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Latest avian flu epidemic is Europe’s largest ever

Since last autumn, almost 2,400 outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza have occurred in European poultry flocks, making this the largest epidemic of its type on record.

In a recent assessment of avian influenza in the 2021-2022 season, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) describes it as the worst ever such epidemic in Europe. 


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Pilgrim’s Pride forms new company in Europe

Pilgrim’s Shared Services to provide cross-functional support to Moy Park, Pilgrim’s UK and Pilgrim’s Food Masters businesses

A new company, Pilgrim’s Shared Services Ltd, has been formed to provide cross-functional support to Pilgrim’s Pride’s European companies Moy Park, Pilgrim’s UK and Pilgrim’s Food Masters.


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Farmers warn of chicken shortage in Spain

Under pressure from continual rises in production costs, Spanish poultry farmers are considering closing their businesses or reducing output.

Despite a sharp rise in retail chicken prices, Spanish poultry farmers are struggling to overcome a large increase in production costs.


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Europe’s HPAI outbreak count passes last year’s total

Heavy losses from HPAI in northern Scotland threaten the future of some seabird populations.

In France, the threat of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been downgraded. In contrast, new outbreaks in poultry have been reported in Bulgaria, Croatia, England, Hungary, the German state of Lower Saxony, and the Ryazan region of Russia.


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