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Global Egg Industry Adopts Formal Position on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) The International Egg Commission and its members support, and will promote, the responsible use of all antimicrobials to allow for the long-term safe production of eggs, safeguarding the availability of eggs and egg products for the world’s consumers.Biosecurity and good farming practice remain the prime tools for disease prevention and the IEC will continue to support knowledge sharing of biosecurity and good farming practice.The International Egg Commission (IEC):•Accepts that antimicrobial resistance (AMR), whether in humans or in animals, is an issue of global concern.•Acknowledges that the egg layer industry is a limited user of antimicrobials but that this limited use does not ...
U.S. Egg Industry Advances Trade with Motivated International Buyers
American Egg Board supports export opportunities in key Caribbean markets and Mexico CHICAGO, Ill., – In conjunction with the 22nd Americas Food and Beverage Show (AFB) this week in Miami, the American Egg Board (AEB), the research, education and promotion arm of the U.S. egg industry, is highlighting the business benefits of U.S. eggs and egg products to an international audience to further support American egg producers’ export efforts. The AFB show will welcome over 11,000 decision-making buyers from 94 countries, offering a comprehensive seminar schedule on industry trend topics and an exhibition hall with 400 booths. U.S. egg suppliers will be able to strengthen their global connections and tap new markets.
In addition to sponsoring a booth and educational trend session at the AFB show, AEB and partner organization, the USA Poultry and Egg Export Council (USAPEEC), are hosting 20 key egg buyers from the Caribbean and Mexico to provide top-notch ...
Bacon, Eggs and Honey Lattes: New Survey Showcases How Americans Enjoy Breakfast
Chef Jessica Koslow of renowned breakfast restaurant Sqirl brings survey data to life with honey-inspired twists on breakfast favorites in time for National Honey Month
Whether it's the slurp of a honey banana smoothie or the crackle of fresh bacon, breakfast is what gets many of us out of bed in the morning. A new survey conducted by the National Honey Board highlights how the U.S. does breakfast, just in time for both National Honey Month and Better Breakfast Month in September.
Of the 92 percent of Americans who enjoy breakfast at least once a week, 69 percent choose eggs as their favorite breakfast food while 46 percent of respondents choose either bacon or...
Food Safety Professionals Ensure that “What’s in Your Meat” is Safe and Wholesome
WASHINGTON,— As the head of a public health agency that ensures the safety of meat and poultry, food safety is my number one priority. Americans depend on us to keep their food safe. When you see the USDA mark of inspection, you can have confidence that the products have been inspected and passed – meaning that every carcass has been inspected, samples have been taken by USDA inspectors and analyzed by scientists in a USDA laboratory, and the labeling is truthful and not misleading.
In recent years, consumers have expressed a greater interest in knowing where their food comes from, and everything associated with that process from farm to fork. As a public health regulatory agency, this movement toward greater transparency about the products we regulate is an important step for consumers to understand how food safety is achieved. Not only have we moved to proactively make otherwise non-public data available on our website, but we routinely release data in response to ...
National Association of Egg Farmers Urges Support for King Amendment in Farm Bill in Congress
Don't be misinformed - ask a farmer about this important bill
The Farm Bill is before Congress every five years and is important to the nation's farmers. This year it is very important to National Association of Egg Farmers members, as the House version includes an amendment from Rep. Steve King from Iowa that seeks to uphold the U.S. Constitution commerce clause.
In effect that clause says Congress is to regulate commerce among the states, but certain states are implementing laws regulating how eggs are produced outside the state and then imported into that state. Specifically, they are pressing for removing cages for egg-laying hens. They claim they are doing it for the welfare of the chicken and the quality of the egg. They need ...
WASDE Report Forecasts for 2018 for Red Meat and Poultry Production are Raised from Last Month
The USDA released its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report Thursday at noon EST, showing the latest outlook for livestock, poultry and dairy.
The forecasts for 2018 red meat and poultry production are raised from last month. The beef production forecast is raised on higher expected cow slaughter in the third quarter. USDA will release the Cattle report on July 20th, providing a mid-year estimate of the U.S. cattle inventory as well as producer intentions regarding retention of heifers for beef cow replacement.
Forecast pork production is raised from last month as higher expected second-half hog slaughter more than offsets lower second-quarter slaughter. A more rapid pace of hog ...
More than 4 Million Eggs Recalled in Poland
Poland's veterinary service on Friday recalled some 4.3 million eggs contaminated with an antibiotic, just days after Dutch eggs were pulled from supermarket shelves in Germany.
Officials ordered the eggs, on sale in the domestic market, to be removed following an inspection.
"The recall is caused by the presence of residues of the antibiotic lasalocid at a rate exceeding its maximum allowed value," a statement said.
The head of the Polish veterinary service Pawel Niemczuk said the drug was added "erroneously" to the feed given to laying hens on a farm near Poznan.
"The feed for fattening chickens (which...
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