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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CDC says foodborne illness fell during pandemic

October 7, 2021

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds a 26 percent decline in foodborne infections in 2020, compared to the previous three-year average. The report, using FoodNet data, showed that infections …

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Wendy’s sued for allegedly misleading consumers about cage-free eggs

September 23, 2021

A lawsuit has been filed by an animal activist group claiming that Wendy’s violates the District of Columbia’s general consumer protection law regarding cage-free eggs. A recent D.C. Court of Appeals ruling against Hormel is …

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Two CWA decisions; more potential problems for CAFOs

September 23, 2021

Two recent decisions, one by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the other by EPA, highlight how the Clean Water Act’s (CWA) regulatory measures for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) are subject to changes. These …

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Contagious strains of avian influenza discovered in France

September 23, 2021

French officials announced that one of the most contagious strains of avian influenza (AI), H5N8, was discovered in Aisne and has spread to Luxembourg and Belgium.  The infected animals were immediately destroyed, with all necessary …

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