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American adults eating healthier, says Economic Research Service

Researchers say adults are using Nutrition Facts panels more often.
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.
The change was made on a temporary basis a year ago.
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Vilsack says farm bill delay could cause prices to rise

Milk prices could rise, while retaliatory tariffs from Brazil could cause further pain.
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Farm Bill debate continues

At issue is the Dairy Market Stabilization Program, which is opposed by many dairy manufacturers.
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.
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.
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.

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.

 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.
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.

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


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