Infographic: Food safety is top concern for chicken consumers

A recent survey shows that among 1,013 American consumers of chicken, food safety is the top concern when thinking about purchases.

Other top priorities were animal disease, hormone and steroid use (which is not allowed in the U.S. poultry industry), and antibiotic use.

The survey was conducted by ORC International and WATT Global Media, on […]

Poultry industry faces fowl problem

During its ongoing quest to grow larger chickens that fulfill the demand of white meat, the poultry industry has run into an unexpected problem: an emerging phenomenon known as “woody breast.”

While it’s not harmful to humans, the condition causes chicken breasts to be tougher because of hard or woody fibers that lace the meat. […]

Monday links

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Food Safety

1 In 10 People Around The World Gets Sick From Food Every Year – NPR A common nuisance of wandering the world is travelers’ diarrhea. Food in many regions of the […]

Industry prepares for potential reemergence of avian flu

As wild birds begin to migrate south from Canada, the National Chicken Council (NCC) has identified the top biosecurity principles for broiler and broiler-breeder producers in preparation for the potential reemergence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) this fall.

As explained in a recent article, biosecurity is the poultry industry’s first line of defense to […]

Today’s chickens are not your grandpa’s chickens

According to a recent study, chickens today are four times larger than they were 60 years ago but contrary to popular belief, it’s not steroids, hormones or artificial enlargers that are not to blame. Instead, it’s our eating habits that have resulted in the breeding of larger birds.

Published in the Journal Poultry Science and […]