Public Sector
Activists sue USDA over swine inspections   
January 23, 2020
Source: Capital Press - The activist groups allege the new system is contrary to the Federal Meat Inspection Act of 1906, which required meat inspectors with the Food Safety and Inspection Service to examine every animal before and after slaughter. They...
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Chamber throws support behind RGGI   
January 23, 2020
Source: Indiana Gazette - The board discussed many important issues, including the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, transportation, and economic development initiatives. The meeting began with the introduction of many new faces to the chamber board,...
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Chamber of commerce opposes RGGI   
January 23, 2020
Source: Indiana Gazette - The board discussed many important issues, including the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, transportation, and economic development initiatives. The meeting began with the introduction of many new faces to the chamber board,...
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Memphis Meats raised $161 million to grow meat from cells   
January 22, 2020
Source: KRDO - But it’s unclear exactly how long it could take before they are. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said “there is currently no specific timeline for when the regulatory framework to oversee the...
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Lawsuits seek to halt new federal hog slaughter inspection system   
January 22, 2020
Source: UPI.com - It asks the court to not only vacate the rule, but also declare it illegal. The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service declined to comment on the pending litigation. The agency has about two months to respond to the consumer...
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Cold 1 – Hot 2: Don’t Let Bacteria Score a Touchdown on Super Bowl Sunday   
January 22, 2020
Source: US Dept of Agriculture - Help your guests stay healthy by tackling offensive bacteria that could be in possession of your food. Be ready to intercept foodborne illness and protect the serving line with a defense ... consult your state or local food codes...
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Novel composite could help to reduce foodborne illness outbreaks   
January 22, 2020
Source: News Medical - A novel composite film -- created by the bonding of an antimicrobial layer to conventional, clear polyethylene plastic typically used to vacuum-package foods such as meat and fish -- could help to decrease foodborne illness...
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Pennsylvania should join climate change consortium, Gov. Tom Wolf says   
January 22, 2020
Source: The Morning Call - Gov. Tom Wolf is asking Pennsylvania's Republican-controlled Legislature to take steps toward authorizing the state to join a regional consortium that sets a price and caps on greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel-fired power...
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Victoria’s Secret teaming up with Major League Baseball franchises   
January 22, 2020
Source: The Business Journals - King since 2006 has been director of the CDC’s National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne and Enteric Diseases. In simpler terms, King led the Atlanta-based agency’s efforts for researching, responding to, setting...
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Novel composite antimicrobial film could take a bite out of foodborne illnesses   
January 22, 2020
Source: Science Daily - A novel composite film -- created by the bonding of an antimicrobial layer to conventional, clear polyethylene plastic typically used to vacuum-package foods such as meat and fish -- could help to decrease foodborne illness...
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