Articles tagged 'irvines'

Kudos for Irvine's over ISO 22000 26 May 2018 HARARE - Standards Association of Zimbabwe (Saz) director-general Eve Gadzikwa says Irvine's attainment of the ISO 22000 is an indication of the company's determination to offer safer and high quality products that meet international standards. Irvine's was recently awarded ISO 22000 certifica...
Govt suspends duty on fertilised poultry eggs 1 October 2017 HARARE - Irvine's Zimbabwe is among a list of approved poultry breeders who received a shot in the arm after government suspended duty on six approved fertilised poultry eggs importers. This comes after the poultry industry has been recording a slump owing to the highly pathogenic H5N8 avian i...
Avian Flu crisis: Poultry producers slam govt 3 September 2017 HARARE - Poultry producers have slammed government over the Avian Influenza crisis, accusing it of not taking decisive action in curbing the deadly highly pathogenic virus which has decimated the country's poultry population. The producers, who are importing hatching eggs at a steep 40 percent...
Avian flu exposes govt's weaknesses 12 August 2017 HARARE - The recurrence of avian flu, a lethal chicken virus which has been reported, for the second time, at one of the farms belonging to the country’s largest poultry producer Irvine’s, should be a major concern to  all of us. There is widespread panic among ordinary citizens and also anxie...
Avian flu causes poultry shortages 22 June 2017 HARARE - Small-scale poultry producers are now feeling the heat of chicken shortages following the outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu — also known as avian influenza — a few weeks ago. This comes amid indications that Zimbabwe’s largest poultry producer, Irvine’s, is yet to secure a l...
Avian flu outbreak contained: Irvine's 19 June 2017 HARARE – One of the country’s leading poultry breeding companies, Irvine’s Zimbabwe (Irvine’s), says it has contained the highly-pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus that broke out at its farm almost a fortnight ago. Avian flu is a virus that occurs naturally among wild aquatic birds and affects dom...
Irvine's loses millions to bird flu 13 June 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's largest poultry producer, Irvine's, said it has lost “significant amounts of money” to highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza — known as bird flu — which broke out in the country last month. The H5N8 strain has been detected in several countries in Europe, Africa and Asia o...
Serious chicken shortages loom 7 June 2017 HARARE - A deadly virus has hit the country's largest poultry producer, Irvine's — forcing the company to slaughter more than 140 000 chickens as it fights to contain the avian flu which it says will cause market shortages. The avian flu outbreak has already seen Zimbabwe's neighbours, Mozambi...
Zim must quickly contain bird flu 7 June 2017 HARARE - A strain of avian influenza virus has now been found in Zimbabwe. The highly pathogenic H5N8 strain is capable of causing death among humans and inflicting serious losses on poultry farmers. The bird flu has been detected in a chicken breeder flock on a Harare farm, and 140 000 bir...