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Farmers Voice Concerns over New Food Safety Rules

Posted January 22, 2014   Farmers are concerned about new FDA regulations under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and the...

Lawmakers, Advocacy Groups Urge Obama to Act on GMO Food Labeling

Posted January 21, 2014   Members of Congress and groups representing the organic food industry and consumers recently sent a letter...

Probation Recommended in Deadly Listeria Case

Posted January 21, 2014   On Friday, the U.S. attorney prosecuting the criminal case against Eric and Ryan Jensen recommended probation...

Congress Passes FY 2014 Spending Bill with Directives for USDA and FDA

Posted January 20, 2014   Late last week, Congress passed a $1 trillion omnibus spending package to fund the federal government...

Judge to Decide Fate of NM Horse Slaughter Facility on Friday

Posted January 15, 2014   A New Mexico judge will decide on Friday whether a company can open a horse slaughter...

Tyson Foods Recalls Chicken Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

Posted January 15, 2014   Tyson Foods recently recalled 34,000 pounds of chicken that may be contaminated with a Salmonella Heidelberg...

FDA Declines Judges’ Request to Define “Natural”

Posted January 10, 2014   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently decline requested by three federal judges to determine...

Survey Shows Farm to School Legislation is on Rise

Posted January 9, 2014   An updated National Farm to School Network (NFSN) survey shows in 2012 and 2013, twenty states...

GMA Pushes Federal GMO Food Labeling Bill

Posted January 9, 2014   The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), which represents companies like ConAgra, PepsiCo, and Kraft, is proposing a...

FDA Extends Comment Period for Trans Fat Proposal

Posted January 7, 2014   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the comment period for its proposal to...

Jury Awards $750,000 to Oregon Dairy Farmers over Toxic Feed

Posted January 6, 2014   A jury recently awarded Oregon dairy farmers, Nancy and Neal Kaste, $750,000 in damages plus attorneys’...

FDA Plans to Change Proposed Food Safety Rules

Posted December 23, 2013   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will revise proposed food safety rules under the Food...

Courts Rule on Food Labeling Class Action Lawsuits

Posted December 20, 2013   Two court decisions issued last week in food labeling class action lawsuits considered the issue of...

USDA Approval of Biotech Apples Likely

Posted December 19, 2013   An apple variety which has been bioengineered to resist browning is likely to be approved by...

EU Commission Proposes Ban on Cloning Farm Animals

Posted December 19, 2013   The European Commission recently proposed a draft rule banning the cloning of farm animals, imports of...

ABC Argues Use of “Pink Slime” in Broadcasts is Protected by the First Amendment

Posted December 19, 2013   On Tuesday, attorneys for ABC and other defendants argued their motions to dismiss in the Beef...

GMA Urges FDA to Act on “Natural” Food Labeling

Posted December 17, 2013   The Grocery Manufacturers Association has called on the FDA to draft a rule defining the term...

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...

CT Governor Signs GMO Labeling Law

Posted December 16, 2013   Governor of Connecticut, Dannel P. Malloy, recently signed a bill requiring all foods containing genetically modified...

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...