USDA to inspect poultry processing plants in China

February 7, 2013
USDA to inspect poultry processing plants in China

WASHINGTON — USDA inspectors are scheduled to visit China soon to inspect poultry processing plants to verify Chinese claims that several of its chicken-processing plants meet U.S. food safety standards, USDA said. Although the People’s Republic of China has wanted to sell its chicken products in the United States since 2006, China is currently not...

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Faces of Farming and Ranching winners named

February 7, 2013

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. —U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) has announced that Chris Chinn (Missouri), Will Gilmer (Alabama), Katie Pratt (Illinois) and Bo Stone (North Carolina), have been selected as the winners of its Faces of Farming & Ranching program, a nationwide search launched in summer 2012 to help put real faces on the American...

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Tyson invests $40 Million in four plant locations

February 6, 2013
Tyson invests $40 Million in four plant locations

SPRINGDALE, Ark. — Tyson Foods Inc. has announced capital investments of more than $40 million in four of its plants that could create as many as 490 jobs. Expansion projects are under way at plants in Sherman, Texas, and Goodlettsville, Tenn.; an expansion in Glen Allen, Va., was recently completed; and The Bruss Co.,...

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USTR Kirk to leave position in February

February 6, 2013

WASHINGTON — Ambassador Ron Kirk  has announced that after nearly four years of service as United States Trade Representative, he intends to depart the position in late February. “It has been no less than my greatest professional privilege to serve President Barack Obama alongside the dedicated professionals of USTR,” said Ambassador Kirk. “Together, we have...

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Marinated pork and chicken products recalled

February 6, 2013
Marinated pork and chicken products recalled

WASHINGTON — C&H Meat Co. of Vernon, Calif., is recalling approximately 79,400 pounds of marinated pork and chicken products because they are misbranded in that they contain monosodium glutamate (MSG), which is not declared on the label, the USDA’s Food Safety & Inspection Service has announced. The products being recalled include 10-ounce packages and...

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Pittman Family Farms set to buy Zacky

February 5, 2013
Pittman Family Farms set to buy Zacky

McClatchy Newspapers FRESNO, Calif. — The fate of poultry processor Zacky Farms is back up in the air after a Zacky family trust backed out of its bid to buy the troubled company in a bankruptcy auction. Pitman Family Farms in Sanger appears poised to take over Zacky — which could signal big changes...

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