Land O’Lakes Purina recalls poultry feed

August 7, 2012
Land O’Lakes Purina recalls poultry feed

The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Minnesota company has recalled some of its poultry feed products because they lack added vitamin D. Land O’Lakes Purina Feed LLC says that insufficient vitamin D in a bird’s diet for more than a couple weeks can cause bone problems and other issues in the poultry....

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156 representatives urge EPA to waive ethanol mandate

August 6, 2012
156 representatives urge EPA to waive ethanol mandate

WASHINGTON — As the worst drought  in a half century continues, a bipartisan group of 156 members of Congress is urging the Environmental Protection Agency to act immediately to reduce the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) mandate to account for the severe anticipated corn shortage. Congressmená Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Steve Womack (R-Ark.) and Mike McIntyre...

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NTF names new public relations manager

August 6, 2012
NTF names new public relations manager

WASHINGTON — National Turkey Federation President Joel Brandenberger has announced Peggy Albertson as the new public relations manager. “We are incredibly excited to have a young but seasoned professional join our team,” said Brandenberger. “Peggy has strong and innovative social media and public relations capacities. She brings a unique food nutrition context to the...

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Chicken salads recalled for possible contamination

August 6, 2012
Chicken salads recalled for possible contamination

 WASHINGTON — Garden Fresh Foods of Milwaukee, Wis., is recalling approximately 13,600 pounds of meat and poultry salad products. The salads contain diced onions that are the subject of a Food & Drug Administration recall by Gill Onions, due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, USDA’s Food Safety & Inspection Service has announced . All...

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Ground broken on new Foster Farms poultry education facility

August 3, 2012
Ground broken on new Foster Farms poultry education facility

FRESNO, Calif. — Ground has been broken at Fresno State on the innovative Foster Farms Poultry Education and Research Facility, which is scheduled to open in the spring 2013, semester. This state-of-the-art educational facility is made possible by a gift to Fresno State from Foster Farms, which is contributing to the engineering, design and...

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Poultry groups join challenge to final rule on trucking hours

August 3, 2012

TUCKER, GA. — The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, National Chicken Council and National Turkey Federation have joined a coalition of industry groups in challenging the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Hours of Service Final Rules for commercial truck drivers. The groups argued that portions of the rule will slow productivity, hurt jobs...

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