Federal agencies lay out regulatory plans

January 6, 2022

Federal agencies, including the USDA and FDA, plan an array of actions in 2022 that will affect the egg industry. The plans, laid out in a “unified regulatory agenda” that is updated twice a year, …

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Legal challenges continue for vaccine executive orders

November 18, 2021

Earlier this year, the Biden administration issued a variety of executive orders requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for federal workers, federal contractors, healthcare employees, and businesses with over 100 employees. These orders have been met with a …

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FSIS implements mask policy to protect inspectors

August 12, 2021

On August 4, USDA Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS) announced that to further protect their inspection program personnel (IPP) from the highly contagious Delta variant, they expect regulated establishments in areas of “substantial” or …

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USDA starts signup for pandemic livestock indemnity

July 22, 2021

The USDA has begun accepting applications for the Pandemic Livestock Indemnity Program (PLIP). This program compensates producers for animals that were euthanized during the pandemic. The department’s Farm Service Agency said the program will help …

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USDA to compensate for forced euthanization

June 17, 2021

In a week that saw multiple announcements of aid to farms and food-insecure families, the USDA announced it will make payments to “livestock and poultry producers forced to euthanize animals during the pandemic (March 1, …

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