Chicken exports last year totaled 3,576,521 metric tons valued at $4,274.30 million compared with 3,427,800 tons valued at $3,695.73 million in 2010, a 4.3-percent increase in tonnage and a 15.7 percent increase in value.

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The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) last Friday posted on its website HACCP Verification Campylobacter Results, which range from July through December 2011.

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Although there were some relatively modest changes in 2011 in how often supermarkets price featured the top six chicken items, the ranking of the leading half-dozen items did not change from 2010, according to USDA data.

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U.S. total broiler slaughter for the week ending February 18 is estimated by USDA-AMS’s Poultry Market News Service to be 150,544,000 broilers, a 7-percent decrease from the same week a year earlier.

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