USDA sets plans for bio-security audits
- Where's the (irradiated) beef? Lortie, Bret // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Nov/Dec2004, Vol. 60 Issue 6, p6
Focuses on several issues concerning the use of irradiated beef in the U.S. Approval by the U.S. Department of Agriculture of the use of irradiated beef in the national school lunch program; Uses of irradiation in foods that have been accepted by consumers; Outcome of the irradiation business...
- FOR YEAR-LONG PROGRAM: USDA plans turkey taco filling buys. Salkin, Stephanie // FoodService Director;10/15/2002, Vol. 15 Issue 10, p54
Reports on the plan of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to purchase frozen cooked turkey taco filling for school lunch and other programs. Information on frozen potato purchases; Amount of frozen beef products bought by USDA; Amount of boneless pork leg roasts purchased.
- USDA Standard Could Make School Hamburgers Rare. Portner, Jessica // Education Week;09/13/2000, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p31
Reports on the effects of the United States Department of Agriculture's standard for the federal school lunch program on the availability of beef in school cafeterias. Reasons of the agency for tightening beef safety regulations; Plans of the agency to test ground-beef products for its...
- ACKNOWLEDGING DIFFICULTIES: USDA defends its actions on ground beef safety. // FoodService Director;12/15/2000, Vol. 13 Issue 12, p20
Deals with the safety standards of the United States Agriculture Department (USDA) for ground beef purchased for the National School Lunch Program which delayed commodity shipments to school districts and driven up costs to school foodservice authorities. Reasons of the USDA for implementing the...
- NEWSWATCH. // SN: Supermarket News;6/11/2012, Vol. 60 Issue 24, p27
The article reports that most states participating in the National School Lunch Program have stopped ordering ground beef that contains the lean filler of fiinely textured beef called pink slime, despite the continued assurance of the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its safe consumption.
- NO PRICE IMPACT SEEN: New beef testing spec deemed safer. Salkin, Stephanie // FoodService Director;7/15/2003, Vol. 16 Issue 7, p46
Reports on the extension of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) safety testing regulations for ground beef items purchased for the National School Lunch Program and other meal programs in 2003. Overview of the USDA food safety specifications for ground beef; Response of school districts...
- U.S. Officials Find No Evidence of Meat Contamination. // Education Week;10/5/1983, Vol. 3 Issue 5, p2
The article reports on the continuation of an investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture of two meat packers alleged to have fed contaminated beef during the 1982 school-lunch program. The companies involved were Cattle King Packing Co. and Nebraska Beef Packers Inc. Both were...
- Uncle Sam in the lunchroom. // Current Health 1;Feb1994, Vol. 17 Issue 6, p2
Reports on the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) doubling of the amount of vegetables available for lunches served in the federal school lunch program called Fresh Start. Number of students fed through the program; USDA's offer of low-fat cheeses and turkey sausages.
- School Lunch Reform: Minimal Market Impacts From Providing Healthier Meals. Lutz, Steven M.; Hirschman, Jay // FoodReview;Jan-Apr98, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p28
Comments on the United States Department of Agriculture's School Meals Initiative for Healthy Children, which was launched in 1994 to improve the nutritional quality of school meals. Reference to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans; Information on three scenarios on the range of meal options...