Articles Tagged with ''USDA''

Hallmark Meat Packing Co.

CA Slaughterhouse to Pay $300,000 in Settlement

The USDA recalled 143 million pounds of beef from the slaughterhouse.
November 19, 2012
The USDA recalled 143 million pounds of beef from the facility.
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California's Proposition 2

California Egg Farmers Challenge Constitutionality of Proposition 2

Egg farmers claim the law is too vague.
November 19, 2012
Egg farmers claim the law is too vague.
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Ahold USA

Ahold USA to Build New USDA-Certified Meat Facility in Harrisburg Region

The 162,000-sq-ft facility will be built in Cumberland County, PA.
November 16, 2012
The 162,000-sq-ft facility will be built in Cumberland County, PA.
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Prop 37 goes down swinging in California election

Consumers have a right to know what’s in their food, but this proposal was flawed.
November 13, 2012
Had it passed, food and beverage processors would have been required to list GMO ingredients on the label. There are other solutions.
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USDA reports 14.9 percent of American households are food insecure

October 5, 2012
The 2011 numbers are the highest since UDSA began recording this data in 1995.
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USDA’s FSIS releases updated Listeria guideline

September 25, 2012
Intended for inspection program personnel, the revised guideline addresses sanitation, testing and prevention of cross-contamination of post-lethality, exposed RTE products.
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Food safety guides for groups most vulnerable to foodborne illness

August 28, 2012
USDA and FDA partner on food safety booklets to help those with compromised immune systems prevent foodborne illness.
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Source of E. coli O145 infection still a mystery

July 24, 2012
So far, source is unknown, and there have been no recalls.
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Ground beef recall hits Wyalusing, PA plant

July 23, 2012
This is not the first recall for this particular facility.
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USDA inspecting catfish not a good idea

June 26, 2012
According to the Government Accountability Office, USDA’s FSIS inspection of catfish is a duplication of effort and a waste of money.
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