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U.S. to import liquid eggs from Netherlands as losses top 47 million birds

posted on June 12, 2015 at 1:13 PM

U.S. to import liquid eggs from Netherlands as losses top 47 million birds
The number of birds impacted by Avian Flu topped 47 million this week, even as the temperature warmed up, slowing the spread of the virus. Nearly three-quarters of the infected poultry were hens. Turkeys and chickens across 21 states have been... Full Story

Bird Flu Costs Reach $1 Billion

posted on May 22, 2015 at 5:38 PM

Bird Flu Costs Reach $1 Billion
Iowa, the nation’s top egg producer, and Minnesota, which leads the country in turkey production, are taking the hardest hit for H5N2, also known as avian flu. Estimates released this week assess the economic costs of the virus, at close to $1... Full Story

U.S. Gov. Declares State of Emergency in Response to Bird Flu

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. Full Story

Tyson Foods hopes to rid U.S. chicken of antibiotics by 2017

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. Full Story

Bird flu cuts into egg, poultry exports in Iowa, Midwest

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. Full Story

McDonald's To Use Chicken Without Certain Antibiotics

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. Full Story

New Govt Standards Target Pathogens in Poultry Products

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... Full Story

Avian Flu Reaches New Area in Washington State

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. Full Story

California chicken still linked to salmonella

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... Full Story

Poultry Plants Linked to Outbreak Stay Open

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. Full Story

'McNoodles' to be launched in Austria

posted on September 21, 2012 at 4:07 PM

McDonald's is introducing noodle dishes this week at its restaurants in Austria. Full Story

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