Influenza

Flat rate payment changes will benefit taxpayers, claim US government

US flat rates on AI elimination proposed

By Aaron McDonald

US authorities have introduced new avian influenza (AI) rules, proposing flat rate payments to eliminate notifiable outbreaks of the virus at floor-raised meat poultry facilities.

Pork producers urge agricultural research support

Pork producers urge agricultural research support

By Aidan Fortune

The National Pork Producers Council has urged Congress to renew its commitment to funding agricultural research to help America’s farmers feed a growing world population, improve public health and strengthen US national security by ensuring America’s...

The spread of bird flu represents a financial risk to poultry processors

Bird flu reaches fourth US state

By Oscar Rousseau

The US state of Georgia reported its first-ever outbreak of bird flu this week, bringing the total number of US states affected by the disease this month to four.

India has said it will allow imports of poultry from bird flu-free zones

India and US embroiled in poultry imports row

By Keith Nuthall

India threatens to remove import restrictions on US poultry, but Washington has said it will seek to impose retaliatory duties in case New Delhi’s liberalisation falls short of global trading standards. 

Ajinomoto Windsor's Trader Joe's ready meals range was hit with the multi-national recall

Ajinomoto Windsor in massive meat recall

By Aaron McDonald

Ajinomoto Windsor Inc has issued a recall of approximately 47,112,256 pounds (lb) of not-ready-to-eat meat and poultry products over potential listeria fears.

Up to 250,000 birds, including 60,000 turkeys, will be killed to stop the spread of bird flu

Bird flu returns to the US

By Oscar Rousseau

The US government has reacted quickly to protect the poultry sector from a potentially devastating bird flu outbreak to avoid a repeat of 2015’s crisis. 

Precautions taken to prevent future outbreaks of avian influenza

Lessons from AI outbreak offered up

By Chloe Ryan

A programme covering the lessons learned from the avian influenza (AI) outbreak in North America this year is being offered to the poultry industry with the hopes of preventing any outbreak on a similar scale happening again.

Marek's Disease causes tumours in poultry

US battles poultry sickness rivalling bird flu

By Michelle Perrett

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is “actively working” to improve prevention of Marek’s Disease, a virus which causes tumours and death in poultry. 

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