News and analysis on the global poultry
and animal feed industries.

Articles by Alyssa Conway

Brown and white eggs in a basket

Global egg consumption to rise worldwide through 2024

Increasing protein consumption, rising incomes drive consumption of eggs
Around the world, consumption of eggs in 2014 remains higher than a decade ago. This increase is particularly notable in developing countries where changing diets have people consuming a greater number of calories from protein sources like poultry meat and eggs.
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Poultry meat trade influenced by disease, trade agreements

Diversifying diets around the world will help to keep poultry import demand strong, but the effects of trade agreements, economic sanctions and avian influenza remain to be seen.
Diversifying diets around the world will help to keep poultry import demand strong, but the effects of trade agreements, economic sanctions and avian influenza remain to be seen.
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McDonald’s all-day breakfast a win for egg suppliers, company

Serving breakfast all day has not only helped turn around the fast-food chain’s sales, but it also makes greater menu innovation involving eggs possible in the future.
McDonald’s new all-day breakfast as part of the fast-food chain’s “Real Food Revolution” has been successful for the restaurant and its egg industry partners alike, according to Lance Richards, vice president, McDonald’s Menu Innovation Team.
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Tom Smith

5 tips to prepare your processing operation for avian flu

After unexpectedly suffering outbreaks of avian influenza at Jennie-O Turkey facilities, Tom Smith, vice president of quality management, offers advice to poultry processing plants on being prepared.
Tom Smith, vice president of quality management at Jennie-O Turkey Store, offers five tips for other poultry processors to follow, based on Jennie-O’s experience, in order to be prepared in advance of an outbreak at their own facilities.
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Transparency in poultry

3 ways the poultry industry can gain consumer trust

Poultry companies need to convey that they share consumers’ desires for safe, healthy, affordable food.
Instead of being defensive and providing scientific facts to “prove” something to consumers, poultry companies should use consumer skepticism as a reason to engage with consumers on a deeper level to tell their story, advised Charles Arnot, CEO of the Center for Food Integrity, speaking at the National Meeting on Poultry Health, Processing and Live Production on October 14.
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Infographic: 6 myths about poultry production

View this infographic busting misconceptions about antibiotics in poultry production, litter as a waste product, chicken growth and more.
View this infographic busting six misconceptions about antibiotics in poultry production, litter as a waste product, chicken growth and more.
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9 ways to make your poultry products stand out

Poultry companies should take note of these nine food trends and use them to differentiate themselves in the competitive marketplace.
Poultry companies should take note of these nine food trends and use them to differentiate themselves in the competitive marketplace.
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New Food Industry Technicians Development Program launched

Poultry processors and suppliers were among those involved in creating a new professional certification to train qualified service technicians in the food industry.
Tyson Foods and West Liberty Foods, as part of the Food Processing Education Consortium (FPEC), announced the creation of the Food Industry Technicians Development Program (FIT) on September 16 at Process Expo 2015.
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4 perspectives on sustainable food production

Stakeholders in a panel discussion agreed that different egg layer housing systems offer the choice consumers are looking for; but, which system allows for the most sustainably produced food?
Stakeholders agreed different egg layer housing systems offer thechoice consumers are looking for; which system allows for the most sustainablyproduced food?
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What are poultry, meat consumers looking for in the future?

The industry is challenged with offering new products to consumers who are becoming ever more knowledgeable about their health and the foods they eat, said speakers at IPPE
As consumers become increasingly knowledgeable about the foods they eat, meat and poultry companies are presented with opportunities to introduce new products to the market that highlight the health benefits of consuming animal proteins. 
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