Poultry processing plants that do not meet Salmonella control performance standards will have to conduct new follow-up sampling procedures beginning early next year, according to a notice from the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-image-raw-chickens-supermarket-image33900426In a Dec. 16 notice, FSIS announced the new follow-up protocol for testing, referred to as sampling by the…

This is reprinted from the Food & Water Watch blog. I am supposed to be on vacation this week. I have been pulling weeds from my vegetable garden – not using Round Up or Agent Orange or Napalm. Pulling weeds can be cathartic, but an article that appeared in the Aug. 18, 2013, New…

The story of a two-day computer system failure within the U.S. Department of Agriculture earlier this month has been exaggerated by The New York Times and does not accurately represent the state of meat inspection during system downtime, according to the inspection administrator for the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. From the afternoon of…