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Health effects of eggs: Where do we stand?

March 27, 2019 by

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by Denise Powell Are eggs good for you or not? The 2015 to 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends the nutrient-dense food as a source of protein, but an article in JAMA this month made a stir when it reported an association between eating eggs and an increased risk of heart disease and early death. […]

156K chickens added to list of poultry being euthanized

January 21, 2016 by

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Animal health officials investigating a bird flu outbreak in southwest Indiana have ordered 156,000 chickens at one of 10 affected commercial poultry farms to be euthanized, raising the total number of birds to be killed above 400,000. The egg-laying chickens were housed at one of the 10 commercial farms where turkeys had been infected with […]

It’s National Chicken Month – Let’s raise awareness

September 5, 2014 by

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September is National Chicken Month and the ASPCA is hoping to raise awareness about the plight of chickens raised on factory farms in order to inspire the public to demand chicken raised in healthier, more humane conditions. According to findings from a national survey we just released, more than ¾ of chicken consumers wish there […]

66 sick with Salmonella in another chick outbreak

July 24, 2012 by

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by Doug Powell Another chick outbreak; they’ve always been there, but people of all professions may be more attuned to the chick link. Idaho now joins the club as the source of the fifth Salmonella outbreak linked to mail-order chicks and ducklings to surface since 2011. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports 37 people […]

USDA plans to let chicken plants run faster with fewer inspectors.

June 7, 2012 by

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As part of the U.S. President’s push to streamline regulations on businesses, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to let chicken slaughterhouses run production lines faster and with fewer federal inspectors, the Los Angeles Times reported June 6. Under the proposal, production lines would be allowed to move 25 percent faster, while the government […]

48% of Chicken in Small Sample Has E. Coli

April 12, 2012 by

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A recent test of packaged raw chicken products bought at grocery stores across the country found that roughly half of them were contaminated with the bacteria E. coli. A report of E. coli in chickens at stores has ignited debate over potential health threats in poultry. E. coli, which the study said was an indicator […]