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South Korea raises ASF preparedness level

New outbreaks of African swine fever reported in several countries
Although no cases of African swine fever (ASF) have been detected in the country, South Korea has introduced new measures to prevent spread of the disease from North Korea. New outbreaks have been reported in domestic pigs in Romania, South Africa, and Vietnam, as well as among the wild boar population in Europe.
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ESPN 2019: First impressions, part 1, the venue

It appears somebody reads my blogs or organizers got their act together much better this time.
In 2017, when I participated at the European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition (ESPN) in Tarragona, Spain, I complained about several things, but this year, after having spent a great week at ESPN in Gdansk, Poland, I have nothing but praise to heap on the organizers.
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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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8 highlights from MHP’s first quarter of 2019

Net profit was down for the quarter, but Ukrainian company still had plenty of positive things to report
Ukrainian poultry company MHP on June 12 released the financial results of the first quarter of the 2019 fiscal year. The quarter ended on March 31.
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ForFarmers CFO Arnout Traas to step down in 2020

Arnout Traas, chief financial officer (CFO) and member of the executive board of ForFarmers N.V. has decided not to be eligible for reappointment during the annual general meeting of shareholders in 2020, when his tenure ends.
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How safe is food in the European Union?

Eurobarometer survey finds a high level of consumer awareness of food safety topics
More than half of European consumers have a high level of awareness of food safety topics, and two-thirds have changed their behavior as the consequence of receiving information on food safety risks, according to a new survey.
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