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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Poultry facilities recognized for outstanding safety performance

June 18, 2012

TUCKER, Ga. — The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council has recognized 68 chicken and turkey facilities for outstanding safety performance through the implementation of innovative and effective safety and health programs. The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council consists of members from U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, National Chicken Council and National Turkey...

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USPOULTRY schedules information systems seminar

June 18, 2012
USPOULTRY schedules information systems seminar

TUCKER, Ga. — The 2012 USPOULTRY Information Systems Seminar will take an in-depth look at cost saving initiatives and new technology. The annual conference, sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, will be held July 16-17, at the Doubletree Hotel Downtown in Nashville, Tenn. “Computers are used throughout poultry and egg operations, from live...

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WTO panel seated in U.S.-China dispute case

June 15, 2012
WTO panel seated in U.S.-China dispute case

GENEVA — Pascal Lamy, the director-general of the World Trade Organization, has appointed three international trade experts to be on the dispute settlement panel that will hear the U.S. case against China assessing anti-dumping and countervailing duties against U.S. broiler products. The chairman is  Faizullah Khiji of Pakistan, and the two members are Serge...

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USDA seeks advisory committee nominations

June 15, 2012

WASHINGTON — USDA is accepting nominations for the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI). All applications need to be received by June 20, 2012, to receive consideration. Nominations for membership to the committee are being sought from individuals representing academia, public health organizations, industry, state and local government officials, consumer organizations...

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