Public health alert issued for products produced without inspection

July 29, 2014
Public health alert issued for products produced without inspection

WASHINGTON — USDA’s Food Safety & Inspection Service is issuing a public health alert because VU Foods LLC of Kansas City, Mo., refused to issue a recall of breaded chicken products for which there is reason to conclude that they are unfit for human consumption. The products were considered for recall because they were...

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Supreme Court asked to review foie gras ban

July 28, 2014
Supreme Court asked to review foie gras ban

McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON — California’s ban on force-feeding ducks and geese to produce foie gras is on the Supreme Court’s summer menu. It might be more than a mere delicacy. Thirteen states — including South Carolina, Missouri, Kansas and Georgia — are urging the court to review California’s prohibition. Serious constitutional principles are on...

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IPPE selected for 2015 International Buyer Program

July 28, 2014
IPPE selected for 2015 International Buyer Program

TUCKER, Ga. — The 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) has been named one of 24 companies nationwide to participate in the Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Program. The Expo has participated in the International Buyer Program since 2007. The program brings trade delegations together from around the world and helps match international...

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Farm and Food Coalition elevating ag-related agenda in Minnesota

July 25, 2014
Farm and Food Coalition elevating ag-related agenda in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS — Policies and regulations that support agriculture are paramount to protecting and growing Minnesota’s status as a major player in the farm and food production industry. To help ensure its sustainability, a new coalition called A Greater Minnesota (AGM) has been created to inform Minnesotans about the issues surrounding farming and food production...

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Poultry Federation names new officers, board

July 25, 2014
Poultry Federation names new officers, board

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Poultry Federation of Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma, has announced its board of directors and officers for the 2014-2015 year. Serving as chairman of the board is Steve Storm, operations vice president for Cal-Maine Foods in Jackson, Miss. Other board officers are David Elam, complex manager for Wayne Farms LLC...

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Chicken consumption up 17 percent in the US

July 24, 2014
Chicken consumption up 17 percent in the US

GREENSBORO, Ga. — More chickens are crossing the road and on to consumers’ plates, according to new research presented July 21 at the National Chicken Council’s Chicken Marketing Seminar in Greensboro, Ga. Overall, the average number of meals or snacks that contained chicken eaten by survey respondents in the two weeks prior to the...

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