Regulators modify inspections

March 26, 2020

In light of the need for protective measures against COVID-19, regulatory agencies have adjusted their inspection practices. The Food and Drug Administration has “temporarily postponed all domestic routine surveillance facility inspections. These are facility inspections …

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Food, agriculture are “critical infrastructure”

March 26, 2020

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a guidance document on the “essential critical infrastructure workforce.” The list comprises industries and workers that need to remain operational even during protective measures against COVID-19. The agriculture …

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EPA mulls ethanol changes

March 12, 2020

In the wake of an unfavorable court ruling, the Environmental Protection Agency is considering a halt to most small refinery waivers, which exempt facilities from ethanol mandates, according to press reports. A recent 10th Circuit …

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Ag greenhouse gases remain at 9%

March 12, 2020

EPA issued a Draft U.S. Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emissions last month for comment. This inventory reports the estimated emissions for each major U.S sector and totals from 1990 to 2018.  Agriculture’s share of total …

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UEP tackles misleading labeling

March 12, 2020

The United Egg Producers, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, National Fisheries Institute, National Pork Producers, and National Milk Producers Federation are currently working with Congress through the appropriations process, to address issues surrounding companies labeling plant-based …

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