Conference to discuss industry safety trends

July 11, 2014

TUCKER, Ga. — Through speaker presentations and a series of more informal roundtable discussions, the 2014 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry will address current safety challenges facing industry safety professionals today. Recognizing an ongoing opportunity, special emphasis will be given to ergonomics and reducing cumulative trauma disorders. The onference is sponsored by...

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EPA approves corn fiber as cellulosic feedstock

July 10, 2014
EPA approves corn fiber as cellulosic feedstock

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a final rule approving additional Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) pathways, including allowing corn fiber to qualify as a celllulosic feedstock. Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), commented, “We are very pleased that EPA has finalized its determination that the cellulosic...

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Legislation would strengthen USDA recall authority

July 10, 2014
Legislation would strengthen USDA recall authority

WASHINGTON — Congresswomen Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) and Louise M. Slaughter (D-N.Y.) have introduced legislation that would strengthen the ability of USDA to keep Americans safe from contaminated meat, poultry and eggs. Currently, the USDA will only issue a recall if a meat, poultry, or egg product is considered “adulterated” — a term that is...

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Product produced without full HACCP plan recalled

July 10, 2014
Product produced without full HACCP plan recalled

WASHINGTON — Kanani Foods of Las Vegas, Nev., is recalling approximately 59 pounds of various chicken products because the products were not produced under a fully implemented Ready-To-Eat Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan, USDA’s Food Safety & Inspection Service has announced. The products recalled are 12-ounce bowls of  Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowls...

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NCC says US chicken supply is safe, nutritious

July 9, 2014
NCC says US chicken supply is safe, nutritious

WASHINGTON — The National Chicken Council is offering reassurance about the safety of U.S. chicken following news of a voluntary recall of chicken products issued by Foster Farms in Livingston, Calif. The recall involves fresh chicken products produced in March with varying “use or freeze by” dates ranging from March 16, 2014, to March...

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US and Korea streamline organic trade

July 9, 2014
US and Korea streamline organic trade

WASHINGTON — Organic processed products certified in the U.S. or Korea can now be labeled as organic in either country. The arrangement between the two nations will take effect on July 1, 2014. “Korea is a growing, lucrative market for U.S. organic products, and this arrangement increases demand for American organic products,” said Secretary...

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