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US Agriculture Secretary announces appointments to Council for Native American Farming and Ranching

Industry news  •  6 December 2016  •  New Food

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the appointment of six new members and the re-appointment of five members to the Council for Native American Farming and Ranching…

What a Donald Trump Presidency might mean for the US food and beverage industry

Blogs, Z Homepage Promo  •  28 November 2016  •  Roy Manuell, Digital Editor

Donald Trump’s stance on the food and beverage industry remains to be seen. In this article, we predict what might happen once Trump enters the White House…

Global nano-enabled packaging market poised to reach $15.0 billion by 2020

Industry news  •  4 November 2016  •  New Food

The global nano enabled packaging market for food and beverages industry was worth USD 6.5 billion in 2013 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.7% during 2014 to 2020…

USDA announces plans to purchase surplus cheese and create growth for dairy industry

Industry news  •  12 October 2016  •  New Food

The USDA offers to purchase $20 million of cheddar cheese to reduce a private cheese surplus that has reached record levels…

USDA commits $56 million for local and community food projects, organic research

Industry news  •  3 October 2016  •  New Food

United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announces more than $56 million in grants to strengthen local and regional food systems, support farmers markets, and fund organic research…

Soil management may help stabilise maize yield in the face of climate change

Industry news  •  21 September 2016  •  University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES)

Experts at the University of Illinois have found that correct soil management could stabilise maize yield in the face of global warming…

Paradise Valley Market, Inc. recalls ground beef products due to possible E. Coli O157:H7 adulteration

Industry news  •  9 September 2016  •  USDA

The Paradise Valley Market, Inc., is recalling some of its ground beef products that may be adulterated with E. coli O157:H7, the FSIS announced today…

E. coli outbreak in USA linked to ground beef

Industry news  •  27 July 2016  •  Stephanie Anthony, Editor New Food

Thirteen people are sick in an E. coli outbreak in New Hampshire linked to ground beef. State health officials are still working to determine the source…

USDA awards $30.1m in grants for food safety and plant improvements

Industry news  •  4 February 2016  •  Victoria White

$15.1m of the USDA’s grants will be used to fund 35 projects focused on enhancing food safety and improving food quality…

USDA announces $3.4m funding through IWYP programme

Industry news  •  15 December 2015  •  Victoria White

The IWYP supports research to enhance the genetic component of wheat yield and develop new wheat varieties that are adaptable to different geographical regions and environmental conditions…

UC Davis projects receive $5 million in USDA food safety grants to target bacteria and prevent foodborne illness

Industry news  •  14 April 2015  •  Victoria White

Scientists at UC Davis are leading three new food safety research projects, recently funded with more than $5 million in grants from the USDA…

US Agriculture Secretary announces $23 million available for citrus greening research

Industry news  •  2 April 2015  •  Victoria White

The US Agriculture Secretary, Tom Vilsack, has announced the availability of $23 million in USDA funding for citrus greening disease research…

USDA releases results of water based aflatoxin test study

Featured news  •  14 August 2014  •  Neogen Europe Ltd

As part of the National Mycotoxin Quality Assurance Program, the USDA Grain Inspection Advisory Committee has released the results of a comparative study on water-based aflatoxin test kits…

USDA announces additional food safety requirements, new inspection system for poultry products

Industry news  •  6 August 2014  •  The U.S. Department of Agriculture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced a critical step forward in making chicken and turkey products safer for Americans to eat…

 

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