US farm recalls 207 million eggs in the US amidst Salmonella scare

USA - A US farm, Rose Acre Farms has recalled 207 million eggs supplied in the US after it was reported that more than 20 consumers became ill from suspected salmonella poisoning, reports Fin24. According to the US Food and Drug Administration, the eggs from the facility in North Carolina could have been contaminated with…

Bell & Evans to invest US$260m in new poultry harvesting facility

USA - Bell & Evans, the US poultry production and wholesale company will invest US$260 million in building a new poultry harvesting facility in Pennsylvania in its new expansion strategy in the US. The family-owned company investment will set up a new 560,000-square-foot facility, with four processing lines each capable of housing 600,000 birds a…

Cargill invests US$20m to expand egg processing facility

USA - Cargill has invested US$20 million to expand its Big Lake, Minnesota egg processing facility in a bid to meet increasing customer and consumer demand for a greater variety of cooked egg products. The Big Lake expansion includes capabilities to pasteurize, mix and cook a number of additional egg products for foodservice and protein…

2 Sisters Food Group to close its Scotland plant over food safety concerns

SCOTLAND – 2 Sisters Group, UK’S biggest supplier of supermarket chain has confirmed it will shut down its Scotland plant with hundreds of poultry workers losing their jobs due to the closure. According to the Guardian, the site which employs over 450 people has been battling with issues concerning food safety and standards in the…

Animal Nutrition &Protein drove Cargill’s 2%growth in revenue for third quarter

USA - Cargill has reported a 2% rise in revenues to US$27.85 billion increasing the year-to-date figure to US$84.32 billion led by solid increase in adjusted operating earnings in the Animal Nutrition and Protein segment in the fourth successive quarter. For the fiscal 2018 third quarter and first nine months ended Feb. 28, 2018, earnings…

Ghana’s poultry industry to grow with 6% increase in annual chicken consumption

GHANA - Ghana’s local poultry industry is predicted to possess the potential to grow in the next few years due to a 6% increase in consumption of chicken per year, report GNA. According to the Netherlands Ambassador, Mr Ron Strikker, national demand for frozen chicken stood high at 175,000Metric Tonnes(Mt) paving way for large importation…

Kenya lifts ban on poultry imports from Uganda after 15 months

KENYA - Kenya will resume importation of poultry carcasses, eggs and day old chicks from Uganda in totality, after a recommendation that ascertained the country was free of avian influenza disease, reports Business Daily. According to a report given by the Deputy Director of Veterinary Services, Michael Cheruiyot, they had lifted the ban partially and…

Brazil suspends BRF’s poultry exports to the EU

BRAZIL - The Brazilian government has suspended BRF’s poultry exports destined for the European Union, following a probe into the company over the presence of Salmonella. The Ministry of Agriculture, Supply, and Livestock (MAPA) said it had temporarily suspended the production and sanitary certification of BRF’s poultry exports to the EU, and it expects to…

US defends dumping of cheap poultry into South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA - The US has defended its dumping of cheap poultry products into the local economy, saying that with a consumption of 1.8million tons a year, the South African chicken demand outstrips local supply. The USA Poultry and Egg Export Council said international imports played a crucial role in meeting the demand for high…