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ARTICLES

Teamwork required in antibiotic-free poultry production

Webinar will cover the primary factors that must be addressed to successfully implement a successful antibiotic-free poultry program
Successful antibiotic-free poultry production necessitates re-evaluation of every aspect of live flock production. Each segment of the operation must work toward the common goal and understand the importance of their responsibilities.
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New owners expected to reopen Arkansas poultry plant

Plant previously owned by Horizon Foods and Summit Poultry could soon be repurchased
A poultry processing plant in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, that has been shut down for more than a year may soon have new owners, a local economic development official said.
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19,000 chickens lost in Maryland poultry barn fire

Losses have been estimated at $320,000
A poultry house and nearly 19,000 chickens were lost in a fire on September 2 at a farm near Willards, Maryland. Losses have been estimated at $320,000, but no one was injured in the fire.
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Cobb-Vantress invests US$15 million in Brazil expansion

Expansion and remodeling of great grandparent and grandparent farms in Brazil expected to increase production capacity by 23 percent
Cobb-Vantress is investing US$15 million in increasing its farm and hatchery production in Brazil as part of a major two-year expansion program scheduled for completion in September.
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FSIS explains standards for equivalence in poultry trade

Food Safety and Inspection Service utilizes comprehensive system for establishing equivalence, ensuring ongoing equivalence for countries wanting to import processed poultry to US
The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) utilizes a comprehensive, three-part system for both establishing initial equivalence and ensuring the ongoing equivalence of countries that export regulated poultry products to the United States.
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2016 National Chicken Council Marketing Seminar planned

Event will be held July 10-12 at the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort in South Carolina
Plans for the National Chicken Council’s 2016 Marketing Seminar are in the works, with the event scheduled to be held July 10-12 at the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort, Hilton Head, South Carolina.
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Campylobacter poster to help UK poultry producers

Poster seen as a further step to bring down flock contamination levels
A Campylobacter Biosecurity Guide poster, developed by the UK's National Farmers Union and the country's Food Standards Agency (FSA) is being made available to U.K. poultry producers free of charge.
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POULTRY FOOD SAFETY

How to reduce Salmonella on poultry parts

Pre-chiller treatments, cleaning processing surfaces with ozonated water, and preharvest litter treatments reduce Salmonella in poultry parts.
 Pre-chiller treatments, cleaning processing surfaces with ozonatedwater, and preharvest litter treatments reduce Salmonella in poultry parts.   
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Foster Farms fined for wastewater discharge

Company won't contest fines and says it has taken steps to prevent future wastewater issues
Foster Farms is being fined $44,000 for releasing untreated chicken processing wastewater from its processing facility in Kelso, Washington, on June 6, to the Three Rivers Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant, and not reporting it in a timely manner as required.
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Subway moves away from chicken raised with antibiotics

Company says in 2016 it will stop selling chicken from birds raised with antibiotics also used in human medicine
U.S. based sandwich restaurant chain Subway says it will make the switch to serving chicken raised without antibiotics that are also used in human medicine by 2016.
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EVENTS

Industry Event

USPOULTRY Environmental Management Seminar 2015

9/24/15
Location: Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
Destin, FL
United States
USPOULTRY Environmental Management Seminar 2015
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