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Rep. Nancy Mace is someone poultry sector should watch

South Carolina Republican’s name has been attached to several pieces of legislation worthy of the industry’s attention

It is apparent that Rep. Nancy Mace, R-South Carolina, cares about animals, farmers and agriculture in general, as her name has been attached to several pieces of legislation worthy of the poultry industry's attention.

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USDA’s paperwork war on poultry

In the second phase of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) campaign to fortify the U.S. Packers and Stockyards Act, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is unleashing a second barrage of new, paperwork and recordkeeping-heavy regulations on the U.S. poultry industry.

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UPSIDE Foods cultivated chicken receives first FDA approval

The meat alternative must now get the green light from the USDA before it can be made available to consumers.

UPSIDE Foods received preliminary approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), signaling that the agency accepts that the company’s cultivated chicken is safe to eat. This is the first regulatory approval for any cultivated meat in the U.S.

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Salmonella control in poultry should include pre-harvest

The USDA FSIS’s proposed regulations will ensure that producers are reducing Salmonella prevalence throughout the production process, starting at the farm.

A new era for Salmonella sampling, regulation and control in poultry is beginning, putting greater pressure on preharvest approaches to reduce the pathogen.

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USDA mandates new disclosures for poultry growers

The proposed transparency rule requires the industry to supply additional flock and performance data to growers.

U.S. poultry growers may soon be required to disclose far more information to contract growers than ever before in a regulatory effort to boost grower knowledge and leveraging power.

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Clarity on US protein alternative labeling could be coming

Labeling transparency of plant-based products is becoming increasingly important as the protein alternatives sector grows.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is developing a draft guidance document for food manufacturers that will cover the labeling of plant-based alternatives to animal-derived foods.

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STB: Union Pacific is shipping enough corn to Foster Farms

Surface Transportation Board declines to renew emergency service order to deal with corn shortage at two Foster Farms feed mills

The United States Surface Transportation Board (STB) denied Foster Farms’ request for a continuation of an emergency service order for Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) to follow concerning the delivery of corn to Foster Farms’ feed mills in the California communities of Turlock and Traver.

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