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Turkey Production

Kraft Heinz recalls 2 million pounds of turkey bacon

Company concerned product may spoil before the marked expiration date
Kraft Heinz Foods Company, Newberry, S.C., is recalling approximately 2,068,467 pounds of turkey bacon products that may be adulterated because it may spoil before the “Best When Used By” date, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
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Butterball teams up with American Heart Association

Partnership encourages nutritious eating, overall well-being
Butterball will sponsor the Triangle American Heart Association’s My Heart. My Life. initiative. This sponsorship aligns the American Heart Association’s mission with Butterball’s corporate citizenship program, Traditions with Purpose, which reinforces the importance of nutritious eating and overall well-being, and places Butterball team members at the heart of the business.
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Bernard Matthews introduces new logo, branding

Strategy aims to make company more relevant for today’s consumers
Bernard Matthews has announced a GBP3 million (US$4.7 million) complete rebrand to return it to its roots and make it more relevant for today’s consumers.
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Utility drivers urged to be mindful of avian influenza

Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission urges utilities to understand and practice biosecurity measures when entering poultry farms
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) is urging utilities and their truck drivers to understand and practice biosecurity measures when operating on or near poultry farms, as part of a cooperative statewide effort to safeguard against the outbreak of avian influenza.
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Jennie-O restocks flocks, but what comes next?

With uncertainty about return of avian influenza, company ‘trying to get ready for any contingency’
Jennie-O Turkey Store saw its operating profit drop 45 percent and its dollar sales drop by 12 percent during the third quarter of fiscal year 2015.
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China is top destination for Brazilian agri-food exports

For the month of July and for the year to date, China is the most important destination for agriculture and food exports from Brazil but the greatest increase in pig meat trade has been with Russia
Brazilian agri-food exports totalled US$4.66 billion in July 2015, with China, The Netherlands, the U.S., Egypt and Venezuela the top export destinations.
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Canada lifts bans on poultry from Arkansas, Montana

Threat of spread of avian influenza appears to be over, says Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Canada has lifted its ban on poultry and poultry products from Arkansas and Montana, as the two states appear to now be free of avian influenza.
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APHIS seeks input on poultry carcass disposal documents

Environmental impact statement, environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact reports being published by APHIS
In preparation for another potential avian influenza outbreak in the fall, the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is seeking public comments on a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for mass carcass management. APHIS is also publishing an environmental assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for highly pathogenic avian influenza.
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Choct receives AFIA Poultry Nutrition Research Award

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) in partnership with the Poultry Science Association (PSA) recognized Mingan Choct, Ph.D., professor at the University of New England, July 30, for his contributions to poultry nutrition.
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