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The FDA and USDA said they remain committed to facilitating the efficient exporting of milk and milk products. Pic: Getty Images/Andrei Stanescu

FDA and USDA sign MOU to facilitate dairy exports

By Jim Cornall

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.

Picture: ©iStock. The index showed an increase in high-risk Class I recalls

Mixed quarter for FDA and USDA recalls

By Joseph James Whitworth

FDA recalls and recalled units fell in Q2 but recalls and recalled pounds rose on the USDA side, according to Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS.

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PURE pursues USDA backing after FDA approval

By Joseph James Whitworth

PURE Bioscience’s food contact notification (FCN) for use of the silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC) antimicrobial as a raw poultry processing aid has become effective after US FDA backing.

Aspen Foods said based on advice of experts and legal counsel it is declining to recall

Aspen Foods refuses additional recall request

By Joseph James Whitworth

Aspen Foods has refused to recall additional chicken products after the USDA-FSIS said it had found a strain of Salmonella that prompted an earlier recall.

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Arrayit works with USDA on pathogen detection system

By Joseph James Whitworth

Arrayit Corporation has signed an agreement with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) around pathogen detection and is also working with a team from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

USDA expands on nutrition goals

USDA expands on nutrition goals

By Lorraine Heller

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.

Safety CD released

Safety CD released

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.

Damage limitation from USDA

Damage limitation from USDA

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...

US moves to empower USDA

US moves to empower USDA

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.

Down and out ... in US labs?

Down and out ... in US labs?

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

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