The shortage of infant formula and the food safety reason behind it are front and center for groups like Consumer Reports and the Environmental Working Group, which are calling on Congress to take action.
Stampede Meat Inc.’s Sunland Park, NM, meat production plant was ordered closed from Nov. 3 to 17 by the state Department of Health because it was associated with six COVID-19 infections in late October involving…
Continue Reading Federally-regulated meat processor resists state closure order
Livestock and poultry production in the United States held up after the Defense Production Act put USDA in charge of making sure meat processors kept operating but in compliance with CDC and OSHA guidelines.
The federal government this week signaled its willingness to take over any part of the food industry that isn’t functioning properly to keep production flowing.
For the moment, the extended authority is being provided to…
Continue Reading From meat to fruits and vegetables, the fight to prevent food shortages moves on
President Trump’s executive order keeping meat plants open during the COVID-19 pandemic is a further threat to the health of the women and men who produce our food. The order would gut any incentive…
Continue Reading Trump’s order to keep meat plants open gives big business a loophole