16 JUL

National Chicken Council animal care guidelines certified by independent audit certification organization

After a several month review process, the National Chicken Council’s (NCC) broiler and broiler breeder welfare guidelines have been certified by the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization (PAACO), a leading authority on animal welfare auditing who provides high quality training and certification credentials for auditors and audits.

“Consumers want to be sure that all animals being raised for food are treated with respect and are properly cared for during their lives,” said Dr. Ashley Peterson, NCC senior vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs.  “The people, families, and companies involved in raising broilers – chickens raised for meat – share the public’s concern.  With this certification, consumers and customers can feel confident that when buying and eating chicken, the birds were well-cared for and treated humanely.”  Read more

16 JUL

New EPA chief reaches out to those Pruitt had spurned

EPA’s new chief sought Wednesday to turn the page on Scott Pruitt.

In a speech at agency headquarters, acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler pledged to safeguard the environment, saying it was his privilege “to work alongside you to protect human health.” He reassured employees shellshocked by Pruitt’s 17 months of secrecy and scandal that he shared their concerns. And he welcomed reporters into the EPA’s fortress-like building, even setting out extra chairs for them.

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16 JUL

Four major food companies launch sustainable food policy alliance to drive progress in U.S. public policies that shape what people eat

Four of the nation’s largest food companies have launched the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance, a new organization focused on driving progress in public policies that shape what people eat and how it impacts their health, communities, and the planet. Founding member companies include Danone North America; Mars, Incorporated; Nestlé USA; and Unilever United States.  The four founding member companies have already made broad updates to their portfolios in recent years, collectively and voluntarily advancing issues like sodium reduction, responsible marketing and transparency, and reducing their impact on the planet, including cutting greenhouse gas emissions.  Read more

11 JUL

Introducing CPF Annual Conference Speaker Carmen Rottenberg

Carmen Rottenberg was appointed Acting Deputy Under Secretary for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office for Food Safety in August 2017. In this position, Ms. Rottenberg oversees development, implementation and enforcement of all of FSIS’ regulations, policies and programs. This appointment follows nearly six years in leadership roles in the Food Safety and Inspection Service’s (FSIS’) Office of the Administrator, including serving as the Chief of Staff, the Chief Operating Officer and, most recently, the Deputy Administrator. Read more

11 JUL

USPOULTRY announces 2019 Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award competition

USPOULTRY is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award. The award recognizes exemplary environmental stewardship by family farmers engaged in poultry and egg production. Those eligible for the award include any family-owned poultry grower or egg producer supplying product to a USPOULTRY member or an independent producer who is a USPOULTRY member. Nominations are due Oct. 1.  Read more

11 JUL

Chinese customs clears some U.S. goods as new tariffs take effect

Major Chinese ports have started clearing goods from the United States on Monday, as new tariffs on U.S. imports have gone into effect, three sources told Reuters, as a trade spat between Beijing and Washington escalated into an outright war last Friday.

FILE PHOTO: Shipping containers are seen piled up at a port in Qingdao, Shandong province, China. Customs officers had delayed the clearance of some U.S. goods on Beijing’s penalty list last Friday, as they waited for official instructions from the central government on whether to start collecting the new import tariffs.

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11 JUL

Poultry industry is booming

The U.S. Poultry Industry is booming and while there are only six universities across the country that have Poultry Science Departments, Texas A&M’s is the largest. The Poultry Industry is also hiring, and you might be surprised at who it is they’re looking for. Audrey McElroy is a Professor and Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Poultry Specialist. Read more

09 JUL

2018 CPF Annual Conference September 20-21 in Monterey, CA

The California Poultry Federation (CPF) Annual Conference and Meeting will be held at the Monterey Plaza Hotel in Monterey, CA on Thursday, September 20th. A buffet lunch on the outdoor patio will be held at 11:30 a.m. prior to the Conference. The Board Meeting is Friday, September 21st, beginning at 8:30 a.m., with breakfast for attendees before the meeting at 7:30 a.m.

Each year we appreciate the generous sponsors who make this meeting happen. We are asking for your support once again as a sponsor of this important event for the California poultry industry. This conference represents a great networking opportunity for you and your business. This two-day event will allow you to meet and talk with all the major players in the California poultry industry. Our sponsorship levels remain very affordable when compared to other industry organizations.

The three levels of sponsorship for you to consider are: Diamond Club, $2,750 donation; Gold Club, $1,500 donation; and Silver Club, $1,000 donation. Diamond Club Sponsors will be honored at the banquet and all other Sponsors will be honored during our annual breakfast. Your names and photographs will be published in our newsletter and in special brochures designed to say “thank you” for supporting California’s poultry industry.
Online Registration and Sponsorship!
Please click on the links below for the online Conference Registration Form and the Conference Sponsor Form.
Click here to Register Online (This will link to the Registration Form)
Click here to Sponsor Online (This will link to the Sponsorship Form)
For questions about the conference, please contact Sandy Pohl  in the CPF office at (888) 822-4004.
09 JUL

Introducing CPF Annual Conference Speaker Carmen Rottenberg

Carmen Rottenberg was appointed Acting Deputy Under Secretary for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office for Food Safety in August 2017. In this position, Ms. Rottenberg oversees development, implementation and enforcement of all of FSIS’ regulations, policies and programs. This appointment follows nearly six years in leadership roles in the Food Safety and Inspection Service’s (FSIS’) Office of the Administrator, including serving as the Chief of Staff, the Chief Operating Officer and, most recently, the Deputy Administrator. Read more

09 JUL

EPA chief Scott Pruitt resigns amid scandals, citing ‘unrelenting attacks’

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has resigned after months of ethics controversies, citing “the unrelenting attacks” on himself and his family, which “have taken a sizable toll on all of us.”

President Donald Trump first tweeted the news Thursday that Pruitt had resigned.

“I have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency,” Trump tweeted. “Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him for this.” Read more

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