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Human Food Safety Not Likely Threatened By Costly Avian Flu

The highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 epidemic spread to domestic poultry by migratory birds may have burned out without getting anywhere near the human food supply, which was said to be an extremely low possibility in the first place. No new detections of avian flu have occurred since June 17. Up until then, 223… Continue Reading

Reactions Vary to USDA’s Poultry Inspection Rule

The U.S. Department of Agriculture published the final rule of its Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection on Thursday, requiring all poultry processing plants to engage in additional microbiological testing and establishing the New Poultry Inspection System (NPIS), which companies can choose to opt into or not. Predictably, the agency’s move drew reactions from across the spectrum…. Continue Reading

Poultry Industry Leaders Oppose Electronic Logs for Trucks

Requiring the entire trucking industry to use electronic logging devices (ELDs) will only add costs, according to a coalition of U.S poultry industry groups. The Joint Poultry Industry Human Resources Council, representing the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association, National Chicken Council and the National Turkey Federation, calls the new requirement for all trucks an “unnecessary… Continue Reading