A new study from USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service shows SARS-CoV-2, the virus at the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic, was "transmitted from humans to deer, mutated, and potentially transmitted back to humans."
The Biden administration wants to focus on the biggest threats to the nation’s food security, citing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, increased ransomware attacks, climate change and the avian flu outbreak.
In advance of a congressional hearing today focused on concerns that the Food and Drug Administration’s oversight of food safety is dysfunctional, FDA Commissioner Robert Califf announced he is launching a “comprehensive evaluation” of the agency’s food programs.
Congressional leaders announced agreement early Wednesday on a $1.5 trillion, government-wide spending bill for fiscal 2022 that includes new funding for rural broadband expansion and authorization of a cattle contract library at USDA to address concerns about market power in the beef sector.
The Supreme Court has stayed the COVID-19 vaccine-or-test mandate for businesses of 100 or more employees, finding the Occupational Safety and Health Administration did not have the authority to issue it.
A lawsuit alleging Tyson Foods’ negligence and disregard for proper safety measures led to the deaths from COVID-19 of four employees of its Waterloo, Iowa, plant can move forward in state court, a federal appeals court ruled.