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Austin Alonzo

Austin Alonzo

Austin Alonzo is editor of WATT PoultryUSA. To contact Alonzo, email


The top 10 turkey industry health challenges of 2018

The annual survey of health professionals and veterinarians shows continuing issues associated with the roll back of antibiotics use.
The lack of effective treatments for persistent diseases continues to be the largest health issue facing the turkey industry, according to National Turkey Federation research.
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Wayne Farms transitions to NPIS for more process control

The integrator’s supplier quality and process improvement manager said the move will allow it to take more responsibility for inspection while maintaining process control.
The seventh-largest integrator in the U.S. is transitioning all nine of its slaughter facilities to the New Poultry Inspection System in a drive to take more responsibility for inspections while maintaining control of the process.
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Chicken buyers change as e-commerce proliferates

The emergence of online and mobile shopping is making grocers and restaurateurs change the way they do business to stay competitive.
Chicken buyers at the 2018 Chicken Marketing Summit spoke about their experiences with e-commerce and the constant struggle to provide transparency consumers crave.
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4 potential food safety advances powered by blockchain

The nascent technology can elevate food safety, traceability and transparency, but will the industry buy in?
Blockchain technology can power advances in food traceability, fraud reduction, quality control and transparency. However, the food industry must commit to using it in order to gain the greatest benefit.
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Tyson’s Seguin complex takes extra steps to be neighborly

The Texas facility pretreats water to a higher standard than necessary and makes special considerations to enhance the wellbeing of the community.
The Texas facility treats wastewater to be cleaner than what’s required by the city of Seguin and makes special considerations to reduce odors and respect its neighborhood.
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Pilgrim’s Guntersville’s commitment to sustainability

The Alabama plant sits on the banks of Lake Guntersville, a tourism hotspot, and is executing aggressive plans to reduce resource use.
The Pilgrims’ Pride Corp. operation is making new investments to improve its wastewater pre-treatment operation and is carrying out plans to reduce water and energy use as well as greenhouse gas emissions.
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