Measures to control the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in China have not been as successful as had been hoped, leading the global health agencies to issue a warning to other countries in Asia to be on the alert to protect their poultry and human populations.
New feed premix plant and aquaculture capabilities in Xiangtan and Nanjing
March 15, 2017
Archer Daniels Midland Company continues to expand its animal nutrition footprint in China with the construction of a new feed premix facility in Xiangtan, Hunan Province, central China, and the addition of aquaculture feed production lines at its existing Nanjing complex in Jiangsu Province, eastern China.
Chinese consumers are increasingly coming around to the idea of purchasing packaged chicken, and that has shown as sales of Tyson Foods’ tray pack chicken in China have grown 60 percent over the last year, said Sally Grimes, Tyson Foods chief global growth officer.
Influenza A (H7N9) virus has pandemic potential, according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the continued rise in new cases in people in China since December is a cause for concern.