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Salmonella Outbreak Linked To California Chicken Processor
2013-10-08 13:36:47

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A California poultry producer is at the center of a salmonella outbreak that has so far sickened 278 people in 18 states. The producer, Foster Farms, announced on Monday that it is cooperating with federal health officials as investigations by local, state and federal officials continue. Despite its raw chicken products being linked to the dangerous illness, the processing company has not issued any recalls as of this story’s...

Chicken Nuggets Are Not Always Made Of Just Meat
2013-10-06 05:29:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Laboratory analysis of chicken nuggets from two different fast food restaurants has uncovered that the popular bite-sized poultry products actually contain just 40 to 50 percent of real meat. The remainder of the nugget is made up of fat, skin, connective tissue, blood vessels, nerves and bone fragments, Dr. Richard deShazo, distinguished professor of medicine, pediatrics and immunology at the University of Mississippi Medical...

2013-10-03 23:03:06

Agency Responds to Petition Brought by Health Care Without Harm and Eight Other Health and Environmental Groups Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 In a letter responding to a petition brought by nine major health and environmental organizations, including Health Care Without Harm (HCWH), on September 30, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will withdraw 98 of 101 approvals given to arsenic-based animal drugs. This action will remove three of the four...

Understanding Humanity's Infatuation With Chickens
2013-09-18 13:29:08

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There’s been quite a bit of research performed lately about the origins of birds. Adding to the fray is a study from Bournemouth University which aims to uncover the origin of chickens and their relationships with humans. For millennia we’ve been keeping these flightless birds near us, using them for work, for sport, for food, for religion, etc. The Bournemouth University researchers, as well as those from the Universities of...

2013-09-06 23:01:26

Fruitables® Whole Jerky® Dog Treats from Vetscience LLC are premium all-natural jerky sourced and made in the U.S. Austin, TX (PRWEB) September 06, 2013 Is your dog craving a meaty jerky treat? Whole Foods Market® is now stocking Fruitables® Whole Jerky® Dog Treats, a U.S. made, all-natural treat as the exclusive retailer for the Grocery, Mass and Drug channels. These new treats fill a need for pet owners seeking a high-quality, U.S. made product, after multiple...


Latest Chicken Reference Libraries

Yokohama
2014-07-15 06:54:19

The Yokohama is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in Japan, although the modern type was developed in Europe using the original founders of the breed. These include the Minohiki, which was the primary breed used to develop the Yokohama, and the Onagadori, which became more well known in Europe than the Minohiki. The Yokohama varies in weight depending upon the type and sex, with standard size individuals ranging between four and five pounds and bantam types reaching smaller...

Polish chicken
2014-07-07 14:10:21

The Polish chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in Europe, although its exact origin is unknown. Some suggest that the breed descended from Asian chickens brought to the area during medieval times, while others assert that the breed could have descended from Italian or Spanish chickens. Despite the debate about its origins, it was given a standard in the Netherlands in the sixteenth century. It was introduced into the United States of America in the early nineteenth...

Brahma chicken
2014-07-07 08:45:02

The Brahma chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in the United States by crossing chickens that were imported from Shanghai, China and the Chittigong chicken from Bangladesh, although this origin has been the subject of debate. It was first introduced into England in 1852, where a dark color variety would be created and later shipped to the United States and accepted by the American Poultry Association in 1874. It was the most popular meat bird between the 1850s and the...

New Hampshire chicken
2014-07-07 08:11:54

The New Hampshire chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in the state of New Hampshire in the United States of America. It was developed using Rhode Island red chickens and selective breeding was used to produce a different breed with rapid maturity and feather growth and enhanced egg laying abilities. The breed was accepted as an official breed by the American Poultry Association in 1935. The New Hampshire chicken varies in weight depending upon the sex, with cocks...

Delaware chicken
2014-07-07 06:57:27

The Delaware chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in the state of Delaware in the United States of America during the early part of the twentieth century by crossing New Hampshire hens with barred Plymouth Rock roosters. The breed was officially established in 1940 after George Ellis chose to breed the sports, or chickens with a light white or silver coloration, that were produced from broiler chickens. Because the area in which this breed was bred was the most...

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