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Projects aim to improve feed efficiency, meat quality

Grant awarded to UK’s Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock
Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) and 11 other institutions have been awarded GBP2.2 million (US$2.7 million), allowing for three projects that will work to improve livestock feed efficiency and meat quality in Britain, according to a press release from SRUC.
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Yoshiyuki Amano joins Anritsu

He is the new managing director for the UK
Anritsu Infivis Ltd. has appointed Yoshiyuki Amano as its new Managing Director for the UK.
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NGFA holds its 121st annual convention

Trade and infrastructure were top concerns for members of the National Grain and Feed Association
More than 650 National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) members gathered March 19–21 in New Orleans for the NGFA's 121st Annual Convention, where they discussed and debated industry priorities on trade, infrastructure and farm policy.
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Yum! Brands promotes Kevin Hochman

He is the new president and chief concept officer of KFC U.S.
Yum! Brands, Inc., has promoted Kevin Hochman to President and Chief Concept Officer of KFC U.S., reporting to Roger Eaton, Chief Executive Officer of KFC Global.
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Experts weigh in on the impact of avian influenza

'Even one infected chicken could have a global impact,' says the president of the Mississippi Poultry Association
With the USDA’s confirmation of Avian Influenza in southern Tennessee, Alabama, and now Kentucky, the virus has struck the United States for the fourth year in a row.
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Henningsen Cold Storage's Portland facility earns SQF Certification

The Safe Quality Foods Level 2 status verifies and validates food safety and quality throughout the supply chain
Henningsen Cold Storage Co., one of the largest temperature controlled warehousing and transportation companies in the U.S, has recently received their Safe Quality Foods (SQF) Level 2 Certification for their Portland, Ore., facility.
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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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