Recalled chicken product may contain foreign materials

December 10, 2012
Recalled chicken product may contain foreign materials

WASHINGTON — Suzanna’s Kitchen of Duluth, Ga., is recalling approximately 35,800 pounds of breaded chicken products because they may contain pieces of plastic, USDA’s Food Safety & Inspection Service has announced. The products recalled include: * Cases containing twelve, 12-ounce cartons of “Freebird Fully Cooked Chicken Nuggets” with an identifying case code of “6220,”...

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AAA study says E15 may damage vehicles; sales should stop

December 7, 2012
AAA study says E15 may damage vehicles; sales should stop

TAMPA, Fla. — A recent survey by AAA finds a strong likelihood of consumer confusion and the potential for voided warranties and vehicle damage as a result of the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent approval of E15 gasoline. An overwhelming 95 percent of consumers surveyed have not heard of E15, a newly approved gasoline blend...

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Proposal would let Korea export poultry products to U.S.

December 7, 2012
Proposal would let Korea export poultry products to U.S.

WASHINGTON — USDA’s Food Safety & Inspection Service is proposing to add the Republic of Korea to the list of countries eligible to export poultry products to the U.S. Reviews by FSIS of Korea’s laws, regulations and inspection implementation show that its poultry inspection system requirements are equivalent to the Poultry Products Inspection Act....

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Industry groups comment in support of Trade Promotion Authority

December 6, 2012
Industry groups comment in support of Trade Promotion Authority

WASHINGTON — The National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council have filed comments in response to a Federal Register notice requesting private-sector comments to the President’s Export Council on streamlined congressional consideration of trade legislation, commonly known as Trade Promotion Authority (TPA)....

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FSIS issues alert for recalled, imported chicken product

December 6, 2012
FSIS issues alert for recalled, imported chicken product

WASHINGTON — USDA’s Food Safety & Inspection Service is alerting the public of a recall being conducted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Canadian Establishment 720, Aliya’s Foods Limited, for approximately 4,865 pounds of frozen butter chicken and rice products imported from Canada that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. CFIA oversees...

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AFBF urges presidential declaration for Mississippi River

December 5, 2012
AFBF urges presidential declaration for Mississippi River

WASHINGTON — The American Farm Bureau Federation has urged President Barack Obama to issue a presidential declaration of emergency for the Mississippi River. In a letter to the president and top administration officials, AFBF, and nearly 20 other national organizations, said there could be an economic catastrophe in America’s heartland as soon as mid-December if...

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