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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Iowa’s first gallon of cellulosic ethanol

July 8, 2014
Iowa’s first gallon of cellulosic ethanol

WASHINGTON — The Renewable Fuels Association praises Quad County Corn Processors on the production of the first gallon of ethanol from their new cellulosic “bolt-on” ethanol plant in Galva, Iowa. The Adding Cellulosic Ethanol (ACE) project is turning corn kernel fiber, a cellulosic feedstock, into high-octane, clean-burning ethanol. The facility is expected to produce...

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Chicken products recalled due to possible salmonella

July 8, 2014
Chicken products recalled due to possible salmonella

WASHINGTON Foster Farms of Livingston, Calif., is recalling an undetermined amount of chicken products that may be contaminated with a particular strain of Salmonella Heidelberg, USDA’s Food Safety & Inspection Service has announced. FSIS requested Foster Farms conduct this recall because this product is known to be associated with a specific illness. The recalled...

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