Poultry Processor Workshop on New Tech & Management

Jamie JohansenAg Group, food safety, Poultry, Production

Poultry processing plant management plays an important role in today’s fast-paced poultry industry. USPOULTRY’s 2016 Poultry Processor Workshop will provide the latest information on the new technology, management techniques and inspection issues affecting processing operations. This year’s workshop will be held May 11-12, at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, Ga. “As increasing automation and new management techniques occur, the … Read More

AFIA Response to Recent FSMA Transportation Rule

Jamie JohansenAFIA, Feed, food safety, Nutrition, Policy, Transportation

In review of the Food Safety Modernization Act final rule on “Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food,” the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) finds the FDA made changes requested by the animal food industry to provide flexibility but added some inconsistent exemptions to the rule. The cost of implementing these requirements remains high. FDA estimates $113 to $117 million … Read More

Feds Taint Raw Milk Investigation

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Dairy, FDA, Food, food safety, Milk

On March, 18, 2016 the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a news release claiming a link between a “Multistate Outbreak of Listeriosis” and raw milk produced by Miller’s Organic Farm in Pennsylvania. According to CDC, the “outbreak” involved two illnesses with one death in 2014. A family member of the deceased woman have claimed that the CDC’s statement is … Read More

France Confirms Isolated BSE Case

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Health, Beef, Biosecurity, Cattle, food safety

The French Ministry of Agriculture released a statement this morning confirming that a single case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), also known as Mad-Cow Disease, had been detected in a five-year-old cow from the country’s Ardennes region. The diagnosis was confirmed on March 23 by the Reference Laboratory of the European Union (LRUE). This single, isolated case is the third … Read More

CFI Conference on Animal Agriculture

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Antibiotics, Food, food safety, Genetics

The Center for Food Integrity’s (CFI) 2016 North American Strategy Conference on Animal Agriculture will take place May 18-19, at McDonald’s Hamburger University in Chicago and is sponsored by the United Soybean Board. The event will focus on closing the gap on issues driving consumer distrust in animal agriculture. Those issues include animal housing, emerging genetic advancements and antibiotics use. … Read More

USDA Finalizes New Food Safety Measures in Poultry

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Chicken, Food, food safety, Poultry, Salmonella, Turkey

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) have finalized the new federal standards to reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter in ground chicken and turkey products, as well as in raw chicken breasts, legs, and wings. This implementation is estimated to lead to an average of 50,000 prevented illnesses annually. “Over the past seven years, USDA has … Read More

John Block Reports on Chipotle

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Audio, consumer, Food, food safety, Marketing, Organic

The latest commentary from John Block Reports from Washington, sponsored by John Deere and the National Corn Growers Association, discusses the marketing and advertisement tactics of Chipotle Mexican Grill, the fast food restaurant that has been linked to several outbreaks of e. coli and norovirus nationwide. Chipotle has built its brand by putting down conventional food production methods, marketing the … Read More

TheMeatWeEat.com Takes Science to the Consumer

Jamie JohansenAg Group, American Meat Science, AMSA, consumer, Food, food safety, Meat

The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) has debuted their new website, TheMeatWeEat.com. The consumer focused site provides accurate, fact-based information from U.S. meat scientists to help consumers make informed decisions regarding the meat their families enjoy. “TheMeatWeEat.com is the perfect avenue to relay the research of countless meat scientists into digestible information our consumers are looking for. Targeting our audience … Read More

Updated FARM Residue Prevention Manual Released

Lizzy SchultzBiosecurity, Dairy, food safety, Milk, National Milk, Pharmaceutical

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) has updated and released the latest version of the Milk and Dairy Beef Drug Residue Prevention Manual just in time for the beginning of the Center for Disease Control’s annual Get Smart About Antibiotics Week. The manual is one of the key components of the National Dairy FARM Program, and can be accessed for … Read More

Spreading the Word on Food

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Audio, Food, food safety, Livestock, LPC

The Livestock Publications Council’s Vision event took place in Kansas City, MO where they brought thought leaders together for a panel discussion on agriculture. Panelists included Ryan Goodman, ag advocate, Karen Hanson, registered dietician for Hy-Vee and Margaret Zeigler, executive director of Global Harvest Initiative. The panel explored the importance of the safety of our food supply and looked at … Read More