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Producers Seek to Use
'Cruelest' Method Amid
Bird Flu Outbreak
Nov 9, 2022 5:25 PM CST
Producers Seek to Use 'Cruelest' Method Amid Bird Flu Outbreak
Animal welfare advocates say ventilation shutdown is 'basically cooking animals alive'
- Poultry producers fighting the ongoing bird flu outbreak want the government to make it easier to kill flocks using a method animal advocates have described as the cruelest one available. The US Department of Agriculture is being lobbied to make Ventilation Shutdown Plus—closing off barn vents so birds die...
We've Had to Kill 9%
of Our Chickens
May 5, 2022 3:25 PM CDT
We've Had to Kill 9% of Our Chickens
Avian flu outbreak has decimated flocks of laying hens
- The avian flu outbreak has taken a huge toll on America's poultry flocks—mainly from culling, not disease—and consumers are feeling the pain with higher prices for eggs, chickens, and a lot of other products. "More than 28 million laying hens have been culled as a result...
New Shortage for US
Restaurant Chains: Chicken
May 1, 2021 11:35 AM CDT
New Shortage for US Restaurant Chains: Chicken
Popularity of fried-chicken sandwiches at big chains is part of the problem
- Add chicken to the list of products in short supply these days. Bloomberg reports that soaring demand at fast-food restaurants has resulted in a poultry crunch across the US. The Bojangles chain reported a "system-wide shortage" of chicken tenders this week, while industry behemoth KFC says it is just...
After Deaths at Chicken Plant,
Probe Zeroes In on Conveyer
Feb 8, 2021 2:10 PM CST
After Deaths at Chicken Plant, Probe Zeroes In on Conveyer
6 workers died after liquid nitrogen release at Foundation Food Group in Georgia
- A conveyer that transported chicken to a liquid nitrogen bath at a Georgia poultry processing plant had unresolved problems prior to the liquid nitrogen release that killed six workers on Jan. 28, federal investigators said. The
Atlanta Journal Constitution
reports the plant in Gainesville flash freezes its chicken using liquid...
One of America's
Top Chicken Industry
Jun 4, 2020 4:05 AM CDT
One of America's Top Chicken Industry CEOs Indicted
Pilgrim's Pride CEO Jayson Penn indicted on price-fixing charges, along with 3 others
- One of America's top chicken industry CEOs could be caged for up to 10 years as part of a federal antitrust investigation. Pilgrim's Pride CEO Jayson Penn was indicted Wednesday along with former company vice president Roger Austin for alleged price-fixing, the
Wall Street Journal
reports. Mikell Fries,...
Find Shopping Stressful?
Now, a Historic Price Hike
May 30, 2020 11:15 AM CDT
Find Shopping Stressful? Now, a Historic Price Hike
Food-price fluctuations began in March, when the coronavirus really sunk in
- As if trips to the grocery store weren’t nerve-wracking enough, US shoppers lately have seen the costs of meat, eggs, and even potatoes soar as the coronavirus has disrupted processing plants and distribution networks, the AP reports. Overall, the cost of food bought to eat at home skyrocketed by...
Meat Shortage Affecting
One Fast-Food Chain's Menus
May 5, 2020 12:35 PM CDT
Meat Shortage Affecting One Fast-Food Chain's Menus
Some Wendy's locations don't have burgers
- Despite President Trump's executive order dictating that meat processing plants stay open , the specter of meat shortages is being felt across the US—and customers of at least one fast-food chain are taking notice. Bloomberg notes that Wendy's has long advertised itself as offering hamburgers made from fresh...
Here's What Is Happening
at America's Meat Plants
Apr 29, 2020 2:44 PM CDT
Here's What Is Happening at America's Meat Plants
Unions cry foul after Trump orders plants to stay open
- President Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday to keep meat processing plants open as "critical infrastructure"—but with coronavirus outbreaks sickening workers and closing plants, some meat products are already in short supply. Poultry plants say they are doing less de-boning as a way to function with...
Trump to Sign Order
Keeping Meat Plants Open
Apr 28, 2020 2:33 PM CDT
Trump to Sign Order Keeping Meat Plants Open
He says supply has hit 'legal roadblock'
- President Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday meant to stave off a shortage of chicken, pork, and other meat on American supermarket shelves because of the coronavirus. The order will use the Defense Production Act to classify meat processing as critical infrastructure to keep production plants open. The order...
