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Japan records its worst avian flu outbreak in poultry

Since registering the nation’s first cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) of the season in October, Japan has confirmed the disease on 54 poultry farms.

Since registering the nation’s first cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) of the season in October, Japan has confirmed the disease on 54 poultry farms.


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Which are Asia’s largest egg producers?

China may account for over half of the 10 largest egg producing companies in Asia, but it is a Thai company that continues to hold the top slot when measured by size of layer flock.

China may be the world’s largest egg producer, and its companies dominate a ranking of the region’s largest egg producers. But Chinese companies are yet to conquer all the top spots.


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Japan, South Korea report spread of avian flu

In Israel, the H5N1 virus serotype has been detected for the first time since January, while Taiwan reported further cases linked to the H5N2 virus variant.

Over the past month, there has been a sharp uptick in reported outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in farmed poultry in both these Asian nations.


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South Korea steps up avian flu countermeasures

Also reporting further outbreaks in domestic birds are India, Japan, Vietnam, and Russia’s Far Eastern federal district.

As South Korea confirms its 13th outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry since the end of October, the authorities have increased the intensity of preventative culling to reduce the risks of further virus transmission. 


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Season’s first HPAI cases in Japanese poultry

For the first time this fall, highly pathogenic avian influenza virus has been detected in poultry in Japan.

For the first time this fall, highly pathogenic avian influenza virus has been detected in poultry in Japan. Both in that country and in South Korea, three outbreaks have been confirmed on commercial farms so far.


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KFC, Tria develop compostable packaging

The alternative packaging can be turned into compost within 24 hours

Singapore is facing a plastic waste crisis, and KFC Singapore is making efforts to reduce its contribution by switching to alternative compostable packaging for its chicken, sandwiches and other items. By partnering with sustainable foodware company, Tria, KFC Singapore will begin what it is calling the “world’s first” closed-loop single-use packaging pilot program, according to Packaging Insights



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