FSIS extends comment period for Federal Register notice

February 15, 2013

WASHINGTON — On Dec. 6, 2012, USDA’s Food Safety & Inspection Service published a Federal Register notice to inform establishments producing not ready-to-eat (NRTE) ground or otherwise comminuted chicken and turkey products that they must reassess their HACCP plans for these products to take into account several recent salmonella outbreaks associated with the consumption...

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NC chicken farmers suing Ukranian billionaire

February 14, 2013

McClatchy Newspapers CHARLOTTE, N.C. — When a young Ukrainian billionaire acquired the North Carolina operations of chicken processor Townsends out of bankruptcy in early 2011, the deal seemed to symbolize the increasing globalization of our food supply. Oleg Bakhmatyuk, the majority owner of Ukraine’s largest egg producer, had elaborate plans to turn the facilities...

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Poultry companies invited to apply for safety recognition awards

February 14, 2013

TUCKER, Ga. —  Poultry industry facilities with outstanding safety programs are invited to apply for recognition under the Joint Poultry Industry Safety Award Program. The program is open to National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association members with poultry or egg processing plants, hatcheries, feed mills and rendering facilities...

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West Liberty Foods installs high pressure pasteurization systems

February 13, 2013
West Liberty Foods installs high pressure pasteurization systems

WEST LIBERTY, Iowa — West Liberty Foods L.L.C., a manufacturer of sliced deli meats & individually quick frozen products for both foodservice and retail, has announced that it has completed the installation of a Hiperbaric High Pressure Pasteurization System (HPP) in their Mount Pleasant, Iowa facility. An 8,400-square-foot expansion is also being added to...

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NCC announces animal care review panel for broilers

February 13, 2013
NCC announces animal care review panel for broilers

WASHINGTON — The National Chicken Council, partnering with the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, has initiated a process through The Center for Food Integrity that will provide a balanced analysis of potential undercover video investigations. The Animal Care Review Panel engages recognized animal welfare professionals to examine video and provide expert perspectives for food...

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Girl is Cambodia’s 5th bird flu fatality this year

February 13, 2013

The Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — A 5-year-old Cambodian girl has become the country’s fifth bird flu fatality this year. Cambodia’s Health Ministry and the World Health Organization announced Feb. 8 that the girl had a history of contact with poultry in her village in southeastern Takeo province, where there was evidence of...

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