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USDA Implements New Inspection System for Poultry Products

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) announced additional food safety requirements for poultry products, which include new preventative measures, re-focused inspection activities that will prevent thousands of illnesses annually and improved coordination on worker safety. 13 more words

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Are Americans Eating Healthier?

It seems like we’re constantly being barraged with warnings about the evils of sodas and having too much sugar, salt, fat, and gluten in our diet. 279 more words

Shows

Avant: Celebrating Farmers Markets & Fresh from the Garden.. Yours!

Flowers. Spices. Produce.

It’s just a few of the items found at the Dane County Farmers Market, and its more than 160 vendors set up around the State Capitol building every Saturday. 362 more words

Vegetable Gardening

Celebrate National Farmers Market Week

August 3 through 9, 2014, has been declared “National Farmers Market Week” by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. National Farmers Market Week is an annual event started in 2000 to recognize the important role of farmers markets in the agricultural and food economies, as well as their impact on the local economy. 371 more words

Community Development

USDA Overhauls Decades-Old Poultry Inspections

The Obama administration is overhauling poultry plant inspections for the first time in more than 50 years, a move it says could result in 5,000 fewer foodborne illnesses each year. 101 more words

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USDA overhauls decades-old poultry inspections

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is overhauling poultry plant inspections for the first time in more than 50 years, a move it says could result in 5,000 fewer foodborne illnesses each year. 381 more words

National

Court rules against meat producers whining about detailed labels

I’m getting really tired of corporations trying to avoid regulatory responsibility to the public by going the Citizens United route – trying the “corporations are people” crap out on every issue. 325 more words

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