Articles Tagged with ''USDA''

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Newly released Obama regulatory plan shows slow progress on key initiatives

Food safety initiatives like the Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection will see further delays in implementation.

The plan details regulatory and deregulatory activities under development throughout the federal government


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NCBA reacts to audit of Brazil meat inspection

The National Cattleman’s Beef Association says it is “extremely disappointed” with the results of the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service’s final audit report conducted on Brazil’s meat inspection system.


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USDA launches new budget resource for health conscious consumers

USDA announced Healthy Eating on a Budget this week, a new addition to ChooseMyPlate.gov, which aims to inform consumers how to shop healthy while still on a budget.


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USDA highlights trade progress after Mexico City Forum

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack reported on recent trade developments with Mexico following a panel discussion at the Global Forum on Agro Food Expectations in Mexico City.


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Massive ground beef recall feared to have shipped nationwide

The Wolverine Packing Company of Detroit recalled about 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products on Monday because of a potential E. coli contamination.


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USDA report reveals climate events could jeopardize food supply

The National Climate Assessment report detailing the impact of climate change on rural communities in the United States concluded the nation’s agricultural, ranching and foresting communities are resilient, but will face challenges responding to and preparing for climate change risks.


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Food Safety Summit 2014 focuses on FSMA

More than 1,500 food safety professionals gathered at BNP Media’s 16th Annual Food Safety Summit (FSS) last month in Baltimore, MD to learn about the latest FSMA updates and how they will affect their companies’ businesses.


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Regulatory Watch

Vilsack says funding cut won’t compromise meat safety

 US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says a cut to USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service contained in the Obama administration’s 2015 budget proposal will not hamper the agency’s meat, poultry and egg inspection responsibilities.  


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Sanitary Equipment Design

Sanitary Equipment Design

Depending on the application and the country, design rules and standards can vary, causing headaches for machine builders as they try to make designs more universal.


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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.
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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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.

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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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2014 December

In the December 2014 issue of Food Engineering read about our Fabulous Food Plant feature on the Chelten House, a new facility in Las Vegas.

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