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Turkey Production

How turkey plants fared in meeting Salmonella standards

There were some turkey plants that didn’t meet Salmonella control standards during recent evaluations, but many more far exceeded them
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has released a report that identifies which turkey processing plants met, exceeded or failed to meet the FSIS performance standards for Salmonella control.
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California: Avian flu eliminated from turkey flocks

Surveillance zones have been lifted in Stanislaus and Merced counties, but routine monitoring continues
Low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) has been eliminated in the five turkey flocks in California that tested positive in September and October, the California Department of Food and Agriculture reported.
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Keep politics away from presidential turkey ceremony

Observance needs to focus on recognizing turkey industry and being thankful
The National Thanksgiving Turkey ceremony at the White House is a great thing, as it not only gives the nation pause in order to be thankful for so many things, but it also brings national attention to the National Turkey Federation (NTF) and the greater turkey industry.
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Jennie-O Turkey Store profit down 31 percent in Q4 2018

Hormel Foods segment also sees decline in net sales and volume
Jennie-O Turkey Store continues to feel the pinch of tough market conditions in the U.S. turkey industry, with profits declining 31 percent for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2018 when compared to the fourth quarter of the previous fiscal year.
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