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US, Mexico partner to improve produce safety

July 29, 2014
Food safety officials from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border have agreed to work together to promote the safety of fresh and minimally processed agricultural products.
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FDA's regulatory policy not biased against Indian drug makers

July 17, 2014
Amid news of regulatory action taken by the U.S. watchdog against pharmaceutical companies, at first glance it would appear that mostly Indian companies have come under fire.
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AFGE warns lawmakers against USDA poultry inspection reform

June 24, 2014
The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is asking lawmakers to support the industry in its attempts to stop the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) from implementing reforms that it claims might put the nation's food safety at risk.
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USDA announces record funding for rural water projects in 2014

April 29, 2014
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that 116 projects aimed at improving water and wastewater services in rural areas will receive financial support.
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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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