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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Cambodia Recognises US Meat, Poultry Sanitary Certificate
CAMBODIA - On 11 October 2013, The Ministry of Agriculture of Cambodia officially recognized imports of US meat and poultry products. Under this protocol, US meat and poultry product shipments will be required to enter with the US Department of Agriculture’s...
Nepal Reports 85 New Bird Flu Outbreaks
NEPAL - The Nepalese veterinary authorities have reported 85 new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza at various farms across Bagmati, Narayani and Bheri, affecting broilers, layers, parent stock birds and backyard birds....
Monday, November 11, 2013
Are Environmental Management Systems Just Greenwash?
ANALYSIS - Research suggests that companies that adopt environmental management systems generally back this up with sincere investment in environmentally-friendly practices, writes Chris Harris....
Friday, November 08, 2013
New Biosecurity Education Programme Scheduled for 2014 IPPE
US - Outbreaks of the H7N9 virus in China and the H7N3 virus in Mexico have heightened the awareness and need for effective biosecurity programmes....
Thursday, November 07, 2013
Newcastle Disease Outbreak Reported in Cyprus
CYPRUS - The Cypriot veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of Newcastle disease in Larnaca, affecting broilers and laying hens....
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
How Safe Are Genetically Modified Foods?
ANALYSIS – Divisions over the safety of Genetically Modified crops and foods have been sharply highlighted the last few weeks in a battle between top scientists, writes Chris Harris....
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Taiwan Ducks Affected by Bird Flu Outbreak
TAIWAN - The Taiwanese veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) at a farm in Hualien County, affecting ducks....
Monday, November 04, 2013
Biosecurity: Focus of Mexican Poultry Industry Investment
ANALYSIS - The Mexican poultry industry will invest heavily in 2014 in order to improve the biosecurity levels and increase added value to the national market. At the same time, the poultry industry emphasises that broiler and egg production has recovered...
Will Poultry Inspection Modernisation Compromise Bird Welfare?
ANALYSIS - Concerns are rising in the US over the new moves to modernise the poultry meat inspection system, writes Editor-in-Chief, Chris Harris....
Friday, November 01, 2013
IPPE to Host Workshop on Poultry Handling, Transportation Quality Assurance
US – As part of the 2014 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) education line-up, Pennsylvania State University and US Poultry & Egg Association will again host a Poultry Handling and Transportation Quality Assurance 'Train the Trainer'...
Red Mite Product Unique in its Ability to Accept Electrostatic Charge
UK - There are many red mite control products on the market, however, Fossilshield is a non-toxic diatomaceous earth and is unique in its ability to accept an electrostatic charge due to its high resistance to moisture, says PCS Poultry....
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Ovobrand Focuses on Quality Production
US - Dr Gustavo Von Bassenheim, CEO of Ovobrand, recently toured Hy-Line International facilities and engaged in discussions with Hy-Line management....
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Japan Lifts Ban on Arkansas Poultry Meat
JAPAN and US - Japan has joined Russia in lifting its ban on imports of poultry products from Arkansas. Low-pathogenic bird flu was found in a poultry flock in the US state in June 2013....
Monday, October 28, 2013
Avian Flu Outbreak in Australia Affects Second Layer Flock
AUSTRALIA - The Australian veterinary authorities have reported another outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) at a poultry farm in New South Wales affecting cage layer hens aged 45-84 weeks. This confirms the second outbreak that we reported...
Chinese Researchers Develop H7N9 Flu Vaccine
CHINA - Chinese researchers announced Saturday they had successfully developed the vaccine for the H7N9 bird flu virus, after the flu strain had left more than 130 people infected, with 45 fatalities reported. ...
Friday, October 25, 2013
FAO Promotes Investment to Safeguard Against Avian Influenza, Other Threats
GLOBAL - FAO re-emphasised the need for good hygiene practices to mitigate risks posed by avian influenza viruses and other animal health threats. ...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Bird Flu Detected at Second Australian Egg Farm
AUSTRALIA - A second New South Wales (NSW) egg farm has been quarantined after tests confirmed H7 Avian Influenza on the property, Australia's New South Wales government said Thursday (24 October)....
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Researchers Identify Practices to Reduce Contamination Risk
US - Cornell University's researchers have identified some agricultural management practices in the field that can either boost or reduce the risk of contamination in produce from two major foodborne pathogens: salmonella, the biggest single killer among...
Monday, October 21, 2013
Government Boost for Western Canadian Poultry Sector
CANADA - The Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, along with Blake Richards, Member of Parliament for Wild Rose, announced support for an initiative that will result in new commercial opportunities for Western...
Friday, October 18, 2013
Poultry Meat as a Valuable Biodiesel Source
INDIA - Dr John Abraham, a research scholar in the Veterinary College and Research Institute (VC&RI), here has developed processes that can extract biodiesel from poultry carcases in a cost-effective manner. The project for his PhD won four gold medals....
Thursday, October 17, 2013
UAE Free from Salmonella-Contaminated Chicken
UAE - The UAE is free from Saudi-produced Al Watania fresh chicken, reported to be contaminated with salmonella, Ministry of Environment and Water has said....
OIE Reports HPAI Outbreak in Australian Poultry Farm
AUSTRALIA - The Australian veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) at a poultry farm in New South Wales, affecting free-range and cage layer hens aged between 22 and 79 weeks. ...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Poultry Plants Stay Open as Salmonella Cases Rise
ANALYSIS - The number of people who have been affected by the outbreak of Salmonella in the US traced back to three processing plants belonging to Foster Farms, had risen to 317 by the end of last week....
Poultry CRC Asks Industry Members to Identify Future Capacity Gaps
AUSTRALIA - Recently, the Poultry CRC sent out an email to key members of the Australian poultry industry asking them to identify future capacity gaps in the industry, and ways that the CRC Education Programme could help fill those gaps....
Viet Nam Reports HPAI Outbreak in Hoa Binh
VIET NAM - The Vietnamese veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Hoa Binh, affecting ducks and chickens....
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