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and animal feed industries.

Antibiotic-Free Meat

Antibiotic elimination

EU animal feed stakeholders on the state of antibiotic-free production

The European Union has carved out a tough plan to push antibiotic-free animal production, backed up by peer-reviewed science highlighting the importance of nutrition.
Europe leads by example in its regulatory push away from antibiotic use in animal production, but success will rely on an integrated mindset change and continued innovation in the field.
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Bacteriophage

Future animal health applications for bacteriophages

Gene products used as antibiotics alternatives show potential in fight against antimicrobial resistance.
Scientists believe that bacteriophage gene products could eventually be used to target bacterial pathogens, such as C. perfringens, in commercial livestock and poultry applications.
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Chili's and Maggiano's commit to reducing antibiotics in chicken

Chili’s and Maggiano’s parent company Brinker International has updated its animal welfare standards to include a commitment to working toward elimination of the use of medically important antibiotics in its chicken supply chains, with exceptions for treatment and non-routine control of diagnosed illness.
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Chicken nugget labels must mean something to HuffPost

Review offers recommendations on chicken nugget products viewed as healthy and those seen as less favorable
If you haven’t seen the recent review in the Huffington Post that lists what a panel of dietitians have listed as the healthiest frozen chicken nuggets, the ones that are “iffy” and the ones to avoid, it is worth reading.
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Alternative protein

Algae in animal feed gains momentum with new research

With more than 40,000 recognized algae species globally, research into macro- and microalgae is gaining momentum for biofuel, human food and animal feed.
Leading researchers agree algae holds huge protein promise; however, its array of bioactive compounds is where this aquatic organism could truly create a dent in the animal nutrition market.
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Maple Leaf opting for organic growth over acquisitions

After multiple acquisitions over in 2017 and 2018, Maple Leaf Foods will focus on building poultry plant, growing its plant-based protein business and expanding RWA products’ reach into US
The past two years have been busy ones for Maple Leaf Foods on the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) front.
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