In 2019, the world produced 337 million tons of poultry meat and and egg count exceeding 1,500 trillion (1,500,000,000,000) (source FAOSTAT).
Breeding houses, incubators and hatcheries, fattening farms, and processing plants, all face multiple biosecurity threats, especially from Salmonella, Typhlitis, and Aspergillus.
Formaldehyde and fumigation in breeding houses and fattening farms between flock cycles are only partially effective, toxic, and leave a chemical residue.
Eggshells are frequently coated with Salmonella and other pathogens from contact with reproductive systems and fecal matter, infecting hatchlings, causing suffering and reducing yield.
Meat processing plants must maintain high levels of sanitation at all stages, including, all the equipment and the chilled water used in fat extraction.