HONG KONG, China - Authorities in Hong Kong have begun destroying 15,000 chickens at a poultry market and suspended imports from mainland China after bird flu was found in some birds. The Hong Kong health secretary announced early Wednesday that the Cheung Sha Wan market will be closed for 21... more »
GULFPORT, Miss.- The trial has begun for two men charged with falsifying temperatures of poultry exported from Pascagoula to Russia. Court records say a jury was seated Monday in U.S. District Court in Gulfport for 39-year-old Gerald Miller of Gautier and 55-year-old Patrick McClain of Pascagoula. A third man, 38-year-old... more »
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a chlorine gas leak at an Arkansas poultry plant last year that sickened nearly 200 people occurred because a worker couldn't read English. The CDC said in a report released Thursday that a Spanish-speaking worker at the Tyson... more »
A study about bird flu once considered too risky to release due to terrorism is now published. Its the second of two papers delayed by concern it could help terrorists create a bioweapon. People get bird flu from infected poultry but it is rare. The two papers talk about the... more »
The Department of Agriculture is setting new standards for the levels of salmonella and another pathogen in young chickens and turkeys as part of an effort to strengthen food safety.
The new standards would hold poultry slaughterhouses more accountable by decreasing the number of samples allowed to test positive... more »