Poultry to benefit from pan-European standard

Clarke, Philip
May 2007
Farmers Weekly;5/11/2007, Vol. 146 Issue 19, p8
Trade Publication
The article reports on new welfare standards on chicken farming in Europe. These include a basic maximum stocking density of 33 kilogram (kg) per square (sq) meter (m) of live birds from June 2010, minimum periods of darkness to allow the chickens to rest and fresh litter to be permanently available. Markos Kyprianou, food safety commissioner of the European Union (EU), said that these standards will improve the health of the birds and the quality of their meat.


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