Articles Tagged with ''USDA''

Vilsack says farm bill delay could cause prices to rise

Milk prices could rise, while retaliatory tariffs from Brazil could cause further pain.
November 26, 2013
http://www.foodengineeringmag.com/articles/91582-mandatory-country-of-origin-labeling-for-meat-goes-into-effect
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Farm Bill debate continues

At issue is the Dairy Market Stabilization Program, which is opposed by many dairy manufacturers.
November 14, 2013
At issue is the Dairy Market Stabilization Program, which is opposed by many dairy manufacturers.
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Food Safety

HACCP software: Get with the program!

From HACCP forms generation to automated track-and-trace systems, affordable software tools make FSMA compliance easier for small and medium-sized processors, and can reduce the potential of recalls.
November 8, 2013
Most operations can’t afford to be without HACCP software.
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Appeals court puts hold on horse slaughterhouses

A federal judge in Albuquerque dismissed a lawsuit from the Humane Society on Friday, but plans to open the facilities have been halted at the last minute.
November 5, 2013
A federal judge in Albuquerque dismissed a lawsuit from the Humane Society on Friday, but plans to open the facilities have been halted at the last minute.
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Government funding deal prevents food stamp lapse

USDA had told states to shut the programs down if no resolution was reached by the end of the month.
October 17, 2013

USDA had told states to shut the programs down if no resolution had been reached by the end of the month.


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New poultry, hog inspection protocols under fire

The Government Accountability Office says there is insufficient data to verify the quality or safety of food these programs could deliver.
October 11, 2013

 Other media sources claim the pilot programs fail to stop contaminated meat from entering the supply chain.


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FSIS issues public health alert for chicken products after reported Salmonella outbreak

The alert says an estimated 278 illnesses in 18 states are linked to raw chicken produced by Foster Farms.
October 8, 2013
The alert says an estimated 278 illnesses in 18 states are linked to raw chicken produced by Foster Farms.
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Food stamp programs funded through October despite government shutdown

The food retail industry assured consumers that both SNAP and WIC benefits will be available.
October 4, 2013

The food retail industry assured consumers that both SNAP and WIC benefits will be available.


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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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