A new study that was pre-published on October 20 in the journal, Poultry Science, analyzed data collected from July 2018 through July 2019 from 97 broiler slaughter establishments to evaluate the relationship, if any, between slaughter line speeds across establishments operating under the same inspection system and frequencies of positive Salmonella samples. This is the first study to provide recent survey data assessing line speed and Salmonella contamination rates on chicken carcasses.

Continue reading »

The states of Delaware, Maryland and Mississippi recently announced assistance programs for contract chicken farmers that experienced revenue losses related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Continue reading »

The U.S. and Brazil on Monday signed a new protocol updating trade rules related to three new annexes: customs administration and trade facilitation, good regulatory practices, and anticorruption.

Continue reading »

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday advanced the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg on the Supreme Court of the United States. The nomination now heads to the Senate floor for a vote.

Continue reading »

Tyson Foods on Thursday released a report detailing important steps businesses can take to remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Continue reading »

Perdue Farms on Tuesday was named the Gold winner for the Company Response of the Year During COVID-19 category of the 2020 Consumer World Awards.

Continue reading »

Texan by Nature, a non-profit founded by former First Lady Laura Bush, on Wednesday recognized Sanderson Farms as an honoree in the 2020 Texan 20, a collection of the top businesses leading conservation and sustainability in Texas.

Continue reading »

Southeastern Food Distribution, Inc., based in Chattanooga, TN, has joined the National Chicken Council as an allied member company. Angie Cowart, president, will serve as the official representative to NCC.

Continue reading »

Consumer dollars being spent on food are occurring at a pace that is “encouraging”, according to the Daily Livestock Report (DLR).  Although total dollars going to the food industry were down 2.4 percent in September, the decline was the smallest since March (-2.2 percent) when the onset of the pandemic began, according to Census Bureau/Department of Commerce data cited by Daily Livestock Report (DLR).

Continue reading »

Total frozen poultry supplies on September 30, 2020 were down two percent from the previous month and down three percent from a year ago, according to USDA’s latest Cold Storage report.

Continue reading »

U.S. total broiler slaughter data for the week ending October 24, 2020 is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 171,156,000 broilers, a 1-percent decrease from the same week a year earlier.

Continue reading »