USDA ramps up security
- Agro-terrorism. // Background Information Summaries;6/13/2008, p1
Agro-terrorism is a term used to describe attacks on crops or livestock, rather than directly on human beings, that are designed to induce uncertainty about food safety and/or to cause economic damage to the agriculture industry. While closely related to some forms of biological warfare,...
- Uncle Sam wants you. // Progressive Grocer;9/1/2005, Vol. 84 Issue 12, p18
The article presents an interview with Sheryl Maddux and David Acheson, deputy director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Homeland Security Office and director of Food & Drug Administration's Center for Food Safety & Outreach, respectively. Maddux offers an overview of the government's...
- USDA decision a good step for leafy green food safety. Blake, Cary // Western Farm Press;6/4/2011, Vol. 33 Issue 14, p11
The article reports on the endorsement of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing on the creation of the National Leafy Green Marketing Agreement (NLGMA) which aims to strengthen food safety protocols.
- Please pass the cheese. Elvin, John // Insight on the News;03/30/98, Vol. 14 Issue 12, p34
Looks at food safety in the United States. Steps to be taken by the United States Department of Agriculture; Suggestion made for discussion of cheese safety; Reference to mad cow disease and case involving Oprah Winfrey, talk show host.
- USDA Posts New Food Safety Measures for Poultry Products. // Supermarket News Expert Blog;12/6/2012, p2
The article reports on the issuance of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service's food safety procedures for producers of ground chicken and turkey and related products.
- USDA Report: Food Insecurity Unchanged. // Supermarket News Expert Blog;9/10/2013, p14
The article discusses the highlights of a report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture which found that the food security level in the U.S. remained unchanged since 2008, with 14.5 percent of all U.S. households in 2012 considered food insecure and 5.7 percent having "very low" food security.
- USDA expands safety rules. Richardson, Len // Farmer;Dec2011, Vol. 129 Issue 12, p60
The article discusses the effort of the Department of Agriculture in the U.S. to take steps that will fight against E. coli bacteria and protect the safety of the food supply in the U.S. through the launching of a testing program that detects the dangerous pathogens.
- USDA Announces New Traceback Measures, Recall Procedures. Shearer, P. Scott // National Hog Farmer Expert Blog;5/5/2012, p3
The article reports on the new policy measures announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service which include traceback measures that will link products, companies and the pathogen to a sole source supplier, and recall procedures for establishments.
- USDA strengthens rules to prevent Listeria. // Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation;Jul2003, Vol. 64 Issue 7, p6
Reports on the food safety regulation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Reduction of the incidence of bacterium Listeria monocytogenes; Decline of the Listeria-related deaths; Development of written programs among food manufacturer.