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USDA unveils new poultry inspection system

Under the modernized rule, poultry companies will have to meet new requirements to control Salmonella and Campylobacter while an updated inspection system aims to better position inspectors on the line
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New USDA food safety and inspection requirements draw both ire and praise.


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USDA taking steps to enhance US, Africa trade

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Members of USDA, Congress and President Barack Obama joined African heads of state and government leaders this week for the first-ever African Leaders summit to determine ways that would enhance trade between the US and Africa.


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USDA seeks comments on transparency of SNAP program

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USDA is asking for public input on a proposal that would provide more information to the public about the amount of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits used at retailers and grocery stores.


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USDA releases state-specific fact sheets on importance of trade

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USDA recently released state fact sheets detailing the importance of agriculture trade. The state-specific fact sheets include each state’s top five agricultural exports in 2012 and the number of US jobs created by agriculture.


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USDA adds food safety requirements; new inspection system for poultry products

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In an effort to improve worker safety and prevent thousands of illnesses each year, USDA announced additional food safety requirements and the new National Poultry Inspection System (NPIS).


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FSIS issues public health alert for processed breaded chicken

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USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is issuing a public health alert for processed breaded chicken products manufactured at VU Foods, LLC.


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Cornucopia Institute seeks transparency with organic board nominations

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The Cornucopia Institute is calling for transparency on candidates being considered for appointment to the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB).


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USDA creates Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research

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USDA said Wednesday all 15 members on the newly created Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research’s (FFAR) Board of Directors have been selected.


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Farm Bill supports clean plant network

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has allocated $5 million under the 2014 Farm Bill to support 19 National Clean Plant Network projects.


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Government agencies team up to fight foodborne illness

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As Americans heat up their grills this summer, the Ad Council and USDA have partnered with FDA and CDC to provide an online tool that inserts food safety tips into users’ recipes.


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