Last week, Sen. Pat Roberts, chairman of the US Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, presented to the Senate his amendment to repeal mandatory country-of-origin-labeling (COOL) requirements for beef, pork and chicken to prevent Canada and Mexico from imposing billions of dollars in retaliatory tariffs on the US economy.
The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) continues to release details of the educational programs to be presented at PROCESS EXPO 2015 including sessions tackling food safety, allergens, water usage and sustainability.
The dairy industry applauded leaders of the Senate and House Judiciary committees, the Senate Finance Committee, and the House Ways and Means Committee for expressing their “grave disappointment” over recently approved changes to the Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin which now allows for the registration of geographical indications.
Twenty-one US Representatives sent a bipartisan letter to Canadian officials urging them to engage in market access discussions regarding dairy products as a member of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
CDC and USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), along with the Minnesota Health Department and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, are investigating two outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidus infections linked to raw, frozen, breaded and pre-browed stuffed chicken entrees.
With its ice cream still absent from store shelves, Blue Bell Creameries said it notified FDA and state health officials in Alabama it will begin test production at the Sylacauga, AL facility during the next several weeks.