Articles Tagged with ''USDA''

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Ground beef recall hits Wyalusing, PA plant

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

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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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35th Annual Plant Construction Survey: Processors Prepare for Future Initiatives

By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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Processors are making do with existing facilities, reducing energy and other resources while preparing for FSMA-related inspections.


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FMI says poultry study is flawed

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The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) has taken issue with a survey released by an advocacy group that purported to find half the chicken products marketed by national brands and sold in supermarkets to be contaminated with feces.


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New safeguards for E. coli

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Under a new USDA policy, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) will launch traceback investigations earlier when the Agency finds E. coli O157:H7 through its routine sampling program.


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Organic not so pure and chaste?

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An organic watchdog agency contends there is a conspiracy between corporate agribusiness interests and USDA.
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Mad cow disease stopped with single California bovine

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Have we been lucky, or is our technology part of the reason?
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To label or not to label?

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That is the question, whether ‘tis nobler to include the product’s constituent ingredients on the label—even when they’re not required by regulatory agencies—or not to include those ingredients, thereby creating an uproar inflamed by media attention when they’re discovered.


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Poultry carcass inspection change draws protest

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Protesting government meat inspectors, including some dressed in chicken suits, picketed Department of Agriculture headquarters in Washington in early April to focus attention on a shift in USDA poultry inspection regulations.


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FDA announces antibiotic reduction plan

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Agency is working with animal, drug and medical communities to promote judicious antimicrobial use.
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