Contagious strains of avian influenza discovered in France

September 23, 2021

French officials announced that one of the most contagious strains of avian influenza (AI), H5N8, was discovered in Aisne and has spread to Luxembourg and Belgium.  The infected animals were immediately destroyed, with all necessary …

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Foodborne illness mock criminal trial

September 9, 2021

A view from the jury box Prominent food safety attorneys Joel Chappelle and  Shawn Stevens from Food Industry Counsel, LLC will facilitate a mock food safety trial at this year’s UEP Annual Meeting. The presentation …

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USDA nominee for Marketing and Regulatory Programs highlights importance of animal health

July 22, 2021

On July 15, the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry held a hearing for the nomination of Jennifer Moffitt to serve as Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs within the USDA. …

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Reporting avian flu will change…eventually

July 22, 2021

Revisions to the World Animal Health Organization’s (OIE) chapter on avian influenza will mean fewer low-pathogenic outbreaks will have to be reported. Still, little may change initially because the United States will continue to observe existing …

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Free biosecurity webinar series: Prevention is key

March 18, 2021

Registration is open for a series of four webinars on what lessons were learned from previous avian influenza outbreaks and the preventive biosecurity measures needed to protect our U.S. flocks. These free webinars are one …

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