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FSA urges public not to wash raw chicken

As the UK’s Food Standards Agency continues food safety week, the agency is calling on people to stop washing raw chicken in an effort to reduce the risk of spreading or contracting Campylobacter.


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Tyson wins fight over Hillshire Brands

After a back and forth bidding war with Pilgrim’s Pride, poultry titan Tyson Foods, Inc. announced today it is ready to purchase Hillshire Brands for a cash offer of $63 per share.


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NCC seeks repeal of Renewable Fuel Standard

The National Chicken Council is asking for a repeal of the Renewable Fuels Standard for conventional biofuels which it said has resulted in more than $44 billion in higher feed costs to chicken producers since 2007.


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Members of Congress ask Vilsack to withdraw poultry inspection rule

A Government Accountability Office report found FSIS had insufficiently evaluated the performance of three pilot programs.
A Government Accountability Office report found FSIS had insufficiently evaluated the performance of three pilot programs.
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Chick-fil-A to serve antibiotic-free chicken within 5 years

The Atlanta-based restaurant chain says it is asking suppliers to work with USDA to ensure that antibiotics are not administered to the chickens at any point.

The Atlanta-based restaurant chain says it is asking suppliers to work with USDA to ensure that antibiotics are not administered to the chickens at any point.


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Yum Brands sales on the rebound in China

The company says a key sales figure was up two percent in December.
The company says a key sales figure was up two percent in December.
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Tyson announces recall of 33 thousand pounds of chicken

The company says the mechanically separated chicken products may be infected with a strain of Salmonella.
The company says the mechanically separated chicken products may be infected with a strain of Salmonella.
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Frozen McDonald's Mighty Wings a 10 million pound problem

The chain was unable to sell about 20 percent of the wings bought for a big Fall promotion.
The chain was unable to sell about 20 percent of the wings bought for a big Fall promotion.
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New biosecurity program scheduled for 2014 IPPE

Outbreaks in China and Mexico have heightened the need for effective biosecurity programs.
Outbreaks in China and Mexico have heightened the need for effective biosecurity programs.
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New poultry, hog inspection protocols under fire

The Government Accountability Office says there is insufficient data to verify the quality or safety of food these programs could deliver.

 Other media sources claim the pilot programs fail to stop contaminated meat from entering the supply chain.


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