Reports out of China where U.S. and Chinese negotiators — including USDA officials — have been working for the past three days to end the ongoing trade war are so far positive, and that’s a good sign for the U.S. chicken industry.
USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service's new criteria for allowing young chicken slaughter plants to increase their line speeds from 140 birds per minute to 175 bpm are likely to prompt a lawsuit from food safety and worker protection groups.
It’s been a process years in the making, but USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is now proposing to give China, Vietnam and Thailand the green light to export catfish to the U.S., so long as the product comes from USDA-certified facilities.
A meeting scheduled by the Food and Drug Administration next week will offer a window into the debate over who should regulate the fast-growing lab-grown meat industry, which uses animal cells to produce meat grown outside the animals.
The Department of Agriculture will accept comment on a proposed rule that would change the way it inspects swine slaughter facilities, saying the benefits of the move “are expected to outweigh the costs.”