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Land-grant universities boost food safety for freshcut produce

LAND-GRANT UNIVERSITIES BOOST FOOD SAFETY FOR FRESHCUT PRODUCE

Editor's note: This information is from agisamerica.org , a website supporting the work of the Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities. Food...

The USDA Rolled Back Protections For Small Farmers. Now They're Suing

THE USDA ROLLED BACK PROTECTIONS FOR SMALL FARMERS. NOW THEY'RE SUING

At issue is the Trump administration's withdrawal of two Obama-era rules designed to protect small farmers who say they are being exploited...

 
 
 
Pork salami recalled after customer finds metal shavings

PORK SALAMI RECALLED AFTER CUSTOMER FINDS METAL SHAVINGS

A customer complaint about metal shavings in pork salami has led to a small recall - just 143 pounds - by Santa Fe Importers Inc. of...

Letter from The Editor: The shameful vacancy at USDA

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: THE SHAMEFUL VACANCY AT USDA

For those marking time, waiting for a new USDA Under Secretary for Food Safety, today is something of an anniversary. It was four years...

 
 
 
USDA Revokes Iowa Roadside Zoo's Exhibitor License and Issues $10,000 Penalty

USDA REVOKES IOWA ROADSIDE ZOO'S EXHIBITOR LICENSE AND ISSUES $10,000 PENALTY

Animal Legal Defense Fund Lawsuits Expose Pattern of Cruel Conditions at Cricket Hollow Animal Park Contact: Natalia Lima, natalia...

USDA's organic enforcement efforts find fraudulent certificates

USDA'S ORGANIC ENFORCEMENT EFFORTS FIND FRAUDULENT CERTIFICATES

The USDA's National Organic Program completed more complaint reviews and investigations that it received in 2017. It finished work...

 
 
 
USDA grants through NIFA include food safety research

USDA GRANTS THROUGH NIFA INCLUDE FOOD SAFETY RESEARCH

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced support for research, education, and extension...

FDA, USDA websites work well, rank high among federal sites

FDA, USDA WEBSITES WORK WELL, RANK HIGH AMONG FEDERAL SITES

The top two federal food safety agencies made the Top 20 for specific benchmarks measured by the Information Technology and Innovation...

 
 
 
Food safety training, treatments addressed in federal grants

FOOD SAFETY TRAINING, TREATMENTS ADDRESSED IN FEDERAL GRANTS

If you think you're got problems, try being a farmer. They're faced with an impressive array of enemies that are waging war on their...

Cyber Monday? Leftover day - trash em' if you've got em'

CYBER MONDAY? LEFTOVER DAY - TRASH EM' IF YOU'VE GOT EM'

According to food safety guidelines from most public health agencies, today is the last day to safely eat refrigerated leftovers from...

 
 
 
USDA: Tips for Turkeys - Well, those that Eat Them

USDA: TIPS FOR TURKEYS - WELL, THOSE THAT EAT THEM

More than 45 million turkeys are eaten on Thanksgiving Day, with a never-ending list of side dishes and desserts. The Thanksgiving...

FDA posts alert for Puerto Rican poultry for lack of inspections

FDA POSTS ALERT FOR PUERTO RICAN POULTRY FOR LACK OF INSPECTIONS

The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service late Monday issued a public health alert to inform consumers that 6,907 pounds of chicken...

 
 
 
Letter From The Editor: What is Sonny Perdue thinking?

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: WHAT IS SONNY PERDUE THINKING?

Sonny Perdue In case you missed it, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue took his finger off the pause button last week to implement...

U.S. audit finds food safety problems continue for Brazil's meat

U.S. AUDIT FINDS FOOD SAFETY PROBLEMS CONTINUE FOR BRAZIL'S MEAT

The first U.S. audit of Brazil's food safety system since Operation Weak Flesh exposed corruption in the South American nation's meat...

 
 
 
Nestle recalling 13 tons of Hot Pockets sent to food banks

NESTLE RECALLING 13 TONS OF HOT POCKETS SENT TO FOOD BANKS

Nestle Prepared Foods Co. is recalling 26,400 pounds of pork and beef “Hot Pockets” products that were donated to a charitable organization...

 
 
 
Letter From The Editor: Clovis likely to stay as Perdue's wingman

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: CLOVIS LIKELY TO STAY AS PERDUE'S WINGMAN

In my Top 10 list of favorite movies is “Casino,” released in 1995 by director Martin Scorsese. One of the reasons I like it is the...

Chipotle stockholders' suit says company, CDC kept secrets

CHIPOTLE STOCKHOLDERS' SUIT SAYS COMPANY, CDC KEPT SECRETS

Stockholders' attorneys say Chipotle Mexican Grill and federal officials knew about multiple foodborne illness outbreaks linked to...

 
 
 
Sam Clovis Withdraws From USDA Nomination - And Here Are Twitter's Best Jokes

SAM CLOVIS WITHDRAWS FROM USDA NOMINATION - AND HERE ARE TWITTER'S BEST JOKES

Sam Clovis , who once suggested that protections for LGBT citizens could lead to pedophilia, has withdrawn his name from consideration...

GAO says USDA needs to tighten up policies at certain labs

GAO SAYS USDA NEEDS TO TIGHTEN UP POLICIES AT CERTAIN LABS

A federal review of laboratories handling many of the most dangerous pathogens on the planet, including some that can be foodborne...