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Poultry Processing & Slaughter

Cherkizovo hopes to expand Tambov Turkey

Russian company’s CEO discusses possible support for expansion with Tambov Region Administration
Cherkizovo Group is considering expanding its Tambov Turkey operations, which would increase turkey capacity by 50 percent.
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IPC joins FAO, WHO in celebration of World Food Safety Day

First-ever World Food Safety Day celebration comes as International Poultry Council continues food safety engagement in the supply chain globally.
The International Poultry Council (IPC) joins the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and consumers of poultry around the world in celebration of the first-ever World Food Safety Day on 7 June 2019.
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Sanderson: High steel prices deter plant construction

Poultry company wants to build another plant, but tariffs on steel make now a bad time to do so
Construction of new poultry complexes has been central to Sanderson Farms’ growth strategy during recent years. However, current steel prices can be a deterrent to construction of new facilities, CEO Joe F. Sanderson Jr. said.
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Poultry groups commend EPA's final rule on reporting requirement

The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and United Egg Producers would like to commend the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for finalizing a rule that amends the emergency release notification regulations under section 304 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act.
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National Safety Conference on poultry to address social accountability and more

The poultry industry is constantly affected by change, innovation and growth. However, one thing is certain – employee safety will always remain a top priority. On an annual basis, poultry and egg industry safety professionals meet at the National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry to learn best practices and discuss how to ensure that the safety needs of their employees are met.
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Court invalidates 2015 WOTUS Rule

The U.S. Court for the Southern District of Texas on May 28, remanded the Environmental Protection Agency/Army Corps of Engineers 2015 “Waters of the U.S.” rule that greatly expanded the regulatory reach of the agencies’ authority to thousands of isolated or small (e.g., depressions, ditches, etc.) waters and drainage features. While several courts have issued injunctions on implementing the rule pending the outcome of several lawsuits, this was the first decision to rule on the legitimacy of the process to finalize the 2015 rule.
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Sanderson: ASF alone won’t justify building new plant

Poultry company does have visions of building another processing facility, but it would be for reasons external to reduction of animal protein supply
At a time when the African swine fever outbreak in China is reducing the global supply of animal protein, and some of that lost pork supply could lead to increased consumption of chicken, Sanderson Farms executives say it would not make sense to build a new poultry plant to meet that demand for protein.
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