The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enable the agencies to support the export of US milk and milk products worldwide.
A request for a delay in the implementation of new pasteurization
requirements for almonds has been rejected by the US Department of
Agriculture (USDA), which has said that the new requirements will
come into effect on September 1,...
The US government is to invest in improving the nation's nutrition
and conducting obesity studies, according to Agriculture Secretary
Mike Johanns, who this week expanded on the Administration's farm
bill nutrition proposals.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been accused of failing
to protect the nation's food supply, following last week's
withdrawal of a long-grain rice seed after possible contamination
with genetically modified material.
Manufacturers of certain uncooked chicken products must revise
their labeling to ensure that consumers understand how these should
be prepared, said the USDA last week in an updated guidance
document to the industry.
A pilot program that distributed fresh fruits and vegetables to
children in Mississippi schools has resulted in increased
consumption of these goods, findings that provide guidance towards
a comprehensive approach for improving students'...
With the nation's sugar supplies still low, manufacturers of
products that use sugar have again appealed to the US Department of
Agriculture (USDA) to allow for extra imports in order to avoid
shortages on the market.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced it will allow
extra sugar imports into the country in an effort to prevent market
shortages after hurricane damage to sugarcane crops, delayed sugar
beet harvests, disruptions...
The USDA has released an informational compact disc for federal and
state agriculture vets. The move is designed to prevent the
intentional and unintentional introduction of animal diseases into
the nation's food production chain.
Safeguarding America's food supply against possible terrorist
threats will eat into a considerable chunk of the USDA's budget
next year. The country is also planning to stockpile animal
vaccines, following concerns that...
New legislation to tighten the 'origin of labelling' for food
products in the US continues to incite reactions with a coalition
of consumer and agricultural organisations this week claiming that
the United States Department...
New organic food labels regulated by the US Agriculture Department
which were launched this week have been welcomed by most US
producers as a useful marketing tool, but the move could shut out
many smaller European farmers from the...
The US Agriculture Department, trying to repair its image after the
second-largest recall in history, is considering new regulations
that would require meat companies to implement more food safety
safeguards, consumer groups said...
The US Agriculture Department, now investigating the second-largest
meat recall in history, would gain authority to issue civil fines
against companies that make unsafe food, under a bill introduced on
Thursday by three Democrats.
Lax security and dilapidated federal laboratories that test animals
for deadly diseases like anthrax and mad cow disease are putting
the livestock industry at risk, US scientists and government
officials said this week
The US Agriculture Department, which is seeking a record US$ 905
million (€1,024m) for food safety spending next year, will hold a
series of public meetings on ways to better protect the nation's
food supply, a top USDA official...
US consumer group, the Center for Science in the Public Interest
(CSPI) Consumer group, revealed this week that the turkey industry
does not appear to be controlling hazard as well as chicken and
ground beef companies.