Articles Tagged with ''USDA''

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FSIS indifferent to advisory committees?

A member of Congress is questioning USDA processes for ensuring that imported meat products are as safe as domestically produced items.

In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) complained that USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) “fundamentally” changed the process with no notice.


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Rural food hubs increasingly important

USDA hopes to encourage construction of local food system infrastructures.
USDA hopes to encourage construction of local food system infrastructures.
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Sequester could cause billions of dollars in losses for meat producers

USDA could be forced to furlough workers.
USDA could be forced to furlough workers.
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Resolved export issues help economy

USDA estimates it freed up $4 billion in agricultural exports last year.
USDA estimates it freed up $4 billion in agricultural exports last year.
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AMI reminds federal government of meat and poultry inspection obligation

A sequester and furlough would mean significant lost profits.
A sequester and furlough would mean significant lost profits.
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IDFA supports USDA’s proposed rule on school food options

Rules for milk, yogurt, cheese and desserts have changed.
Rules for milk, yogurt, cheese and desserts have changed.
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American Soybean Association relays priorities to USDA, EPA

TECH FLASH

FDA increases irradiation levels in poultry, beef products

The increased levels are expected to kill more pathogens.
The increased levels are expected to kill more pathogens.
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US, China agree on new Dairy Export Certificate

USDA will begin issuing certificates immediately
US and Chinese officials agreed to a new US Dairy Export Certificate, resolving a longstanding issue and allowing US dairies to enter a growing export market.
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HAACP

FSIS says poultry producers must reassess their HAACP plans within 90 days

Move in response to Salmonella outbreaks associated with comminuted poultry products.
In addition to requiring HAACP reassessment, FSIS will expand its Salmonella Verification Sampling Program.
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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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In this January 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how robotics can play a role in pick-and-place, packaging, case packing and palletizing processes, and know where to implement robotic automation.

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