Bringing all medically important antimicrobial drugs approved for use in animals under veterinary oversight and promoting proper stewardship of antimicrobials are among the goals of a five-year plan released by the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine on Friday.
The U.S. pork industry is raising concerns about the possibility that African Swine Fever – a deadly animal disease that has never been found in North America – could spread to the U.S., costing hog producers and pork processors billions of dollars in lost export sales.
A federal jury has awarded $473.5 million in damages to six North Carolinians, agreeing with them that odors from a Pender County hog farm were bad enough that they interfered with their right to enjoy their property.
Pork exports were a hot topic at the World Meat Congress for both the challenges ahead in a very uncertain trade environment and growing opportunities as global consumers demand more protein and innovative food products.
The Food Safety and Inspection Service needs to set up a schedule for revising or developing standards for pathogens in certain beef and pork products, the Government Accountability Office said in a report released Wednesday.
Livestock haulers will get another 90-day waiver on hours of service trucking regulations, the U.S. Dept. of Transportation announced Tuesday. That buys ag organizations a little more time to negotiate a long-term solution. But will 90 days be enough?