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Poultry Processing & Slaughter

Romer Labs introduces RapidCheck Campylobacter test kit

With its RapidChek Campylobacter test kit, Romer Labs is expanding its line of rapid solutions for the detection of pathogens
Romer Labs, a leading provider of diagnostic solutions for the agricultural, food and feed industries, is announcing that its RapidChek line of solutions for pathogen testing will now include a test kit for Campylobacter.
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GAP standards infographic

Infographic: GAP broiler standard commitments

List of companies pledging to source broilers raised according to Global Animal Partnership standards growing
While the pace has slowed down, 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.
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Rosa DeLauro

DeLauro wants thorough OSHA probe of Pilgrim’s accident

Congresswoman says Pilgrim’s Pride facility has a history of safety issues
A U.S. Congresswoman is urging the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to conduct a comprehensive investigation into an accident that resulted in a fatality at the Pilgrim’s Pride poultry plant earlier this month.
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Trade versus standards: challenges for US, UK

Negotiators from the United Kingdom and the United States have taken up opposing views over chicken and beef standards
Already in the present early stage of trade talks, negotiators from the United Kingdom (UK) and the US have taken up opposing views over chicken and beef.
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Moy Park

Wayne Farms expanding plant in Laurel, Mississippi

Project involves increasing plant’s capacity and adding about 200 jobs
Wayne Farms is preparing for a $16.9 million expansion and upgrade of the Wayne Farms Laurel Fresh Production Facility, significantly increasing the plant’s capacity and adding approximately 200 jobs to the Laurel payroll.
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PEAL succeeds as Rwanda's first integrated poultry farm

A Rwandan start-up poultry business, Poultry East Africa Ltd., has achieved 65% market share within five years and is now looking to extend its success beyond the country’s borders.
The first integrated broiler producer in Rwanda PEAL has gone from strength to strength since its establishment, but the route to market has not been easy.
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