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NCC identifies top avian flu biosecurity principles

National Chicken Council stresses biosecurity in preparation of avian influenza’s possible return to United States
In preparation for the possible re-emergence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in the United States in the fall as wild birds begin to migrate south from Canada, the National Chicken Council (NCC) has identified the top biosecurity principles for broiler and broiler-breeder producers.
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Kraft Heinz recalls 2 million pounds of turkey bacon

Company concerned product may spoil before the marked expiration date
Kraft Heinz Foods Company, Newberry, S.C., is recalling approximately 2,068,467 pounds of turkey bacon products that may be adulterated because it may spoil before the “Best When Used By” date, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
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Indonesia aims for self-sufficiency in corn

Domestic corn production and the feed industry are set to receive a boost as the government announces new targets for self-sufficiency in staple crops.
As part of the newly formed ASEAN Economic Community, Indonesian self-sufficiency in corn within the next 2 to 3 years has become one of the top priorities of the country’s President, Joko Widodo, according to Indonesia Investments.
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Butterball teams up with American Heart Association

Partnership encourages nutritious eating, overall well-being
Butterball will sponsor the Triangle American Heart Association’s My Heart. My Life. initiative. This sponsorship aligns the American Heart Association’s mission with Butterball’s corporate citizenship program, Traditions with Purpose, which reinforces the importance of nutritious eating and overall well-being, and places Butterball team members at the heart of the business.
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Bernard Matthews introduces news logo, branding

Strategy aims to make company more relevant for today’s consumers
Bernard Matthews has announced a GBP3 million (US$4.7 million) complete rebrand to return it to its roots and make it more relevant for today’s consumers.
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China’s broiler producers challenged to be transparent

Cargill executive says transparency and development of a food safety culture in broiler companies are keys to regaining consumer trust.
The white feather broiler industry in China is in what Christopher Langholz, president, Cargill Animal Protein China, called “a financial and consumer trust crisis.”
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State Veterinarian speaks at NCPF Annual Meeting

Avian influenza was the main topic at meeting of North Carolina Poultry Federation
The 48th Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Poultry Federation was held in early August at the Grandover Resort & Conference Center in Greensboro.
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HatchCare sets foot in Latin America

A turn-key HatchTech facility will be built in northern Peru
The first Latin American HatchCare project is confirmed: a turn-key HatchTech hatchery in northern Peru.
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FAMSUN aquafeed project in China begins production

Phase 1 of project can produce 150,000 tons of aquafeed annually
The turnkey project of the Wuhan Chia Tai Group Aquatic Products Co. Ltd. (CP Group), which broke ground June 6, 2014, began production on April 10, 2015, in Hannan District, Wuhan, China.
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