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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.
By Gregory Bloom, The Beef Pro
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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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FSIS proposes mandating grinding logs at establishments, retailers

By Dennis R. Johnson
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FSIS has issued a proposed rule titled “Records to be Kept by Official Establishments and Retail Stores that Grind Raw Beef Products.”
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The steps from outbreak to investigation to recall

By Dennis R. Johnson
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Regrettably, summertime can include a foodborne illness outbreak (and a well-publicized recall) involving meat or poultry.
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Is it time to reconsider global regulations for food-grade lubricants?

By Megan Pellegrini
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Since 1998, food-grade lubricants haven’t been regulated by any government body
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Are you prepared for an FSIS compliance visit?

By Brett T. Schwemer
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Last month, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) reissued seven directives relating to FSIS surveillance, investigation and enforcement activities
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Industry disappoints on CDC’s 2013 foodborne illness report

By Dennis R. Johnson
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On April 17, 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published its annual report: Incidence and Trends of Infections with Pathogens Transmitted Commonly Through Food
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Pathogen subtyping: methods and uses

By Dennis R. Johnson
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Recently, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a white paper titled: “Current and Future Development and Use of Molecular Subtyping by USDA-FSIS.”
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FSIS revised Lm directive

By Dennis R. Johnson
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On Jan. 10, 2014, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) released its updated Directive 10,240.4, Rev. 3, entitled: “Verification Activities for the Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) Regulation and the Ready-To-Eat (RTE) Sampling Program.”
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Senate passes $1 trillion Farm Bill

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Bill includes cuts to food stamp program, leaves COOL unaltered.
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Guide to FSIS sampling for Shiga toxin-producing E. coli

By Dennis R. Johnson
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With the FSIS’ expanded sampling program for Shiga toxin-producing E. coli on bench trim, a prudent establishment should review its procedures as well as FSIS’ for any STEC testing.
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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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August 2014

Check out the August 2014 issue of The National Provisioner, with features on dinner trends, wastewater management, and much more!

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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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