USDA has announced that America's farmers are to benefit from major innovations from scientists and researchers as well as from the recently announced United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
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The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has urged the USDA to make its healthy eating recommendation - MyPlate - dairy-free in order to protect Americans from various health conditions.
The agreement is said to be a particularly important preparedness effort as the nation approaches peak harvesting seasons, when many fruits and vegetables grown across the US are sent to be frozen or canned.
The USDA has released final GMO regulations, which the Center for Food Safety has claimed are detrimental to the health of farmers and consumers.
The move, intended to prevent shortages and disruptions to the supply chain, comes as approximately 3,300 US meat plant workers have tested positive for the virus and 20 have died.
Food & Water Watch and the Center for Food Safety have suggested that analysis of newly released data reveals the New Swine Inspection System eliminates critical animal and carcass inspection, which could potentially lead to disease outbreaks.
The Agenda is comprised of four components: synchronising public and private sector research, integrating innovative technologies, reviewing productivity and conservation data and setting USDA accountable benchmarks.
The US-China Phase One Economic and Trade Agreement is said to be favourable to those trading livestock between the two nations.
The FDA has introduced a temporary policy for FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) supplier verification onsite audit requirements, and the USDA has issued a statement to stakeholders with information about its support for food businesses.
The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) has called on the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary, Sonny Perdue, to take action to protect the US cattle market amid the recent coronavirus outbreak.
USDA researchers are reportedly developing vaccine candidates that show promise against ASF, and USDA has stated that it will continue to work with industry and state partners to keep ASF out of the US.
While the original proposed rule was jointly published with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), the FDA is only seeking comments on the agency’s specific aspects of the proposed rule, including 13 general principles for food standards modernisation.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the availability of two programmes that aim to protect hemp producers’ crops from natural disasters.