Mercedes Romero said further integration of the supply chain was 'pivotal' for expansion

Santa Rita builds new hatchery

By Aidan Fortune

Mexican producer Santa Rita S de PR de RL has built a new SmartPro Bovans hatchery to support the further expansion of its successful ‘Mr. Egg’ table egg brand.

Kraft Heinz has made a pledge to significantly improve broiler welfare by 2024

Kraft Heinz plans to improve broiler welfare

By Aidan Fortune

US food processor Kraft Heinz Company has announced plans to expand its current animal welfare commitments to include higher standards for treatment of broiler chickens in its domestic supply chain.

Americans will eat slightly more chicken than last year's record amount

US set to eat record-breaking amount of chicken

By Aaron McDonald

Americans are expected to eat more chicken than ever before, despite foodservice and supermarket reports claiming consumption dropped by 6.9% and 3.4% respectively.

Jenny Rhodes: poultry contract structure helps producers

US chicken producers richest in farming

By Oscar Rousseau

Poultry farmers are, on average, richer than most farmers in America, according to a study on the US broiler industry by the National Chicken Council (NCC).

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Walmart & Otis Spunkmeyer join cage-free egg movement in the US

By Elizabeth Crawford

Retail giant Walmart and baked sweets manufacturer Otis Spunkmeyer join the swelling ranks of companies switching to cage-free eggs, but both are doing so cautiously with long timelines that likely take into account concerns about potential supply shortages...

Consumers say the jargon used on US poultry labelling is perplexing, according to the study

Are US chicken labels confusing?

By Oscar Rousseau

Nearly two-thirds of Americans are left scratching their heads over the perceived ambiguity of poultry labelling, according to a new UK survey.

In terms of its global chicken operations, Tyson has said it was looking to take similar measures as with its US businesses

Tyson Foods makes pledge on antibiotic elimination

By Georgi Gyton

US meat giant Tyson Foods has said it is actively working to eliminate the use of human antibiotics in its US broiler chicken flocks, with the aim of reaching its goal by September 2017.

It is hoped that the new rule could result in 5,200 less foodborne illnesses a year

FSIS sends proposal to modernise US poultry inspection for review

By Georgi Gyton

A proposed rule to modernise the system for US poultry inspection has been sent from the United Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs...

Egg laying hen welfare proposal prompts diverse criticism

Egg laying hen welfare proposal prompts diverse criticism

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Proposed legislation to formalize an agreement over welfare conditions for egg laying hens been criticized by farmers for involving the politics of animal welfare, and an animal welfare organization for endorsing “abusive confinement systems”.

US egg Salmonella prevention guidance issued

US egg Salmonella prevention guidance issued

By Mark Astley

New US guidance on the prevention of Salmonella Enteritidis in eggs through improved bio-security measures has been published, with the intention of preventing cross contamination.


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