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17 August 2017
Poultry Industry News from Canada As NAFTA Renegotiation Begins, Canada Feels Optimistic
CANADA - The Vice-President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute says, with the renegotiation of NAFTA now underway, there's good reason for Canadians to be optimistic, Bruce Cochrane reports....
Poultry Industry News from Global EU 'Too Slow' Over Food Scandal; Contaminated Eggs Also Found in HK, SK
EU & ASIA - Several European countries are affected by fipronil contaminated eggs, causing millions of eggs to be removed from shelves in European markets....
Poultry Industry News from European Union Two Dutch Men Appear in Court Over EU Egg Tainting Scandal
EU - Two Dutch men arrested in connection with the ongoing egg scandal in Europe have appeared in court on Tuesday this week, reports Chris McCullough for ThePoultrySite....
16 August 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States Poultry Facilities Recognised for Outstanding Safety Performance
US - At the 2017 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry in Destin, Florida, 147 chicken and turkey facilities received safety awards by the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council. ...
Poultry Industry News from United States Tyson Foods Streamlines Organisation, Maximises Growth
US - Tyson Foods, Inc. has streamlined its organisation in support of a growth strategy announced earlier this year, the company reported earlier this month. The new structure is designed around the company’s segments of Beef, Pork, Chicken and Prepared...
Poultry Industry News from China H7N9 Death Reported in Central China
CHINA - A resident of Central China's Hunan province died of H7N9 flu infection, said provincial authorities on Tuesday....
Poultry Industry News from Ireland IFA Says UK Customs Proposals Very Negative for Irish Agriculture
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has said the UK’s insistence on leaving the customs union and pursuing an independent trade policy will amount to a hard Brexit and is potentially very negative for Irish agriculture and the value of Ireland's agri-food...
Poultry Industry News from Ukraine Ukraine Shows Interest Expansion of Presence in Chinese Ag Market
UKRAINE - Ukraine is interested in expanding the presence of its agricultural producers in the Chinese market, Ukraine's State Service for Food Safety and Consumer Protection said on Tuesday....
15 August 2017
Poultry Industry News from Congo Conflict-ridden DRC Witnesses Soaring Food Insecurity
CONGO - Amid rising violence and displacement in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), 7.7 million people face acute hunger - a 30 per cent increase over the last year, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the World...
Poultry Industry News from United Arab Emirates UAE Restricts Philippine Poultry Imports
UAE - The UAE is restricting imports from an affected province of Philippines which has been hit with its first outbreak of avian flu, said the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment on Monday....
Poultry Industry News from Philippines BAI Lifts Poultry Restrictions
PHILIPPINES - Business resumed on Monday after the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) lifted restrictions on the transport and sale of birds and poultry products produced outside a 7-kilometer control area surrounding the bird flu infestation site at San...
Poultry Industry News from Hong Kong Hong Kong to Check Imported Poultry Eggs from All EU Countries
HONG KONG - The food safety authority of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) yesterday decided to further enhance checks on eggs at import level and expand the measure to poultry eggs from all countries of the European Union (EU)....
Poultry Industry News from Global Philippines Reports First H5 Outbreak; New Events in Laos, South Africa
PHILIPPINES, LAOS & SOUTH AFRICA - Agriculture officials in the Philippines reported the country's first highly pathogenic H5 avian influenza outbreak, which struck a commercial poultry farm in Pampanga province on Luzon, the country's largest island....
Poultry Industry News from United States Development of Local Food Systems Helps Bridge Gap Among Different People
US - One of the major barriers that environmentalists face in trying to implement sustainable practices is getting disparate groups to agree on what needs protecting and which way is the best course of action....
Poultry Industry News from Global Dutch Egg Scandal Spreads to 17 Countries Worldwide
GLOBAL - Millions of eggs across Europe have been destroyed, in a food scare caused by a pesticide that was sprayed on chickens in The Netherlands to treat them for ticks, flies and lice, reports Chris McCullough....
14 August 2017
Poultry Industry News from Global Passport Food Safety Solutions Announces Exclusive Partnership with PurePredictive
GLOBAL - PassTrac Analytics, a division of Passport Food Safety Solutions, Inc., announces its exclusive industry partnership with PurePredictive, an innovative company that uses a powerful predictive modeling and prescriptive analytics technology for...
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Mandatory CCTV in Slaughterhouses 'Huge Win for Animal Welfare', Says BVA
UK - The Government’s plan to introduce mandatory CCTV in all slaughterhouses in England is a huge win for animal health and welfare, following years of campaigning by the British Veterinary Association (BVA) and Veterinary Public Health Association...
Poultry Industry News from United States 2017 Poultry Protein & Fat Seminar Moving to Kansas City; Industry Tours Offered
US - Protein conversion is an aspect of production that is not often discussed, but plays an important role in converting processing remnants into safe, high quality feed ingredients for a variety of industries....
Poultry Industry News from France France Orders National Investigation Amid Europe Tainted Egg Scandal
FRANCE - France has ordered a national investigation into all egg-product manufacturers in the wake of Europe's insecticide-tainted egg scandal, French Agriculture Minister Stephane Travert said on Wednesday....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Contaminated Dutch Eggs Should be Wake-up Call for Retailers, Says BFREPA
UK - The British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) is calling on retailers to change their egg sourcing policies after 700,000 contaminated Dutch eggs made it in to the UK food chain....
11 August 2017
Poultry Industry News from Belgium Belgium to Set Up Task Force to Support Poultry Sector After Tainted Egg Scandal
BELGIUM - Belgium will set up a task force to examine all possible measures to support the poultry sector following the insecticide-contaminated egg scandal, a spokesman of Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel confirmed Thursday....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom British Egg Processors Criticise Buying Policies of UK’s Major Supermarkets
UK - British egg processors have criticised the buying policies of the UK’s major supermarkets after several of them have been forced to withdraw products from sale because they contain non-UK eggs contaminated with residues of Fipronil, which is unauthorised...
Poultry Industry News from Netherlands Dutch Police Make Arrests in Contaminated Eggs Case
NETHERLANDS - Dutch police arrested two suspects on Thursday as part of an investigation into the illegal use of a potentially harmful insecticide in the poultry industry, the Dutch prosecution service said....
Poultry Industry News from Netherlands Egg Probe Widens to Chicken Meat Tests
NETHERLANDS - In a new twist in Europe's tainted egg scandal, Dutch authorities have announced that they had started testing chicken meat coming from affected poultry farms to determine whether it, too, was contaminated....
Poultry Industry News from Canada Efforts on Reduction of Agricultural Pollution Paying Off Slowly
CANADA - Efforts by farmers to reduce the amount of fertilizer that reaches drinking water sources can take years to have a positive impact, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo....
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