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South Korea has banned all poultry farmers from visiting areas wild birds may flock to

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South Korea steps up bird flu measures

By Oscar Rousseau

South Korea is stepping up its bird flu protection measures after an influenza strain was found on a big duck farm in Gochang.

Both Cargill and Faccenda Foods are privately owned companies

Cargill, Faccenda Foods form UK poultry firm

By Aidan Fortune

Two major poultry businesses have agreed to work together in a new joint venture to provide chicken, turkey and duck to the UK retail and foodservice market.

South Africa has warned its exported could be affected by the bird flu outbreak

South Africa hit with bird flu outbreak

By Oscar Rousseau

South Africa has been hit with its first case of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) strain H5N8 strain, which devastated Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Outbreaks of avian influenza in the region has led to Singapore increasing preventative measures

Singapore steps up avian influenza prevention measures

By Aidan Fortune

The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) has moved to reassure consumers that the nation’s poultry and poultry products are safe for consumption following an outbreak of H5N1 avian flu in the neighbouring region of Kelantan in Malaysia. 

PETA claims thousands of ducks were badly injured before the animals reached the abattoir

Duckling’s head torn off in PETA video

By Oscar Rousseau

An undercover video has unearthed abhorrent animal abuse at a meat factory in the US, where a baby duck’s head is ripped off and workers smash ducks into brick walls.

Poultry production in Iraq dropped by 9% in 2015

Massive bird flu outbreak in Iraq

By Oscar Rousseau

Veterinary officials in Iraq have killed hundreds of thousands of chickens after a deadly strain of avian influenza was detected in the country for the first time in a decade.

August's influenza outbreak was 'staggering' says poultry council

US poultry will handle new virus ‘better’

By Oscar Rousseau

American poultry firms are now better equipped to deal with an outbreak of avian influenza (AI), thanks to improved biosecurity measures, risk management firm Moody says.