Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Chicken sandwich contamination Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada

A warning has been put out about chicken sandwiches that may be contaminated with listeria bacteria. Listeria can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea, and is particularly dangerous to pregnant women. Food contaminated with listeria may not look or smell spoiled.

The sandwiches were sold in Ontario, Quebec and possibly Atlantic Canada under the name "Martel" or "La Maisonnee" and include chicken salad. The sandwiches carry a best before date of Jan. 25 and Feb. 5, 2008.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Chicken Sales Up In England

The British Poultry Council, which represents poultry producers, says chicken sales have risen despite a TV campaign to get customers to purchase free-range poultry instead. The campaign was led by chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall on his recent Hugh's Chicken Run shows for Channel 4. The campaign aimed to persuade shoppers that eating intensively reared chickens was bad.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Strange But True ?

A man in China was shocked after he took a chicken out of the freezer and found that it was still alive. Gan Shugen put the hen in the freezer wrapped in a plastic bag, assuming it was dead. But two days later he was amazed by what he saw. He said: "I heard weak sounds, and when I opened the bag, a red head popped out. It was still warm, and when I removed the tape, she could stand."

Friday, January 18, 2008

Tyson Foods to investigate claims of chicken abuse

Tyson Foods Inc is investigating allegations by the animal-welfare group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals that chickens were abused and tortured at two of its chicken processing plants.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Sales of chicken unaffected by Jamie Oliver

Sales of chicken appear to have been unaffected by Jamie Olivers programmes on intensive farming conditions, with major supermarkets saying chicken purchases have actually increased. TV chefs Jamie Oliver and Hugh Whittingstall are up in arms about the differences between standard and free range chickens. But supermarkets say it was business as usual.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Mass Produced Chickens

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is on a new crusade. Oliver and fellow high-profile British chef Hugh Whittingstall have got people in a flap about the conditions that mass-produced chickens are forced to live in.

Now I think it is safe to say that not many people would say that the way animals are mass-produced is very nice. However we must remember that not that long ago meat on the table was a luxury for many people. And that was not very nice either.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Chicken bones lead cops to jail bird

A trail of chicken bones left at a burglary scene led cops to a prison inmate with a hefty appetite. Police tracked down the suspect through the DNA he left on six chicken bones strewn around an apartment where that was burglarized in 2006.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Chicken Manure Energy

A chicken manure fuelled biogas plant was opened at a poultry farm south of Berlin on Friday. Ten million euros was invested in the project, which is expected to meet the energy requirements of 4 600 households when it becomes fully operational.