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Study examines stunning methods and wing damage

Research conducted at Auburn University showed that more wing damage occurred during controlled atmosphere stunning trials

An Auburn University study indicated that more wing damage may occur in systems that use controlled atmosphere stunning than systems that use electrical waterbath stunning.


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PETA wants criminal charges filed against Agri Star

Group cites FSIS reports that said there two instances of personnel not reacting properly to malfunctioning equipment

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) believes criminal charges should be filed against Agri Star Meat & Poultry, alleging that hundreds of chickens were smothered to death at the company’s plant in Postville, Iowa.


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Moy Park suspends live processing at Ballymena

Company will concentrate on further processing at the plant until live processing resumes in September

Moy Park is temporarily halting its live processing operations at its poultry plant in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, to focus on further processing.


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Simmons to expand prepared foods plant

Company investing $100 million in facility in Van Buren, Arkansas

Simmons Foods' prepared foods plant in Van Buren, Arkansas, is set to undergo a $100 million expansion that will help the company employ 100 more people.


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How industry 4.0 supports poultry supply chain management

The fourth industrial revolution represents a connected ecosystem of digital technologies to provide a predictive future.

The next wave of the industrial revolution, industry 4.0, focuses on integrating poultry and other supply chains with digital technologies like precision agriculture, the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data.


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