Food Experts Warn:
Don't Rinse That Turkey
Nov 28, 2019 7:45 AM CST
Food Experts Warn: Don't Rinse That Turkey
And don't leave it to thaw at room temperature, either
- Go ahead and rinse your cranberries, potatoes, and green beans. But food experts say don't—repeat don't—wash the turkey before popping it in the oven on Thanksgiving Day. Experts at the US Department of Agriculture say that could spread the germs lurking on your turkey—to be...
Finding About White Meat
in case you missed it
Jun 8, 2019 3:30 PM CDT
Finding About White Meat Surprises Researchers
Study suggests poultry is just as bad as red meat in terms of cholesterol
- Those worried about their cholesterol who opt for chicken instead of beef may want to check out a new study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition . Researchers were surprised to find that white meat and red meat were equally bad in terms of blood cholesterol levels, reports
CDC: You May Be Handling
Raw Chicken Incorrectly
May 2, 2019 1:28 PM CDT
CDC: You May Be Handling Raw Chicken Incorrectly
Agency advises against rinsing it off before cooking
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a message: "Don't wash your raw chicken!" The agency estimates a million people fall ill each year after eating contaminated poultry, but it warns in a tweet that rinsing off the meat before cooking can do more harm than...
America Now Buys Thousands
of Chicken Diapers Each Month
in case you missed it
Aug 11, 2018 3:01 PM CDT
America Now Buys Thousands of Chicken Diapers Each Month
This is really our world
- It's touted as "Levi Strauss meets Calvin Klein," and this fine piece of fashion can be yours for just $37.99. Except it won't be for you. The item in question is a chicken diaper made by FeatherWear , and if you've never heard of chicken...
What Life in a
Turkey Plant Is
Nov 23, 2016 4:28 PM CST
What Life in a Turkey Plant Is Like Before Thanksgiving
Not very pleasant, per Slate exposé
- No one's more thankful for Thanksgiving than the workers who toil away in turkey plants in the days before, where it can be weeks before time off is earned, bathroom breaks are frowned upon, and employees' "deboning" quota can surpass 11,000 turkeys per shift, per an exposé...
There's a Lot of Squawking
About the Price of Chicken
Nov 8, 2016 12:07 PM CST
There's a Lot of Squawking About the Price of Chicken
The 'New York Times' delves into why poultry is probably too expensive
- An abundance of corn and soybeans means grocery store prices for beef and pork have gone down—but not so for chicken. The
New York Times
delves into controversy surrounding the Georgia Dock, a chicken pricing index compiled by the Georgia Department of Agriculture that is "widely used" by...
People Are Getting Sick
From Kissing Their Chickens
Sep 17, 2016 8:37 AM CDT
People Are Getting Sick From Kissing Their Chickens
Stop treating them like dogs or cats, CDC warns
- Backyard chicken-keeping is on the rise, and the CDC now finds it necessary to warn people that puckering up to poultry is a big no-no. The warning comes via a study on the rise in salmonella outbreaks that found many urban chicken-keepers treat the animals as if they were pets....
Jun 16, 2016 7:54 AM CDT
Bolivia to Bill Gates: Keep Your Stupid Chickens
Country offended by donation offer, says it's doing just fine on poultry front
- Bill Gates recently offered to donate 100,000 hens to poor countries around the world, but one South American nation looked his gift chickens in the mouth and began squawking. "How can he think we are living 500 years ago, in the middle of the jungle not knowing how...
in case you missed it
May 15, 2016 6:49 AM CDT
US Poultry Workers Wear Diapers: Report
Denial of bathroom breaks a serious safety issue, affront to human dignity: Oxfam
- On the Pilgrim's Pride website , "prioritize the team over yourself" is one of the poultry producer's core values. But in something out of Upton Sinclair's
, Bloomberg notes, an Oxfam America report suggests that "value" is really a humiliating issue for already marginalized workers...
Beef: Meat Industry's
Jul 22, 2014 9:37 AM CDT
Beef: Meat Industry's Worst Eco-Offender
Raising cattle takes up 160 times as much land as plants, study finds
- Think drive-thru cheeseburgers are cheap? Think again. What may be light on the wallet is heavy on the planet, according to a new study on the environmental costs per calorie of beef, pork, poultry, dairy, and eggs—which, combined, make up 96% of the calories Americans get via animal sources....
Jul 10, 2014 1:03 AM CDT
Gene Tweak Made Roosters Fat—and Infertile
Leading to a shortage of chickens, and higher prices
- The breed of rooster that sires around a quarter of America's chickens hasn't been getting the job done and a genetic tweak is to blame. Aviagen Group, the world's largest chicken breeder, made a change to the standard Ross male that has caused fertility issues, causing a...
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