Paraguay is a small, landlocked country with far bigger neighbors in Argentina and Brazil. Over time, it evolved into one of South America’s best. The USDA will allow the United States to import fresh beef from Paraguay, but it’s not expected to amount to much, only .05 percent of U.S.

Continue Reading Paraguay’s tiny but controversial re-entry to selling beef in the U.S. market

The Spartz-Massie Amendment in Congress, the latest attempt to undermine the federal Checkoff Program, failed this week on a 377 to 49 vote with 13 House members not voting.

Reps. Victoria Spartz, R-IN, and Thomas Massie, R-KY, tried unsuccessfully to amend H.R. 4368, an Agriculture Appropriations Act for

Continue Reading The latest dustup shows Checkoff programs remain popular with Congress

South African researchers have warned about the risk of another outbreak after a study found Listeria in the beef sector.

The study was conducted by scientists at the University of Pretoria (UP) in 2019 and 2020 into the prevalence of Listeria monocytogenes in beef and beef products at abattoirs and retailers

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The UK has lifted reinforced inspections on meat products from Brazil after analyzing the country’s control system.

The decision covers consignments of beef, poultry, and meat products and preparations exported from Brazil to England, Scotland, and Wales. It comes after an audit of Brazil’s sanitary and phytosanitary controls.

Following allegations

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The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has petitioned USDA to prohibit beef producers like Tyson Foods from claiming their “climate-friendly” products and to require independent verification of all climate claims companies use to market beef to consumers.

EWG earlier this year petitioned USDA to prohibit “Low-Carbon Beef” labels and require third-party

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With a new $275 million beef processing facility being built in Olathe, KS, with an opening of 2025 expected, Walmart plans to take a page from history by producing “case-ready” meat.

A half-century ago, Colorado’s Greeley Beef Plant was the first large-scale producer of what it called “boxed beef,” with

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Wisconsin officials announced a recall of certain pork and beef products this week because of inspection issues.

The Class 1 recall by Prem Meats in Prairie du Sac, WI, impacts some pork and beef products sold at its retail store. The implicated products have establishment number No. 793 printed in

Continue Reading Beef, and pork from a Wisconsin firm recalled because of problems with inspections