News Worms
News Worms


Bird flu found on Tyson contracted farm in Tennessee

Bird flu found on Tyson contracted farm in Tennessee

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said 73,500 chickens were destroyed at the facility and will not enter the food system.

The facility has been placed under quarantine, along with approximately 30 other poultry farms within a 6.2-mile (10 km) radius of the site, the Tennessee state government said.

USDA confirmed March 5 that a highly pathogenic avian influenza has sickened a commercial chicken breeder flock in Lincoln County, Tenn., which borders Alabama. Tyson said in a statement that this case should not disrupt its chicken business.

HPAI bird flu was last found in a commercial turkey flock in IN in January 2016. The country has faced surging egg prices and has culled nearly 34 million birds amid a domestic outbreak.

There have been a rising number of reports of Avian influenza outbreaks in Europe and Asia this year.

So far this year South Korea has shipped in almost 1,049 tonnes of USA eggs, according to ministry data, accounting for more than 98 percent of its total egg imports as of March 3.

Taiwan has imposed a ban on imports of all poultry-related products from Tennessee and imports of poultry meat from Wisconsin after the two USA states reported avian influenza outbreaks.

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is urging commercial bird growers and backyard flock owners to use strict biosecurity to protect their birds. Tyson stock has dropped 2.53% on Monday closing at $61.99.

In 2014 and 2015, during a widespread outbreak of HPAI, the United States killed almost 50 million birds, mostly egg-laying hens. The infected flock is being depopulated and tests are ongoing. A quarantine has also been put in place around the farm. Perdue Farms Inc., another large US producer, has no live production in Tennessee, spokeswoman Andrea Staub said in an email.

Holton insists this is not a "food safety concern", adding people should continue to buy chicken, turkey and eggs.

Tennessee officials stress that HPAI does not pose a risk to the food supply.

follow

editors' picks

March 07, 2017
Air control strike cancels hundreds of flights
BA cancelled a number of flights and said it was using larger aircraft where possible to help customers reach their destination. The strike has been called by UNSA, which represents 20% of air traffic controllers, over their working conditions.

March 07, 2017
US Oil Production Rising Ahead Of CERA
Gasoline futures rose 1.92 cents, or 1.16 %, to $1.6723 a gallon - their second highest settlement value of the year. The number rose 609, the highest since October 2015 and the seventh straight week rig numbers have risen.

March 07, 2017
Alexis Sánchez Walks Out Of Arsenal Training After Argument With Teammates
So all he's basically done is miss 45 minutes of football and the fact he was on the bench heightens the story even more'. Having lost the first leg 5-1 at the Allianz Arena in Munich , Arsenal are virtually out of the Champions League .

March 07, 2017
97-Year-Old Twins Found Dead in RI Driveway
They were stranded outside overnight, mere steps away from one of their homes, in temperatures that fell to 13 degrees Fahrenheit. Haley may have tripped on a rug on the floor of the garage as she attempted to enter her house to call for assistance".

March 07, 2017
Severe Weather a Possibility Tonight in the Ozarks
Most tornadoes strike in the afternoon or early evening, but in North Carolina, most deaths come from nighttime tornadoes. During a tornado watch, you should remain alert for changing weather conditions and have a way to get those alerts.

March 06, 2017
ATP Acapulco final preview: Rafael Nadal vs Sam Querrey
It was Querrey*s first title since Delray Beach in 2016. "I'm ecstatic", Querrey said. "But that's what often happens in doubles". The young Australian started the semi-final ferociously and had treatment on his elbow by the end of the second set.

March 06, 2017
Federal Bureau of Investigation reviewing case of Muslim teen found hanged in the woods
Keita had originally disappeared back in November of previous year , leaving behind his auto , wallet and phone. On November 26, his family reported him missing, with Keita having apparently left home early in the morning.

March 06, 2017
NFL Tries To Hype Up Draft Order Coin Flip
That means the Vikings will send the No. 14 pick to the Eagles and the Colts will have the No. 15 selection. The only team helped by Minnesota's victory are the Eagles , who will pick 14th overall instead of 15th.

March 06, 2017
'No one can stop me' standing in French election: Fillon
The rally, near the Eiffel Tower, was "a demonstration that my legitimacy remains very strong", he said. He was given a suspended jail sentence in 2004 over a party funding scandal.

March 06, 2017
Bomb threat behind cancellation of pro-Erdogan rally in German towns
Ties between Turkey and Germany have been frayed over a series of disputes since last July's failed coup targeting Erdogan. The Turkish foreign ministry has summoned the German ambassador in Ankara to protest against the canceled events.