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Poultry News

New 'H6N1' bird flu reported in Taiwan

It has been revealed that a woman who was hospitalized in Taiwan after she developed a high fever, cough and shortness of breath, was the victim of a rare strain of 'bird flu'.

Making a probiotic chicken to beat food poisoning

A probiotic chicken could be reared, with friendly bacteria added to the coat of the chicken, as a way of warding of food poisoning bacteria.

New bird flu virus could jump to mammals

A newly discovered strain of bird flu (the H7N7 virus) has the potential to jump from chickens to mammals, based on a new research study.

High incidents of bird flu found in Chinese poultry markets

The avian influenza virus H7N7 (genetically close to the H7N9 virus), has been found in Chinese live poultry markets. Medical experts suspect that this is one route of transmission for the disease between birds.

Chickens from farmers markets carry more pathogens

At least that was the case in one U.S. state. A study of raw, whole chickens purchased from farmers markets throughout Pennsylvania contained significantly higher levels of bacteria.

From poultry farms to chicken nuggets: food poisoning

Scientists have identified a link between the certain food-borne pathogens on poultry farms and processed meat products.

More than 100 killed in China poultry farm blaze

One-hundred and thirteen people have died in a fire at a slaughter house near Dehui in Jilin province, northeast China, with others are still unaccounted for today.

Chinese scientists begin tackling the H7N9 bird flu challenge

Chinese scientists have taken two directions in studying the H7N9 bird flu virus - from mapping its potential infection routes to blending the virus with human influenza strains.

With seventh bird flu death, Chinese CDC warns on eating habits

As the new 'novel' H7N9 bird flu claimed its seventh victim, and with additional infections blossoming across key provinces in China, Chinese authorities are now cautioning citizens to change their eating habits.

Which foods are most likely to give Americans food poisoning?

A new study into food disease outbreaks indicates that salads and greens are responsible for more cases of food poisoning than any other. However, the study also indicates that food poisoning cases from poultry are more severe.

Report: U.S. poultry products contain banned antibiotics

A research team has discovered a banned antibiotic in animal feed prepared from poultry by-products. The concern is the antibiotic creates resistant bacteria, and some of these bacteria are food pathogens and could pose a public health risk.

50,000 chickens found left to starve on California egg farm

Turlock - In a disturbing situation, approximately 50,000 chickens were found dying at an egg farm outside of Modesto, Calif. last week. Officials say the tens of thousands of hens were starving, and had not been fed or given water in about two weeks.

U.S. government to privatize chicken, turkey carcass inspections

Washington - A pilot program by the United States Department of Agriculture privatizing inspection of poultry products is being allowed to proceed, even though records show scabs, feathers, bile, sores and digestive tract tissue often remain in poultry carcasses.

Bird Flu kills bus driver in China

A 39-year-old bus driver has become the first victim of bird flu in over a year in China in the province of Shenzen, after developing what had at first appeared to be pneumonia.

Heat wave in US kills thousands of chickens and turkeys

Thousands of chickens and turkeys at farms in North Carolina and Kansas died as temperatures soared to around 43C (110F) this week.

California firm recalls assorted meat and poultry products

Vatran's Fine Foods, Inc., a Tracy, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 11,500 pounds of assorted meat and poultry products.

Michigan Firm Recalls Frozen Meat and Poultry Pasta Products

Mucci’s Food Products, Inc., a Canton, Mich., establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of frozen meat and poultry pasta products which are adulterated and misbranded.

California Firm Recalls Poultry Products

Khong Guan Corporation, a Union City, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 2,858 pounds of chicken drink products that were ineligible for import to the U.S.

Poultry plants are raided in the latest federal crackdown on illegal-immigrant labor

On Wednesday federal agents raided Pilgrim's Pride chicken plants in five states. This is the latest move aimed at cracking down on illegal-immigrant labor.

Deadly H5N1 Avian Flu Strain Found in Germany

The H5N1 virus has killed a number of birds at a poultry farm in Southern Germany. As a result over 160,000 birds will be killed as a precaution. This is not the first time this deadly strain of avian flu has been detected in Germany.

South Korea Begins Slaughtering Poultry

South Korea begins slaughtering poultry to stem spread of bird flu virus
 

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Men enter the Arlington Convention Center to receive their H1N1 flu vaccinations in Arlington, Texas
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A commercial meat chicken production house in Florida  USA. April 3  2008.
A commercial meat chicken production house in Florida, USA. April 3, 2008.
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A screenshot from a KFC China ad featuring chicken doused with Irish liqueur
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A chicken market in Xining, China.
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Raw chicken in an outdoor market in Beijing, China. Notice the calculator laying atop the pieces of poultry.
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Chicken market in Xining  Qinghai province  China.
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Chicken market in Xining, Qinghai province, China. Photo taken on 12 June 2008.
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Cooking chicken thighs
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USDA officials have pledged to bring significant changes to the United States poultry system.
USDA officials have pledged to bring significant changes to the United States poultry system.
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Health officials in protective suits put a goose into a sack as part of preventive measures against the H7N9 bird flu at a poultry market in Zhuji, Zhejiang province, China
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Some of the 17 000 poultry at Seldom Rest Farms located  north of Myerstown  PA  on Wednesday  April...
Some of the 17,000 poultry at Seldom Rest Farms located, north of Myerstown, PA, on Wednesday, April 20, 2011.
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