Category: U.S. News » Agriculture

Chlorofields Recalls Asian MIicrogreens Because Of Possible Health Risk

1:59 pm Eastern | U.S. News

ChloroFields of Lawrence, KS is recalling 20 cases of Asian Microgreens, because they have potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.read more »

Policy Updates for Acreage Reporting

22 Mar 01:00 | U.S. News

CP-736, Policy Updates for Acreage Reporting(FOR State and County Offices) DATE POSTED: 2017-03-22 DATE EFFECTIVE: 2017-03-21 STATUS: CURRENTread more »

Riviana Foods Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Certain Manufacturing Date And UPC Number Of Ronzoni® Thin Spaghetti Due To Possible Undeclared Egg Allergen

21 Mar 17:31 | U.S. News

Houston, Texas (March 20, 2017) – Riviana Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling 610 cases of certain coded Ronzoni® Thin Spaghetti cartons that may contain an egg fettuccine product. The affected Ronzoni Thin Spaghetti cartons do not declare the allergen “egg”, which is an ingredient in the egg fettuccine product. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The affected product was processed at a Riviana co-manufacturer’s facility on January 20, 2017read more »

FDA approves drug to treat Parkinson’s disease

21 Mar 15:20 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Xadago (safinamide) tablets as an add-on treatment for patients with Parkinson’s disease who are currently taking levodopa/carbidopa and experiencing “off” episodes. An “off” episode is a time when a patient’s medications are not working well, causing an increase in Parkinson’s symptoms, such as tremor and difficulty walking.read more »

EuroCan Manufacturing Voluntarily Recalling Barnsdale Farms® Pig Ears Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

20 Mar 18:47 | U.S. News

(March 20, 2017) New Hamburg, Ontario - EuroCan Manufacturing is voluntarily recalling Lot Number 84 consisting of it's individually shrink-wrapped, 6-pack, 12-pack and 25-pack bags of Barnsdale Farms®, HoundsTooth® and Mac's Choice® Pig Ears because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.read more »

2017 Loan Rates for Cotton

20 Mar 01:00 | U.S. News

CN-1058, 2017 Loan Rates for Cotton(FOR Cotton State and County Offices, Cotton Clerks, Cotton CMAs and LSAs) DATE POSTED: 2017-03-20 DATE EFFECTIVE: 2017-03-20 STATUS: CURRENTread more »

Programmatic Completion of FSA-850 for MALs, LDPs and Graze-Out Payments

20 Mar 01:00 | U.S. News

LP-2227, Programmatic Completion of FSA-850 for MALs, LDPs and Graze-Out Payments(FOR State and County Offices and CMAs, DMAs, and LSAs) DATE POSTED: 2017-03-20 DATE EFFECTIVE: 2017-03-20 STATUS: CURRENTread more »

FY 2017 Mid-Year Performance Progress Reviews and Performance Plans

20 Mar 01:00 | U.S. News

PM-2984, FY 2017 Mid-Year Performance Progress Reviews and Performance Plans(FOR FSA and RMA Employees) DATE POSTED: 2017-03-20 DATE EFFECTIVE: 2017-03-20 STATUS: CURRENTread more »

Nutiva Voluntary Recall for Undeclared Peanuts Organic Plant Based Protein Superfood 30 Shake Vanilla Flavor

18 Mar 14:14 | U.S. News

Nutiva, an Organic Superfoods company, has initiated a voluntary product recall of the following Organic Plant Based Protein Superfood 30 Shake - Vanilla Flavor products after identifying that this product may contain peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.read more »

Blue Buffalo Voluntarily Recalls One Lot of BLUE Wilderness® Rocky Mountain Recipe TM Red Meat Dinner Wet Food For Adult DogsDue to Potential Health Risk

17 Mar 22:27 | U.S. News

Blue Buffalo Company is voluntarily recalling one production lot of BLUE Wilderness® Rocky Mountain RecipeTM Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dogs, as the product has the potential to contain elevated levels of naturally- occurring beef thyroid hormones.read more »

Blue Buffalo Voluntarily Recalls One Lot of BLUE Wilderness® Rocky Mountain Recipe TM Red Meat Dinner Wet Food For Adult DogsDue to Potential Health Risk

17 Mar 22:27 | U.S. News

Blue Buffalo Company is voluntarily recalling one production lot of BLUE Wilderness® Rocky Mountain RecipeTM Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dogs, as the product has the potential to contain elevated levels of naturally- occurring beef thyroid hormones.read more »

Wellpet Voluntarily Recalls a Limited Amount of One Recipe of Canned Topper For Dogs Due to Potential Elevated Levels of Naturally Occurring Beef Thyroid Hormone

17 Mar 21:19 | U.S. News

WellPet has initiated a voluntary recall of a limited amount of one canned topper product due to potential elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormone.read more »

