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NPPC Praises Animal Traceability Rule

December 27, 2012 9:43 am0 comments
NPPC Praises Animal Traceability Rule

US – Calling it vital to the US pork industry’s ability to more quickly control and eradicate foreign animal diseases and keep export markets open, the National Pork Producers Council has praised the US Department of Agriculture for issuing a final rule to implement a national animal identification system.   […]

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Amendment to Label GE Food Pre-Filed

December 24, 2012 9:34 am0 comments
Amendment to Label GE Food Pre-Filed

NEW MEXICO, US – New Mexico State Senator, Peter Wirth, has pre-filed a proposed amendment to the New Mexico Food Act to require the labelling of genetically engineered (GE) food and feed.   The amendment (SB 18) was drafted with support from the consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch […]

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NCBA Statement on Animal Disease Traceability Rule

December 20, 2012 9:19 am0 comments
NCBA Statement on Animal Disease Traceability Rule

WASHINGTON – National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Chief Veterinarian Kathy Simmons issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) final animal disease traceability (ADT) rule, which was announced by Secretary Vilsack this afternoon.   “NCBA has been an industry leader […]

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Mandatory COOL Value Negligible at Best

December 12, 2012 9:54 am0 comments
Mandatory COOL Value Negligible at Best

US – The United States’ mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL) program was back in the news last week as the World Trade Organization (WTO) announced a deadline of 23 May 2013 for compliance after its ruling that the program violates international trade agreements, writes Steve Meyer in his weekly “Market Preview” […]

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The coming of farm-to-fork traceability

November 19, 2012 9:46 am1 comment
The coming of farm-to-fork traceability

Before long, nearly everyone in the food supply chain should have tools to trace products back to the point of origin. It’s the law, and it’s good for business.   Over the summer, cantaloupes tainted by two strains of salmonella entered the food supply chain, killing at least three people […]

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Quality Assurance in US Feedlots

October 6, 2012 8:09 am1 comment
Quality Assurance in US Feedlots

The Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) programme is a State and national industry-led effort that provides guidelines to support the production of quality beef. The goal of the program is to raise consumer confidence in beef quality through recommended management techniques and a commitment to quality within segments of the beef […]

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Product Traceability Pilot Studies

September 16, 2011 8:56 am24 comments

The Pilot Traceability Project was announced as of last week. This project is intended to provide a structure for tracing ingredients back to their source in the event of a recall.   In the wake of recent recalls the progress of implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has […]

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How Traceability Legislation May Impact the Food Supply Chain

July 26, 2011 9:38 am0 comments
How Traceability Legislation May Impact the Food Supply Chain

Earlier this year, President Obama signed the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) (P.L. 111-353), a law that will overhaul U.S. food safety for the first time since the Great Depression.   The legislation passed in response to a growing public concern about the integrity of both local and imported […]

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Food safety law advances role of traceability

July 1, 2011 4:13 am0 comments
Food safety law advances role of traceability

Threats to our food supply are real. The Food Safety Modernization Act hopes to mitigate the risk to Americans. HOW CAN FOOD PACKAGING OPERATIONS COPE with the added burden of regulatory requirements? The most sweeping change to U.S. food safety laws in 70 years was enacted on Jan. 4, 2011, […]

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Food Industry Expert Warns Against Source Marking vs. Traceability Confusion

June 12, 2011 9:30 am0 comments
Food Industry Expert Warns Against Source Marking vs. Traceability Confusion

As difficult as it may be to believe, some consumers are apparently confused over the difference between source marking and traceability. As difficult as it may be to believe, some consumers are apparently confused over the difference between source marking and traceability. That, at least, is the opinion of Angela […]

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