European Union production growth is projected to be less than 1 percent in 2014 and 2015, according to the European Commission’s “Winter 2014 Short Term Outlook for Arable Crops, Meat and Dairy Markets in the European Union” and reported in the “International Egg and Poultry Review” April 1 edition issued by the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service.

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During a hearing yesterday with Acting Under Secretary for Food Safety Brian Ronholm, members of the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee addressed many of the controversies currently surrounding the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

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U.S. total broiler slaughter data for the week ending April 5 is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 154,979,000 broilers, a 1-percent increase from the same week a year earlier.

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