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Biosecurity

The latest information, protocols and research on farm biosecurity to keep contagious diseases and pests from entering livestock farms and spreading to neighboring producers from the editors of WATT PoultryUSA, Poultry International and Egg Industry magazines. Topics include risk assessment, risk management and risk communication strategies. Register for free to access premium content.

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Pest control 10 years after FDA's Egg Safety Rule

Pest management has become an important function in egg production and processing to ensure a safe and valuable product for consumers.
Table egg production companies have worked hard to develop and implement pest management programs to help reduce the risk of Salmonella contamination and other potential problems that could result in financial loss.
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African swine fever

EU aligns biosecurity measures to contain ASF

To manage biosecurity across borders requires every stakeholder and the entire supply chain to take responsibility for their role in risk mitigation.
Biosecurity is top of mind for European feed manufacturers and farmers as African Swine Fever (ASF) concerns continue to take their grip, but a coordinated response is well underway and innovation in preventative nutrition and vaccines in the pipeline.
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Veterinarian: ASF virus likely in US, but not its pigs

African swine fever survives well in animal feed and during oceanic travel, making the risk of its spread greater, says Pipestone Veterinary Services’ Scott Dee
There may be no confirmed cases of African swine fever (ASF) in the United States pig herd, but that doesn’t mean the virus isn’t already present in the United States.
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The hysteria of Listeria in meat

The recent outbreak of listeriosis in Spain highlights the importance of food safety, the use of food preservatives and consumers' trust.
Benjamín Ruiz analyzes the recent outbreak of listeriosis in Spain and its impact on animal protein production and consumers' trust.
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Security at Helsinki airport increased due to ASF fears

Food detection dog being trained to help keep African swine fever out of Finland
In order to help prevent the spread of African swine fever (ASF) into Finland, the country’s Customs agency is training a new detector dog to detect food of animal origin at Helsinki Airport, Evira, the Finnish Food Authority announced.
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2019 USPOULTRY Live Production seminar to address best management practices

Throughout the years, the poultry industry has faced numerous challenges and opportunities, but the welfare of poultry flocks continues to be an issue of utmost importance. To address these concerns, the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and United Egg Producers are collaborating again this year to sponsor the 2019 Live Production, Welfare & Biosecurity Seminar, Sept. 17-18, at the Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.
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ASF’s impact on the feed additives industry

Some companies have already shown indications of a fallout from the spread of the deadly disease.
Another victim of the African swine fever (ASF) virus that is wiping out a huge chunk of the global pig industry, with no sign it has peaked, is the feed additives industry. Unlike previous years when this industry made tremendous gains by siding with the movement to reduce antibiotic usage in the animal industry, there appears very little role left for it to play in the crisis.
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