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Roy Graber

Roy Graber

Roy Graber is a staff reporter at WATT Global Media. Contact Graber via email at


Beef takes heat in new Chain Reaction antibiotics report

Rather than examining antibiotic use in supply chain for all meat and poultry products, the 2018 Chain Reaction report focuses on hamburgers
For the past three years, the Chain Reaction report on antibiotic use in the supply chain for the top U.S. restaurant chains has graded those chains on their antibiotic use in all species of meat animals, including chicken, turkeys, pigs and beef cattle.
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US regulator approves Tyson purchase of Keystone

Other necessary approvals are still pending, says Marfrig Global Foods
Tyson Foods’ pending acquisition of Keystone Foods from Marfrig Global Foods took a step forward, having gained approval from the U.S. antitrust authority, according to a notice to the market published on Marfrig’s website.
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Who are the top 10 egg producers of Asia?

Thailand’s CP Group tops list with a flock of 22 million hens
The Poultry International 2018 survey of the world’s top poultry companies has been completed, and that survey shows that the two biggest egg companies in Asia – Charoen Pokphand (CP) Group and Ise Inc., dominate the industry in the continent.
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Hurricane Michael: Poultry plants to resume production

Tyson Foods, Wayne Farms and Sanderson Farms had shut down operations as precautionary measure
After taking some poultry plants offline as a precautionary measure amid Hurricane Michael, Tyson Foods, Wayne Farms and Sanderson Farms plan to have all suspended plants back in production on October 12.
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FDA: 38 ill in egg-related Salmonella outbreak

The outbreak had been reported in September and was linked to shell eggs from Gravel Ridge Farms
The number of people who became ill in a Salmonella enteritidis outbreak earlier announced in September has increased to 38, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
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