USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) issued a report on planning and preparations for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in advance of a potential recurrence of the disease when birds migrate south this fall.
USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has posted revisions to 33 fresh fruit and vegetable grade standards, ten fresh fruit and vegetable for processing grade standards, and three nut and specialty crops grade standards.
Holten Meat Inc. of Sauget, IL has issued a recall for approximately 501,509 pounds of Extra Value Meats Quarter Pound Beef Patties products due to misbranding, according to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
Last week USDA approved a genetically engineered potato by J.R. Simplot Co. that is designed for late blight resistance, low acrylamide potential, reduced black spot bruising and lowered reducing sugars.
Washington-based Kapowsin Meats has issued an expanded recall for approximately 523,380 pounds of pork products because the meat may be contaminated with Salmonella, according to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).