What's new ? - 2018

What's new ? - 2018

Boehringer Ingelheim to invest €65 million in avian vaccines

17 April, 2018 Boehringer Ingelheim is set to invest almost €65 million in a high-tech building at its Lyon Porte-des-Alpes site in Saint-Priest, France (Rhône), to meet the growing demand worldwide for avian vaccines.
The German group has laid the first stone of a 5,700 sq m building at its Lyon Porte-des-Alpes (LPA) site. Known as F2IVE (Formulation and Filling of Inactivated Vaccines Extension), this major project will comprise a three-storey building - including 1,000 sq m of clean room space – mainly for formulating and distributing avian vaccines.
As poultry consumption continues to rise around the world, there is an increasing demand for avian vaccines. This meant that our LPA production site in Saint-Priest was going to reach a saturation point by 2020. Read More

Canada: Supporting the growth of the turkey sector

Source: AAFC 4 April, 2018 The Canadian turkey industry is a vital part of the Canadian poultry sector, producing turkey products worth $412 million a year and a pillar for growth, job creation and innovation across the country. Member of Parliament for London North Centre, Peter Fragiskatos, on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, announced today (April 4) at the National Poultry Show in London an investment of almost $240,000 to the Turkey Farmers of Canada (TFC) to assist producers in meeting the highest animal welfare, biosecurity and food safety standards. TFC received $98,235 to conduct the final government recognition stages of its On-Farm Food Safety Program that will help enhance the credibility of production practices with buyers, stakeholders and consumers. Read More

Rabobank Poultry Quarterly Q2 2018

28 March, 2018 The global poultry industry will likely be challenged by its biggest trade shake-up in decades this year, driven by a number of factors that might come together in a powerful way.
The global poultry outlook, has so far been quite good for most regions, with reasonable price levels and margins, as well as fewer avian influenza (AI) outbreaks compared to last year. However, market participants are focused on the potential for a big shake-up in global poultry trade in 2018; the biggest in many years.
In the coming months, the global poultry market is set to go through turbulent times, especially due to ongoing restrictions because of AI, the weak-flesh investigation in Brazil, and recent temporary restrictions on exports to the EU for one of Brazil’s leading exporters, as well as the pending ban on stunning for exported products into Saudi Arabia. Read More

Germany: first H5N6 avian influenza case on farm

21 March, 2018 The avian influenza virus H5N6 has been detected on a poultry farm on northern island of Germany for the first time. The affected farm on the island of Hallig Suederoog has 57 chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese, all of which have been culled and disposed of.
It is the first time the virus has been detected on a farm in Germany, the Schleswig-Holstein state agriculture ministry said. Read More

Brazil stops BRF poultry exports to EU

19 March, 2018 Brazil has temporarily halted production and certification of poultry exports from scandal-hit food processor BRF SA to the European Union. BRF is currently under investigation on the suspicion of food fraud to evade food safety checks.
The export suspension affects 10 out of 35 BRF plants in Brazil. Read More

The annual benchmark report: McDonald’s has outperformed its global rivals

24 February, 2018 McDonald's has topped a global ranking of farm animal welfare standards among fast food chains, according to the annual benchmark report.
The fast food giant beat KFC, Burger King, Subway and Starbucks in the sixth Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) ranking of 110 global food companies. No fast food company achieved the top "tier one" status in the ranking but McDonald's, which feeds 68 million people every day, ranked towards the top of tier two after making farm animal welfare a part of its business strategy. Read More

England: Slaughterhouse CCTV legislation laid

23 February, 2018 Legislation to make CCTV cameras mandatory in slaughterhouses in England to safeguard animal welfare and give Official Veterinarians unfettered access to footage has been laid by secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs Michael Gove. Environment Minister Michael Gove confirmed the plans this morning (February 23) following a public consultation which found more than 99 per cent of 4,000 respondents backed the calls for CCTV to be required in every slaughterhouse in England where live animals were present. The legislation will also cover unrestricted access for Official Veterinarians (OVs) to the last 90 days of footage. Read More

Comparison of UK and US antibiotic use by farm-animal species

22 February, 2018 Up until recently, very little data was available on farm use of medically important antibiotics in different animal species in both the UK and the US. This was due to the fact that the regulatory bodies only collect data on the sales of veterinary antibiotic products from the pharmaceutical companies, and many of these products are licensed for use in more than one animal species. However, in the past three months, a large amount of new information on antibiotic use in different livestock species has become available, although the data is still incomplete. This information has largely been published by the regulatory bodies, the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) in the UK and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US. In the UK, the information has been based on collections by the British Poultry Council and the National Pig Association of actual usage data, and on a large survey of cattle farms. Very recently published information by some supermarkets supplements this dat Read More

USDA drafts rule for eggs, egg substitutes used used as ingredients in other foods

10 January, 2018 The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced a critical step forward in making egg products safer for Americans to eat. FSIS is proposing to amend the egg products inspection regulations by requiring official plants that process egg products to develop Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) systems and Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (Sanitation SOPs) and to meet other sanitation requirements consistent with the meat and poultry regulations. FSIS is proposing that official plants will be required to produce egg products in such a way that the finished product is free of detectable pathogens.
FSIS is proposing to eliminate those current regulatory provisions not consistent with that of the meat and poultry regulations. Read More

Global Poultry Health Market US$11.0 bn by the end of 2025

6 January, 2018 Transparency Market Research observes that global poultry health market is highly fragmented due to strong presence of several players. The consistent entry of new players in the market is making the competitive landscape extremely tough for the existing companies. Some of the key players operating in the global market are Bayers AG, Merck Animal Health, Bimeda Inc., Zoetis Inc., and Ceva Sante Animale. Companies are expected to focus on expanding their distributorship in the near future to improve their revenue-earning prospects. Investments in research and development are also anticipated to help the companies stay ahead of the competition in the near future.
The global poultry health market is estimated to be worth US$11.0 bn by the end of 2025 rising up from US$5.7 bn in 2016. During the forecast period of 2016 and 2025, the global market is estimated to surge at a steady CAGR of 7.6%. Read More

Huvepharma buys AgriLabs

6 January, 2018 The Bulgarian company Huvepharma announced that it has acquired the human and animal health firm AgriLabs, which operates a plant on the North End of St. Joseph.
AgriLabs will operate as a division of Huvepharma and remain in place at its facility located on Missouri Route K. Read More