The Open DeviceNet Vendor Association (ODVA) and the Interface for Distributed Automation (IDA) Group have joined with the Industrial Automation Open Networking Alliance (IAONA) to promote the Ethernet/IP networking protocol.
Based on feedback from consumers, health professionals and industry representatives, the Food and Drug Administration has made improvements to its website, www.fda.gov, to provide users with quicker and easier access to information.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio has rejected a lawsuit filed by Ohio Secretary of Agriculture Fred Dailey, which claimed parts of the federal meat and poultry statutes are unconstitutional.
Dairy.com, an online vertical internet exchange serving the dairy industry, and INC2inc Technologies Corporation, a business-to-business replenishment e-market for the food and beverage industry, have merged and formed a parent company named Momentx.
Although nationwide surveys have found illegal residues in meat and poultry at a low rate, the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is seeking to improve how agency officials approach residue issues, including choosing cull cows for sampling.
The Canadian Cattlemen's Association (CCA) has received a favorable recommendation from Health Canada on its petition to permit the irradiation of ground beef in Canada, moving the process a step closer to final regulatory approval.