HSUS uses D.C. Consumer Protection Procedures Act, files lawsuit against Smithfield Foods

October 21, 2021

Like cage-free egg commitments, many companies have also made crate-free pork commitments. Many of these commitments are to be 100% “crate-free,” or also termed “group-housed,” by 2022.  Several organizations track and regularly report on company …

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WOTUS still in play

October 21, 2021

On October 13, U.S. EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers announced plans to hold a series of WOTUS  roundtables, two in each of five regions across the country. The roundtables will be held in …

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93.7% of Salmonella illness not attributed to eggs

October 21, 2021

According to a new inter-agency report, eggs caused just 6.3 percent of Salmonella illnesses in 2019. Chicken, fruits, pork and seeded vegetables each accounted for more than 12 percent of the illnesses, based on multi-year …

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Distinguished scientists provide guidance for UEP Certified

October 21, 2021

Meet Dr. Paul Thompson, Dr. Tina Widowski, and Dr. Hongwei Xin, of the UEP Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC). All are internationally recognized scientists who bring diverse expertise to the UEP Certified program. Dr. Paul Thompson …

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USDA announces loan guarantee initiative to strengthen food supply chains

October 7, 2021

On October 4, the USDA announced that an additional $100 million from the American Rescue Plan will address food system challenges within meat and poultry processing. This investment is in addition to the previously announced …

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