Daily Archives: March 25, 2013

Legislation avoids furloughs for meat and poultry inspectors

March 25, 2013
Legislation avoids furloughs for meat and poultry inspectors

By Barbara Olejnik - Poultry Times Staff WASHINGTON — Agricultural groups welcomed action by the U.S. Congress which passed a Continuing Resolution to fund the government for six months and contained an amendment to avoid furloughs for USDA meat and poultry plant inspectors. The Senate passed the bill March 20 on a73 to 26 vote....

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USDA proposes to amend mandatory COOL rules

March 25, 2013
USDA proposes to amend mandatory COOL rules

WASHINGTON — USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service is seeking comments by April 11 on a proposal to amend the mandatory country of origin labeling (mCOOL) requirements for muscle cut meats to provide consumers with more specific information and modify the definition for “retailer” to include any person subject to be licensed as a retailer under...

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Hughes named Ga. Egg Commission board chairman

March 25, 2013

SUWANEE, Ga. — Dennis Hughes of Blackshear, Ga., has been elected to serve as chairman of the Georgia Egg Commission’s board of directors for the 2013 calendar year.  Jerry Straughan, the outgoing chairman, was named to fill the position of vice chairman. Hughes is general manager of United Egg Marketers in Blackshear, and has...

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