International poultry economist Dr. Paul Aho is scheduled to speak at the National Chicken Council’s Annual Conference scheduled October 29-30 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday approved by a unanimous vote the fiscal year 2019 Agriculture Appropriations bill, which funds the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), among other agencies.

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Dorada Foods, based in Oklahoma City, OK, has joined the National Chicken Council as an allied leader member company. Brian Covington, vice president, food safety quality, will serve as the official representative to NCC.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Wednesday that it will hold a public meeting on October 21, 2019, to hear from stakeholders on a new approach to food safety.

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Perdue Farms has delivered 35,000 pounds of no-antibiotics-ever chicken to the Food Bank of the Albermarle to support their ongoing relief efforts in coastal North Carolina following Hurricane Dorian.

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Research unveiled at the recent Good Food Conference suggested the term “cultivated meat” might be the best way to describe products made in a lab from animal cells, Food Navigator reported.

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Associates at Perdue’s harvest operation in Perry, Georgia, achieved a safety milestone recently after working three million consecutive production hours without experiencing an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable lost-time case.  Counting toward the milestone began September 4, 2018.

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The International Poultry Council (IPC) has announced its commitment to the sustainable development of the poultry meat sector, delivering benefits for both the planet and people globally.

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USDA on September 18, 2019, announced the purchase of chicken and chicken products as indicated below for distribution to the child nutrition and other related domestic food assistance programs for fiscal year 2019.

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South Korea announced this week that African swine fever (ASF) has been found at a pig farm near the North Korean border.

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The 2019 broiler production forecast is revised up on expectations of more, heavierweight bird slaughter. The benchmark broiler price is raised on recent prices. The 2019 export and import forecasts are adjusted higher, reflecting recent trade data. Egg prices are increased on recent price movements and expectations for increasing supply-demand equilibrium in the market. The table egg production forecast is revised up based on higher lay rates. Trade forecasts remain unchanged for 2019.

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U.S. total broiler slaughter data for the week ending September 21, 2019 is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 177,153,000 broilers, a 9-percent increase from the same week a year earlier.

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