Poultry and Egg Production
Sep 16, 2010 20:28 EDT
Congress seeks records from Maine egg farms with ties to owner of contaminated Iowa farm. Maine will soon see if its egg farm inspections withstand congressional scrutiny.
Sep 08, 2010 14:00 EDT
Sen. Grassley seeks answers to role of USDA at Iowa egg farms involved in salmonella recall. Sen. Charles Grassley has asked Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to address accusations that federal workers ignored complaints about conditions at an Iowa farm involved in a recall of salmonella-tainted eggs.
Sep 08, 2010 13:12 EDT
Sen. Grassley seeks answers to role of USDA at Iowa egg farms involved in salmonella recall. Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley is asking Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to address accusations that federal workers ignored complaints about conditions at two Iowa farms involved in the recall of salmonella-tainted eggs.
Sep 03, 2010 08:34 EDT
Former egg farm workers say complaints ignored by USDA employees working at the site. U.S. Agriculture Department employees worked full-time at two Iowa egg farms at the center of a salmonella outbreak and massive recall, but two former workers said they ignored complaints about conditions at one site.
Sep 01, 2010 07:12 EDT
China imposes 5-year anti-subsidy duties on US chicken amid trade spats with Washington. China has imposed anti-subsidy duties for five years on imports of U.S. chicken products after concluding producers received improper support, the Commerce Ministry said Wednesday amid a string of trade spats with Washington.
Sep 01, 2010 03:15 EDT
Federal agents make second visit to Iowa egg farms at center of salmonella outbreak and recall. Federal agents have descended for a second time on Wright County Egg and Hillandale Farms, the two Iowa farms at the center of a salmonella outbreak and massive egg recall.
Aug 31, 2010 23:20 EDT
Federal agents descend on egg farms at center of recall for second time. Federal agents have descended for a second time on Wright County Egg and Hillandale Farms, the two Iowa farms at the center of a salmonella outbreak and massive egg recall.
Aug 31, 2010 12:07 EDT
Thirty US senators have formally called on Moscow to implement "without further delay" a June agreement allowing the resumption of US poultry exports to Russia.
Aug 30, 2010 20:00 EDT
Congress should move quickly to bolster food safety laws, regulation. Federal investigators said the two massive Iowa farms involved with this summer' s outbreak of salmonella had serious health and safety issues.About half a billion eggs have been recalled, with one of the farms responsible for producing 380 million of those eggs. Health officials say it is possible that thousands of people were sickened by eating tainted eggs. In response, the Food and Drug Administration plans to visit 600 major egg producers over the next 15 months. The FDA also noted that it recently released tougher safety regulations regarding eggs.
Aug 30, 2010 17:49 EDT
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Two Iowa egg farms linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened thousands failed to follow their own safety plans, allowing rodents and other animals into poultry houses, U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspectors found.
Aug 28, 2010 01:40 EDT
Admin. official: FDA to inspect all of nation's largest egg farms by end of next year. The Food and Drug Administration is planning to inspect all of the country's largest egg farms before the end of next year following the massive recall of tainted eggs linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened as many as 1,500 people.
Aug 27, 2010 15:51 EDT
AP Enterprise: Egg farm owner was able to expand business despite being a 'habitual violator'. The owner of an egg farm at the center of a massive salmonella recall was able to expand his egg empire despite being branded a "habitual violator" of Iowa's environmental laws ? a label that was supposed to ban him from building any more farms.
Aug 27, 2010 15:42 EDT
AP Enterprise: Iowa approved egg farm in recall despite apparent links to 'habitual violator'. The owner of an egg farm at the center of a massive salmonella recall was able to expand his egg empire despite being branded a "habitual violator" of Iowa's environmental laws ? a label that was supposed to ban him from building any more farms.
Aug 25, 2010 17:54 EDT
Eggs from Iowa could come to table near you _ after being pasteurized to destroy salmonella. Millions of eggs from the Iowa farms at the heart of a massive salmonella recall are not destined for the garbage but for a table near you.
Aug 24, 2010 22:53 EDT
The massive recall in US markets of more than half a billion eggs possibly tainted with salmonella shows the dangers of concentrating the egg industry in just a handful of "mega producers," US food industry critics said.
Aug 24, 2010 20:32 EDT
Low-cost salmonella vaccine for hens not required in US but may help prevent egg recalls. Low-cost vaccines that may help prevent the kind of salmonella outbreak that has led to the recall of more than a half-billion eggs haven't been given to nearly half the nation's egg-laying hens.
Aug 23, 2010 12:57 EDT
Sanderson Farms shares rise even as net income slips; investors to earn more this fall. Shares of Sanderson Farms Inc. rose on Monday after an analyst said investors typically make more money when they invest in the poultry processor in the fall and sell shares in the spring. The company also announced it was shipping product to Russia again.
Aug 23, 2010 07:54 EDT
Poutry processor Sanderson Farms profit falls 16 pct as sales dip, misses view. Poultry processor Sanderson Farms Inc. said Monday that its third-quarter profit fell 16 percent as sales dipped.
Aug 22, 2010 19:14 EDT
Iowa farms recalling eggs share suppliers and ties to businessman often cited for violations. Two Iowa farms that recalled more than a half-billion eggs linked to as many as 1,300 cases of salmonella poisoning share suppliers of chickens and feed as well as ties to an Iowa business routinely cited for violating state and federal law.
Aug 18, 2010 12:06 EDT
At lawyers' request, judge dismisses 2 lawsuits over jobs at Nebraska egg processing plant. Two lawsuits over hiring practices at a David City egg processing plant have been dismissed.