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Canada's meat processing safety system rated as 'adequate'

January 13, 2014
A USDA audit found that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency needs to improve its oversight on meat processing facilities, especially as it relates to humane handling of animals and sanitation.
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Meat industry challenges new rules for origin labeling

December 2, 2013
Some of the biggest names in the U.S. meat processing industry are spearheading an industry appeal in court, calling for a rethink of the rules requiring companies to specify the origin of meat on labels.
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Contaminated meat imported in US after inspection system failure

September 10, 2013
USDA's new inspection system has failed to stop hazardous meat from leaving the plants in which the program has already been implemented.
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FDA finds salmonella in imported spices

September 6, 2013
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has conducted a study into the prevalence of salmonella in imported spices, following widespread concerns that spices might be a source of foodborne diseases.
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US to allow processed chicken imports from China

September 4, 2013
The U.S. is planning to allow the sale of poultry meat processed in China, following a decision by the USDA.
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Major food safety violations discovered at Mississippi meat processing plants

July 18, 2013
Over the past 10 years, the 50 slaughterhouses and meat-poultry processing plants in Mississippi, owned by 35 companies, violated regulations 69 times, according to a new investigation.
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EPA, USDA launch joint program for food waste reduction

June 12, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have joined forces to help Americans reduce food waste by lowering consumption and improving recycling rates for food products.
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Vermont town receives $7.67 million award to replace aging wastewater system

April 23, 2013
During Earth Day festivities in the town of Randolph, Vt., on Monday, the USDA announced an award of $7.67 million to replace the town's 40-year-old wastewater system.
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US meat industry at risk of shutting down for weeks

February 12, 2013
The U.S. meat industry may be forced to shut down for weeks as a result of the spending cuts planned to take effect on March 1, the White House has warned.
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National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods restarts food safety work

January 31, 2013
The committee is charged with providing recommendations on microbiological criteria that indicate whether foods have been adequately and appropriately processed.
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