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AFGE warns lawmakers against USDA poultry inspection reform

June 24, 2014
The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is asking lawmakers to support the industry in its attempts to stop the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) from implementing reforms that it claims might put the nation's food safety at risk.
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CDC: Salmonella rates drop, Campylobacter infections on the rise

May 2, 2014
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published its annual report on the progress made in attempts to reduce foodborne diseases in 2013.
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Bird flu detected at California quail farm

April 29, 2014
A quail farm in California has raised concerns of a new outbreak of avian-borne virus, commonly known as bird flu.
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High rates of occupational injuries found at South Carolina poultry plant

April 21, 2014
A new report has found serious rates of carpal tunnel syndrome among employees at a South Carolina poultry processing plant.
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Global processed poultry meat market predicted to grow by 5.9% annually

February 4, 2014
In 2012 the market value came in at $179,551.2 million and it is forecast to reach $250,949.5 million by the end of the period, the report said.
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USDA launches new action plan for tackling Salmonella

December 10, 2013
The Salmonella Action Plan is intended to deal with the disease in an aggressive and comprehensive way and will help to make meat and poultry safer for American consumers.
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USDA: Line speed hike could increase bird abuse

November 4, 2013
Under a new proposal from the USDA, the rate at which lines at slaughterhouses are moving can be increased so that plants can become more efficient, but this could further aggravate the problem of inhumane treatment of birds.
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UK poultry processor pleads guilty to selling products with wrong expiration date

October 14, 2013
British poultry manufacturer 2 Sisters Food Group has been fined $176,000 for printing the wrong expiration dates on cooked chicken products manufactured at its facility in Haughley Park, Suffolk.
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Antibiotics in chicken kill 280 Brits every year

August 19, 2013
It's been claimed that chicken consumption kills about 280 Britons annually through blood poisoning attributable to ESBL (extended spectrum beta lactamase) E. coli.
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Increase in line speed at poultry plants could cause more injuries, contamination

July 26, 2013
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to introduce new rules at poultry plants that would see the speed of lines at processing facilities increase to 175 birds per minute, up from the current 140 birds per minute.
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