CFIA: Certain Products Containing Diced Chicken Recalled Due to Listeria Monocytogenes

Industry is recalling certain products containing diced chicken from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination of the diced chicken used to make these products. Consumers should not consume and distributors, retailers and food service establishments such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals and nursing homes should not sell or use the recalled products described.

Federal Lawsuit Claims Chicken Producers Fix Wages, Benefits

September 4, 2019 William Thornton,

The suit was filed on behalf of three former workers from Arkansas, but seeks class-action status for hundreds of thousands more. Most of the chicken processing industry cited in the lawsuit is clustered in the South.

Canadian Researchers Launch New Study to Measure The Welfare of Poultry

December 26, 2018 Candice Choi, Associated Press

To size up what might make chickens happy in their brief lives, researchers at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, are putting 16 breeds through physical fitness and behavioral tests. They’re watching how well birds scramble over a barrier for food, how skittish they seem and whether they play with a fake worm, which may be a sign of happiness.

Chicken Prices in Freefall After a Challenging Year

December 26, 2018 Lydia Mulvany, Bloomberg

American meat supplies have been piling up for much of 2018, and for Sanderson Farms Inc., the nation’s third-largest poultry processor, that means much lower prices for its products.