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  • Safety In The Supply Chain May Come From Better Packaging

    Safety In The Supply Chain May Come From Better Packaging

    News • April 26th, 2013

  • Maersk’s Triple E Ships

    Maersk’s Triple E Ships

    News • April 23rd, 2013

  • United Airlines And The Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative

    United Airlines And The Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative

    News • April 23rd, 2013

  • Waitrose Protects Food Chain

    UK chain Waitrose is helping to protect the food chain by refusing to shelve products that use neonicotionoid-based pesticides, which are negatively affecting bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. To read more, click HERE.

    News • April 23rd, 2013

  • Illegal Tuna Seized At UK Ports

    Illegal Tuna Seized At UK Ports

    News • April 22nd, 2013

  • 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

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