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Merck Animal Health announces leadership appointments

Merck Animal Health, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA, on June 6 announced new leadership of Antelliq and its well-recognized and market-leading brands of Allflex Livestock Intelligence, Sure Petcare and Biomark. Rick DeLuca, President, Merck Animal Health, made these appointments following the completion of its acquisition of Antelliq, which is an operating unit within Merck Animal Health.
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Gut health at ESPN: Beyond microorganisms

Gut health is not just a microorganism, it is a whole community that interacts with the intestine and other organs
There is no universal definition of gut health, but with a poultry production without antibiotics, it is essential to discover what is beyond a simple microorganism.
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Tyson unveils Raised & Rooted alternative protein products

Company uniquely positioned; offers plant-based and blended protein products
As part of efforts to expand its protein offerings, Tyson Foods on June 13 introduced the company’s first plant-based and blended products, along with its new Raised & Rooted brand.
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South Carolina law prohibits misleading meat labels

Lab-grown protein cannot be labeled as meat; violators are subject to a fine and jail time
False or persuasive marketing claims have been making their way into the meat industry, confusing consumers and creating a demand for specialty products. In response, the State of South Carolina has signed a bill into place that will prohibit labeling lab grown protein as meat.
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Perdue Foods launches Chicken Plus flexitarian products

Company hails product as a great way to get kids to eat more vegetables while still enjoying chicken
In an effort to fill a demand for flexitarian families struggling to get their kids to eat enough vegetables, Perdue Foods is introducing Perdue Chicken Plus products, which contain a blend of chicken, vegetables and plant-based protein.
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Poultry industry veteran John Dickerson joins BV Science

BV Science is pleased to announce that John Dickerson has joined the company as Sr. Sales Representative for our natural health solutions company. John has a BS degree in economics from Indiana University and graduate work in business from Ball State University.
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Hormel takes pricing action to mitigate ASF

While there was a ‘quick run-up’ in May, more substantial market changes are expected
Anticipating significant changes in global pig and pork prices amid the African swine fever (ASF) outbreak in China, Hormel Foods is taking pricing action to mitigate the changing markets.
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Kraft Heinz completes internal investigation

Company says it is taking actions to improve internal policies and procedures
Kraft Heinz says it has completed its internal investigation into its procurement area and assessment of internal controls, and the company continues to cooperate with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in its investigation.
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