See what topics were the most popular in the poultry industry in July:
Austin Alonzo: How much of consumer decision making is based on pure hype?
The largest broiler companies in the United States have again been targeted in a class-action lawsuit, alleging that the companies conspired to manipulate chicken prices.
Marfrig Global Foods has received binding offers as it seeks to sell its Keystone Foods subsidiary, the company announced in a notice to the market on its website.
Companies continue to change their policies concerning the sourcing of broiler chickens, making pledges to source only slower-growing broiler breeds that are raised according to the Global Animal Partnership (GAP) standards, and in some cases, Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) standards.
Chicken is currently a staple on restaurant menus, plated at 96 percent of establishments compared to just 36 percent that offer some version of vegetarian apps, entrées or sides, according to data presented by Kelley Fechner, director, customer solutions, Datassential, on July 23 at the 2018 Chicken Marketing Summit in Orlando, Florida.
Terrence O’Keefe: In Econ 101, students learn that in free markets, prices for commodities, like ready-to-cook chicken and turkey as well as eggs, are set by supply and demand.
Hy-Line International recently celebrated the grand opening of the world’s largest layer hatcheryby Huayu Agricultural Technology Co., Ltd., named the Huayu International Poultry Incubation Center.
A new lawsuit has been filed against Mountaire Farms concerning the poultry company’s wastewater and sludge contamination issues around its complex in Millsboro, Delaware, and included in that lawsuit is a wrongful death allegation.
A Belgian company at the center of the crisis involving insecticide residues in eggs last year has announced it is bankrupt, and a new Dutch report on the investigation highlights problems in the country’s food safety system.
The poultry industry has seen many changes in food processing over the last century, but as food safety issues like Salmonella continue to make headlines in 2018, it can be argued that the industry is still not “winning the battle” on food safety.