Wellpet Voluntarily Recalls a Limited Amount of One Recipe of Canned Topper For Dogs Due to Potential Elevated Levels of Naturally Occurring Beef Thyroid Hormone

17 Mar 21:19 | U.S. News

WellPet has initiated a voluntary recall of a limited amount of one canned topper product due to potential elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormone.read more »

Advanced Fresh Concepts Franchise Corp. Voluntarily Recalls Edamame Due to Potential Health Risk

17 Mar 14:27 | U.S. News

Advanced Fresh Concepts Franchise Corp. (“AFC”) of Rancho Dominguez, California is recalling its Edamame (Soybeans) – UPC 0-23012-00261-9, dated between 01/03/2017 and 03/17/2017 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Contamination was discovered via random testing under AFC’s Quality Assurance Program.read more »

Aroma Imports Inc. Recalls Nabelsi brand Thyme Because of Possible Health Risk

17 Mar 14:15 | U.S. News

Aroma Imports Inc. of Dearborn Heights, MI, is recalling 450 g and 4.5 kg packages of Nabelsi brand Thyme because the products have the potential to contain excessive levels of lead. The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product contained high levels of lead (422 PPM) based on sampling by U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Illinois Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Protection.read more »

Program Cost Loan Expenses (PLCE) and Financial Management Modernization Initiative (FMMI)Training

17 Mar 01:00 | U.S. News

FLP-760, Program Cost Loan Expenses (PLCE) and Financial Management Modernization Initiative (FMMI)Training (FOR State Offices ) DATE POSTED: 2017-03-17 DATE EFFECTIVE: 2017-03-17 STATUS: CURRENTread more »

Creditworthiness Flexibility for All Direct Loans With Special Emphasis on Microloans

16 Mar 01:00 | U.S. News

FLP-758, Creditworthiness Flexibility for All Direct Loans With Special Emphasis on Microloans(FOR State and County Offices) DATE POSTED: 2017-03-16 DATE EFFECTIVE: 2017-03-15 STATUS: CURRENTread more »

Guaranteed Bankruptcy Loss Claim Webinar

16 Mar 01:00 | U.S. News

FLP-759, Guaranteed Bankruptcy Loss Claim Webinar(FOR State and County Offices) DATE POSTED: 2017-03-16 DATE EFFECTIVE: 2017-03-15 STATUS: CURRENTread more »

Budget Division (BUD), Administrative Expenses Branch (AEB) Budget Analyst Assignments and Contact Information

15 Mar 01:00 | U.S. News

BU-779, Budget Division (BUD), Administrative Expenses Branch (AEB) Budget Analyst Assignments and Contact Information(FOR National and State Offices) DATE POSTED: 2017-03-15 DATE EFFECTIVE: 2017-03-09 STATUS: CURRENTread more »

Dolcetta Artisan Sweets Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Soy and Milk in Chocolate Confections

14 Mar 21:59 | U.S. News

Dolcetta Artisan Sweets of Seattle, WA is recalling Dolcetta branded chocolate confections because they may contain undeclared soy and milk.read more »

Colorado unapproved drug and dietary supplement makers ordered to cease operations for federal violations

14 Mar 13:08 | U.S. News

Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Marcia S. Krieger for the U.S. District Court for Colorado entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against EonNutra LLC, CDSM LLC and HABW LLC, manufacturers and distributors of unapproved drugs and dietary supplements, and their owner, Michael Floren, requiring Floren’s businesses to immediately cease operations until they come into compliance with federal laws.read more »

The Soynut Butter Co Expands Recall to Include Dixie U.S.A Products Because of Possible Health Risk

10 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

The SoyNut Butter Co. of Glenview, IL is expanding its recall of I.M. Healthy Brand SoyNut Butter and granola products. The recall now includes Dixie Diner’s Club brand Carb Not Beanit Butter because they may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (E. Coli O157:H7). E. coli O157:H7 causes a diarrheal illness often with bloody stools.read more »

Regeneca Worldwide, a Division of Vivaceuticals, Inc., Issues a Nationwide Recall of Its Products

9 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

Regeneca Worldwide, a division of VivaCeuticals, Inc. is conducting a nationwide recall of its entire line of herbal and dietary supplement products pursuant to a Consent Decree entered by the federal court for the Central District of California. This recall applies to all products manufactured and sold between June 1, 2011 and February 8, 2017.read more »

Distributing Public Affairs Branch (PAB) Brochures to State Offices

9 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

INFO-75, Distributing Public Affairs Branch (PAB) Brochures to State Offices(FOR State and County Offices) DATE POSTED: 2017-03-09 DATE EFFECTIVE: 2017-03-06 STATUS: CURRENTread more »

