Poultry Industry Improves Worker Safety Record

Jamie Johansen

The incidence of occupational injuries and illnesses within the poultry sector’s slaughter and processing workforce has fallen by 80 percent over the last 20 years and continues to decline according to the 2013 Injury and Illness Report recently released by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Poultry processing’s 2013 rate of 4.5 represents an outstanding 80.2 percent …

Ag Group, Chicken, Poultry, Turkey, US Poultry

Poultry Producers: Waters of U.S. Rule Would Burden Ops

John Davis

Poultry producers are warning that the controversial proposed Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule would significantly burden their operations. In a news release, the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, National Chicken Council and National Turkey Federation filed comments with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the proposed rule developed by the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ …

Chicken, environment, EPA, Poultry, US Poultry

Food Defense Orientation Program for Poultry & Egg Processors

Jamie Johansen

U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) has developed a Food Defense Orientation program for poultry and egg processors, focusing on raising awareness of potential risks faced by the industry and encouraging employees to be active participants in protecting products in the workplace. The program offers a short orientation video for plant employees that will help them during training activities in …

Ag Group, Chicken, Education, Eggs, Poultry, US Poultry

Allen Harim Hires Haynes as Breeder Manager

Jamie Johansen

Allen Harim, a leading producer and processor of chicken on Delmarva, announced it has hired industry veteran, Pat Haynes, as Breeder Manager. “Pat will have an instant impact on our breeder program,” said Steve Evans, CEO of Allen. “His enthusiasm and wealth of experience related to breeding processes and animal agriculture will ensure continued success for the future of Allen …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Chicken, Poultry

Poultry Facilities Recognized for Outstanding Safety

Jamie Johansen

The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council recognized 96 chicken and turkey facilities for outstanding safety performance through the implementation of innovative and effective employee safety and health programs. The annual safety awards were presented during the 2014 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry held in Destin, Fla. The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council consist of members from …

Ag Group, Animal Welfare, Chicken, Poultry

Hybrid Burger Combines Beef and Chicken

Cindy Zimmerman

A new burger on the market is a marriage between beef and chicken, combining the best of both worlds. The new product is called – what else? – Cluck N’ Moo. “I experimented to see what happens when we combine chicken and beef, and I developed a process that we just applied for the patent on,” said Cluck Incorporated president …

Beef, Chicken, Products