Items Tagged with 'USDA'


NY Times: USDA suffering from shortage of meat inspectors

February 21, 2014
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

December 13, 2013
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

November 5, 2013
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

October 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

August 20, 2013
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

August 1, 2013
The amendment, offered by Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), passed by voice vote with a bipartisan majority.
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Protein Problem Solver: Improved ‘sizzle’ for a popular steak

July 15, 2013
When you start with quality, USDA Choice, native beef from a select purveyor such as Davis Creeks, use top-secret specifications and time-tested aging techniques, and top it all off with melted garlic butter, you've got the perfect sirloin, right?
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Fight for Food Safety

The days of ‘medium-rare’ may be numbered

Is USDA putting a stake through “medium-rare” steaks?
July 10, 2013
Indeed, USDA recently published new proposed rules requiring meat processors to properly label mechanically tenderized meat products.
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Lawsuits filed against USDA, would block horse meat processing

July 5, 2013
The groups involved in the lawsuit contend that the Agriculture Department did not perform reviews required by the National Environmental Protection Act prior to authorizing the plants to slaughter horses.
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Proposed horse meat plant gets inspection approval from USDA

July 2, 2013
The USDA said it was required by law to issue a grant of inspection to Valley Meat Co.
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