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Salmonella alert for Israeli egg farm

Farm reports that its poultry houses have been cleaned and are now free of Salmonella
Following confirmation of a dangerous form of Salmonella bacteria, consumers in Israel and Palestine have been warned to dispose of any eggs from one affected farm.
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New poultry project in Oman aims for import substitution

Al Namaa Poultry SAOC facility aims to produce 15,000 metric tons of poultry meat in first year
When complete, a new project aims to be largest in the Sultanate of Oman, and to double the national rate of self-sufficiency in poultry meat, while other companies in the sector have also announced expansion plans.
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US broiler exports to Lebanon made big jump in August

After shipping only about 468,000 pounds of U.S. broilers to Lebanon over 15-month period, nearly 2.5 million pounds are exported in August alone
After only exporting a small amount of broiler meat to Lebanon, the U.S. shipped nearly 2.5 million pounds there during July, according to figures revealed in the Livestock and Meat International Trade Data report, issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on October 6.
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Ross 140 and 400 Clubs on the rise in Lebanon

Membership in Ross 140 and 400 Clubs is beginning to soar in the Middle East and Africa (MEA), as Aviagen announces three new additions to the prestigious clubs in Lebanon, Hawa Chicken, Snagro Poultry and Tanmia Agricultural Development Company.
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Mississippi poultry

Al Rayan embarks on Qatar’s largest poultry enterprise

New complex's annual capacity will be 70,000 metric tons of broiler meat and 250 million eggs
With an investment of QAR1.6 billion (US$439 million), Al Rayan Poultry has announced plans to set up a multi-site integrated enterprise that it hopes will revolutionize the Arabian country’s poultry sector, boosting local production and contributing to national food security.
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Cherkizovo halal

Cherkizovo gets clearance to export to Iraq

Halal poultry products under the Latifa and Dajajti label can now be shipped to Iraq
Cherkizovo Group’s Vasilyevskaya poultry production facility has received permission to export poultry products to Iraq.
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