After three hours of testimony Tuesday, a federal judge ruled Amos Miller and Miller’s Organic Farm, located at 648 Millcreek School Road in Bird-in-Hand, PA, must submit to inspection by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
An additional 42 victim statements with supporting documents have been filed with the government over a decade-old Salmonella Tennessee outbreak that was spread by peanut butter made at a ConAgra Grocery Products Co. processing plant in Sylvester, GA.
Wa Heng Dou-Fu & Soy Sauce Corp., doing business as Wa Heng Dou-Fu & Soy Sauce International Enterprises (Wa Heng), along with co-owners Peng Xiang “Martin” Lin and Yuexiao “Opal” Lin have consented to a decree in the U.S. District Court for Eastern California that permanently restrains and enjoins any further operation of their California food business.
“If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all” can be good words to live by, but in the context of the Supreme Court’s denial of certiorari in Sequenom (scroll down to page 3), the silence is deafening–and could have a chilling impact on innovation in the fields of diagnostic and personalized medicine.
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against Wa Heng Dou-Fu & Soy Sauce Corporation doing business
The Father’s Table is recalling 2,100 cases of cheesecakes sold by Gordon Food Service through retail and food service outlets under the GFS label because Grain Craft flour used in the products may contain undeclared peanut residue.
General Mills Inc. has initiated a nationwide recall of four flavors of Nature Valley brand protein and nut bars because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes of sunflower kernels provided by SunOpta Inc.
A person commits a crime, and the detective uses DNA evidence collected from the crime scene to track the criminal down.
Yesterday lawmakers on the Senate Agriculture Committee reached a bipartisan agreement to require labeling of foods with genetically engineered ingredients. The law would set a mandatory national system for disclosure on food products and will preempt states from enacting their own labeling standards regarding genetically engineered food products.
The plan sets forth a range of methods companies will have to disclose that the product contains genetically modified ingredients including, placing text on packaging, using a symbol to be created by the USDA, providing A QR (quick response) code, or directing consumers to a phone number or website with more information.
The bill must still be approved by the full Senate and the House of Representatives before it can reach the president’s desk for signature.
For more information, see this article.
Yesterday, U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., announced a bipartisan compromise bill regarding labeling of bioengineered foods, sometimes referred to as “genetically modified organisms” or “GMOs.”