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May 27, 2015 Canada to test India feed corn imports due to mould concerns

Source: Reuters

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said on Tuesday it has started to detain imports from India of corn for feeding livestock to allow for testing of aflatoxins.

May 26, 2015 Poultry producers air concerns about gov’t response to bird flu

Source: Radio Iowa

Some of the Iowa poultry producers who’ve had to kill their birds because their flocks have been hit by avian flu say they can’t get consistent answers from state and federal officials as to when they can put birds back in their...

May 22, 2015 Sanderson sees no alternatives to antibiotic use in chicken production

Source: Reuters

Sanderson Farms Inc, the third largest U.S. poultry producer, plans to continue using antibiotics on its birds partly because there are no alternatives on the horizon for treating a deadly but common gut disease, Chief Executive...

May 22, 2015 Exclusive: Iowa bird-flu farms fall short on containment measures

Source: Reuters

Measures to control the worst bird flu outbreak in U.S. history are not being enforced at several farms at its epicenter in northwestern Iowa, potentially increasing the risks that the disease could spread further, spot checks by...

May 21, 2015 Food inspectors order recall of Maggi noodles, say found excess lead

Source: Reuters

Food inspectors have ordered Nestle India (NEST.NS) to recall a batch of Maggi noodles from shops across the country, saying the product contained dangerous levels of lead.

May 21, 2015 Avian Flu Outbreak Takes Poultry Producers Into Uncharted Territory

Source: NCPR

An avian flu outbreak is sweeping across the Midwest at a frightening pace, ravaging chicken and turkey farms and leaving officials stumped about the virus's seemingly unstoppable spread.

May 20, 2015 U.S. FDA considers expanding tests for drug residues in milk

Source: Reuters

U.S. health regulators are reviewing current standards for assessing drug residues in milk sold to consumers, a move that could expand testing for veterinary drugs at a time of growing consumer concern over food safety, health...

May 19, 2015 Shoppers Could Soon Have Difficulty Finding Meat's Origin

Source: ABC News

The World Trade Organization ruled Monday that U.S. "country of origin" labels on certain cuts of red meat put Canadian and Mexican livestock at a disadvantage, rejecting a U.S. appeal after a similar WTO decision last year. The...

May 19, 2015 FDA unaware of listeria in Blue Bell plant before deadly breakout

Tuscaloosa News - âIt certainly has taken far too long to get this done, and these outbreaks are the result,â said Christopher Waldrop, director of the Food Policy Institute at the îConsumer Federation of...

May 19, 2015 Texas governor signs law to prohibit local oil well fracking bans

Source: Reuters

Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday signed a bill into law that prohibits cities and towns from banning an oil drilling practice known as hydraulic fracking, giving the state sole authority over oil and gas regulation.

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