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USDA Extends Ban on High-Risk Canadian Beef

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Agriculture agreed today without a fight to extend a federal judge's order to prevent the import of certain "high...

USDA sweetens food-security spending

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns announced to a roomful of restaurateurs and food processors on Friday that his agency would direct an additional $7 million to protecting the food supply.

The workshop is designed to teach produce professionals safe farming and handling practices and the three-day session will feature discussions of the latest...

The PMA on Feb. 1-2 commissioned a survey among 1,000 primary food shoppers nationwide to assess consumer perception of the safety of consuming fresh-cut...

According to company officials, the new guidelines include several major changes, including crop setback distances, crop procedures in flood-prone areas and...

With health and freshness two of the major forces driving menus today, produce is top on operators’ purchase orders. Indeed, restaurants have been making a big effort to put more fruits and vegetables on the plate. But this effort hit a roadblock with recent E.coli scares and salmonella outbreaks. As a result, food safety has become the priority for suppliers and buyers of fresh produce.

The agreement also foresees an increased presence of American officials at Chinese production plants.The pact, part of several aimed at easing economic...

Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Judd Gregg (R-NH), sponsored the measure, the first since President Barack Obama offered a budget proposal last week...

ANAHEIM, CA (Oct. 7)—Tim York, president of Markon Cooperative, the leading broadline distributor produce marketing group, has received the Golden...

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD (June 8, 2010)—A study released today on health-related policies in elementary schools fails to report on significant improvements in...

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