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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Pa. sales & service conference set for Sept. 24-25

July 17, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Poultry Sales and Service Conference and the 86th Northeastern Conference on Avian Diseases (NECAD) will be held Sept. 24-25 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College, Pa. A NECAD symposium on regional and emerging diseases will open the meeting on Sept. 24. Sessions will include...

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Senate confirms chief ag negotiator at USTF

July 16, 2014
Senate confirms chief ag negotiator at USTF

WASHINGTON — Darci L. Vetter has been confirmed by the Senate as the chief agricultural negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. President Obama nominated Vetter in January, citing her experience in numerous agriculture, trade and diplomatic positions in several branches of the federal government. U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman welcomed Vetter’s...

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