil-tainted Eggs Detected in Taiwan
TAIWAN - Taiwan reported more cases of fipronil-tainted eggs during the weekend....
Avian Influenza Detected on Cape Poultry Farm
SOUTH AFRICA - The Western Cape Department of Agriculture has confirmed the presence of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in a commercial layer poultry farm....
Nationwide Tests Ordered as DDT Traces Found in Chickens
SOUTH KOREA - The government decided to test every chicken raised on an egg-producing farm nationwide to see if they are contaminated with the insecticide Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), after chickens from two farms in North Gyeongsang were found...
25 August 2017
Turkish Eggs Safe from Fipronil, Ministry Analysis Finds
TURKEY - Following a crisis that began with the finding of the insecticide fipronil in eggs produced in some European countries, Turkey launched a probe into domestic eggs and none of the substance was found....
24 August 2017
Kenya Lifts Poultry Ban for Three Large Ugandan Export Firms
KENYA - Three large Ugandan firms are set to make millions after they were exclusively allowed to bring poultry products into Kenya....
Korean Govt to Inspect All Chickens for Insecticides
SOUTH KOREA - The government will conduct an investigation into chickens throughout the country after some chicken meat has been found to have more anthelmintic residue than the permissible level, the agricultural ministry said Wednesday....
23 August 2017
DA Allows Poultry Shipments Out of Luzon
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture (DA) has allowed the shipment of poultry and poultry products from Luzon to other parts of the country provided these are validated by quarantine officers and certified by accredited and inspected farms in the...
 
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