Articles Tagged with ''USDA''

Federal government shutdown means suspension of some USDA programs

Programs funded by appropriations will be suspended, while others funded by user fees will go on.
October 1, 2013
Programs funded by appropriations will be suspended, while others funded by user fees will go on.
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US-Japanese partnership will recognize each other's organic program as identical

The move will allow each country easier access to the other's markets.
September 27, 2013

The move will allow each country easier access to the other's markets.


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USDA blog addresses food safety concerns over school lunch chicken

New regulations allow China to process poultry raised and slaughtered in the US and export it back to the US.
September 26, 2013
Some are concerned about the safety of Chinese-processed chicken in school lunches.
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USDA organic exemption change rankles consumer and environmental groups

The agency quietly changed the process for exempting otherwise prohibited substances in food labeled organic.
September 19, 2013
The agency quietly changed the process for exempting otherwise prohibited substances in food labeled organic.
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Preventing economically motivated adulteration

Unfortunately, people and pets sometimes get hurt by consuming contaminated food and beverage products passed off as the real things.
September 11, 2013

Producers should set up an action plan, and be sure to verify all ingredients and food products before use. 


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USDA predicts lower agricultural exports in FY 2014

The agency's Economic Research Service forecasts a $5 billion drop.
August 30, 2013

The agency's Economic Research Service forecasts a $5 billion drop.


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Some schools reportedly quitting new healthier lunch program

Federal officials confirm there are isolated reports of schools opting out.
August 28, 2013
Federal officials confirm there are isolated reports of schools opting out.
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Injunction filed against USDA country-of-origin labeling rule

American Meat Institute and nine other organizations will ask a judge to stop USDA's plan.
August 27, 2013
American Meat Institute and nine other organizations will ask a judge to stop USDA's plan.
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Undeclared allergens remain majority cause of recall incidents

About two-thirds of recalls involved undeclared allergens.
August 21, 2013
About two-thirds of recalls involved undeclared allergens.
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USDA touts role in lowering rates of childhood obesity

The rate of obesity among pre-school children appears to be declining for the first time in decades.
August 8, 2013
The rate of obesity among pre-school children appears to be declining for the first time in decades.
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