FDA Commissioner Resigns Unexpectedly

March 7, 2019

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced he will step down to spend more time with his family.  Although the move was unexpected, administration officials were quoted praising Gottlieb, and some press speculated he …

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FDA Warning Letters a Reminder for all Egg Farmers

March 7, 2019

On February 27, FDA released warning letters to two shell egg farms from inspections conducted last year.  These letters convey critical reminders for all egg producers. Review each farm’s specific Salmonella enteritidis (SE) prevention plan …

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Suit Against USDA Organic Rule Action Moves Forward

March 7, 2019

The Organic Trade Association’s (OTA) suit against the USDA’s withdrawal of its rule on organic livestock and poultry practices can proceed to trial, a district court judge wrote in a February 27 ruling.  U.S. District …

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California Expands Newcastle Quarantine Area

March 7, 2019

UEP and other ag organizations are urging USDA to secure funding to eradicate vND Virulent Newcastle disease (vND) is killing a growing number of Southern California chickens.  State Veterinarian Annette Jones announced a poultry quarantine …

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Salmonella Reading Outbreak in Raw Turkey Continues

February 21, 2019

As of February 13, 279 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Reading associated with raw turkey products have been reported in 41 states and the District of Columbia.  Over one hundred people have …

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