China Eyes US Poultry, Pork Imports in Trade Talks: Sources

China would likely lift a ban on U.S. poultry as part of a trade deal and may buy more pork to meet a growing supply deficit, but it is not willing to allow a prohibited growth drug used in roughly half the U.S. hog herd, two sources with knowledge of the negotiations said.

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.

Executive Leadership Brought on to Create Foundation Food Group

December 18, 2018 Foundation Food Group

Prime-Pak Foods, Inc. and Victory Processing, Inc. recently announced a joint venture that will be marketed under the name Foundation Food Group™, and which will emerge as one of the most versatile independent further processing companies in the country.