Australia and New Zealand’s largest poultry integrator, Ingham Group Limited, has achieved double-digit growth in poultry meat sales volume over the last year, and achieved significant improvements in efficiency within the business.
Sustainability and quality offer opportunities for growth by Nordic-based company, HKScan Group, which has announced new objectives that will focus the firm’s future efforts on meat - especially poultry - and meals.
While the animal health authorities in the Philippines believe that highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry has been brought under control, there have been high-level discussions with the poultry industry in South Africa on how to tackle the worsening disease situation there.
Further strengthening animal welfare standards in England is the aim of two new measures proposed by the government covering closed circuit television (CCTV) monitoring in slaughterhouses, and an updated code of practice for the welfare of broilers and broiler breeders.
In a rare week in which no country has officially reported cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry, the authorities in the Philippines and in Italy have been taking action to prevent further outbreaks.
The threat of a devastating zoonotic disease currently restricts the areas of Malaysia where pig farms can be set up, but that could change if a new international effort to develop a vaccine is successful.
Food safety officials in the Netherlands were tipped off that the banned pesticide, fipronil, was being used on the country’s poultry farms as long ago as November last year, and the company involved was also named.