poultry

China Poultry Safety Standard Similar to U.S.

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

The Department of Agriculture last week quietly released an audit report of China’s inspection system for poultry processing. The audit says China’s system is equivalent to U.S. systems and standards. The Food Safety and Inspection Service performed the audit last year. USDA released the report one month after the comment period closed on a proposed rule that will allow China …

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Wholesale Chicken-Wings Hit Record High Prices

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

Wholesale prices of chicken wings are hitting record highs, leaving restaurants to choose between raising prices or cutting portions. The Wall Street Journal reports that Americans ate more than one billion restaurant orders of chicken wings in the 12 months that ended in June, and that’s not even counting the wings eaten at home. America’s appetite for chicken wings has …

antibiotic

McDonald’s Announces Global Antibiotic Phase Out

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

McDonald’s Corporation announced it’ll be expanding its effort to cut back on the use of antibiotics critical to human health across the global chicken supply. The fast food giant will require its poultry suppliers to phase out drugs categorized under the highest priority category in the World Health Organization’s four categories by January of next year. Those antibiotics will disappear …

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South Korea Lifts U.S. Poultry Ban

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that the government of South Korea has lifted its ban on imports of U.S. poultry and poultry products, including fresh eggs. Korea had imposed the ban in response to a recent detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). On August 11, the United States notified the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) that …

egg production

Canada Egg Production Up Nearly 5 Percent This Year

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

Egg production in Canada is on the rise, increasing 4.4 percent in the last year. Statistics Canada, the nation’s statistics agency, says Canadian egg producers generated 64.5 million dozen eggs from May 2016 to May this year. Placement of hatchery chicks on farms rose four percent to 65.5 million birds from June 2016 to June 2017 and stocks of frozen …

perdue farms

Perdue Farms to Upgrade Animal Welfare Standards

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

The nation’s fourth-largest poultry producer, Perdue Farms, announced it’s adopting new animal welfare standards that increase the well-being of its broilers. The announcement came from the Perdue Animal Welfare Summitt, which brought together animal care experts from around the globe, advocates, researchers, and farmers. Jim Perdue, Chairman of Perdue Farms, said trust is earned by responding to consumers and other …

canada

Canada Disputing U.S. Claims Regarding Poultry Trade

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry, Trade

Canada’s Ambassador to the United States is firing back at claims that Canada is hindering the trade of poultry with the United States. Canadian Ambassador to the United States David MacNaughton told a group of senators who say Canada has denied access to U.S. poultry and eggs that their claims are “inaccurate.” McNaughton cited statistics on Canadian imports of U.S. …