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Concern about growth drugs
A video showing clips of cattle struggling to walk was shown at a recent beef industry conference as part of a panel discussion on the pros and cons of using a class of drugs known as beta-agonists — the additives fed to cattle in the weeks before slaughter to add up to 30 pounds to bodyweight and reduce fat content in the meat.
Monday, August, 19, 2013 - Reuters - News

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Farms fight virus
Hog producers are struggling to contain a deadly virus affecting young pigs. Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus has spread to 16 states.
Monday, August, 19, 2013 - New York Times News Service - News

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The GMO debate
Safety, the demands of feeding a growing world population, labels and trade are among the key issues in the debate on genetically modified foods.
Monday, August, 12, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Tyson to stop buying cattle fed Merck supplement
Tyson Foods Inc. says it will no longer buy cattle fed a supplement that’s designed to bulk them up before slaughter, citing experts who suggest the drug may be causing animals to become lame.
Friday, August, 09, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Fonterra apologizes for tainted milk product
Fonterra, a large New Zealand dairy producer, apologized Monday for the contamination of an infant milk formula ingredient with a potentially toxic strain of bacteria.
Tuesday, August, 06, 2013 - New York Times New Service - News

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Improving safety of imported foods
The Food and Drug Administration is proposing new rules to make U.S. food importers responsible for ensuring that their foreign suppliers are handling and processing food safely.
Monday, August, 05, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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New Zealand botulism scare triggers global recall
New Zealand authorities have triggered a global recall of up to 1,000 tons of dairy products across seven countries after dairy giant Fonterra announced tests had turned up a type of bacteria that could cause botulism.
Monday, August, 05, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Kan. meat packer recalls beef on contamination issues
A Kansas meatpacker has recalled 50,100 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said.
Thursday, August, 01, 2013 - - News

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China bans Ark. poultry after mild bird flu strain
China has banned imports of poultry and poultry products from the state of Arkansas after a low-pathogenic strain of avian influenza was found in the state in June, U.S. government and industry officials said on Tuesday.
Wednesday, July, 31, 2013 - Reuters - News

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FDA proposes rules for safer imported foods
Chances are that about 15 percent of the food you eat — more if your diet includes lots of fruits, vegetables and cheese — comes from abroad, and the government is taking steps now to make it safer.
Tuesday, July, 30, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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USDA proposed rule for mechanically tenderized meat
According to the June 2013 volume of the Federal Register, “in 2009, the Safe Food Coalition sent a petition to the Secretary of Agriculture to request, among other issues, regulatory action to require that the labels of mechanically tenderized beef products disclose the fact that the products have been mechanically tenderized.
Monday, July, 29, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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India told to ban toxin that killed children
The pesticide that killed 23 Indian schoolchildren last week is a nerve poison banned by many countries because of what the World Health Organization describes as its “high acute toxicity”.
Wednesday, July, 24, 2013 - Reuters - News

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Iowa egg farms settle suit
The Iowa egg producers blamed for a 2010 salmonella outbreak have settled a lawsuit brought by a California distributor that lost profits from the foodborne illnesses and the resulting product recalls, court records show.
Monday, July, 22, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Pig virus may curb US pork supply
A swine virus that has spread to 16 states since April is killing piglets and slowing growth in older hogs, threatening to curb U.S. pork output, according to a report by industry veterinarians.
Monday, July, 22, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Meat groups sue USDA over meat labeling rule
Requiring meat labels to have more details about a product’s origins is too costly and serves no public health or safety benefit, industry groups said Tuesday in announcing a lawsuit against U.S. Department of Agriculture over new labeling rules.
Wednesday, July, 10, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Latest news
The USDA takes a proactive approach to sugar surplus management, state issued irrigation permits in South Dakota are on the rise, and Hughes County (S.D.) commissioners have approved the construction of a new pulse processing facility.
Monday, June, 24, 2013 - Agweek - News

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A single field, a host of questions
There’s a rule of thumb that goes like this: If you’re a liberal, you think man-made global warming is real and GMO food is dangerous.
Monday, June, 24, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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Canary trade still slow
Canary continues the slow methodical pattern of trade it has had all winter. We’ve been on the verge of running out since 2011, according to the supply and demand tables, but somehow enough supplies keep coming to town to meet demand.
Monday, June, 24, 2013 - Agweek - Markets

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US approves label for nonGMO products
The Agriculture Department has approved a label for meat and liquid egg products that includes a claim about the absence of genetically engineered products.
Friday, June, 21, 2013 - New York Times New Service - News

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House votes to delay food safety rules
The House voted late Wednesday to delay sweeping food safety rules that would require farmers and food companies to be more vigilant about guarding against contamination.
Thursday, June, 20, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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