Items Tagged with 'USDA'


Vague “USDA Graded” meat labels to get replaced

The label did not specify the grade of beef.
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Breaking News: Almanza named Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety

Updating a story The National Provisioner first broke Thursday morning, FSIS Administrator Alfred Almanza was officially named Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety, Friday, Sept. 26.
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Grass Roots Lobbying: How to have a voice for the industry in Washington D.C.

Establishing a personal relationship with representatives is a simple step that could have a big impact.
For years, the North American Meat Association has held an annual Washington Conference, where attendees travel to Washington D.C. to meet with USDA officials as well as their Congressional representatives.
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USDA announces funding, issues federal order to combat PEDv

The USDA announced $26.2 million in funding to combat PEDv and PDCoV.
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NY Times: USDA suffering from shortage of meat inspectors

A top official at a union for federal meat inspectors said that the USDA is hurting from a lack of inspectors.
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Wyoming’s first USDA inspected plant opens

Wyoming Authentic Products specializes in steaks, jerky, meat sticks and hot dogs.
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APHIS finalizes bovine import regulations in line with international animal health standards

The final regulation will allow for the safe trade of bovines and bovine products, while still protecting the United States from the introduction of BSE.
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Salmonella Outbreak Roundup 10-10-2013

USDA threatens to shut down facilities; Consumer Reports findings; Foster Farms statement
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Computer inspection system failed as meat shipments continued: Report

A report from the New York Times states that the computer system used by the country’s 3,000 federal meat inspectors was shut down for two days this month, leading to shipments of meat being shipped out of plants before workers could collect samples to check for pathogens.
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House Appropriations Committee urges USDA to finalize Modernized Poultry Inspection Rule

The amendment, offered by Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), passed by voice vote with a bipartisan majority.
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Brenneman analyzes Butterball’s new animal care, well-being program

Rod Brenneman, CEO of Butterball, discusses his company's new Animal Care and Well-Being Program, his company's certification by the American Humane Association and further animal-handling initiatives, all officially announced in September 2013.

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