Tag Archives: USDA

FMI Supports Health Subcommittee Mark-Up to Fix FDA’s Menu Labeling Regs

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) expressed strong support of the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee mark-up to adopt legislation introduced and modified by Representative … Continue reading

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Beaver Street Fisheries Among First to Receive New USDA Certification

Beaver Street Fisheries announces the company has been awarded the COOL (Country of Origin Label) Supplier Certification for being COOL compliant with the United … Continue reading

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Murry’s Recalls Bell & Evans Gluten-free Chicken Nuggets

Murry’s, Inc., a Lebanon, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 20,232 pounds of Bell & Evans gluten-free breaded chicken nugget product that tested positive for … Continue reading

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The organic effect

Organic produce and brands continue to steal and win shopper dollars. In February, the USDA approved the first genetically modified apple varieties for the … Continue reading

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The USDA Lifts Restrictions on Irish Beef

The U.S. is re-opening its doors to beef exports from the European Union after more than 15 years, according to a recent announcement from the … Continue reading

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Urban School Food Alliance Working to Procure Students Antibiotic-free Chicken

The Urban School Food Alliance (The Alliance), a coalition of the largest school districts in the United States that includes New York City, Los … Continue reading

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USDA Seeks Nominees to the United States Potato Board

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking nominations for the United States Potato Board. The board is composed of producers, importers and a … Continue reading

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HFAC Introduces Official Definitions for Certified Humane Label

Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC) announced new standards for products that are labeled Certified Humane and either “Free Range” or “Pasture Raised.”  There is currently no … Continue reading

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USDA Moves to Allow Certain Imports Spain and Morocco

The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has issued separate final rules that, effective Jan. 30, will allow the importation of … Continue reading

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Chelan Fresh develops digital ‘toolkit’ for registered dietitians

Reaching out to thousands of registered dietitians, or RDs, across the country, Chelan Fresh has developed and released a free digital “toolkit” that provides … Continue reading

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Breaking the Barn Ceiling

We hear about women breaking the glass ceiling, but is there a term for this in the agriculture industry? Recently, I heard a really … Continue reading

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NLCR to Highlight Risks of Proposed USDA Rule for Poultry Workers in Press Briefing

A proposed regulation sitting on the Secretary of Agriculture’s desk could substantially change the way turkeys get from the farm to the Thanksgiving table … Continue reading

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Food Retail Industry Clarifies Hunger Program Funding During Government Shutdown

Jennifer Hatcher, Food Marketing Institute (FMI) senior vice president of government and public affairs, issued the following statement in order to clarify hunger program … Continue reading

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U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards Announce Judging Panel

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy has announced the expert judging panel for the third annual U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards. The panel of judges … Continue reading

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Packagers Meet Food Safety Challenges with SQF Certification

In the wake of growing demand by retailers and major food brands, food packaging companies are stepping up their efforts to satisfy customers by … Continue reading

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Organizations Seek Preliminary Injunction Against COOL Labeling

As part of a lawsuit filed seeking to block implementation of a mandatory country-of-origin labeling (“COOL”) rule finalized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture … Continue reading

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Incentives Lead to Increased Fruit and Vegetable Consumption

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the results of USDA’s Healthy Incentives Pilot (HIP) and discussed additional steps USDA and its partners are taking to … Continue reading

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USDA Proposes New Labeling Rules for Mechanically Tenderized Beef Products

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is proposing new requirements for labeling beef products that have been mechanically … Continue reading

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Food Industry Alliance Joins USDA Food Waste Challenge

Today U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack was joined by Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe to announce the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s … Continue reading

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HarvestMark Goes Mobile with ShopWell

YottaMark announced today that it has acquired substantially all the assets of ShopWell Solutions (ShopWell), the personalized food information company. YottaMark will integrate the … Continue reading

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FMI, USDA and FDA Address Risk of Listeria Monocytogenes in Retail Delicatessens

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) will participate in an U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) public meeting regarding the … Continue reading

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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Unveils Vision for U.S. Organic Agriculture

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today discussed his vision for U.S. organic agriculture and USDA efforts to ensure its continued success during remarks to the … Continue reading

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FMI Opposes USDA’s Unreasonably Burdensome COOL Rule

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) submitted comments today to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that criticize the scope of labeling required by proposed changes … Continue reading

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Simplified Beef and Pork Cut Names Approved for Retail

The National Pork Board and Beef Checkoff Program received unanimous approval from the Industry-Wide Cooperative Meat Identification Standards Committee (ICMISC) to introduce updated Uniform … Continue reading

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PMA honors Kathleen Merrigan’s Work with the Fresh Produce Industry

Bryan Silbermann, president and CEO of Produce Marketing Association, issued the following statement in response to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s announcement … Continue reading

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