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USDA Moves Closer to Accepting Chinese-Processed Chicken

  • August 16, 2013

Posted August 16, 2013 Politico reports that the U.S. Department of Agriculture(USDA) “is moving closer to opening the U.S. market...

FDA Meets with Farmers Concerned about Water Regulations

  • August 15, 2013

Posted August 15, 2013 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials recently met with farmers in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington to listen...

USDA Extends Comment Period for Mechanically Tenderized Meat

  • August 12, 2013

Posted August 12, 2013 USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) announced an extension of the comment period for a proposed rule,...

Comment Period Extended for Food Safety Modernization Act Regulations

  • August 12, 2013

Posted August 12, 2013 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has officially extended the comment period for the proposed rules,...

Arkansas Rice Farmers’ Lawsuit Against Poultry Companies Over Arsenic Dismissed With Prejudice

  • March 5, 2013

Judge Brian S. Miller, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, has dismissed with prejudice a lawsuit brought...

Concerns Arise Over Whether Sequestration Will Cause USDA To Furlough Meat Inspectors

  • February 13, 2013

In a February 8 article, Reuters reported on the Obama Administration warning that sequestration cuts currently scheduled for March 1 “may...

February 21: Food Labeling Webinar

  • January 17, 2013

On Thursday, February 21 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 EST, Steptoe & Johnson LLP is sponsoring a complimentary webinar titled FoodLabeling:  What You Can...

Questions Raised About Pork Contamination

  • December 3, 2012

Consumer Reports, the policy and action arm of Consumers Union, recently tested and analyzed148  pork chop and 50 ground pork samples...

BPI Lawsuit Over “Pink Slime” Coverage

  • September 13, 2012

Earlier today, Beef Products Inc.(“BPI”) filed suit in South Dakota state court for defamation against ABC News, Inc..  The suit...

Raw Milk Lawsuit Against FDA Rejected

  • April 9, 2012

The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund’s lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Health and...

Russia to Ban Cattle Imports from EU States

  • March 8, 2012

Recent news accounts have reported that beginning March 20, Russia will ban cattle imports from throughout the European Union. The...

Food and Drug Adminstration Set to Issue Ruling on BPA in Food and Beverages

  • March 8, 2012

A recent article from CBS News reports that Bisphenol-A — BPA — may be on its way out of the...

FDA: Illegal Fungicide in Orange Juice Samples

  • February 3, 2012

The Associated Press announced that the FDA has confirmed the presence of an illegal fungicide in domestic orange juice samples, but...

Recall Expanded – Frozen Oysters Imported from Korea

  • November 25, 2011

According to a FDA press release, “FDA is expanding its warning to include additional frozen oyster products from Korea. These products...

Smucker’s peanut butter recalled

  • November 17, 2011

The J.M. Smucker Company announced today that it is voluntarily recalling certain 16-ounce jars of peanut butter over concerns about salmonella...

California upholds recall of raw milk products

  • November 16, 2011

The dairy sells 2,400 gallons of raw milk a day in California and does not ship any milk products to...

FDA Tests Pet Food for Salmonella Contamination

  • November 2, 2011

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has begun a nationwide effort to test pet food for salmonella contamination.   FDA...