KFC confirms suppliers’ chickens suffer from footpad dermatitis

July 31, 2020 by  
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A recent report released by fast-food giant KFC shows that three out of 10 chickens sold by the restaurant suffer from footpad dermatitis. This is a condition typically caused by keeping chickens in a poorly ventilated environment or a lack of proper hygiene. The condition is characterized by severe inflammation, which may lead to mobility problems in chickens . Although this condition affects about one-third of the chickens served by KFC, it does not pose any danger to human consumers. KFC executives chose to lay the statistics bare so that they can make improvements and keep tracking the progress in the future. According to the data collected by surveying KFC chicken suppliers in the U.K. and Ireland, the number of birds affected by severe inflammation had fallen from above 50% to just 35% in the past 4 years. The fast-food chain plans to continue reducing the number of birds affected by this condition. Related: KFC partners with Beyond Meat for vegan chicken nuggets Most of the chickens raised for KFC are fast-growing breeds that take about one month to mature. The desire to have the chickens mature fast leads to more health complications in the chickens. Further, rearing more chickens in limited spaces also makes it impossible to maintain the ideal conditions for the birds. The same data released by KFC has also shown that 1 out of 10 of its chickens suffer from hock burn, which is caused by ammonia from the waste of other birds. This data goes to show that a lot has to be done to improve the conditions under which KFC chickens are kept. The report found that most KFC chicken suppliers maintain a mortality rate of 4% of all the chickens they keep. According to the U.K.’s Red Tractor, all chicken suppliers in the industry should maintain a mortality rate of less than 5% . Although KFC suppliers fall below the cut, more needs to be done to reduce the rate as much as possible. Paula MacKenzie, general manager of KFC U.K. and Ireland said, “This report sends a clear message to everyone — our suppliers, our teams and our stakeholders — on exactly what we are looking for in terms of welfare improvement. We know that what gets measured gets managed, and the figures in this report represent a solid benchmark against which we can track our future progress.” KFC will remain in the spotlight in the coming months, with many people interested to see the improvements that will be made in the near future. The company says it will be shifting to slow-growing birds in a bid to minimize the mortality rate and reduce sickness within the birds. + KFC Via The Guardian Image via Capri23Auto

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Is Rusted Metal Recyclable?

December 4, 2017 by  
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In the recycling world, the condition of your products is … The post Is Rusted Metal Recyclable? appeared first on Earth911.com.

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7 Fuel-Efficient Car Options That Aren’t Hybrids

October 3, 2016 by  
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I’ve learned from renting cars and going on road trips with friends that the fuel economy of different vehicles varies widely. Although some of this relates to the condition of a car, such as having deflated tires or a clogged air filter,…

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This shocking story will make you give up tampons for good

June 18, 2015 by  
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On October 3, 2012, 24-year-old model Lauren Wasser was feeling a little off—she was also on her period, and using her go-to brand of tampons. Within just 48 hours, Vice details, she was found by a friend and a police officer face down on her bedroom floor, having suffered a heart attack and with a temperature of 107 degrees putting her around 10 minutes from death. Rushed to the hospital, doctors were at a loss to explain the cause of her condition, until an infectious disease specialist was called in, and asked the key question: “Does she have a tampon in?” Read the rest of This shocking story will make you give up tampons for good Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: feminine hygiene , lauren wasser , menstrual health , tampon alternative , tampon risk , tampons health , tampons risk , toxic shock syndrome , TSS , women’s health

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Snow Rollers: Tumblin’ Tumbleweeds Of Icy White Delight

January 25, 2011 by  
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[ By Steve in Geography & Travel , Nature & Ecosystems , Science & Research . ] Snow Rollers… not your grandfather’s whitecaps, unless gramps is an Eskimo! This rare winter phenomenon can occur anywhere in the world if conditions are just right, and the eerie beauty of a meadow covered in frozen white waves is, for those lucky enough to witness them, a rare pleasure indeed! Mother Nature’s Snowmen (images via: Global Times and NOAA ) Most everyone has enjoyed the experience of making a snowman, and those who have done so know that the easiest way to make one is to start with a small snowball, then roll it in snow until it becomes a BIG snowball

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