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Pork Sirloin Makes The Cut As A Heart-Healthy Roast
February 15, 2017 —  [Food]
Eating healthier just got easier with the addition of one more pork cut to the list of Heart-Check Certified products by the American Heart Association. The Pork Checkoff is working with the American...
Roaster Pig Food Safety Recommendations
September 14, 2016 — Harry Snelson [Food]
The National Pork Board has published a Roaster Pig Food Safety Factsheet outlining tips to promote safe handling and proper cooking of roaster pigs. The factsheet describes four core practices of...
Food Safety Modernization Act and Animal Feed
August 31, 2015 —  [Food]
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years, was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. FSMA aims to ensure the...
USDA Starts Pork Pathogen Sampling
April 15, 2015 —  [Food]
USDA has issued a notice dated April 13 that outlines sampling protocols for salmonella as part of the nationwide raw pork products exploratory sampling project (RPPESP), which was
USDA’s Salmonella Action Plan Includes Pork
December 11, 2013 —  [Food]
USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) recently released its “Salmonella Action Plan” in an effort to reduce the number of individuals sickened by Salmonella in meat and poultry...
U.S. Food, Animal Groups Seek Lower Ractopamine Limits
January 9, 2013 —  [Food]
Food safety and animal welfare groups petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday seeking limits on an animal feed additive that is the subject of concerns about human and animal...
Administration wants to Combine FSIS and FDA
January 25, 2012 —  [Food]
There’s long been talk about creating a single federal food safety agency. That may become a reality if Congress grants the Obama Administration authority to reorganize the government. Such efforts...
FSIS Begins New Pork Screening Tests
September 28, 2011 —  [Food]
The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has replaced the Fast Antimicrobial Screen test (FAST) with the Kidney Inhibition Swab (KIS) test for swine carcasses at processing establishments that...
FSIS to Replace Fast Screen Test
August 23, 2011 —  [Food]
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a notice (44-11) to inspection program personnel (IPP) notifying them that on September, 11, 2011, it will replace the Fast Antimicrobial...
New USDA Guidelines Lower Pork Cooking Temperature
May 24, 2011 — Cindy Cunningham [Food]
New cooking guidelines from the nation's food-safety agency confirm Pork Checkoff research that shows pork can be consumed safely when cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit,...
Senate Passes Food-Safety Bill
December 22, 2010 —  [Food]
A bill that would overhaul the nation's food-safety laws for the first time since the Great Depression came roaring back to life Sunday as Senate Democrats struck a deal with Republicans that helped...
Senate approves Food Safety Modernization Act
December 1, 2010 —  [Food]
The U.S. Senate today approved the Food Safety Modernization Act by a vote of 73 to 25. The legislation gives the Food and Drug Administration more authority, including the power to compel the...
Senator, Execs Push for Vote on Food Safety Bill
September 15, 2010 —  [Food]
As members of Congress return to D.C. for the year's last few months of legislative work, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D.-Minn.) and executives from Hormel and Supervalu are pushing for passage of a food...
Trichinella Parasites Detected in Mexican Pork
July 7, 2010 — Harry Snelson [Food]
A researcher, Isabel Jimnez Seres, at the School of Veterinary and Animal Science at the Universidad Autnoma Benito Juarez de Oaxaca has detected the parasite which causes trichinellosis in pork...
CDC says Foodborne Illnesses Not on the Rise
April 22, 2009 —  [Food]
Despite several high-profile Salmonella outbreaks during the past few years, the incidence of the most common foodborne illnesses has changed very little over the past three years, according to a...
Update on FARAD Funding
January 16, 2009 — Harry Snelson [Food]
As you may recall, livestock production groups and food animal veterinary professional organizations were successful in getting Congress to authorize funding for the Food Animal Residue Avoidance...
Some Irish Beef and Pork Contaminated with Dioxin
December 17, 2008 — Harry Snelson [Food]
Irish authorities are recalling pork products after detecting elevated levels of dioxin contamination on 10 pig farms. The dioxin levels were up to 200 times the allowable limit. Contamination has...
Salmonella Strains in Humans Distinct from Animals
November 13, 2008 — Harry Snelson [Food]
Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara have determined that human strains of Salmonella are different from those derived from animal sources. There are more than 2,300 strains of...
FSIS to Discuss Label Claims on Meat and Poultry
October 8, 2008 — Harry Snelson [Food]
The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) will conduct a public meeting to discuss it policy on the use of animal raising claims on meat and poultry products. FSIS approves animal raising...
Control of Salmonella in the Pork Production Chain
June 26, 2008 — Julie Funk, DVM. MS. PhD [Food]
Salmonellosis is a major food borne disease threat to public health. In Canada, Salmonella is the second most common bacterial food borne pathogen (after Campylobacter) for which swine serve as a...
Dutch Efforts to Address Salmonella
October 15, 2007 — Harry Snelson [Food]
In 2005, officials in the Netherlands implemented a strategy to monitor salmonella levels on pig farms and in the nation's processing facilities. The goal was to identify points along the production...

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