If a proposed change to the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour becomes law in the United States, it may not have a huge impact on the payroll budgets for companies in the poultry industry, but it is likely to still have an economic effect on the industry.
Among the measures taken by the authorities in South Korea to halt the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) is the daily disinfection of poultry farms. Further cases have been detected in Japan, and there are now confirmed outbreaks among poultry in nine Indian states. In the Middle East, outbreaks are reported in Iran and Kuwait. As China reports more cases among wild birds, there are also two new human infections linked to viruses of avian origin.
When a foreign material contamination situation occurs at a meat or poultry processing plant, it is often the result of a piece of equipment malfunctioning.
Once parameters are set, understanding hatchery contamination is a question of consistent sampling, measurement, and analysis
The post COVID-19 world may create even greater demand for automation as poultry processors must deal with new demand flows and social distancing challenges in the plant.