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Oral Arguments in BPI Defamation Case Scheduled For Tuesday

Posted December 16, 2013   A South Dakota judge will hear oral arguments on a motion to dismiss in the $1.2...

FSIS Releases Action Plan Targeting Salmonella

Posted December 11, 2013   USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) recently released an action plan aimed at reducing Salmonella...

Canadian Company Recalls Prosciutto Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

Posted December 10, 2013   Santa Maria Foods, of Brampton, Ontario, is recalling 2,600 pounds of whole boneless ham prosciutto products...

USDA Terminates Proposed Leafy Green Marketing Agreement

Posted December 10, 2013   USDA recently announced its termination of the proposed leafy green marketing agreement (LGMA) that would have...

U.S. Justice Department Granted Extension in Tomato Grower Case

Posted December 5, 2013   The U.S. Justice Department received a two-month extension in a $40 million lawsuit that tomato growers...

Hagen Moves to Food Safety Consulting after Leaving USDA

Posted December 5, 2013   Dr. Elisabeth Hagen, former USDA Under Secretary for Food Safety, will joint Deloitte & Touche LLP...

SD New Raw Milk Rules Effective Dec. 11

Posted December 4, 2013   Raw milk produced in South Dakota will be regulated under new rules beginning December 11, 2013,...

Jensens Assign Lawsuit to Victims of Cantaloupe Listeria Outbreak

Posted December 4, 2013   Eric and Ryan Jensen have agreed to assign their lawsuit against PrimusLabs to the victims of...

DOJ and Meat Packers Settle Suit over Cattle Mistreatment

Posted December 3, 2013   The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced that a California meat packer, Westland Meat Co., and...

Almond Industry Seeks Exemption from FSMA Rule

Posted December 3, 2013   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed an exemption from the Food Safety Modernization Act...

Catfish Inspection Program Creates Hurdle for Trans-Pacific Trade

Posted November 15, 2013   A new catfish inspection program at USDA has created a hurdle for U.S. efforts to reach...

USDA: Chinese Poultry Not Allowed for US Import

Posted November 14, 2013   In response to recent statements from lawmakers, the USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a...

Change to FSMA Import Rule Causes Negative Response

Posted November 13, 2013   In October, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the most recent revisions from the...

USDA Announces Final Rule on Import Regulations for “Mad Cow Disease”

November 8, 2013   The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently announced a final rule that will align...

Appeals Court Denies FDA Request to Delay FSMA Rules

Posted November 7, 2013   The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) request to...

FDA Releases Proposed Animal Feed Safety Rule

Posted October 29, 2013   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released a proposed rule under the Food Safety...

New Food Safety Regulations Worry Growers, Packers

Posted October 22, 2013   Growers in the Pacific Northwest are concerned about upcoming food safety regulations under the Food Safety...

Growers Linked to Cantaloupe Listeria Outbreak Sue Auditing Firm

Posted October 21, 2013   The Jensen brothers, growers who are set to plead guilty to federal criminal charged related the...

Leafy Greens Food Safety Audits Continue During Government Shutdown

Posted October 16, 2013   While many agencies of the U.S. government have been shut down since October 1, food safety...

New Law Benefits California CSA Business

Posted October 16, 2013   A recently enacted law defining Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and establishing health and safety standards will...