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Poultry imports suspended over avian flu fears

Several countries ban poultry products from some regions of Chile and Vietnam
Several countries have banned imports of selected poultry products from regions of Chile and Vietnam where cases of avian influenza have been reported in recent weeks, while India has declared the country’s wild bird population free of the disease.
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Brazilian chicken and pork exports continue to rise

Chicken recorded a 2.3% increase and pork of 13.4% in 2019, despite the decrease in August
Exports of Brazilian chicken meat (both, fresh and processed) maintain a positive pace in 2019, according to studies done by the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA).
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Special report

Top Feed Companies: 102 companies rise to the top in 2018

Report highlights global compound animal feed manufacturers producing volumes more than 1 million metric tons in 2018.
The latest edition of WATT Global Media’s World’s Top Feed Companies listing reports 102 companies with more than 1 million metric tons of compound feed production in 2018.
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Tyson Foods to buy stake in Brazil’s Grupo Vibra

Tyson reaches deal to acquire 40% stake in the foods division of the Brazilian poultry company
As part of its global growth strategy, Tyson Foods reached an agreement to invest in the foods division of Grupo Vibra (Vibra Foods), a Brazilian producer and exporter of poultry products.
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The agrifood sector boom in Brazil is yet to come

Brazil takes up the path of poultry and swine production and exports with momentum and reaffirms its role in food security.
“Transparency is not enough. We have to show the world who we are.” For the president of the ABPA, Francisco Turra, Brazil has a promising future in the agri-food sector, he said in the opening of SIAVS 2019.
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Mexico will allow imported table eggs to be washed

The Mexican government will now allow importers and producers to wash table eggs following certain requirements in the process.
Mexico announced modifications were made to the sanitary norms and regulations related to eggs and their products to allow the producers, importers and marketers of table eggs to wash them before they reach the consumer.
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Cargill, Heifer International bring Hatching Hope to Mexico

The Hatching Hope Global Initiative will connect Mexican women smallholder farmers with private sector buyers to improve nutrition and livelihoods
Cargill and Heifer International are expanding their Hatching Hope Global Initiative into three southeastern states in Mexico.
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