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  1. Near confirmation, Perdue says no to Brazilian beef embargo

    03.24 / 05:43 foodsafetynews.com Foodsafetynews.com - Food
    Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue thinks it would be an over-reaction for USDA to embargo Brazilian beef because of that country’s federal investigation of meat inspectors being bribed to overlook standards for exported meat. Perdue responded to questioning by Sen. John Thune, R-SD, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry, which lasted... Continue Read…
  2. Arkansas lawmakers take ‘civil’ approach with new ag-gag law

    03.24 / 05:43 foodsafetynews.com Foodsafetynews.com - Food
    Gov. Asa Hutchinson Thursday signed Arkansas House Bill 1665, adding a civil cause of action to the state’s code that permits individuals to sue over the unauthorized access to non-public areas of commercial property. Although not a criminal statute, Nathan Runkle, president of Mercy for Animals, calls the measure an “ag-gag” law. “By signing this bill... Continue Readin…
  3. ChloroFields sprouted microgreens recalled for Salmonella

    03.24 / 05:43 foodsafetynews.com Foodsafetynews.com - Food
    A Kansas grower is recalling “Asian Mix Microgreens” from retailers in three states because a random sample tested by the Food and Drug Administration found Salmonella bacteria in the sprouts. The ChloroFields branded microgreens from ChloroFields of Lawrence, KS, have sell-by dates of March 26, so there is concern retailers and consumers may still have... Continue Rea…
  4. On the front lines of food safety — farmworkers have your back

    03.24 / 05:43 foodsafetynews.com Foodsafetynews.com - Food
    Who better than the people in the front lines to recognize and call out the enemy? That’s the underlying strategy of an approach to food safety that relies on farmworkers to spot possible problems in growing fields and packing sheds. Such problems include deer droppings in the field, manure drift from a nearby field, dirty... Continue R…
  5. Big jerky recall over undeclared allergens and misbranding

    03.23 / 23:03 foodsafetynews.com Foodsafetynews.com - Food
    Oregon’s  Whiskey Hill Smokehouse LLC,   located in Hubbard has recalled  approximately 22,466 pounds of beef, venison and ostrich jerky products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to  the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The products contain soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.... Continue Readi…
  6. Sustainable organics group urges support for soil-free growing

    03.23 / 05:15 foodsafetynews.com Foodsafetynews.com - Food
    In advance of the National Organics Standards Board meeting in April, the board’s Crops Subcommittee shared a draft proposal calling for the end of organic certification for hydroponic and aquaponic growers. This proposal, if enacted, will have far reaching and damaging effects on hundreds of producers, thousands of retailers and wholesalers and millions of consumers... Continue…
  7. Three things to expect during unannounced FDA inspections

    03.23 / 05:15 foodsafetynews.com Foodsafetynews.com - Food
    It’s not a question of if, but when, officials with the Food and Drug Administration will show up at any given food company for an unannounced inspection, with any violations outlined in a Form 483 that is handed off to company representatives as inspectors head out the door. While the Form 483 itself is essentially... Continue R…
  8. Raw milk still looking for wins as legislative season nears end

    03.23 / 05:15 foodsafetynews.com Foodsafetynews.com - Food
    Legislatures in almost a dozen states this year are considering whether to permit sales in one form or another of raw milk, which public health officials say is dangerous because it has not been pasteurized to remove harmful pathogens. But as many of those sessions wind down, it doesn’t look like there will be many raw milk... Continue R…
  9. USDA beefs up scrutiny of Brazilian beef amid bribery scandal

    03.23 / 05:15 foodsafetynews.com Foodsafetynews.com - Food
    None of the slaughter or processing facilities targeted by the Federal Police in Brazil have shipped meat products to the United States, according to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Nevertheless, FSIS immediately instituted additional pathogen testing of all shipments of raw and ready-to-eat beef products from Brazil once it heard a scandal was brewing.... Continue Re…