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USDA bolsters procedures for detecting and removing unsafe ground beef

By Jeremy Gerrard
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USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) launched new expedited tracing procedures that will allow the agency to trace contaminated ground beef back to its source more quickly, remove it from commerce and find the root cause of the incident.


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FSIS sponsors public meeting to discuss Codex Committee on Processed Fruits and Vegetables

By Jeremy Gerrard
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USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will sponsor a public meeting to seek comment on agenda items and US draft positions that will be discussed at the 27th session on of the Codex Committee on Processed Fruits and Vegetables.


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USDA adds food safety requirements; new inspection system for poultry products

By Jeremy Gerrard
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In an effort to improve worker safety and prevent thousands of illnesses each year, USDA announced additional food safety requirements and the new National Poultry Inspection System (NPIS).


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FSIS issues public health alert for processed breaded chicken

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USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is issuing a public health alert for processed breaded chicken products manufactured at VU Foods, LLC.


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FSIS proposes ground meat tracking rule to enhance consumer protection

By Jeremy Gerrard
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USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) proposed a rule this week requiring all official establishments and retail stores that grind raw beef for sale to maintain records tracing the source of meats used.


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Consumer rights group says inadequate USDA inspection leaves consumers at risk

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In a letter sent to USDA this week detailing examples of meat and poultry plants not receiving food safety inspections because of shortages in inspection personnel, nongovernmental organization Food & Water Watch says the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is mismanaged.


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TECH FLASH

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.
By Shane O'Halloran
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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

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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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Members of Congress ask Vilsack to withdraw poultry inspection rule

A Government Accountability Office report found FSIS had insufficiently evaluated the performance of three pilot programs.
By Shane O'Halloran
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A Government Accountability Office report found FSIS had insufficiently evaluated the performance of three pilot programs.
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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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