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Poultry Processing & Slaughter

Perdue recalls SimplySmart Organics gluten-free nuggets

More than 68,000 pounds of chicken nuggets were recalled due to possible extraneous material contamination
Perdue Foods is recalling approximately 68,244 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically wood, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.
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IFA: Poultry farmers need price rise to cover increasing costs

Irish Farmers' Association urges all poultry industry stakeholders to address financial challenges
IFA’s Poultry Chairman, Andy Boylan has called on all stakeholders involved in the processing and retailing of poultry meat and eggs, to recognize the increased costs of production.
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Kosher, halal slaughter vs. animal welfare concerns

An unusual alliance between Jews and Muslims has been developed in Europe because of the new tendency to prohibit the slaughter of animals without prior stunning.
Benjamín Ruiz: "This whole issue questions religious freedom and the right of religions to preserve their traditions."
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A robot that watches over and analyzes broiler houses

Artificial intelligence will not only save labor but will also perform tasks that a human can’t or won’t like continuous surveillance in a poultry house.
The Spanish company Faromatics, SL, developed a poultry robot that doesn't interfere with the free movement of the birds. Learn how it works.
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Wayne Farms transitions to NPIS for more process control

The integrator’s supplier quality and process improvement manager said the move will allow it to take more responsibility for inspection while maintaining process control.
The seventh-largest integrator in the U.S. is transitioning all nine of its slaughter facilities to the New Poultry Inspection System in a drive to take more responsibility for inspections while maintaining control of the process.
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