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Monday, September 15, 2014
USDA Faces Lawsuit to Stop New Poultry Inspection System
US - US action group Food and Water Watch has filed a suit in the federal court to stop the implementation of the New Poultry Inspection System (NPIS) rules....
Friday, September 12, 2014
Farm Safety Should Be Top Priority Issue, Says Farmers Union
US - In honour of the United Nations’ 2014 International Year of Family Farming, this month National Farmers Union (NFU) is highlighting the importance of being proactive in the area of farm safety. Agriculture is consistently among the most hazardous...
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Scientists Named to Agricultural Research Service Science Hall of Fame
US - Four scientists have been named to the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Science Hall of Fame for discoveries in soybean genomics, sustainable farming, poultry disease control and crop micronutrients. ARS is the chief intramural scientific research...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Mapping Tool for 'Waters of the US' Released
US - Last week, the National Pork Producers Council, along with other agricultural groups, unveiled an interactive website that shows land likely to be regulated by the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) under a proposed rule from the US Environmental Protection...
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
H7N3 Outbreaks Undergoing Comprehensive Investigation
US - Although there have been no new outbreaks of low-path H7N3 bird flu in the US, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports that the USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the New Jersey Department of Agriculture (NJDA)...
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Tyson to Sell Heinold Hog Markets Business
US - Tyson Foods and The Hillshire Brands Company have reached an agreement with the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice....
Monday, August 25, 2014
Tyson Loses Donning Doffing Appeal
US - A Tenth Circuit panel last week rejected attempts by Tyson Foods to reverse a $4 million verdict and attorneys’ fee award in an employee class action over unpaid wages for time spent putting on protective equipment....
Friday, August 22, 2014
Poultry Facilities Recognised for Outstanding Safety Performance
US - The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council recognized 96 chicken and turkey facilities for outstanding safety performance through the implementation of innovative and effective employee safety and health programmes. The annual safety awards were...
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Russian Ban on US Poultry Not Likely to Cause Major Impact
US - Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday (6 August) signed a decree to establish restrictions on imports of agricultural products from countries that have imposed economic sanctions on Russia as a result of the ongoing situation in Ukraine....
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Farmers Union Statement on COOL, Consumer Rights
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson continued the fight for America’s consumers, ranchers and farmers in a guest column in "The Hill" explaining why multinational meat packers and foreign trade competitors need to let common sense...
Congressmen Commend Final Rule on Poultry Slaughter Inspection
US - Congressmen Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) and Rick Crawford (AR-01), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Chicken Caucus, have released statements after USDA published its final rule on the 'Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection' on 31 July 2014....
Monday, August 04, 2014
USDA Announces New Inspection System for Poultry Products
US - The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) last week announced a critical step forward in making chicken and turkey products safer for Americans to eat....
Failure of WTO Trade Talks Causes Disappointment
US - The American Farm Bureau Federation is disappointed that the World Trade Organization has failed to reach an agreement that would have sped the flow of goods through international borders....
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Injunction Against Country of Origin Labelling Struck Down
US - National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson has issued a statement after receiving news of the District Court of Appeals’ en banc decision on a challenge to enforce Country-of-Origin Labelling (COOL) by multinational meatpackers and foreign...
Proposed Sanitary Transportation Rule Places Undue Burden, Says AFIA
US - The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has submitted comments to the US Food and Drug Administration on the proposed Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food rule. The proposed rule is one of many pieces of the Food Safety Modernisation...
Monday, July 28, 2014
Phasing out of Antibiotics in Feed to Remain Voluntary
US - The Court of Appeals has overturned lower court rulings that compelled the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to hold hearings on antibiotic use in animal feeds....
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
IPPE Selected for 2015 International Buyer Programme
US - The 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) has been named one of 24 companies nationwide to participate in the Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Programme. ...
Friday, July 18, 2014
Farmers Union Seeks Clarity on Key Points Under US Water Rule
US - In a letter sent on Thursday (17 July) to US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson asked for more information about which bodies of water would be deemed jurisdictional...
Monday, July 14, 2014
US Chicken Council Welcomes Modernisation of Poultry Inspection
US - National Chicken Council (NCC) has welcomed the newly proposed voluntary code to modernise the US poultry inspection system aimed at reducing foodborne illness, as well as setting up a new web site to aid understanding of the differences between...
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Congresswomen Call on USDA to Shut Down Foster Farms
US - Two congresswomen have called on the United States Department of Agriculture to shut down all Foster Farms poultry processing facilities until a Salmonella outbreak that has made more than 600 people in 29 states sick is stopped....
Thursday, July 03, 2014
Farmers Union Urges Keeping COOL for Independence Day
US - More than 74 million Americans plan to celebrate the US's independence this weekend by enjoying a barbecue. About 900 million pounds of pork, beef and chicken will be purchased around the country this week. With all that meat on the grill over the...
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Industry Engaged over Judicious Antibiotic Use, Says FDA
US - The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) reports full industry engagement on its Antimicrobial Resistance strategy and has issued its first six-month progress report to update the public on current and pending drug label changes....
Monday, June 30, 2014
US Chicken Farmers Call for Access to International Markets
US - On international trade agreements, US producers say they should provide both access and enforcement....
Monday, June 23, 2014
US Congress Examines Food Safety Issues over Chinese Poultry
US - Last week, Senator Sherrod Brown (Democrat-Ohio) and Rep. Chris Smith (Republican-New Jersey) held a Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) to discuss the safety issues of processed poultry and pet treats from China....
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Wisconsin Rapids City Council Approves Chicken Ordinance
US - Wisconsin's City Council approved an ordinance Tuesday (17 June) evening that will allow residents to keep a limited number of chickens in the city....
 
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