Apr 05

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2017 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced that it is increasing the delivery of safe food handling and preparation information by expanding the hours of its Meat and Poultry Hotline and Ask Karen chat services. As detailed in the Agency’s 2017-2021 Strategic Plan, FSIS is focusing on the reduction of foodborne illness, and one way to contribute to that reduction is to increase public awareness of safe food handling information.

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Apr 05

Duluth, U.S. & Copenhagen, Denmark – March 30, 2017 – Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health and Novozymes today announced a strategic collaboration to develop and commercialize probiotics for global poultry production. The parties will focus on developing products for hatcheries, the facilities where eggs are hatched before the chickens move to grow-out farms. As part of the agreement, Boehringer Ingelheim will market and distribute Novozymes’ FloraMax® probiotic product for the U.S. poultry industry. Boehringer Ingelheim plans on expanding to other markets globally in the coming years.

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Mar 29

March 29, 2017 - LITTLE ROCK, AR - The program and speakers for the 2017 Food Safety Conference has been finalized with Cory Hedman, Vice President, QA/Food Safety of Meijer Supermarkets as the retail keynote speaker and Ernie Meier, Director of Quality, Poultry Supply Chain of McDonalds as the food service keynote speaker.

The conference is scheduled for April 12-13 at the Hilton Branson Convention Center in Branson Missouri. The two-day conference will highlight food safety issues through the farm to the table focusing on topics specific to the broiler and turkey industry. Attendees will participate in presentations from food safety experts in the industry, academia and government, as well as collaborate with colleagues regarding current challenges.

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Mar 29

March 28, 2017 – HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Leading global broiler breeding company Aviagen® has selected Billy Hufford as its business manager for the Rowan Range brand in North America, focusing on the slower-growing poultry market segment. This segment is experiencing an increase in popularity throughout North America. Reporting directly to Aviagen Vice President of Sales and Technical Service for North America Frank Dougherty, Hufford will develop sales, marketing, and production strategies for Aviagen’s Rowan Range® brand of broiler breeders, as well as other breeding stock targeted to this market.

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Mar 29

Springdale, Ark. – March 27, 2017 - Tyson Foods announced today that Dr. Scott Stillwell has been promoted to senior vice president, Food Safety and Quality Assurance (FSQA).

In this role, Dr. Stillwell will provide strategic leadership, direction and guidance for Tyson Foods’ global FSQA discipline, and oversee the company’s commitment to safety and quality for all Tyson Foods products.

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Mar 24

Recent avian influenza concerns have reminded us that even the most vigilant prevention methods won’t always keep us protected against these viruses and their costly effects. Forward preparation and planning is just as important. We should always be prepared for the possibility of an outbreak. Knowing the resources and help available to you during a crisis is critical when reacting.

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