Both Cargill and Faccenda Foods are privately owned companies

Cargill, Faccenda Foods form UK poultry firm

By Aidan Fortune

Two major poultry businesses have agreed to work together in a new joint venture to provide chicken, turkey and duck to the UK retail and foodservice market.

South Africa has warned its exported could be affected by the bird flu outbreak

South Africa hit with bird flu outbreak

By Oscar Rousseau

South Africa has been hit with its first case of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) strain H5N8 strain, which devastated Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Poultry production in Iraq dropped by 9% in 2015

Massive bird flu outbreak in Iraq

By Oscar Rousseau

Veterinary officials in Iraq have killed hundreds of thousands of chickens after a deadly strain of avian influenza was detected in the country for the first time in a decade.

FSA is also hosting a 2 week visit from the FVO on the subject

FSA to publish new batch of Campylobacter results

By Joseph James Whitworth

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) will publish results from the first quarter of the second year of Campylobacter testing at retail later this week (19 November).

Samples from wild ducks were taken as part of investigations into the spread of the disease. Photo credit: Lintao Zhang

Avian influenza found in wild ducks in Netherlands

By Georgi Gyton

Two samples from wild ducks around the area of Kamerik, Woerden, in the Netherlands, have tested positive for a highly pathogenic H5 strain of avian influenza, confirmed in a statement last night (1 December).

Fears that German avian flu outbreak could spread

By Ed Bedington

Animal health experts are continuing to monitor the outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 in Germany as the yearly migration of wild birds continues to cause concerns the condition might spread.

Bird flu reported in Australia, Vietnam and Italy

Australia sees new H7 bird flu outbreak

By Carina Perkins

Australia’s poultry industry is on alert after an outbreak of highly pathogenic bird flu on a layer hen farm in New South Wales.

Newcastle disease spreading through poultry flocks in Cyprus

Cyprus struggles with major Newcastle Disease alert

By Keith Nuthall

Cyprus’ veterinary services are struggling with a major outbreak of Newcastle disease, which has ripped through broiler farms across the Greek internationally-recognised portion of the island.


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