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Latin American top poultry companies report released

WATT Global Media recently released the April edition of Industria Avícola magazine with exclusive profiles of the leading poultry and egg companies in Latin America. The survey includes rankings in broiler production and laying hens as well as additional insights on these industries.
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Family farmers, chicken industry advocates honored at DPI banquet

Twelve outstanding chicken growers and four honorees were recognized for their dedication to the poultry industry on April 17 as Delmarva's chicken community gathered in Salisbury, Maryland for the Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. (DPI) Booster Banquet, the 1,800-member trade association's annual membership dinner.
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Lawsuit claims USDA ignores fecal contamination concerns

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine alleges USDA does little to address worries over fecal contamination of chicken and other meats
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), which has a history of advocating for a vegan diet, has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), alleging the agency ignores concerns over fecal contamination of chicken and other meat.
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Moy Park workers angry over new employment conditions

Company says it will continue to engage with union and work towards a negotiated agreement
The trade union representing around half of the workers at Northern Ireland poultry processor, Moy Park, is calling for a ballot that could lead to industrial action over changes to working conditions proposed by the company’s management team.
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HKScan: Poultry is a driver for growth

Demand for poultry is strong, and company’s new facility in Finland will help meet that demand, CEO says
In his recent presentation during the annual general meeting of Nordic meat and poultry company HKScan, the company’s CEO, Tero Hemmilä’, identified poultry as a key driver for growth.
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Mountaire dedicates new $170 million poultry plant

Facility in Siler City, North Carolina, will have capacity to harvest 1.4 million chickens per week
Mountaire Farms officially opened its new $170 million poultry processing plant in Siler City, North Carolina, with a ribbon cutting ceremony on April 16.
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Cobb and ASGAV educate Brazilian consumers about benefits of chicken

Together, Cobb-Vantress and ASGAV (Gaúcha Association of Poultry) are continuing a joint campaign educating Brazilian consumers about the benefits of making chicken a regular part of a healthy diet. The campaign also focuses on the role of the poultry industry in Brazil and its importance to the country’s continued economic development.
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