China Bans Meat Exports from U.S. West Coast Facility

Dan Beef, Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, USDA-FSIS, USDA-FSIS

China has banned meat exports from a West Coast cold storage facility near the Port of Oakland after traces of the feed additive ractopamine were found in beef shipments. The Food Safety and Inspection Service said that Chinese customs workers detected the feed additive that’s banned by more than 150 countries. Agriculture Dive says the move is creating significant obstacles …

USDA Seeks to Reduce Chicken-Related Salmonella Outbreaks

Dan Poultry, This Land of Ours, USDA-FSIS, USDA-FSIS

(USDA/WASHINGTON D.C./ April 26, 2024) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced its final determination to declare Salmonella an adulterant in raw breaded stuffed chicken products when they exceed a specific threshold (1 colony forming unit (CFU) per gram or higher) for Salmonella contamination. This final determination is part of FSIS’ broader efforts to reduce Salmonella illnesses associated with the …

FSIS Inspections Indicate Clean Peanut Crop

Dan Peanuts, USDA-FSIS

As peanut fields across the Southeast are being harvested, the Federal State Inspection Service (FSIS) has been busy inspecting the crop. And according to Tyron Spearman, numbers coming in from FSIS thus far indicate a clean crop. Sponsored ContentNuseed Carinata Covers New GroundJuly 15, 2024CIR Agriculture Harvester ProductsJuly 1, 2024TriEst Ag Group: Partners in ProfitabilityApril 1, 2024

NCC Says FSIS’s New Salmonella Framework Lacks Data, Research

Dan National Chicken Council (NCC), Poultry, USDA-FSIS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) recently announced a new regulatory framework in an effort to reduce Salmonella illnesses associated with poultry products. FSIS said it would be proposing three components, (1) Requiring incoming flocks be tested for Salmonella before entering an establishment; (2) Enhancing establishment process control monitoring and FSIS verification; (3) Implementing an …

USDA Releases Proposed Regulatory Framework to Reduce Salmonella Infections Linked to Poultry Products

Dan Poultry, USDA-FSIS

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has released a proposed regulatory framework for a new strategy to control Salmonella contamination in poultry products and reduce foodborne illnesses attributed to these products. The agency is hosting a virtual public meeting on Nov. 3, 2022, to seek input from stakeholders on the proposed framework. The proposed framework consists of three …