Direct Loan Servicing/Direct Loan System (DLS) Training

9 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

FLP-757, Direct Loan Servicing/Direct Loan System (DLS) Training(FOR State Offices) DATE POSTED: 2017-03-09 DATE EFFECTIVE: 2017-03-07 STATUS: CURRENTread more »

Biery Cheese Company Expands Recall of Select Cheese Due To Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

8 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

Biery Cheese Co. is voluntarily expanding the recall of specialty cheese due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC of Middlebury, IN notified Biery Cheese Co. that a specialty Pepper Marble Jack cheese they supplied to Biery must be recalled due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogens.read more »

Vulto Creamery Issues Voluntary Recall of All Soft, Wash-Rind Raw Milk Cheeses Because of Possible Health Risk

7 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

Vulto Creamery, Walton, New York, is recalling all lots of Ouleout, Miranda, Heinennellie, and Willowemoc soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses out of an abundance of caution due to testing result from the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), which found Ouleout lot # 617 positive for Listeria monocytogenes and New York Department of Agriculture and Markets finding the possible contamination of Ouleout lot #623. Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant women and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths and fetal infection among pregnant women.read more »

Landies Candies Co. Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts on “WEGMANS MILK CHOCOLATE (BIG EAR BUNNY) SUCKER”

7 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

Landies Candies Co. Inc. of Buffalo, NY is recalling its 3-oz packages of “WEGMANS Milk Chocolate Big Ear Bunny Sucker”, Net Wt 3 oz, Lot # 35016, Best by 9-15-2017 because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.read more »

The Soynut Butter Co Recalls I.M. Healthy Original Creamy Soynut Butter Because Of Possible Health Risk

5 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

The SoyNut Butter Co. of Glenview, IL is recalling I.M. Healthy Original Creamy SoyNut Butter product because it may be contaminated with Escherichia coliO157:H7 bacteria (E. Coli O157:H7). E. coli O157:H7 causes a diarrheal illness often with bloody stools. I.M. Healthy Original Creamy SoyNut Butter was distributed in multiple states and may have been purchased in stores or through mail order. It was also distributed to childcare centers and schools in multiple states.read more »

Evanger’s Pet Food and Against the Grain Voluntarily Recalls Additional Products Out of Abundance of Caution due to Potential Adulteration with Pentobarbital

4 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

Out of an abundance of caution, Evanger's Dog & Cat Food is voluntarily expanding its recall of Hunk of Beef and is also recalling Evanger's Braised Beef and Against the Grain’s Pulled Beef Products due to potential adulteration with pentobarbital. Oral exposure to pentobarbital can cause drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, nausea, nystagmus (eyes moving back and forth in a jerky manner), inability to stand, coma and death. Consumers who notice these symptoms in their pets should consult their veterinarian.read more »

FDA approves first treatment for frequent urination at night due to overproduction of urine

3 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Noctiva (desmopressin acetate) nasal spray for adults who awaken at least two times per night to urinate due to a condition known as nocturnal polyuria (overproduction of urine during the night). Noctiva is the first FDA-approved treatment for this condition.read more »

Meijer Issues Allergy Alert On Mislabeled Pre-Made Caesar Salads Caesar Salads Mislabeled As Greek Salads Sold In Meijer Deli Sections

2 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

Meijer announced it is recalling a recent shipment of its pre-made Caesar salads after discovering they were mislabeled as Greek salads. The mislabeled salads contain packaged croutons, which is an undeclared wheat allergen not included on the Greek salad kit label. Individuals who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. Meijer does not include croutons in its freshly-assembled Greek Salad kit.read more »

Mutual Recognition promises new framework for pharmaceutical inspections for United States and European Union

2 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

The United States and the European Union (EU) completed an exchange of letters to amend the Pharmaceutical Annex to the 1998 U.S.-EU Mutual Recognition Agreement. Under this agreement, U.S. and EU regulators will be able to utilize each other’s good manufacturing practice inspections of pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities.read more »

CCC Assigned Warehouse Code on Warehouse Stored MALs

2 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

LP-2226, CCC Assigned Warehouse Code on Warehouse Stored MALs(FOR State Offices, County Offices, CMAs, and DMAs) DATE POSTED: 2017-03-02 DATE EFFECTIVE: 2017-03-02 STATUS: CURRENTread more »

FDA approves Odactra for house dust mite allergies

1 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Odactra, the first allergen extract to be administered under the tongue (sublingually) to treat house dust mite (HDM)-induced nasal inflammation (allergic rhinitis), with or without eye inflammation (conjunctivitis), in people 18 through 65 years of age.read more »

March 2017 CCC, FSFL, and SSFL Interest Rates

1 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

FI-3314, March 2017 CCC, FSFL, and SSFL Interest Rates (FOR State and County Offices) DATE POSTED: 2017-03-01 DATE EFFECTIVE: 2017-03-01 STATUS: CURRENTread more »

