Storm Impacts on N.C. Swine and Poultry Sectors

Dan Pork, Poultry

North Carolina state agriculture officials continue assessing hog and poultry mortality, and prepare for clean-up operations, in the wake of Hurricane Florence. Rod Bain has this update. Storm Impacts on N.C. Swine and Poultry Sectors-1 And North Carolina State Veterinarian Doug Meckes explains how hog and poultry producers in their state were able to save several of their animals from …


Hurricane Florence Flooding Impacting Poultry Operations

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

Sanderson Farms says flooding from hurricane Florence has resulted in the loss of about 1.7 million broiler chickens. In a statement, the company says about 30 farms housing more than 200,000 chickens each are isolated by floodwaters and cannot be reached by feed trucks. The company says 60 of the 880 broiler houses in the region have been flooded. Tyson …

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USDA Food Safety Official: Consumer Reports Article not Accurate

Dan Beef, Pork, Poultry

A USDA food safety official says this week’s Consumer Reports article critical of USDA meat and poultry residue testing procedures is not accurate. Gary Crawford has the story. USDA Food Safety Official – Consumer Reports Article not Accurate-1 Carmen Rottenberg, Administrator of USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, in reaction to this week’s Consumer Reports article, says USDA does extensive …

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Food Safety Professionals Ensure that “What’s in Your Meat” is Safe and Wholesome

Dan Beef, Industry News Release, Pork, Poultry, Sheep-Goats

As the head of a public health agency that ensures the safety of meat and poultry, food safety is my number one priority. Americans depend on us to keep their food safe. When you see the USDA mark of inspection, you can have confidence that the products have been inspected and passed – meaning that every carcass has been inspected, …


Florida-Grown Foods Part of Rich Tailgating Tradition

Dan Beef, Citrus, Corn, Dairy, Field Crops, Florida, Fruits, Industry News Release, Pork, Poultry, Vegetables

Set up the grill; it’s tailgating season. Chicken, burgers, corn, slaw, potato salad, chips – and maybe some fresh fruits and vegetables — are just some staples for the weekly ritual that coincides with football season. Some will win before the games start by eating Florida-grown foods. College football enthusiasts nationwide can take comfort in tips from University of Florida …

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APHIS Finalizes Conditions for Paying Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Indemnity

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is issuing a final rule outlining the conditions under which USDA will pay indemnity to farms affected by highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). It includes updates to USDA’s February 2016 interim rule.  This final rule does three things: Allows indemnity payments to be split between poultry and egg …


U.S. Poultry Gains New Market Access in Morocco

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Poultry, Trade

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that the government of Morocco has agreed to allow commercial imports of U.S. poultry meat and products into Morocco for the first time. “The Trump Administration continues to prioritize the opening of new markets for U.S. agricultural products.  This new access to the Moroccan market is …


People are Eating More Chicken

Dan Poultry, This Land of Ours

Why are people buying, and eating, chicken? Cathy Isom looks into this question letting us know what seems to be driving more people to eat more chicken. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. People are Eating More Chicken Americans are eating more chicken and in record numbers. More than 9 in 10 consumers purchase chicken regularly. That’s according to …


Fish and Chicken Top Sources of Foodborne Viruses

Dan Aquaculture, Industry News Release, Poultry

A new study by the Centers for Disease Control finds fish and chicken as the most linked foods for foodborne disease outbreaks. Over a six-year period, the CDC analyzed more than 5,700 foodborne disease outbreaks that result in more than 100,000 illnesses and 145 deaths. Norovirus was the most common disease, followed by Salmonella. Multistate outbreaks comprised of only three …