While the pace has slowed down, companies continue to change their policies concerning the sourcing of broiler chickens, making pledges to source only slower-growing broiler breeds that are raised according to the Global Animal Partnership (GAP) standards, and in some cases, Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) standards.
The International Egg Commission (IEC) Avian Influenza Expert Group has developed the Practical Biosecurity Check List that it is designed to help egg businesses develop and improve their overall levels of biosecurity.
The top export markets for U.S. turkeys during the first six months of 2017 were identified in the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service (ARS) Livestock and Meat International Trade Data report, released on August 7.
Taste, freshness and price are among the most important factors consumers consider when making chicken purchases at both a supermarket or at a food service establishment, according to a recently-released survey.
After a year of growth in 2016, chicken purchases in United States supermarkets and food service establishments remained high, but returned to 2015 levels during the first part of 2017, according to a recent survey that asked U.S. consumers to recall their recent chicken purchases.