Yoke's Fresh Market Issues Voluntary Cheese Recall

28 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

Out of an abundance of caution and with an emphasis on customers' wellness and safety, Yoke's Fresh Market is proactively recalling two types of Colby cheese due to a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.read more »

FDA approves Xermelo for carcinoid syndrome diarrhea

28 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Xermelo (telotristat ethyl) tablets in combination with somatostatin analog (SSA) therapy for the treatment of adults with carcinoid syndrome diarrhea that SSA therapy alone has inadequately controlled.read more »

Lipari Foods Issues Voluntary Recall of Various Bulk and Retail Cheese Products Due to Possible Health Risk

28 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

Lipari Foods, LLC has issued a voluntary recall of various bulk and retail cheeses manufactured by Deutsch Kase Haus due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.read more »

Whole Foods Market recalls “Our Chefs’ Own” Spinach Orzo Salad due to undeclared tree nut allergen

27 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

Whole Foods Market® is recalling “Our Chefs’ Own” Spinach Orzo Salad sold in stores in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine and Rhode Island due to an undeclared tree nut allergen. Only Spinach Orzo Salad with PLU 61159 and a “sold on” date of February 24 or before is included in this recall. The effected salad was sold from the chef cases or in prepackaged containers.read more »

Manzana Products Co., Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of Apple Sauces Due to Potential Presence of Foreign Material

26 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

Manzana Products Co., Inc. is voluntarily recalling three different types of Trader Joe's Unsweetened Apple Sauces due to the potential presence of glass pieces.read more »

Lakeview Cheese and Bashas’ Family of Stores Issue Voluntary Cheese Recall

24 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

Out of an abundance of caution and with an emphasis on customers’ wellness and safety, Lakeview Cheese and Bashas’ Family of Stores are proactively recalling various types of Colby cheese due to a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. It’s important to note that no illnesses have been reported to date.read more »

FDA clears test to help manage antibiotic treatment for lower respiratory tract infections and sepsis

23 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today cleared the expanded use of the Vidas Brahms PCT Assay to help health care providers determine if antibiotic treatment should be started or stopped in patients with lower respiratory tract infections, such as community-acquired pneumonia, and stopped in patients with sepsis. This is the first test to use procalcitonin (PCT), a protein associated with the body’s response to a bacterial infection, as a biomarker to help make antibiotic management decisions in patients with these conditions.read more »

FDA allows marketing of test to identify organisms that cause bloodstream infections and provide antibiotic sensitivity results

23 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today allowed marketing of the PhenoTest BC Kit, performed on the Pheno System. This is the first test to identify organisms that cause bloodstream infections and provide information about which antibiotics the organism is likely to respond to (antibiotic sensitivity).read more »

Kusher LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg and Milk in Cookies

22 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

Kusher LLC of Fife, Washington is recalling the following cookies due to undeclared milk and egg. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk and egg may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.read more »

Bee International issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in “Plastic Heart Tubes with Chocolate Lentils”

21 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

Bee International, Inc. of Chula Vista, CA is recalling its 1.7oz. Plastic Heart Tubes with Chocolate Lentils because they may contain undeclared milk protein. People who have allergies to milk may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.read more »

Louisiana drug and dietary supplement maker ordered to cease operations due to federal violations

21 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

On Friday, U.S. District Judge Robert G. James for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against Pick and Pay Inc./Cili Minerals, a manufacturer and distributor of drugs and dietary supplements, and its owner, Anton S. Botha, requiring the business to immediately cease operations until it comes into compliance with federal laws.read more »

Bee Decline Threatens US Crop Production

20 Feb 2017 | SciTech

The first-ever study to map U.S. wild bees suggests they are disappearing in the country's most important farmlands -- from California's Central Valley to the Midwest's corn belt and the Mississippi River valley.read more »

MDS Foods Inc, of Massillon, OH is Expanding the Current Recall to include Products Identified by Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC of Middlebury, Indiana from their 02/15/2017 Product Recall

20 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC of Middlebury, Indiana, supplied MDS Foods with cheeses that have been found to be contaminated with the pathogenic organism Listeria Monocytogenes which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. At the time of this release, no illnesses have been reported.read more »

Los Angeles, CA. Chapis Spice & Tea. Today Announced a Recall/Amendment to the Bread Crumbs and Seasoned Bread Crumbs Distributed on or after 11/10/2017 – 02-16/2017

18 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

This follows notification from our supplier, that there were undeclared allergens in the “regular” Natural Bread Crumbs manufactured on 11/01/17. Allergens such as, Wheat, Milk, Eggs, Tree Nuts, and, Soybean.read more »

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