USDA celebrates one year of Mobile Ask Karen

May 14, 2012
USDA celebrates one year of Mobile Ask Karen

 WASHINGTON — USDA’s Food Safety & Inspection Service is celebrating the first anniversary of Mobile Ask Karen (m.AskKaren.gov), the mobile app that allows consumers to ask food safety questions at any time of day, instantly from their smartphones. The agency created a mobile version of Ask Karen, its virtual food safety representative who offers...

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U.S. seeks WTO dispute settlement panel on India trade access

May 11, 2012
U.S. seeks WTO dispute settlement panel on India trade access

WASHINGTON — United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk today announced that the U.S. has requested the World Trade Organization establish a dispute settlement panel to decide U.S. claims regarding the government of India’s restrictions on imports of various U.S. agricultural products, including poultry meat and chicken eggs. “It is essential that U.S. farmers obtain the...

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New safeguards against foodborne illness announced

May 11, 2012
New safeguards against foodborne illness announced

WASHINGTON — USDA’s Food Safety & Inspection Service has announced a series of prevention-based policy measures to better protect consumers from foodborne illness in meat and poultry products. These measures will improve the ability to trace contaminated food materials in the supply chain, to act against contaminated products sooner and to establish the effectiveness...

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FPSA and IDFA to co-locate shows in 2013

May 11, 2012

MCLEAN, Va. — The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) announce that they have signed an agreement to co-locate PROCESS EXPO and the International Dairy Show in Chicago, beginning in 2013. The two shows will take place Nov. 3-6, 2013, bringing together more than 800 exhibitors and 15,000...

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Pilgrim’s Pride returns to a 1st quarter profit

May 10, 2012
Pilgrim’s Pride returns to a 1st quarter profit

The Associated Press GREELEY, Colo. — Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. returned to profitability in its fiscal first quarter as it lowered expenses. Last year’s quarter was weighed down by restructuring charges and other factors. The chicken producer also said that the company and sector must continue to look at the value of the whole chicken...

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CTB to acquire Meyn Holding B.V.

May 10, 2012

MILFORD, Ind. — CTB Inc. has announced that an agreement has been signed for the acquisition of Meyn Holding B.V., the parent company of Meyn Food Processing Technology B.V., based in Oostzaan, the Netherlands.  Meyn is a leading designer and manufacturer of poultry processing systems and equipment with customers in more than 90 countries...

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