posted on May 1, 2015 at 7:00 PM
A state of emergency was declared Friday by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad with nearly 17 million chickens and turkeys dead, dying or scheduled to be euthanized due to a widening bird flu outbreak.
posted on May 1, 2015 at 6:11 PM
Tyson Foods says it wants to stop using human antibiotics in its U.S. chicken houses by September 2017 and that it will explore doing the same in its beef, pork and turkey operations.
posted on April 24, 2015 at 4:59 PM
Some international trade partners are declining to buy egg and poultry products from states affected by a deadly strain of bird flu while others are excluding imports only from counties where the virus has surfaced.
posted on March 6, 2015 at 4:10 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's plans to announce it will start using chicken raised without antibiotics important to human medicine and milk that is not treated with rbST, an artificial growth hormone.
posted on January 23, 2015 at 2:24 PM
Standards proposed Wednesday by the Agriculture Department aim to reduce rates of salmonella and campylobacter, another pathogen that can cause symptoms similar to salmonella, in chicken parts, ground chicken and ground turkey. The standards...
posted on January 23, 2015 at 2:20 PM
Avian flu has reached Clallam County, Washington, and agriculture workers have destroyed all of the infected ducks, chickens and geese.
posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:36 PM
An outbreak of antibiotic-resistant salmonella linked to a California chicken producer continues to sicken people more than a year after it started. Despite the illnesses, producer Foster Farms has not initiated a recall, and the government has no...
posted on October 11, 2013 at 11:06 AM
The department threatened earlier this week to shut down the plants if Foster Farms did not prove that it had made enough changes.
posted on September 21, 2012 at 4:07 PM
McDonald's is introducing noodle dishes this week at its restaurants in Austria.