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  • Attempt To Stop Recalled Meat Fails

    Judge Reiner van Zutphen refused to stop the recall of 50,000 tons of contaminated beef from the Dutch food company NVWA. The beef, suspected to be contaminated with horse meat, was sold across Europe in 15 countries. To read more, click HERE. 

    News • April 19th, 2013

  • Harpers Magazine Goes Undercover In An Industrial Slaughterhouse

    Harpers published a cover story this month in which journalist Ted Conover went undercover in an industrial slaughterhouse. Some of the issues Ted Conover examined were antibiotic overuse and the dedication of USDA inspectors. To read more, click...

    News • April 19th, 2013

  • Salmonella Exposure & Duck Eggs

    Contracting Salmonella Typhimurium ST8 through the handling of duck eggs is rare occurrence. Only 4 cases were reported in Ireland between 2000-2008. In 2009-2011 that number substantially rose to 34 cases. 12 Of these cases were identified from...

    News • April 19th, 2013

  • Raw Milk Sales Still Illegal In Montana

    Sales of raw milk will still be illegal in Montana after House Bill 574 fell short one vote. According to Food and Safety News , this bill aimed to shift the burden of illness and death from raw milk on to the consumer rather than the producer. To read...

    News • April 19th, 2013

  • Biofuels In Aviation

    An initiative, which began in 2010, was officially extended this week to develop bio-fuels for use in commercial airplanes. The goal of this initiative is to bring “drop-in aviation bio-fuels to 1 billion gallons per year by 2018," according to The...

    News • April 16th, 2013

  • United Airlines Enacts Efficiency Measures

    United Airlines plans to reduce fuel use, cut CO2 emissions and save approximately $275 million dollars in the process. To read more, click HERE.

    News • April 16th, 2013

  • UK Market Bans Pesticides That Harms Bees

    Waitrose, a UK supermarket chain, has made the decision not to sell fruit, vegetables and flowers sprayed with three specific pesticides linked with a decline in honeybees. To read more, click HERE.

    News • April 16th, 2013

  • Walmart’s Influence On Grain Sustainability

    Walmart may have growing influence when it comes to grain production and sustainability. An article in Green Biz notes products hitting Walmarts’ shelves are now having to answer questions such as “what programs are in place to minimize soil...

    News • April 16th, 2013

  • Russia Can’t Use Mexican Processing Plants Due To Ractopamine

    Although Russia purchased 25 beef processing plants in Mexico it will only use 5 due to the countries ban on ractopamine. These 5 plants are currently account for more than 80% of Mexico's beef exports to Russia. To read more, click HERE.   

    News • April 15th, 2013

  • Iowa Judge Blocks Pink Slime Study

    Iowa State University conducted a study concerning the so-called pink slime used in beef products. An Iowa City judge has decided to block that study from being released to the public due to the ”irreparable harm” it would cause to food-processing...

    News • April 12th, 2013

  • 50,000 Tons Of Dutch Beef Recalled

    The Dutch authorities have recalled 50,000 tons of beef because it may contain the presence of horse meat. To read more, click HERE. 

    News • April 12th, 2013

  • Chinese Dairy Producers Strike Food Safety Agreement

    New Zealand farmers and the Mengniu Dairy Company will sell agricultural knowledge to China and work specifically on developing food safety models. To read more, click HERE.  

    News • April 12th, 2013

  • Yum! Sales Take A Hit

    Sales of Yum! Brands Inc. fell 13% in China over concerns of the quality of their chicken. China is currently trying to recover from multiple safety violations that would send any public relations employee into an extended leave of absence. Safety...

    News • April 11th, 2013

  • Testing Food Temperature With The Temp-Taker

    The Temp-Taker 3, created by Innovate Technologies by Design, aids in reading more accurate food temperatures through the purported elimination of human error. There is a “checklist feature [which] allows users to enter their own custom operations...

    News • April 10th, 2013

  • Staggering Waste

    Half of the food produced in the world, 2 bn tons as calculated by the UK’s Institution of Mechanical Engineers, will end up as trash. This is due in part by “strict sell by dates, buy-one-get-one free and Western consumer demand for cosmetically...

    News • April 9th, 2013

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