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Poultry Processing & Slaughter

Find the latest articles, news and analysis from the editors of WATT PoultryUSA, Poultry International and Egg Industry magazines on the transport and conversion (slaughter) of live poultry into raw chicken products that are processed and further processed for human consumption.


HKScan enables confidential reporting of misconduct

Meat and poultry company adopts new channel that gives workers an anonymous way to report misconduct
Showing its commitment to operating honestly and adhering to high standards of ethical responsibility, HKScan is adopting a new channel enabling anonymous reporting of any suspected breaches of good conduct.
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China lifts ban on Brazilian meat imports

With losses of US$40 million in a week, the impact of Operation Weak Flesh was huge and global, but the situation seems to be beginning to reverse itself.
There’s no doubt that Brazil acted quickly in its negotiations to lessen the impact of the “Weak Flesh” scandal. China has already re-opened its market to Brazilian chicken, pork and beef.
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Moy Park: Products are not sourced from Brazil plants

Moy Park is a subsidiary of JBS, which has been implicated in Brazil food safety controversy
Moy Park, a subsidiary of Brazilian meat and poultry company JBS, is assuring its customers that none of its products are sourced from plants in Brazil that are being investigated in a food safety controversy.
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OK Foods recalls 933,272 pounds of breaded chicken

Consumers complained of metal objects found in some products
O.K. Foods is recalling approximately 933,272 pounds of breaded chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.
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Plukon poultry acquisitions in Poland, France approved

Dutch poultry company takes over Duc and a majority ownership of Wyrebski poultry business
Official authorization has been granted for the Netherlands-based Plukon Food Group to acquire a majority interest in the Wyrebski family’s poultry business in Poland, and to take over Duc of France.
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USDA increases examination of Brazilian meat

No products from the implicated plants in Brazil have been shipped to the U.S., but agency is still taking extra precautions
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is taking additional steps to keep the food supply safe in light of the recent investigations of Brazil’s meat and poultry industry.
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Industry Event

XX Congress of the World Veterinary Poultry Association

9/3/17 to 9/8/17
United Kingdom
XX Congress of the World Veterinary Poultry Association
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