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25 August 2016
Poultry Industry News from Global US Poultry Export Potential Driven by Avian Flu
ANALYSIS - The risk of high-path avian influenza (HPAI) is expected to have a major impact on US poultry exports in the next few years, according to a report from Rabobank. ...
24 August 2016
Poultry Industry News from Global African Poultry Wrap: Zambian Supplies Firm as West Africa Suffers Bird Flu Woes
AFRICA - Despite problems with weather patterns, rising imports and disease outbreaks, prices and supplies of poultry products in leading Southern African markets continue to firm up, while chicken production in West Africa could be affected by shortages...
23 August 2016
Poultry Industry News from Australia Australian Restaurant Chain Goes Cage-Free, Egg Industry 'Disappointed'
AUSTRALIA - Fast food outlet Hungry Jack’s announced yesterday that it will cease using eggs from caged hens in its products immediately....
22 August 2016
Poultry Industry News from Global Rabobank: Poultry Leads US to Largest Increase in Meat Consumption Since '70s
ANALYSIS - The US had a momentous year for animal protein in 2015 with the largest increase in US meat consumption since the food scares of the 1970s, according to a new report from Rabobank. ...
19 August 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Charity Urges Food Service Chains to Join Cage-Free Trend
UK - Animal welfare charity Compassion in World Farming (CiWF) has called on food service companies to follow the lead of major supermarkets and convert their egg supply chains to cage-free. ...
18 August 2016
Poultry Industry News from United States Tyson Foods Fined Over Processing Plant Conditions after Amputation
US – An employee injury led federal workplace safety inspectors to discover the nation’s largest meat and poultry processor endangered workers....
17 August 2016
Poultry Industry News from Brazil Scientists Use Nanotechnology for Egg Quality Improvements
BRAZIL - Brazilian researchers are looking at developing a new coating for eggs using nanotechnology, aiming to improve egg quality by preventing the need for cooling....
16 August 2016
Poultry Industry News from Canada Canada's Broiler Production to Expand as Demand Strengthens
CANADA - Broiler meat production is forecast to expand 2.5 per cent in 2017, as chicken continues to be competitive and an attractive substitute to red meat....
12 August 2016
Poultry Industry News from Global McDonald's Under Pressure Over Antibiotics Use
GLOBAL - Fast food company McDonald's has been targeted by an online campaign aiming to halt the 'excessive use' of antibiotics in its supply chain....
09 August 2016
Poultry Industry News from China China Struggles with Lower Broiler Breeding Stock after Flu Restrictions
CHINA - China is the second largest broiler meat consumer in the world, but production is forecast to drop by 5 per cent in calendar year 2016 due to China’s continued import restrictions on grandparent stock from major trading partners....
04 August 2016
Poultry Industry News from Global Low Prices Stimulate Poultry Meat Import Demand as Trade Forecast to Rise
GLOBAL - Modest growth is foreseen for poultry meat production in 2016, with output forecast to rise by 1.1 per cent to 116.2 million tonnes, according to the latest Food Outlook report from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations....
03 August 2016
Poultry Industry News from United States Project Horizon Helps Producers Transition to Antibiotic Free Production
ANALYSIS - Novus International launches Project Horizon, a commitment to helping producers navigate through the transition to antibiotic-free production. ...
02 August 2016
Poultry Industry News from United States 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. ...
01 August 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Asda and Lidl Complete UK Cage-Free Revolution
UK - Commitments by Asda and Lidl supermarkets mean all the UK’s major supermarket chains have now either gone cage-free or have pledged to do so....
28 July 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Clear Labelling Needed to Avoid Consumer Confusion in Cage-Free Move
UK - Clear product labelling will be crucial as more retailers announce that they will stop selling eggs from enriched colony cage systems, the British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) has said....
27 July 2016
Poultry Industry News from United States Migratory Birds Not a High Path Avian Flu Reservoir, Research Finds
US - The H5 avian influenza A virus that devastated North American poultry farms in 2014-15 was initially spread by migratory waterfowl, but evidence suggests such highly pathogenic flu viruses do not persist in wild birds....
26 July 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Runny Eggs Return to Menu for Vulnerable Groups
UK - The Food Standards Agency (FSA) says that pregnant women, babies and older people will finally be able to return to eating their eggs runny - as long as they have the British Lion stamp on them....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Iceland Supermarket Pledges Switch to Cage-Free Eggs by 2025
UK - Another UK supermarket chain, Iceland, has announced plans to end the sale of eggs from caged hens in its UK stores by 2025. ...
25 July 2016
Poultry Industry News from Global African Poultry Wrap: Disease Outbreaks Wreak Havoc in West
AFRICA - Africa once again battled this month to contain an outbreak of avian influenza H5N1 in poultry, with the disease spreading to Cameroon, reports Tawanda Karombo....
21 July 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Chickens Found with Genetic Resistance to Bird Flu
UK - New research carried out at The Pirbright Institute indicates that the genes of some chickens makes them almost resistant to bird flu....
20 July 2016
Poultry Industry News from France France Detects Avian Flu Outbreaks During Eradication Efforts
FRANCE - Two more outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been identified in France as part of increased monitoring efforts against the disease....
19 July 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Ducklings Cleverer Than Previously Thought
UK - Scientists from the University of Oxford have shown that newly hatched ducklings can readily acquire the concepts of 'same' and 'different' - an ability previously known only in highly intelligent animals such as apes, crows and parrots....
18 July 2016
Poultry Industry News from United States Disagreement Over Proposed US Organic Standards for Poultry
US - The National Chicken Council (NCC) has recommended revising or clarifying several key aspects of the proposed rule from the National Organic Programme (NOP), but big chicken producer Perdue Farms has welcomed the new standards....
15 July 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Andrea Leadsom Appointed UK's New Ag Secretary
UK - Following Theresa May's appointment as Prime Minister, her former competitor for the top job Andrea Leadsom has been appointed as the new Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs....
14 July 2016
Poultry Industry News from Global Vigilance Needed in Fight Against H5N1 Bird Flu in Africa
AFRICA - The outbreak in Cameroon has brought the number of Central and West African countries battling highly pathogenic avian influenza up to six, with the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation calling for heightened surveillance and prevention efforts....
 
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