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

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Antibiotics, Beef, Cargill, consumer, Food, food safety, Nutrition

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 … Read More

FDA Extends Certain FSMA Compliance Dates

Jamie JohansenAg Group, FDA, Food, food safety, Government

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 … Read More

122 Poultry Facilities Recognized for Outstanding Safety

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

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 … Read More

Poultry Chiller pH Adjustment Receives Patent

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Chicken, Food, food safety, Poultry, Technology, Turkey

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 … Read More

US Chicken Consumption Continues to Rise

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Agribusiness, Chicken, consumer, Food, food safety, Meat, National Chicken Council, Nutrition, Poultry, Research

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 … Read More

Feed & Grain LIVE Announces Event Location

Lizzy SchultzAFBF, AFIA, Ag Group, Agribusiness, Company Announcement, Events, Feed, food safety

Feed & Grain has announced that Feed & Grain LIVE, along with the Preventive Controls for Animal Food course, presented by Iowa State University and the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), will be held at Prairie Meadows Casino and Conference Center in Altoona, Iowa. Feed & Grain LIVE will be held Aug. 22-23, with the Preventive Controls for Animal Food … Read More

Dairy Groups Support Senate on GMO Labeling Decision

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Agribusiness, Dairy, dairy farming, Food, food safety, Government, National Milk, Policy, usda

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) thanked members of the United States Senate for approving a cloture motion today that will set up a final vote on legislation for a federal, uniform labeling system for foods produced using biotechnology. The final vote is expected to take place by Friday afternoon. The legislation was negotiated by Sens. Pat Roberts (R-KS) and … Read More

NMPF Urges Passage of Biotech Food Labeling Legislation

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Biotech, Dairy, Food, food safety, Government, National Milk, Policy

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) joined a group of more than 1,000 agriculture, business and food companies in urging the Senate to pass legislation that would create a uniform, federal system for labeling foods produced using biotechnology. The letter, addressed to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), was sent by the Coalition for Safe … Read More

Catfish Farmers Urge Congress to Keep Catfish Safe

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Aquaculture, food safety, Imports

The Catfish Farmers of America (CFA) recently met with members of the congressional delegation to encourage Congress to oppose SJ 28, should the bill come to a vote. Since catfish inspection began at USDA in March, Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS) inspectors detained two shipments from Vietnam that contained adulterated products. This is already more successful than FDA inspections … Read More

NCC Petitions USDA for Labeling of Raw, Stuffed Chicken

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Chicken, Food, food safety, National Chicken Council

The National Chicken Council (NCC) petitioned the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) for mandatory labeling of raw, stuffed chicken products that may appear cooked and ready-to-eat. These raw chicken products include items such as breaded, pre-browned chicken cordon bleu, chicken Kiev and chicken stuffed with broccoli and cheese. Specifically, NCC is requesting that the agency take … Read More