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Montana Standard: ‘Legg regs’ take their toll on plants throughout Montana

by DAVID McCUMBER | September 17, 2017 Editor’s note: Last of a two-part series. Sunday’s first installment detailed how Bart Riley, owner of Riley’s Meats, received a long list of required changes to his plant when it was visited by Food Safety and Inspection Service front-line supervisor Jeffrey Legg and what happened after Riley found

Food Safety News: Deal on: USDA gives green light to China’s poultry inspections

By Dan Flynn | September 14, 2017 Audit released is for processing, not slaughter The “our beef for your chicken deal” hatched by President Donald Trump with the People’s Republic of China last May appears to be on track. USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) yesterday quietly released the final audit report showing China’s


WNAX: OCM Wants OIG Investigation Into USDA Employee Exits

The Organization for Competitive Markets is concerned with the exiting of employees from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to jobs in the meat industry. OCM Executive Director Joe Maxwell says their biggest concern is with the most recent case of the inspector in charge at the Food Safety and Inspection Service Al Amanza taking a

Bloomberg: There Aren’t Enough Slaughterhouses to Support the Farm-to-Table Economy

by Deena Shanker May 23, 2017, 3:00 AM MDT Sellers of high-end pork, beef, and chicken agree: there simply aren’t enough facilities to humanely and safely kill their animals. Everything at Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, N.Y., has a story. Servers, chefs, and farmers at the restaurant, which was recently ranked No.

Tri-State Livestock News: Brazil sees backlash over meat scandal

March 21, 2017 UPDATE: TESTER ANNOUNCES BILL TO BAN BRAZILIAN BEEF (U.S. Senate) – U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced legislation to temporarily ban the importation of Brazilian beef to protect American consumers from consuming rotten meat. Following news that Brazilian meatpackers have been exporting rotten beef and trying to cover it up with cancer-causing