USDA Considers Adding Dental Analysis to Grading of Beef Carcasses

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced proposed amendments to the U.S beef standards to allow dentition and documentation of actual age as additional methods of classifying maturity for official quality grading. The current … Continue Reading

USDA Extends Public Comment Period on Organic Livestock Rules

The USDA is asking the public to comment on the possible actions the government should take regarding livestock care, production practices, and living conditions. The proposed rules would set separate standards for mammalian and avian livestock living conditions to better … Continue Reading

USDA Accepting Comments on Research, Info Program for Organics

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is accepting public comments until April 19, on the proposed establishment of an industry-funded research, promotion, and information program for certified organic products. AMS’ intent is also to request approval from the Office of … Continue Reading

Food Safety and Official Comments (Go Together Like PB&J)

Eaten a cheeseburger in the past month? How about a salad? Maybe a glass of raw milk? Chances are, when you ate, whatever it is you ate, you did not think about whether or not it was safe to eat … Continue Reading