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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...

Meat Inspectors IT Network Fails for Two Days, Dispute Over Impact

  • August 21, 2013

Posted August 21, 2013 Earlier this month a computer system, which networks inspectors at all of the meatpacking and processing...

FDA Announces Intent to Prepare Environmental Impact Statement for FSMA Rule

  • August 20, 2013

Posted August 20, 2013 Evidenced by recent posts on this blog, the pace of action and news involving regulatory activity under...

Federal District Court Rules on FDA’s Request to Extend FSMA Deadlines

  • August 19, 2013

Posted August 19, 2013 According to a recent federal district court ruling issued by Judge Phyllis Hamilton of the U.S....

Catfish Inspection Program Adds to Farm Bill Controversy

  • August 19, 2013

Posted August 19, 2013 While much of the national discussion about the farm bill is focused on the nutrition title...

FDA Announces Public Meeting on Two New Food Safety Rules

  • August 16, 2013

Posted August 16, 2013 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a public meeting for two proposed rules in its implementation...

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...