It’s been a record year for so-called backyard flocks, and not in a good way. The live poultry are responsible for 10 Salmonella outbreaks in 2017 —  sickening more than 1,100 people across 48 states, killing one.

Although federal officials have concluded their investigations of the 10 outbreaks identified so far this year, they warned…

So far this year, preschoolers account for a third of the 961 confirmed victims in a Salmonella outbreak that has turned deadly and been traced to backyard poultry flocks.

There had already been more confirmed infections related to backyard flocks by Aug. 11 this year than in all of 2016, according to the Centers for…

The number of people infected this year by Salmonella from contact with so-called backyard poultry flocks has more than doubled since June 1, with 790 victims now confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Almost a third of the victims, 31 percent, are children younger than 5 years old.…

More than a third of the 372 people infected with Salmonella from backyard flocks so far this year are children younger than 5 years old, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting eight separate outbreaks across 47 states.

backyard flock Salmonella graphic June 2017“These outbreaks are expected to continue for the next several months,” according to a public

The British poultry industry has found one way to put a stop to all that testing for campylobacter at the retail level in the United Kingdom. They’ve yanked the necks off the birds before they make it to retail counters. That’s a problem for the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in the United Kingdom, which has …

Animal activists from Los Angles-based Mercy for Animals are taking credit this week for the conviction of Danny Miranda on three counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty, but it might be awhile before they or others return to North Carolina to mount another undercover investigation. Deese_406x250That’s because on Jan. 1, a new North Carolina law went…