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24 May 2017
Plan to Increase Chicken Exports After Bird Flu Outbreak
IRAN - Negotiations are underway to export chicken to Iraq and several countries in the Persian Gulf region, the head of Broiler Breeders Union said....
23 May 2017
HPAI Outbreaks Reported in Egypt, Russia
EGYPT & RUSSIA - In the latest avian influenza developments, Egypt reported six more highly pathogenic H5N8 outbreaks, mostly involving backyard poultry, and Russia reported two more outbreaks involving the strain, according to notifications from the...
22 May 2017
China Confirms 16 New H7N9 Cases; 2 Fatal
CHINA - The number of new H7N9 avian flu cases in China declined this week, with 16 infections reported through 17 May, down from 23 the previous week, Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection (CHP) said today in its regular update....
17 May 2017
Ghana Poultry Farmers Threaten to Sell Flu-infected Birds
GHANA - Some poultry farmers across the country have threatened not to alert authorities of any cases of bird flu incidence on their farms....
Saudi Arabia Bans Chicken Imports from Another Brazilian Company
SAUDI ARABIA - The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has temporarily banned chicken imports from a Brazilian company over safety concerns. This is the fifth Brazilian enterprise banned in the Kingdom over similar safety concerns....
16 May 2017
BfR Study Analyses Foods for Radioactive Substances
GERMANY - "Even though radiation emitting radioactive elements like uranium are only contained in small quantities in food, their chemical properties and radioactivity could pose a risk if they are ingested over a longer period in higher concentrations,"...
China Reports 23 More H7N9 Cases, 7 Fatal
CHINA - Reports of new H7N9 avian flu cases in China continued at a steady pace in the week before last, with 23 more cases reported. ...
Iran's Egg Export Hard to Crack Despite Bird Flu Containment
IRAN - The export of eggs from Iran remains hard to crack, even after the country was reported to be clean of the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu virus....
10 May 2017
Bird Flu Hits Taipei Poultry Market
TAIWAN - A poultry market in Taipei was to be the source of an outbreak of the H5 subtype of avian influenza virus, the city's animal protection office said Monday....
09 May 2017
Research Centre Helps Consumers 'Fight Bac' Through National Campaign
US - Kansas State University research is reaching kitchens and grocery stores across the country, thanks to a national campaign that promotes food safety and safe poultry handling....
08 May 2017
Poultry Feed with Arsenic More Problematic than Assumed?
GLOBAL - Supplements containing arsenic have been banned in the European Union since 1999 and in North America since 2013. In many countries they are still added to poultry feed to prevent parasitic infection and promote weight gain. ...
China Reports 24 More H7N9 Avian Flu Cases, 9 Fatal
CHINA - China continues to see a steady pace of new H7N9 avian flu infections late into the season, with 24 cases reported over the past week, including at least one from a province that had never reported one before....
05 May 2017
Avian Flu Found in Chickens in Lancashire Farm
UK - Restrictions have been put in place around a Thornton-Cleveleys farm after bird flu was detected....
04 May 2017
New H7N9 Case Reported in NW China
CHINA - A 62-year-old man died from the H7N9 virus infection in Northwest China's Shaanxi province, local health authorities said Wednesday....
03 May 2017
EU Worries Over Growth Hormones in SA Chickens
EU & SOUTH AFRICA - The European Union (EU) is concerned about South Africa’s ability to deal with exposure to prohibited medicines and growth hormones with regard to its poultry and other commodities....
01 May 2017
Probe into Dioxin-tainted Eggs Narrows Down to Chicken Feed
TAIWAN - An investigation into the source of the dioxin that contaminated eggs from a Changhua County chicken farm is now focused on chicken feed, the Council of Agriculture (COA) said Sunday. ...
28 April 2017
Rooster Testes Used to Learn How Body Fights Viruses
US - Our bodies are constantly under siege by foreign invaders; viruses, bacteria and parasites that want to infiltrate our cells....
Nigerian Customs Destroys Imported Poultry Products
NIGERIA - Over 102,099 cartons of frozen poultry products worth N1.27 billion illegally imported into the country have been destroyed by the Nigerian Customs Service....
27 April 2017
Iran, Viet Nam Report More H5N1 Outbreaks
IRAN & VIET NAM - The highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus struck birds in Iran and Vietnam, as H5N8 outbreaks continue in Europe, including at a large poultry farm in Sweden, according to the latest notifications from the World Organization for...
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...
26 April 2017
Expert Calls for Greater Efforts to Fight H7N9 Flu
CHINA - China has worked hard to prevent and control the spread of the H7N9 influenza virus, which this winter registered its largest outbreak since first being reported in China in 2013, but greater efforts are needed against the contagious disease,...
T&T Lifts Ban on Imports of Corned Beef, Chicken Products
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO - The ban on meat products imported from Brazil has been lifted by the Ministry of Agriculture....
25 April 2017
FDA Hunts Eggs Over Dioxin Fears
TAIWAN - Following the recall of nearly 7 tonnes of eggs over fears they contain high levels of dioxin, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Sunday (23 April) said it has inspected 688 retailers and eateries and found them to be free of the questionable...
24 April 2017
Jilin Reports First H7N9 Infection in 2017
CHINA - Northeast China's Jilin has reported the province's first human infection of the H7N9 strain of bird flu. ...
China's H7N9 Cases Spike, Led by Infections in Beijing
CHINA - After several weeks of declining H7N9 avian influenza activity, China's cases are rising again, partly related to a recent spurt of local infections in Beijing, an area that usually doesn't see many cases and is located north of the main hot spots....
 
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