News last update:6 Aug 2012

Caribbean Broilers halt plans for using chicken waste in chicken feed

Following public outcry the Caribbean Broilers group have put its plans on hold to dispose of unused chicken parts by incorporating it in ingredients for the manufacture of poultry feed.

Its main competitor, Jamaica Broilers, reacting to reports that Caribbean Broilers was considering establishing a protein recovery facility that would convert the chicken waste, said the company does "not feed chicken to chicken."
This in turn prompted a reaction from Caribbean Broilers which, in an advertisement in The Gleaner, assured customers "that we have never fed chicken to chicken and will not be doing so."
Rather, Caribbean Broilers said, the company was currently researching environmentally friendly ways to dispose of unused chicken parts. It said one such method was rendering, "a process by which the parts are superheated, dehydrated and sterilised, resulting in a product which is in demand on the international market."
The company added: "In fact, we have been actively exploring these prospects for export."
Accoring to Christophen Levy, President and chief executive officer of Jamaica Broilers, they would also be entering into a contract to export unused chicken parts.

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