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Food safety

Proposed sanitary transportation rule packs a heavy load – The Acheson Group

The Acheson Group breaks down what is and is not in the latest proposed Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rule.

Red meat exports end 2013 on a mixed note – Meat & Poultry

Although beef exports exceeded $6 billion for the first time, pork exports declined.

Online tool to help in preventing food-related illness – Canadian Food Inspection Agency

The new database aims to help the food industry identify and correct food safety issues.

FDA seeks comments on draft approach for designating high-risk foodsFood Safety News

The draft guidance on a method to identify high risk foods under FSMA currently is open for comment.

 

Animal safety

A dog can’t teach a dog new tricks (but it can teach a wolf) – Discover

New research suggests dogs learn better from humans than they do from each other.

Manitoba tackles PED virus – The Pig Site

Canada continues to fight back against porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV).

 

Agriculture

In signing Farm Bill, Obama extols rural growth – The New York Times

The $956 billion bill was signed last week at Michigan State University.

Defenses up – Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Plants have a myriad of ways to fend off pathogen onslaughts.

Winter grain storage considerations – Ag Web

Proper grain storage in the winter is crucial to maintaining quality.

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