Industry News, June 7, 2018

June 7, 2018

The USDA announced plans for the Departments of State, Agriculture, Labor, and Homeland Security to coordinate efforts to simplify the H-2A temporary agricultural visa program in the “H-2A Agricultural Worker Visa Modernization Joint Cabinet Statement.”

Infographic: 3 types of food consumers,” was presented by Frank Mitloehner, professor of air quality and extension specialist, University of California-Davis, during the Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit.

HealthNewsReview published, “BMJ’s scrambled message on eggs and heart disease: a recipe for rotten news coverage,” questioning the validity of the study in China about the health benefits of eggs that recently received widespread attention in the mainstream press.

U.S. Poultry & Egg Association recently approved $300,000 in new research grants.  A portion of these funds will go towards research on improving indoor air quality in poultry housing.  Read more here.

The European egg safety investigation continues to be in the news with “The European Fipronil scandal leads to raid of Belgian food safety agency” which details accusations that Belgian authorities delayed communicating the use of fipronil in egg production.

UGA researchers conduct first of its kind study on eggs, human development,” was published in TheRed&Black.   The American Egg Board has provided a grant for the study.

Global animal health situation addressed at 86th OIE General Session,” provides a situation update on highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) and other diseases affecting animal health.

BizJournals published, “The Incredibles go to bat for incredible edible (and versatile) egg,” about the American Egg Board’s new campaign tied to the new Disney film “Incredibles 2.”