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.
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.