USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) reports that since 2002, 14 states have enacted laws governing their animal agricultural industries’ pre-slaughter production practices. These restrictions to boost the welfare of farm animals may also be causing or at least contributing to current shortages and price increases.

ERS found the policies have

Continue Reading Challenges to growing animal welfare restrictions found ‘largely unsuccessful’

As part of its enforcement activities, the Food and Drug Administration sends warning letters to entities under its jurisdiction. Some letters are not posted for public view until weeks or months after they are sent. Business owners have 15 days to respond to FDA warning letters. Warning letters often are
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More Than Gourmet, Inc., in  Akron, OH has recalled approximately 6,896 pounds of ready-to-eat beef and veal broth and stock products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically hydraulic oil, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The ready-to-eat broth and stock items

Continue Reading More Than Gourmet, Inc. Recalls Beef And Veal Broth And Stock Products

The Food Standards Agency has warned about potentially unsafe meat sold via Facebook.

Implicated meat products were supplied before Jan. 15 by an unregistered and unapproved Wiltshire-based vendor. It is understood that distribution has occurred nationally across England, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Brand names include Ushqime Organike,
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The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has denied a 4-year-old petition filed on behalf of the American Veal Association. The petition sought an FSIS rulemaking to establish regulatory definitions for veal and other immature cattle to be consistent with industry practices.  Specifically, the petition requested:

  •  That FSIS

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French authorities have partially lifted suspension on a veal abattoir after an investigation into an undercover video from an animal welfare charity.

Sobeval, part of the Van Drie group, had slaughtering activities halted on Feb. 28 by officials in the Dordogne region of France after an inspection report by the
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A Calgary-based company has recalled Scarpone’s Italian Store brand frozen ground veal.   The recall was triggered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results for suspected E. coli O157:H7 contamination.

No illnesses are yet confirmed related to the recalled product.

The CFIA is verifying the removal of the recalled
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More than 2,800 pounds of veal and lamb products sent to three U.S. states are under recall by Quebec-based Montpak International Inc. because they were not presented for import re-inspection into the United States.

Montpak shipped the meat to distributors in New Jersey, New York, and Virginia, according to the
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California in 2020 is scheduled to begin implementing more stringent animal confinement standards for in-state and out-of-state producers who sell certain animal products the state.

The new law was overwhelmingly approved in 2018 by California voters as Proposition 12. It covers breeding pigs, veal calves, and egg-laying hens kept on
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