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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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Germans are eating more eggs

Per capita egg consumption in Germany rises 2 percent
Compared with the previous year, the citizens of Germany ate an average of three more eggs in 2016, according to preliminary data from the Federal Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (BLE).
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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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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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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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Agrifirm aims for additional phosphate reduction

Company’s goal is for additional 1.1 million kg in reduction
Agrifirm calculates that, with its livestock farmers and suitable measures, a significant additional phosphate reduction can be achieved, while maintaining a positive result for livestock farmers.
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France still bearing brunt of avian flu cases in Europe

French animal health officials detect both highly pathogenic and low pathogenic avian influenza strains
European countries reporting new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) of the H5N8 subtype in poultry are France, Germany, Italy and Russia, according to reports sent by the national animal health agencies to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) over the last week.
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Marketed feed excluded from European waste legislation

European Parliament leaves Commission feed exclusion proposal intact during vote on amendments to the Waste Framework Directive
The European Parliament on March 14 voted through the amendments to the Waste Framework Directive, as part of the Circular Economy Package.
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Moy Park names two general managers

David Halliday and Andrea Carver take on new leadership roles
Moy Park has promoted David Halliday and Andrea Carver to general manager positions at facilities in the U.K. Halliday has been named general manager at its Anwick site, while Carver will be the general manager at the Grantham site.
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