Use science in regulating antibiotics, agriculture coalition says

June 21, 2012
Use science in regulating antibiotics, agriculture coalition says

WASHINGTON — A coalition of agricultural organizations has sent a letter to Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.), who is seeking to restrict severely antibiotic use in livestock and poultry production, pointing to the stringent federal approval process and regulation of antibiotics, the lack of human health risks from their judicious use in livestock production and...

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DPI honors Delmarva Distinguished Citizen

June 21, 2012

GEORGETOWN, Del. — The Delmarva Poultry Industry Inc.’s highest honor, the J. Frank Gordy Sr. Delmarva Distinguished Citizen Award, has been presented to chicken grower, farmer, businessman and DPI leader Douglas W. Green of near Princess Anne, Md. The award was presented during DPI’s 56th annual Booster Banquet in Salisbury, Md. Green has served...

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Aviagen technique improves hatch after longer egg storage

June 20, 2012
Aviagen technique improves hatch after longer egg storage

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Tests in the U.S., Europe and Australasia have demonstrated big improvements in hatchability and chick quality when stored eggs are given short periods at incubation temperature during storage (SPIDES), according to a report from Aviagen. Dr. Dinah Nicholson, Aviagen global manager, hatchery development and support, said, “The improvement in hatchability we...

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AFIA names Member of the Year

June 20, 2012

ARLINGTON, Va. — Dr. Chad Risley has been named the American Feed Industry Association’s 2012 Member of the Year. The award is given to an individual who exhibited support in helping the association achieve its goals and objectives during the previous year. Risley received the honor because of his work and dedication to the...

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U.S. poultry groups applaud Senate bill to establish PNTR with Russia

June 19, 2012
U.S. poultry groups applaud Senate bill to establish PNTR with Russia

WASHINGTON — The National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and USA Poultry & Egg Export Council applaud the introduction of a Senate bill that will establish permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) with Russia by repealing the 1974 Jackson-Vanik amendment. Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) formally approved late last year Russia’s terms for...

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Stuffed chicken product recalled for misbranding, undeclared allergens

June 19, 2012
Stuffed chicken product recalled for misbranding, undeclared allergens

 WASHINGTON — Antonelli’s and Sons of South San Francisco, Calif.,  is recalling approximately 3,534 pounds of a raw stuffed chicken product because of misbranding and undeclared ingredients, including known allergens. The product may contain the following undeclared ingredients: milk, soy and monosodium glutamate (MSG), which are not noted on the label. The product being...

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