Animal products

Poultry and eggs

Thai activist sued for defamation as poultry firm vows more cases

A defamation case by a Thai poultry farm against an activist who tweeted allegations of labour abuse should be dropped, a rights group urged Wednesday (Nov 28), as the complainant vowed further action against “so-called human rights defenders”. Thailand exports billions of dollars of farm ...

ADB, Lao PDR sign agreement to enhance sanitary, phytosanitary management systems

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) signed an agreement on 13 November for a $10 million grant as additional financing for a project that will enhance Lao PDR’s sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) capacity, and improve ...

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HCM City tracing poultry origins

After gaining encouraging results from a pilot programme that allow consumers to check the origin of pork, the HCM City Department of Industry and Trade on July 1 announced the implementation of a plan to use information technology to control and trace the origin of ...

Bird flu hits poultry markets in major Chinese city: Media

Authorities in China’s third-largest city warned that about 30 percent of its live poultry markets were contaminated with the H7N9 avian flu virus, as an eastern province ordered markets to shut, state media reported on February 11. East China’s Zhejiang province has ordered all markets ...

Officials investigating two avian flu outbreaks

The Ministry of Health is testing a suspected human avian flu case following an outbreak in poultry in Svay Rieng province, with experts also investigating a different avian virus – H7N3 – new to Cambodia and discovered in ducks last month in Kampong Thom province, ...

Proposed hydropower plant in Laos to affect lower Mekong River in Vietnam

Laos is making hectic preparations for the building of one more hydropower dam – Pak Beng – on the Mekong river section which runs through Oudomxay province, despite strong warnings about the influence on the lower course, especially in Vietnam’s Mekong River Delta. The Mekong ...

Poultry export outlook solidly optimistic

Thailand’s poultry export prospects are looking more promising this year, lifted by higher demand and the resumption of fresh poultry imports by many countries after bird flu was brought under control. According to Agriculture Minister Chatchai Sarikulya, the ministry is optimistic Thailand will be able ...

Draft consumer law completed

The Ministry of Commerce has finished the draft consumer protection law and will soon submit it to the Council of Ministers, according to a senior government official. Mao Thora, the ministry’s secretary of state, said yesterday that all chapters of the draft had been completed ...

Cargill invests $50m in Thai facility

US-based Cargill is investing US$50 million to expand its poultry-processing operations at its facility in Nakhon Ratchasima province. The expansion will create 1,400 new jobs and add to the more than 13,500 people the company currently employs across 14 locations in the country. Cargill will engage ...

Thai forced labour case pushed to November 28

A forced labour case involving 14 Myanmar workers and a giant poultry exporter in Thailand’s Lopburi province went unresolved in court on October 31. Unsatisfied with the 1.7 million Thai baht in compensation awarded by the Lopburi Labour Protection and Welfare Office against the poultry farm ...

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