No Tainted Brazilian Meat Entered U.S., Yet Still Re-Inspecting

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The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that while none of the slaughter or processing facilities implicated in the Brazilian scandal have shipped meat products to the U.S., they are still taking extra steps to keep food supply safe. FSIS immediately instituted additional pathogen testing of all shipments of raw beef and ready-to-eat products from Brazil upon hearing …

Ag Group, Food, food safety, Imports, Meat, usda

We All Want Safe Food – Food Safety Rule Challenges

Jamie Johansen

Bob Ehart, senior policy and science advisor with the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA), spoke to farmers and ranchers during the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2017 Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show on the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). NASDA and AFBF simply want to ensure farmers have the tools needed to meet these …

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Cargill Donates $3 Million To Feeding America

Lizzy Schultz

Feeding America has received a $3 million grant from Cargill to help provide children and families with nutrition solutions over the next three years. The gift will help food banks to increase access for families to fruits and vegetables. The grant will also help fund nutrition education services through an investment in a diabetes prevention pilot program and funding food …

Agribusiness, Cargill, Company Announcement, Food, food safety

Obama Promotes Antibiotic Myths In Bill Maher Interview

Lizzy Schultz

Agricultural interests are concerned about several comments made by President Barack Obama in an interview that discussed antibiotic use in animals on HBO’s Realtime with Bill Maher last week. While the President emphasized the value of science-based policies in the interview, several of his statements lack science-based supporting evidence and suggest a misunderstanding of the current policies enforced by the …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, food safety, Government, Policy, Video

Kane Beef Launches “Quality is Our Culture”

Lizzy Schultz

Kane Beef of Corpus Christi, Texas has announced the recent launch of “Quality is our Culture,” a new company wide initiative that aligns with its commitment to quality innovations and furthering corporate objectives. The initiative was launched at the company’s quarterly leadership summit, and has since been embraced by all 725 associates of the company. The company also forecasts substantial …

Agribusiness, Beef, Company Announcement, Food, food safety

Cargill Survey on U.S., Brazilian Consumers & Beef

Jamie Johansen

Cargill surveys comparing consumer attitudes in the two largest beef-producing countries – the United States and Brazil – reveals several important trends in purchasing preference that are influenced by how beef is raised and fed. Cargill Animal Nutrition’s ‘Feed for Thought’ survey of more than 2,000 people in the U.S. and Brazil, found that the majority of U.S. consumers (54 …

Agribusiness, Antibiotics, Beef, Cargill, consumer, Food, food safety, Nutrition

FDA Extends Certain FSMA Compliance Dates

Jamie Johansen

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is moving forward with implementing the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, with the first major compliance dates beginning next month for large food facilities. While the major provisions of the FSMA rules are being implemented as planned, the FDA issued a final rule that extends and clarifies the compliance dates for certain provisions …

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122 Poultry Facilities Recognized for Outstanding Safety

Jamie Johansen

At the 2016 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry, 122 chicken and turkey facilities received safety awards by the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council. The companies were honored in recognition of their outstanding performance through the implementation of innovative and effective employee safety and health programs. The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council consists of members from the …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Chicken, Food, food safety, National Chicken Council, Poultry, Turkey

Poultry Chiller pH Adjustment Receives Patent

Jamie Johansen

Enviro Tech Chemical Services, Inc. announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a Notice of Allowance for U.S. Patent Application 13/199,029 entitled “Methods of Using Peracetic Acid to Treat Poultry in a Chill Tank to Increase Weight.” This patent pending method is currently applied in nearly all poultry processing plants with water-based chiller systems in …

Agribusiness, Chicken, Food, food safety, Poultry, Technology, Turkey

US Chicken Consumption Continues to Rise

Lizzy Schultz

New research presented at the 2016 Chicken Marketing Summit shows that US chicken consumption remains high, with 2016 levels surpassing those from the previous two years. The survey was commissioned by the National Chicken Council and conducted online by ORC International June 6 – 9, 2016, among 1,017 adults. Consumers were asked about chicken consumption in the two weeks leading …

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