The House on Tuesday passed a Continuing Resolution (CR) that would fund the government at current levels through December 3, 2021, and would suspend the debt limit through December 16, 2022.

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It takes a healthy environment, fresh water, fertile soil and clean air to raise and produce chicken. Through continuous innovation, the U.S. broiler industry has become significantly more efficient in its use of water, farmland, electricity, and other valuable resources, and has reduced greenhouse gas emissions. These topics were discussed this week in a blog post on Chicken Check In.

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At the United Nations Food Systems Summit on Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture highlighted $5 billion in planned investments and several steps it has taken to advance the goals of ending hunger and malnutrition and building more sustainable, resilient and inclusive food systems.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published an article on Thursday in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report with data from the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) that summarizes surveillance data for infections caused by pathogens transmitted commonly through food.

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The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on Monday announced the issuance of an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) on heat illness prevention in outdoor and indoor work settings, setting the stage for the development of a federal heat standard.

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The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) has awarded the 2021 Clean Water Award to Tyson Foods’ facilities in Nashville, Arkansas and Berryville, Arkansas. Tyson Foods’ Dardanelle, Arkansas facility received an honorable mention with distinction in the full treatment category and Pilgrim’s Pride’s Gainesville, Georgia facility received an honorable mention with distinction in the pretreatment category.

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Yum! Brands on Wednesday announced the promotion of Sabir Sami, 54, to KFC Division Chief Executive Officer, reporting to Yum! Brands Chief Executive Officer David Gibbs, effective January 1, 2022, according to a company press release. Sami, a 12-year veteran of the Company, who currently serves as KFC Division Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of KFC Asia, will succeed Tony Lowings, who is stepping down as CEO at the end of 2021 in advance of his retirement in early 2022. In this role, Sami will assume global responsibility for driving the brand strategy and performance of KFC.

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Broiler-type chicks hatched during August 2021 totaled 841 million, up slightly from August 2020. Eggs in incubators totaled 712 million on September 1, 2021, up three percent from a year ago, according to USDA’s September Chickens and Eggs report.

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U.S. total broiler slaughter data for the week ending September 25, 2021 is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 169,700,000 broilers, a 1-percent decrease from the same week a year earlier.

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