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Avian flu outbreaks center on Western Pacific region

While further cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been confirmed among poultry in Australia, Taiwan and Vietnam, multiple outbreaks have been reported in North Korea. For the first time in seven years, the mild form of the disease has been detected in two Australian flocks.
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Commission: Australia poultry companies can cooperate

Ingham’s, Turosi, Hazeldene’s Chicken Farm and the Australian Chicken Meat Federation can work together to ensure sufficient supply of chickens and chicken meat amid COVID-19 pandemic
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said chicken processors will be allowed to work together to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent Stage 4 restrictions imposed by the Victorian government.
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Australia, Philippines and Russia report return of avian flu in poultry

Recent mortalities and reduced production in poultry have been linked to highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). Countries confirming the latest outbreaks are on different continents, and three virus families are involved. Meanwhile, new research highlights the need to protect domestic poultry from wild birds, which represent the most likely source of infection.
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Victoria order will slow production at 2 Ingham’s plants

Ingham’s will need to reduce its workforce at its plants in Somerville and Thomastown as the Australian state hopes to control the spread of COVID-19
The premier of the Australian state of Victoria has issued Stage 4 lockdown measures for Victorian meat and poultry processing plants, leaving two plants operated by Ingham’s to have to make adjustments.
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Australian per capita meat consumption declining. Why?

Vegan, vegetarian and flexitarian trends all play a factor, as do the ages of consumer groups
Per capita meat consumption – particularly red meat consumption – is trending downward in Australia, attendees of the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta were told.
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