Information on global poultry, pig and animal feed markets.



Members of US Congress call for pandemic flu action plan

Lawmakers want plan in place before avian influenza affects people in US like it has in Asia
Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are calling for a response plan to be put in place in the event avian influenza or another pandemic virus affects people in U.S. as it has in Asia.
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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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Changes in avian flu virus in China causes concern

Global Health agencies issue international alert for rapid detection of and response to avian influenza
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.
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