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CDC: 92 people stricken in Salmonella outbreak

Strain of Salmonella traced to raw chicken is shown to be resistant to multiple antibiotics, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Ninety-two people in 29 states have become ill due to an outbreak of Salmonella Infantis that has been linked to raw chicken products, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced.
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Indonesia aquaculture expected to grow

Not only is global aquaculture expected to grow, but Indonesia expects to see consumption grow to 14.6 million tons per year
Indonesia's Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry has said aquaculture is expected to supply 8.76 million tons of fish to the domestic market in 2019.
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Chicken Farmers of Ontario sets sight on future women leaders

Now in its third year, the Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) Women in Leadership initiative continues to grow. Beginning on Oct. 15, over twenty female farmer-members from across the province came together for the annual CFO-sponsored Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference held in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
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Applegate donates 5,000 packages of sausage to Pine Ridge Reservation

Natural and organic meat company Applegate kicked off its partnership with hunger relief and youth empowerment organization Conscious Alliance, with an inaugural donation of 5,000 packages of natural breakfast sausage to be delivered to school children on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota on Thursday.
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Tyson Foods awards $500,000 to non-profit partners in West Tennessee

The investments support education, hunger relief, housing and other community needs.
Education, hunger relief, housing and other community needs are the focus of $500,000 in community grants from Tyson Foods to six non-profit organizations in West Tennessee. The company announced Oct. 17 that the grants are focused in the City of Humboldt and Gibson County, where earlier this year the company broke ground on a new chicken processing facility.
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MHP poultry sales volumes up 19 percent

Ukrainian company sees large hike in export sales volumes but a small decrease on the domestic side
Ukrainian company MHP saw its poultry sales volumes increase by 19 percent for the third quarter of fiscal year 2018, which ended on September 30.
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Senators urge Secretary Ross to grant South Africa tariff exemptions

In a letter, senators emphasize the impact of tariffs on U.S. poultry trade with South Africa.
In September, a group of U.S. senators sent a letter urging Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to grant South Africa an exemption from President Trump’s Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum.
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