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Farm Bill supports clean plant network

July 21, 2014

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has allocated $5 million under the 2014 Farm Bill to support 19 National Clean Plant Network projects.

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Government agencies team up to fight foodborne illness

July 17, 2014

As Americans heat up their grills this summer, the Ad Council and USDA have partnered with FDA and CDC to provide an online tool that inserts food safety tips into users’ recipes.

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Consumer rights group says inadequate USDA inspection leaves consumers at risk

July 16, 2014

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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Foster Farms recalls products after link to Salmonella outbreak

July 8, 2014

California poultry producer Foster Farms has issued a product recall after an investigation by USDA and CDC linked the company’s chicken to an ongoing outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella.

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Sodium nitrite tested as poison on feral swine

June 24, 2014

In order to control the overpopulation of feral swine in the country, USDA is starting to use sodium nitrite, a preservative used to cure meat, as a poison on the animals, reports the Associated Press.

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USDA funds declining honey bee population

June 24, 2014

In an active effort to find a solution to the declining bee population, USDA announced $8 million in funding the Conservation Reserve Program to give incentives to farmers and ranchers in the northern Midwest who establish new habitats for honey bee populations.

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USDA Secretary travels to Europe to discuss T-TIP

June 18, 2014

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is meeting with foreign leaders throughout Europe this week to talk about the future of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP).

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AFGE urges passing amendment to block USDA plan

June 12, 2014

The American Federation of Government Employees is asking legislators to support an amendment to the 2015 Agriculture Appropriations Bill to stop USDA from implementing a new poultry slaughter inspectionsystem that they say would jeopardize worker and food safety.

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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.
June 11, 2014

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

June 2, 2014

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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Plant of the Year 2014

Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.


Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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Tyson Foods made headlines announcing the company intends to acquire Hillshire Brands in a deal valued at $8.55 billion. Do you think the acquisition for will be beneficial for meat and poultry processors?
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The July 2014 issue of Food Engineering features the 12th Annual Replacement Parts Survey. Also covered: OEE improvement steps and increased filtration cycle.

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Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

This text provides critical tools and data needed to augment routine food analysis and enhance food safety by aiding in the detection of counterfeit, and potentially deleterious, foods.

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