Food Safety Modernization Act Update

The long awaited final rules for Preventative Controls are available, on time....... sort of.  The much anticipated final rules were due to be published August 30, 2015, by court mandate and with little aplomb, about noon eastern time on August 31, … [Continue reading]

Food Safety Modernization Act

With the arrival of summer comes what should be the final laps for the Preventative Controls for Animal Feeds rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act. The FDA development group is indicating final rule publication by the end of August 2015 … [Continue reading]

Food Safety Modernization Act & Animal Feed

The Food Safety Modernization Act, signed into law in 2011, has far reaching implications for both human and animal food manufacturers in the United States. Manufacturers of Animal Feed will be expected to meet the criteria set forth in the … [Continue reading]

Avian Influenza

I've recently been experience deja vu (all over again) as we receive weekly updates from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture for the current HPAI epidemic striking the midwest.  It doesn't seem that long ago that I was part of the crisis … [Continue reading]

Words to Teach By:

It is not enough to do your best. You must first know what to do, and then do your best --- W. Edwards Deming … [Continue reading]

The ‘right’ thing to do

It's the right thing to do.  How many times have we told ourselves that as we made a tough decision?  Buck up - it's the right thing to do!  It's an oft used phrase of our President as well.  He often pairs unpopular decisions with the comment.  Some … [Continue reading]

FSMA Animal Feed Requirements

FDA has revised the Animal Feed requirements for FSMA implementation, resulting in approximately 2200 less mills being required to implement.  The summary of changes can be found here. FSMA & Animal Feeds   … [Continue reading]

Happy Thanksgiving!

As we begin the 'