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

  • November 8, 2013

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

  • November 7, 2013

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

  • October 29, 2013

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

  • October 22, 2013

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

  • October 21, 2013

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

  • October 16, 2013

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

  • October 16, 2013

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

Owners of Jensen Farms Face Criminal Charges in 2011 Listeria Outbreak

  • October 14, 2013

Posted October 14, 2013   Federal prosecutors have filed criminal charges against Eric Jensen and Ryan Jensen, the two brothers who...

Wisconsin Law Review Symposium Set for Oct. 31, 2013

  • October 8, 2013

Posted October 8, 2013   The Wisconsin Law Review Symposium, “Safety and Sustainability in the Era of Food Systems: Reaching a...

FDA Bans Three Arsenic Drugs for Poultry and Pig Feed

  • October 4, 2013

Posted October 4, 2013   The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it will rescind approval for three arsenic...

California Governor Signs “Farm to Fork” Legislation, Promotes Local Food

  • October 3, 2013

Posted October 3, 2013   California Governor, Jerry Brown recently signed three bills to expand access to fresh, locally-grown food, as...

Chinese Processed Chicken Causes Food Safety Concerns

  • October 2, 2013

Posted October 2, 2013   Food safety advocates are raising concerns about a decision by the USDA and the Food Safety...

Crop Insurance on Agenda for AALA Annual Conference

  • October 1, 2013

Posted October 1, 2013   Legal issues in crop insurance will be prominently featured at the upcoming 34th Annual Conference of...

Frozen Pizza Recalled Due to Labeling Error

  • October 1, 2013

Posted October 1, 2013   Minnesota pizza firm, Junction Pizza, has recalled approximately 17,194 pounds of frozen pizza products containing soy...

FDA Begins Meetings on Imported Food Rules

  • September 25, 2013

Posted September 25, 2013   The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) public meetings on proposed rules to improve the safety of...

CDC Report Connects Animal Agriculture with Antibiotic Resistance

  • September 20, 2013

Posted September 20, 2013   The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a report on the threats of...

FDA Releases Study on Arsenic Levels in Rice

  • September 9, 2013

Posted September 9, 2013   On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a study on arsenic levels in rice...

Free Webinar October 3 on Proposed Food Safety Rules under the FSMA

  • September 6, 2013

Posted September 6, 2013   The University of Illinois Extension will host a free webinar on proposed food safety rules under...

FSIS Announces Changes to Salmonella Verification Sampling Program

  • August 29, 2013

Posted August 29, 2013 The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced changes to its procedures for Salmonellaverification sampling...

Food Safety & Technology on Menu for AALA Annual Conference

  • August 28, 2013

Posted August 28, 2013 The intersection of food safety and technology will be prominently featured at the upcoming 34th Annual...