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Food safety

FSMA implementation timeline set – Feed & Grain

A court ruled the final Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules must be published in the Federal Register by June 30, 2015.

House clears portion of Farm Bill with provision aimed at delaying FSMA – Food Safety News

The U.S. House passed a version of the Farm Bill without the nutrition portion, which accounts for the majority of the cost. It also included a provision that would require the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to conduct economic and scientific analysis of the rules before they can be implemented.

Chinese police discover chicken feet for sale 46 years past sell-by date – The Telegraph

The feet were part of a bust that seized 20 tons of meat from a smuggling gang.

Animal safety

Pig virus spreading, may threaten pork pricesNational Provisioner

Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) has spread to 15 states. For more on PEDV, click here.

International equine disease report, first quarter 2013The Horse

The report breaks down occurrences of some of the biggest diseases of concern to horse owners, such as equine herpesvirus and equine influenza.

China reports further FMD outbreak in Tibet – The Cattle Site

Officials still are tracking the source of the outbreak.

Changes in horse deworming protocols – Fully Vetted

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) recently came out with new parasite control guidelines.


Red fife wheat resurrected at Cornell University – Ag Professional

Red fife wheat is alive and well at Cornell.

Hogs drop on outlook for increasing U.S. supplies; cattle steady – Bloomberg

Hog futures drops while cattle prices stayed relatively unchanged.

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