Articles Tagged with ''USDA''

New Mexico firm recalls beef jerky

By Jeremy Gerrard
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An undetermined amount of beef jerky products are being recalled by Albuquerque, NM-based Jerky By Art because they were produced without USDA inspection.


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Chobani hires former Obama advisors and ‘MyPlate’ director

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Greek yogurt producer Chobani is boosting its leadership team adding Robert Post as senior director for nutrition and regulatory affairs to help drive the brand’s nutrition strategies and promote the mission of “providing better food for more people.”


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Food safety and quality keep processor ahead of its competition

New processing/forming equipment is not only built for performance, it has food safety designed into every unit.
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A family-owned business, JTM Food Group started more than 40 years ago in the retail meat industry and prides itself on working closely with customers to develop ideas for custom food products sold to schools, restaurants, healthcare groups, convenience stores and retail grocery stores.


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Enrollment for new dairy farm Margin Protection Program begins in September

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Beginning Sept. 2, USDA said enrollment for the new dairy Margin Protection Program will be open to farmers.


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USDA resumes California citrus exports to China

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USDA has reopened the Chinese market for California citrus allowing farmers to resume exports to the country this season.


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USDA international assistance program benefits more than 1.6 million worldwide

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USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service announced seven international projects this year as part of the Food for Progress Program which will benefit more than 1.6 million people.


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USDA releases annual Expenditures on Children and Families report

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Today, USDA released the annual Expenditures on Children and Families report, also known as the Cost of Raising a Child, which projects a middle-income family will spend $245,340 to raise a child born in 2013.


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USDA bolsters procedures for detecting and removing unsafe ground beef

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USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) launched new expedited tracing procedures that will allow the agency to trace contaminated ground beef back to its source more quickly, remove it from commerce and find the root cause of the incident.


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US corn and soybean production expected to reach record-breaking numbers

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Favorable weather conditions in the nation’s agricultural states have yielded increasing amounts of corn and soybeans which are expected to reach record-breaking numbers in 2014.


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USDA unveils new poultry inspection system

Under the modernized rule, poultry companies will have to meet new requirements to control Salmonella and Campylobacter while an updated inspection system aims to better position inspectors on the line
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New USDA food safety and inspection requirements draw both ire and praise.


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Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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