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Could avian flu hit European poultry exports?

The virus has been detected for the first time in three European countries
As highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) is confirmed in two more European states, there are fears that the further spread of the disease could impact exports of poultry products. The virus has been detected for the first time in three more European countries, and there are further cases in Taiwan and South Africa.
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Infographic: GAP broiler standard commitments

List of companies pledging to source broilers raised according to Global Animal Partnership standards growing
While the pace has slowed down, companies continue to change their policies concerning the sourcing of broiler chickens, making pledges to source only slower-growing broiler breeds that are raised according to the Global Animal Partnership (GAP) standards, and in some cases, Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) standards.
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Gene editing in ag: 4 ways to gain consumer trust

Effective communication is key to getting public to accept or embrace gene editing in agriculture
People in the agriculture industry understand there are benefits to gene editing in animal and plant production. However, many consumers with little to no connection to the farm can be apprehensive.
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DeLauro wants thorough OSHA probe of Pilgrim’s accident

Congresswoman says Pilgrim’s Pride facility has a history of safety issues
A U.S. Congresswoman is urging the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to conduct a comprehensive investigation into an accident that resulted in a fatality at the Pilgrim’s Pride poultry plant earlier this month.
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California has second vND case in 2020

Both cases are confirmed in San Bernardino County
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has reported two confirmed cases of virulent Newcastle Disease (vND) in California so far in 2020.
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What does US-China trade deal mean for poultry industry?

Document on U.S. Trade Representative website offers some insights about parts of the agreement and how it affects the poultry sector
Phase One of a trade deal between the United States and China was signed by both parties on January 15, but many questions have been asked since the signing ceremony was held.
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