Poultry groups comment on NLRB proposed ‘Quickie Election’ rules

April 15, 2014
Poultry groups comment on NLRB proposed ‘Quickie Election’ rules

WASHINGTON — The U. S. Poultry & Egg Association, National Chicken Council and National Turkey Federation have submitted comments opposing the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) proposed rules governing representation procedures. The proposed rules, dubbed “Quickie Election rules” for their anticipated impact on the election process time frame, were published in the Federal Register...

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AFIA to host historic feed industry conference

April 15, 2014
AFIA to host historic feed industry conference

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Feed Industry Association will host the Feed Industry Institute in Minneapolis, Minn., June 16-19. The conference — AFIA’s oldest standing event — is held once every two years, and is sponsored by the organization’s Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference Committee. This year’s theme is “Your Path to Understanding the...

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Tactic for pasteurizing raw eggs kills salmonella

April 14, 2014
Tactic for pasteurizing raw eggs kills salmonella

By Marcia Wood, Special to Poultry Times BELTSVILLE, Md. — Classic Caesar salad, old-fashioned eggnog, some homemade ice cream — and many other popular foods — may contain raw eggs. Now, USDA-led research has produced a faster way to pasteurize raw, in-shell eggs without ruining their taste, texture, color or other important qualities. The...

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Researchers identify energy cost savings in processing

April 14, 2014
Researchers identify energy cost savings in processing

TUCKER, Ga. —  A research project at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark., has identified important energy costs savings in poultry processing. The project, funded by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and the USPOULTRY Foundation, is part of the association’s comprehensive research program encompassing all phases of poultry and egg production and...

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Organic poultry facility planned for Nevada

April 11, 2014
Organic poultry facility planned for Nevada

HAWTHORNE, Nev. — Green Energy Nevada LLC  has received approval to launch an organic poultry meat and egg production facility in Hawthorne, Nev. The company is projecting an initial investment of $20 million and creation of 500 to 1,000 jobs in 2014. Green Energy Nevada received final approval from the Mineral County Board of...

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Morris joins USPOULTRY as IPE sales director

April 11, 2014
Morris joins USPOULTRY as IPE sales director

TUCKER, Ga. — U.S. Poultry & Egg Association has announced the appointment of Nathaniel (Nath) Morris as IPE sales director. He will be responsible for developing and implementing effective sales and marketing plans to ensure the continued success of the International Poultry Expo (IPE), part of the International Production & Processing Expo. Morris joins...

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