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USDA amends regulations for poultry imports from regions with highly pathogenic avian influenza

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has issued its final rule that amends regulation on the importation of poultry and poultry products from regions where there is believed to be highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

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Cattle associations urge USDA to drop new supplemental beef checkoff program

The Beef Checkoff Program, established in 1985, is a producer-funded marketing and research program designed to increase demand for beef. The Cattlemen's Beef Board and USDA jointly oversee the collection and spending of checkoff funds, but now the cattlemen say the government is trying to “hijack” the program.

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2014 US agriculture exports set new record

The final total of US agricultural exports for the fiscal year 2014 reached a record $152.5 billion, up from the previous year’s record of $141 billion, according to USDA.

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Plant Renovations

Renovate for the right reasons

You’ve received a less-than-stellar audit as you’re preparing for GFSI accreditation—not a good sign that your facility will also pass FSMA muster

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USDA grants establish regional centers for nutrition education, obesity prevention

USDA has awarded $4 million in grants to establish four regional centers that will conduct research on nutrition education and obesity prevention in the US.

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Asynchronous drum motors

Interroll 113i, 138i, 165i and 217i asynchronous drum motors comply with the USDA guidelines for the sanitary design and fabrication of dairy processing equipment.

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Consumer advocate group urges USDA to address antibiotic-resistant Salmonella

After the White House issued its recent statements regarding action on antibiotic-resistant Salmonella, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is asking USDA to declare four antibiotic-resistant strains of the pathogen to be classified as adulterants under federal law.

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USDA supports organic growth, local food economies with grants

USDA will award more than $52 million to support the growth of the organic industry in addition to local and regional food systems through the use of five department grant programs.

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USDA adds funds to combat citrus greening

USDA is offering financial assistance to eligible Florida citrus growers for the removal of trees afflicted with Huanglongbing, commonly known a citrus greening, which has wreaked havoc on the state’s fruit supply.

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New Mexico firm recalls beef jerky

An undetermined amount of beef jerky products are being recalled by Albuquerque, NM-based Jerky By Art because they were produced without USDA inspection.

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Plant of the Year 2014

Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.


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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Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

This text provides critical tools and data needed to augment routine food analysis and enhance food safety by aiding in the detection of counterfeit, and potentially deleterious, foods.

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