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The Wait is Over: USDA Withdraws the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Rule

By Riëtte van Laack — On March 12, 2018, the USDA announced its decision to withdraw the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule that was published on January 19, 2017. As previously discussed, the OLPP was essentially an … Continue reading

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Playing Chicken with the USDA

Consumer Groups allege Chicken was laced with “Special K” in False Advertising Case                                                        … Continue reading

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USDA Issues Salmonella Health Alert for “Fareway Chicken Salad”

This product was shipped to all Fareway grocery stores in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota and sold directly to consumers who shopped at Fareway. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a … Continue reading

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USDA and FDA Announce Intent to Improve and Increase Coordination and Collaboration

By Riëtte van Laack — On January 30, 2018, Dr. Gottlieb of FDA and Secretary Perdue of the USDA announced that they had signed a formal agreement to make the coordination and collaboration between the two agencies more efficient and … Continue reading

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USDA Fully Deregulates Genetically Modified Alfalfa

In January, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced that it would "fully deregulate" the planting of alfalfa that has been genetically engineered to tolerate Monsanto's herbicide Roundup. The USDA based its decision, in … Continue reading

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