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UK’s Noble Foods launches egg products foodservice brand

Adopting a new brand, The Great British Egg Co., for its foodservice division will help Noble Foods to raise visibility with clients and is part of a greater push into new product development.
UK company Noble Foods launches its first brand in the foodservice sector, bringing its foodservice offerings under one name helping to build recognition.
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2 Sisters appeals for workers during pandemic

CEO says the company has an ‘urgent’ need for employees as food demand skyrockets
Ronald Kers, the CEO of 2 Sisters Food Group, has made a direct urgent appeal for new workers as the company deals with unprecedented demand brought on by the coronavirus pandemic in the U.K.
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Cherkizovo vows to keep meat supply coming amid COVID-19

While operations continue, Russian company is taking extra measures to keep its workers and the public safe
Cherkizovo Group is reaffirming its ability to provide an uninterrupted and sufficient supply of meat and poultry products to Russian consumers amid the present shopping surge brought on by uncertainties due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Foodborne illnesses in the EU are becoming harder to treat

Bacterial strains are increasingly resistant to important antibiotics.
A growing number of strains of Salmonella and Campylobacter bacteria in the EU have become multi-drug resistant, concludes an annual report on antimicrobial resistance in zoonoses from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
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Germany, Hungary, Poland report avian flu in poultry

More low pathogenic avian influenza cases reported in turkeys in the United States
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been reported in new regions of Germany and Hungary. The virus has also been detected on farms in Poland and South Africa, and the mild form of the disease has been confirmed on five more turkey farms in the U.S.
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Moy Park workers stage walkout over COVID-19 concerns

Company had just announced it was hiring temporary workers to fill demand for its products
Workers at the Moy Park plant in Portadown, Northern Ireland, staged a walkout because of what union workers viewed as a lack of measures to fight the spread of COVID-19.
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House members to USTR: Make UK poultry trade a priority

With United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union, an export opportunity for U.S. poultry is here
Upcoming trade negotiations between the United States and United Kingdom need to include discussions about gaining U.S. poultry access to the U.K., a group of U.S. House members say.
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Avian flu reported in Taiwanese, central European poultry

Five outbreaks reported in Taiwan during past week
While Taiwan and Bulgaria are the only countries to have officially recorded new outbreaks of avian flu in poultry over the past week, outbreaks of the disease have been reported in India, Ireland, and Poland. Two children have been confirmed with flu infections of avian origin.
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IEC business conference postponed over COVID-19 concerns

IEC Business Conference in The Hague will instead take place in April 2021
Due to the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19 (formerly known as novel coronavirus), the International Egg Commission (IEC) executive board has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 IEC Business Conference in The Hague. The conference will now take place on April 11-13, 2021.
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Wayne Farms expansion

Three avian flu virus types in Taiwan's poultry

New outbreak also reported in Bulgaria
Taiwan and Bulgaria are the only countries to have officially recorded new outbreaks of avian flu in poultry over the past week. Local media and other sources are also reporting further cases in Poland and Vietnam. The disease situation in Hungary and Ukraine appears to have been resolved.
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