Food and Drug Administration

U.S. Beef to Brazil and Trump Nominees This Week
**It took a little more than 13 years, but the U.S. is again exporting beef to Brazil after a ban that started when bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE, was first discovered in the U.S. in 2003. That's welcome news to U.S. cattle ranchers and packers, but there is still some animosity in the industry about a recent decision by the U...
China U.S. Beef Ban; Perdue Vote Set for April 24
**Six months after China announced its intention to lift its ban on U.S. beef, the two countries remain far apart. Hopes are high that President Trump will be able to break the logjam when he meets today with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Florida, but even if the two agree, there’s still a lot of work remaining to restore trade...
Bayer, Monsanto Agreement ; Bright Spot, Precision Ag Equipment
Bloomberg reports that negotiations between Bayer AG and Monsanto Co. are entering the final stretch as both sides move closer to an agreement to create the world’s biggest maker of seeds and pesticides also that The Food and Drug Administration is considering setting limits on how long some antibiotics can be given to livestock and poultry for treatment of infections...
Winner of the Third Largest Dairy State Goes to Idaho or New York
Idaho and New York are vying to be the third largest dairy state. Tony VanderHulst, president of the Idaho Dairymen’s Association was quoted saying “We’re in a fun competition between New York and Idaho. We’ll see how it goes over the next couple of years,” The yogurt industry is behind the boom years in both states...
Arsenic Found in Apple Juice From Yakima Valley Processor
SUNNYSIDE, Wash. (AP) — The federal Food and Drug Administration says arsenic has been found at nearly nine times the allowed limit in samples of apple juice from a Yakima Valley processor. The Seattle Times reports the agency, in its warning letter to Valley Processing, has also faulted the Sunnyside juice processor for storing apples outdoors for months at a time...
Report Finds More Infections from Dirty Scopes at Hospitals
SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. Senate committee report finds that at least 250 people were sickened with life-threatening "superbug" infections linked to contaminated medical scopes in the past three years. Last year, the Food and Drug Administration reported that the medical devices from Olympus Corp. and...