Fowl squabbles end as South Africa unites

Fowl squabbles end as South Africa unites

By Oscar Rousseau

Leaders of the South African Poultry Association (SAPA) have agreed to end division within its ranks to battle industry-wide problems of dumped chicken imports and disease outbreaks.

Tests have found no positive traces of fipronil in Belgian meat

No Belgian chicken meat has tested positive for banned insecticide

By Oscar Rousseau

Belgium’s food safety body, the Federal Authority for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC), has confirmed not a single sample of the tested chicken meat has been found to contain traces of fipronil, the toxic insecticide that has sparked a Europe-wide...


Netherlands and Belgium face-off in fipronil spat

By Katy Askew

Authorities in the Netherlands have denied claims from their Belgian counterparts that they were aware of fipronil contamination in eggs as early as 2016 as a food safety scare in Europe threatens to spill over into a diplomatic spat. 

Millions of eggs have been recalled across Europe amid contamination fears

Dutch test chicken meat amid huge egg recall

By Oscar Rousseau

Dutch food safety officials have begun spot-checks on meat-giving chickens, reared on farms housing egg-producing birds treated with the toxic insecticide fipronil, which has sparked a massive egg recall.

Kingchick poultry is contracted to grow chickens for a major African meat processor

London investor pumps cash into African chicken farm

By Oscar Rousseau

Tanzania-based Kingchick Poultry has received a six-figure sum from a London agri-business investor as the African farm aims to scale up operations to supply local markets with low-cost chicken.

Refugees given tools and training in northern Iraq

Refugees given tools and training in northern Iraq

By RJ Whitehead

A Germany-funded project to train refugees in greenhouse cultivation, beekeeping, hen production and food processing has been launched to help thousands of vulnerable Iraqis and Syrians.

South Africa has toughened biosecurity measures, but has been hit with trade bans

Bird flu sees South Africa toughen live chicken sales

By Oscar Rousseau

Tightened controls on live chicken sales have been rolled out as South Africa’s government combats the country’s first-ever outbreak of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) strain H5N8. 


Special edition: product inspection

Primary challenge for poultry processors is detecting bones

By Yousef Fatayer

Poultry is processed in one of the harshest environments in the industry and as global appetites increase so do the food safety expectations of regulators, retailers and consumers.

Charities want to see KFC use its 'global influence' to improve poultry welfare

KFC welfare standards slammed in report

By Oscar Rousseau

For the fourth year in row, Yum Brands ranked second lowest in the Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW), a performance that World Animal Protection slammed as “unacceptable”.

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FSA consults on egg safety advice change

By Joseph James Whitworth

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has launched a consultation reviewing advice to consumers on eating lightly cooked or raw eggs.

French guinea fowl bred outdoors has been added to the list of protected EU meats

Latest EU protected meat names revealed

By Kitty So

The European Commission has protected four more meat traditional products from Croatia, France, and Spain by adding them to the EU’s list of protected ‘geographical indications’.

HKScan has won a permit for its poultry production site in Finland

HKScan wins environmental plant permit

By Oscar Rousseau

Nordic meat giant HKScan has won crucial environmental permits necessary for the business to run slaughter and meat processing work at its unfinished Rauma facility in Finland. 

Fact: Konspool are one of KFC's largest suppliers of chicken in Poland

Poland’s Konspol plans €46m meat processing investment

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Polish poultry meat processor Konspol is planning to invest up to PLN200 million (€46m) with the aim of significantly increasing its meat processing capacity and financing acquisitions of competitors in Poland and other European countries, according to...

Cracks in poultry market show after difficult 2015

Global price of poultry drops sharply

By Oscar Rousseau

Chicken prices around the world have dropped sharply by around 10% compared to last year, according to a report by Rabobank. 

The number of cows increased by 10,000 over a year in Hungary

Hungary sees rise in cattle herd

By Michelle Perrett

Cattle stocks have continued to increase in Hungary, according to statistics published by Hungary’s Central Statistical Office. 

One product recalled by Barber Foods

Seven Salmonella illnesses linked to chicken

By Joseph James Whitworth

Two outbreaks of Salmonella linked to raw, frozen, breaded and pre-browned stuffed chicken entrees have sickened seven people, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Campylobacter is the most common cause of food poisoning in the UK

More reaction after FSA publishes Campylobacter in chicken results

PHE hopes Campylobacter findings encourage action

By Joseph James Whitworth

Public Health England (PHE) has said any initiative that helps reduce Campylobacter infections is welcomed after a UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) survey found 70% of chickens sold in UK supermarkets tested positive for the bug.


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