Articles Tagged with ''USDA''

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Vilsack says funding cut won’t compromise meat safety

April 8, 2014

 US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says a cut to USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service contained in the Obama administration’s 2015 budget proposal will not hamper the agency’s meat, poultry and egg inspection responsibilities.  


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Sanitary Equipment Design

Sanitary Equipment Design

April 8, 2014

Depending on the application and the country, design rules and standards can vary, causing headaches for machine builders as they try to make designs more universal.


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USDA to increase funding for SNAP employment and training programs

The programs are designed to help SNAP recipients train for jobs that would allow them to transition off of food assistance.
March 24, 2014
The programs are designed to help SNAP recipients train for jobs that would allow them to transition off of food assistance.
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February food prices see biggest increase since 2011

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports prices were up .4 percent in the month.
March 19, 2014

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports prices were up .4 percent in the month.


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USDA's APHIS implements final BSE rule

All beef products imported into the US will now require certification based on the BSE risk category recognized for the region in order to export meat.
March 11, 2014
All beef products imported into the US will now require certification based on the BSE risk category recognized for the region in order to export meat.
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Food Safety

Raw materials: Test or no test?

You can send incoming raw material samples out to a third-party lab, but plenty of easy-to-use, rapid test kits can more quickly provide the results you need—right at your own facility.
March 8, 2014

A June 10, 2011 report on Deutsche Welle states “bean sprouts are the likely source of an E. coli outbreak in Germany that has killed 31 people and made nearly 3,000 ill since May [2011].” This information was attributed to Reinhard Burger, president of Germany’s federal infectious disease laboratory, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). 


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USDA FSIS alleges Rancho Feeding Corp circumvented federal rules

The Petaluma, CA-based processor was accused of introducing animals into the human food supply without inspection.
February 21, 2014
The Petaluma, CA-based processor was accused of introducing animals into the human food supply without inspection.
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Hot Pockets recalled over fear they may contain Rancho Feeding Corporation meat

Two varieties of the product were included in the recall.
February 19, 2014
Two varieties of the product were included in the recall.
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Chobani thanks Senator Chuck Schumer for support on delayed Sochi Olympic shipment

Russian authorities have refused to approve a USDA safety certificate for the yogurt.
February 5, 2014
Russian authorities have refused to approve a USDA safety certificate for the yogurt.
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As California drought continues, USDA makes $20 million in aid available

Interested landowners and others may apply until March 3 for funds.
February 5, 2014
Interested landowners and others may apply until March 3 for funds.
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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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