CDC: Salmonella outbreak tied to chicks; 93 ill

June 12, 2012
CDC: Salmonella outbreak tied to chicks; 93 ill

The Associated Press ATLANTA — A new salmonella outbreak that sickened nearly 100 people has been traced to mail-order chicks from Ohio, health officials have said. Since March, 93 cases of salmonella have been reported in 23 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported May 31. Eighteen people were hospitalized and one...

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Pfizer spinning off animal health business

June 12, 2012
Pfizer spinning off animal health business

NEW YORK — Pfizer Inc. is spinning off its animal health business into a separate company that will be called Zoetis (Zoe-EHT-iss). The world’s biggest drug maker previously announced that it would either spin off or otherwise divest the business between this July and July 2013. “Pfizer Animal Health is a dynamic business with...

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FDA say no to ‘corn sugar’ term for HFCS

June 11, 2012
FDA say no to ‘corn sugar’ term for HFCS

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has denied a petition to use the term “corn sugar” as an alternate name for high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). The petition had been filed by the Corn Refiners Association. However, FDA’s Michael M. Landa, director of the Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition, turned...

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PSA meet features issues vital to poultry industry

June 11, 2012

 CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — This year’s annual meeting of the Poultry Science Association (PSA) will showcase a wide-ranging assortment of papers and discussions focused on present and future challenges facing the poultry industry.  The meeting will be held July 9-12 at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia.  “Poultry production has always been an exciting...

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Sand leaves farms as wasteland after flooding

June 8, 2012
Sand leaves farms as wasteland after flooding

The Associated Press MISSOURI VALLEY, Iowa — Mason Hansen guns his pickup and cranks the steering wheel to spin through sand up to 4 feet high, but this is no day at the beach. Hansen once grew corn and soybeans in the sandy wasteland in western Iowa, and his frustration is clear. Despite months...

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Tyson sued over renewable fuel patent

June 8, 2012
Tyson sued over renewable fuel patent

TULSA, Okla. — Tyson Foods Inc. has been sued by Neste Oil Oyj of Finland for patent infringement in the production of renewable diesel. The Finnish company filed suit May 29 in the U.S. District Court in Delaware against Dynamic Fuels LLC, a joint venture between Springfield, Ark.-based Tyson and Tulsa, Okla.-based Syntroleum Corp....

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