Agriculture specialists with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) found live Khapra Beetle larvae and a number of dead adult beetles comingled within a shipment of rice from Saudi Arabia in Philadelphia earlier this month.
A number of U.S. meat and poultry industry groups have sent a letter to the USDA asking for the government agency to allow public comment if it proceeds with certain portions of a controversial livestock and poultry marketing rule originally proposed in 2010 and strongly opposed by meat, poultry, and livestock sectors.
The USDA has launched the Branded Food Product Database, an informational hub for consumers, the food industry and researchers alike that contains the nutrition details on more than 80,000 name brand prepared and packaged foods.
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and Coca-Cola North America President Sandy Douglas announced their partnership to restore and protect damaged watersheds on national forests achieved a milestone of one billion liters of water restored.
President Barack Obama signed into law a bill last week that for the first time will require manufacturers to use labels declaring if their products contain ingredients derived from genetically modified organisms (GMO).