Articles Tagged with ''USDA''


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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Antibiotics and arsenic still lurking about?

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A recent university study found banned antibiotics in chicken feather meal, which is used to feed chickens, swine, cattle and fish.
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More support for dairy farmers needed now

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A USDA report finds that the US’s largest 1,750 dairy farms supply more than 50 percent of the country’s milk.

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Preslaughter interventions could reduce E. coli in cattle

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I n any manufacturing operation, attempting to adjust the process to correct for a defective component or ingredient can be nothing but frustrating when the supplier hasn’t done its job to provide a defect-free product.

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If you bag it, they will eat

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Secondary packaging typically is associated with behind-the-scenes activity, but a Long Island company is demonstrating the effectiveness of secondary packaging in making school breakfasts more appealing to children.

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Food Safety: Verify, verify, verify

By Richard F. Stier, Contributing Editor
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Recent rash of recalls reinforces the importance of a sound allergen control plan.

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Allergen Control: Using Techniques that Go Well Beyond the Label

By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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Building allergen management into your HACCP plan can go a long way in preventing expensive mistakes.

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