USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service isn’t changing the way it deals with non-ambulatory disabled pigs.

An animal activist organization, Farm Sanctuary, had petitioned FSIS to have non-ambulatory disabled pigs (NADs) immediately condemned and “promptly euthanized.”

But in an eight-page response, FSIS officially denied the petition on Sept. 16.

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CRETE–I must admit I have been a bit neglectful in my weekly duties of getting my Publisher’s Platform in on time.  This week I actually did have time to think about doing it between visits to a former Leper Colony (lawyers still welcome), very old Cretan churches and even older

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Henderson, Colorado-based Rocky Mountain Natural Meats recalled approximately 66,000 pounds of ground and tenderized steak bison products for potential E. coli O157:H7 contamination late Friday.

The recall was initiated after the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) became aware of an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak associated

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