Grilled chicken product recalled

July 22, 2014
Grilled chicken product recalled

WASHINGTON — Roberts Foods in Charlotte, N.C., is recalling approximately 202 pounds of individual serving grilled chicken entrées due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, USDA’s Food Safety & Inspection Service has announced. The product contains milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. Recalled product is 10-ounce refrigerated packages...

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Georgia poultry lab looking at fall opening

July 21, 2014
Georgia poultry lab looking at fall opening

By Jeff Gill Gainesville Times GAINESVILLE, Ga. — The new Georgia Poultry Laboratory Network headquarters in North Hall County now appears headed for completion in midfall. Construction and weather issues have delayed work on the 38,000-square-foot building, which had been set to finish this month, officials said during a tour of the lab July...

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NCC websit explains inspection systems

July 21, 2014
NCC websit explains inspection systems

WASHINGTON — In order to help consumers and the media better understand both the traditional and the proposed modernized inspection processes, the National Chicken Council has launched a new, informative website — www.ChickenInspectionFacts.com. The website contains video of a chicken processing line; video testimonials from food safety, veterinary and poultry processing experts; a Myths...

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New inspection system sent for final review

July 18, 2014
New inspection system sent for final review

WASHINGTON — USDA’S Food Safety & Inspection Service has sent its proposal to update the federal poultry Inspection system to the Office of Management & Budget Affairs (OIRA) for review. This is the last step before the rule becomes final and published in the Federal Register. The proposed changes to modernize the inspection system...

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AFIA presents Poultry Nutrition Research Award

July 18, 2014
AFIA presents Poultry Nutrition Research Award

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Feed Industry Association in partnership with the Poultry Science Association has presented Dr. Joseph Moritz, a faculty member at West Virginia University’s Department of Animal and Nutritional Science, with the Poultry Nutrition Research Award ein recognition of his contributions to poultry nutrition. The award was presented to Moritz by...

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Cargill Turkey says ‘No’ to growth-promoting antibiotics

July 17, 2014
Cargill Turkey says ‘No’ to growth-promoting antibiotics

WICHITA, Kan. — Cargill Turkey has announced that the company’s Honeysuckle White and Shady Brook Farms, are now the first major turkey brands to remove growth-promoting antibiotics from all turkeys across the independent farms they work with, without charging a premium price. Based on consumer research and feedback, these brands are pioneering efforts to...

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