Industry news 5/7/20

May 7, 2020

Clemson University Livestock Poultry Health (LPH) has released the control area surrounding a commercial turkey farm in “South Carolina avian influenza control zone released,” from WattAg.


Fire causes loss of 280,000 Gemperle Farms hens,” from WattAg.

The company, formerly known as Midwest Poultry Services expands to Texas in “MPS Egg Farms purchases Feather Crest Farms,” from Feedstuffs.

Professors Jayson Lusk and Candace Croney from Purdue University provide insight into how COVID-19 is impacting the food supply chain and animal welfare in “The Road from Farm to Table.”

The International Egg Nutrition Centre (IENC) has announced the formation of the Global Egg Nutrition Expert Group which will focus on research on the nutritional value of eggs, to ensure the information is readily available. The panel is made up of nine leading scientists, nutritionists and industry representatives,  including Tim Lambert, president of the International Egg Commission and Dr. Mickey Rubin, Executive Director of the U.S. Egg Nutrition Center.

An Australian university has developed DNA tests that can quickly identify the five most common Salmonella subtypes in “Researchers say new tests could speed up pathogen detection,” from Food Safety News.

The Southern District Court of CA rules against pork producers in “Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging California’s Proposition 12,”  published in LexBlog.

The Secretary of Agriculture is soliciting nominations for the election of members-at-large and regional members and their alternates in “General Conference Committee of the National Poultry Improvement Plan; Solicitation for Membership,” published in the Federal Register.

UEP’s Preferred Vendor, Food Safety Net Services, wins a prestigious award in “FSNS C&A Wins BRCGS Americas, Certification Body of the Year.”