Articles Tagged with ''animal welfare''

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Antibiotic resistance a priority for the nation and food industry

US officials say the rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria has become a threat to public health and the economy

President Barack Obama says fighting the bacteria will require a strategic, coordinated and sustained effort.


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Nestle pledges to improve welfare of animals

Nestle USA committed itself to improving the welfare of animals in its supply chain following an agreement with NGO World Animal Protection, the company said Thursday.


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More states join lawsuit against California over hen-housing requirements

The lawsuit was originally filed by Missouri's Attorney General last month.
The lawsuit was originally filed by Missouri's Attorney General last month.
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Smithfield to suppliers: Ditch gestational crates

The pork processor is encouraging suppliers to switch to group houses by 2022.

The company says while the change is not required, suppliers that do not comply will be much less likely to have their contract renewed.


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FDA proposes FSMA controls on pet food, agricultural feed

This is the fifth rule the agency has proposed this year as part of FSMA.

There are currently no regulations in place governing the production of most animal foods.


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FDA proposes FSMA controls on pet food, agricultural feed

This is the fifth rule the agency has proposed this year as part of FSMA.

This is the fifth rule the agency has proposed this year as part of FSMA.


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CSPI says CDC antibiotic resistance report doesn’t offer steps to food safety

Critics say the agency is overly vague about antibiotic abuse in food production animals.

Among the data, CDC found that 22 percent of resistant illnesses are linked to foodborne hazards


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Tyson to stop buying Zilmax-fed cattle

The meat processor is concerned the supplement may be causing cows to become lame.
The meat processor is concerned the supplement may be causing cows to become lame.
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American Meat Institute releases updated Recommended Animal Handling Guidelines and Audit Guide

The audit underwent a first major overhaul in 2010, and has been tweaked in 2012 and 2013.
The audit underwent a first major overhaul in 2010, and has been tweaked in 2012 and 2013.
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Cage-free egg sales set to take off

Research suggests increased consumer knowledge will lead to changes in the types of eggs purchased.

Data shows consumers are overly optimistic about hen housing conditions.
 


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