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USDA to increase funding for SNAP employment and training programs

The programs are designed to help SNAP recipients train for jobs that would allow them to transition off of food assistance.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The programs are designed to help SNAP recipients train for jobs that would allow them to transition off of food assistance.
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February food prices see biggest increase since 2011

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports prices were up .4 percent in the month.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports prices were up .4 percent in the month.


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USDA's APHIS implements final BSE rule

All beef products imported into the US will now require certification based on the BSE risk category recognized for the region in order to export meat.
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All beef products imported into the US will now require certification based on the BSE risk category recognized for the region in order to export meat.
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Raw materials: Test or no test?

You can send incoming raw material samples out to a third-party lab, but plenty of easy-to-use, rapid test kits can more quickly provide the results you need—right at your own facility.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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A June 10, 2011 report on Deutsche Welle states “bean sprouts are the likely source of an E. coli outbreak in Germany that has killed 31 people and made nearly 3,000 ill since May [2011].” This information was attributed to Reinhard Burger, president of Germany’s federal infectious disease laboratory, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). 


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USDA FSIS alleges Rancho Feeding Corp circumvented federal rules

The Petaluma, CA-based processor was accused of introducing animals into the human food supply without inspection.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The Petaluma, CA-based processor was accused of introducing animals into the human food supply without inspection.
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Hot Pockets recalled over fear they may contain Rancho Feeding Corporation meat

Two varieties of the product were included in the recall.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Two varieties of the product were included in the recall.
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Chobani thanks Senator Chuck Schumer for support on delayed Sochi Olympic shipment

Russian authorities have refused to approve a USDA safety certificate for the yogurt.
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Russian authorities have refused to approve a USDA safety certificate for the yogurt.
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As California drought continues, USDA makes $20 million in aid available

Interested landowners and others may apply until March 3 for funds.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Interested landowners and others may apply until March 3 for funds.
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American adults eating healthier, says Economic Research Service

Researchers say adults are using Nutrition Facts panels more often.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Researchers say adults are using Nutrition Facts panels more often.
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USDA permanently abandons lunch meat, whole grain maximums for school lunches

The change was made on a temporary basis a year ago.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The change was made on a temporary basis a year ago.
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