Tag Archives: USDA

USDA Issues Final Rule for Animal Disease Traceability

USDA has announced a final rule establishing general regulations for improving the traceability of U.S. livestock moving interstate. The rule calls for livestock moved … Continue reading

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Fresh Express Announces Limited-in-Scope Recall

Fresh Express Incorporated is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of 9-oz. Leafy Green Romaine Salad with the expired use-by date of September 16 as … Continue reading

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Safefruitsandveggies.com Provides Science Based Safety Information For Consumers

A recent Stanford University nutritional comparison study has generated intense consumer interest about the differences between conventionally and organically grown fruits and vegetables. But, … Continue reading

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FSIS Provides Guidance for Listeria Sampling Programs in Ready-to-Eat Meat and Poultry Products

USDA Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing changes it will make in its procedures for Listeria monocytogenes(Lm) product sampling programs in ready-to-eat meat … Continue reading

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Next Generation of Produce Industry Leaders to Gather in DC

Young policymakers and up-and-coming produce industry leaders will unite for a fresh and unconventional look at advocacy at the 2012 Washington Public Policy Conference. … Continue reading

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USDA to Assist Livestock Producers, Bolster Federal Nutrition Programs

As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to do everything it can to help farmers, ranchers, small businesses, and communities being impacted by the … Continue reading

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Cargill Initiates Voluntary Recall of Ground Beef in Northeast

Cargill Beef, a business unit of Wichita-based Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation, today announced an immediate Class I voluntary recall of approximately 29,339 pounds of … Continue reading

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FDA, UC Davis, Agilent Technologies and CDC to create publicly available food pathogen genome database

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the University of California, Davis, Agilent Technologies Inc., and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) … Continue reading

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USDA Approves Neogen’s Reveal Q+ for Zearalenone

The USDA’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) has verified the performance of another of Neogen’s simple and accurate tests for zearalenone. GIPSA’s … Continue reading

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Unified Grocers Partners With Guiding Stars and healthyAisles to Launch Nutrition Guidance Program for Independent Retailers

Unified Grocers, a wholesale grocery distributor in the western United States, has partnered with Guiding Starsand Vestcom’s healthyAisles to give shoppers of independent grocery … Continue reading

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New Jersey Firm Recalls Various Frozen, Ready-To-Eat Meat and Poultry Products

Buona Vita, Inc., a Bridgeton, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 324,770 pounds of various frozen, ready-to-eat meat and poultry products due to possible contamination … Continue reading

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Food Forum: Moving targets

Grocery stores can reap the benefits of marketing programs that welcome new residents. By Larry Neal According to the USDA, the average family spends … Continue reading

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Turkey Industry Supports USDA Modernizing Food Safety Inspection System

The National Turkey Federation (NTF), in comments submitted today, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s proposed new poultry inspection system represents the logical next … Continue reading

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PMA Comments on USDA’s Pesticide Data Program Report

Joe Pezzini, COO of Ocean Mist Farms in Castroville, Calif., member of Produce Marketing Association’s board of directors and chairman of PMA’s Food Safety, … Continue reading

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Alliance for Food and Farming Emphasizes New USDA Report

The release of the United States Department of Food and Agriculture’s (USDA) Pesticide Data Program results should reinforce to consumers that both conventional and … Continue reading

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On Point: The transparency dilemma

A tough choice between facts now and fallout later. At this point, anyone who is still trying to make the case on behalf of … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Columns

USDA and Safeway Join in a National Strategic Partnership to Improve the Nutrition and Well-Being of Americans

Safeway is joining forces with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP), to improve the health and well-being … Continue reading

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ShopRite Partners with USDA for “What’s on MyPlate?” Day

ShopRite is teaming up with the nearly 6,000 USDA partners to make March 8, 2012 “What’s on MyPlate?” Day. To heighten public awareness of … Continue reading

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PMA in favor of USDA’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

Kathy Means, vice president of government relations and public affairs for Produce Marketing Association (PMA), has issued the following statement in response to the … Continue reading

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USDA Proposes Rule to Update Poultry Slaughter Inspection System

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a long-awaited proposed rule that would modernize the poultry slaughter inspection system in the United States. The … Continue reading

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USDA’S FSIS Delays Meat Labeling Requirements

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced it would delay the effective date for enforcement of the “Nutrition Labeling … Continue reading

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Food Safety Forum: Expanding the food safety net

While the Food Safety Modernization Act is a good start, a centralized database is needed to ensure food safety and protect the industry’s reputation. … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 11 Article Archives, Columns

Better safe than sorry

In light of ongoing safety concerns, is the industry doing enough to protect the food supply? By Richard Turcsik Grape tomatoes. They are juicy, … Continue reading

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