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Government of Canada announces mandatory labeling of mechanically tenderized beef

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New labels will help improve food safety for Canadians, government says.
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USDA announces additional food safety requirements, new inspection system for poultry products

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Revised modernization effort includes new preventative measures, re-focused inspection activities that will prevent thousands of illnesses annually and improved coordination on worker safety.
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USDA proposes rule to ensure retailers can track sources of ground meats

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Agency says requirements would help enhance consumer protection.
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Federal agencies sign Memorandum of Understanding to leverage expertise during foodborne outbreak investigations

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The USDA, FSIS, and the CDC Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry recently signed a MOU that will provide a more comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to address foodborne health hazards
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Survey reveals consumer confusion about antibiotic resistance

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New brochure aims to clarify facts surrounding antibiotics
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Mexico removes import restrictions on U.S. beef

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This development lifts the 30-month cattle age limit for U.S. beef and effectively removes the last of Mexico’s BSE-related restrictions.
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Indiana creating new opportunity for small meat processors

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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

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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

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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

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The proposal marked the first time EPA has lowered the overall ethanol-blending requirement from the prior year's target.
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Food Plant of the Future: The Future of Wastewater Management

11/7/13
Online
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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Thermal Processing of Ready-To-Eat Meat Products

4/8/15
The Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
2201 Fred Taylor Road
Columbus, OH
United States
Contact: Lynn Knipe

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September 2014

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August 2014

Check out the August 2014 issue of Independent Processor, with features on meat industry lobbying, the Independent Processor of the Year, and more!

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