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Indiana creating new opportunity for small meat processors

April 9, 2014
USDA program is among many being used to support small farms and small food-related businesses.
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Judge blocks suspension of COOL rule

March 31, 2014
Judge says meat groups unlikely to succeed in delaying labeling law.
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AMI suggests improvements to FSIS Compliance Guide for controlling Salmonella in market hogs

March 13, 2014
Federal Register Notice has significant flaws and incorrectly suggests that current processes are not effective in controlling Salmonella.
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Ag associations praise EPA’s 2014 renewable fuels standard proposal as a good start

November 18, 2013
The proposal marked the first time EPA has lowered the overall ethanol-blending requirement from the prior year's target.
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OSHA announces proposed new rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses

November 8, 2013
Bureau of Labor Statistics’ annual Occupational Injuries and Illnesses report estimates that 3 million workers were injured on the job in 2012.
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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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Meat trade groups plan appeal after losing bid to delay COOL rule

September 12, 2013
A coalition of U.S. and Canadian meat industry groups lost a bid in federal court to temporarily block enforcement of U.S. country-of-origin labeling rules.
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Meat groups call for injunction against COOL rule

July 26, 2013
As part of a lawsuit seeking to block implementation of COOL, nine organizations asked the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to grant a preliminary injunction.
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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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USDA approves label for non-GMO meat products

June 24, 2013
The USDA has approved a label for meat and liquid egg products that includes a claim about the absence of genetically engineered products.
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Food Plant of the Future: The Future of Wastewater Management

Contact: Adam Thomas

Available On-Demand Effective management of wastewater is becoming increasingly critical to food and beverage processors as the cost for incoming water increases...

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Food Safety Exchange

Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue hotel
Philadelphia, PA
United States
The third annual Food Safety Exchange sponsored by METTLER TOLEDO will take place on June 171h and 18th, 2014 at the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue hotel in Philadelphia, PA. Read More




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Check out the April 2014 issue of The National Provisioner, with features on animal welfare, sanitation programs, and much more!

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Check out the April 2014 issue of Independent Processor, with a special profile of Stemmler's Meats!

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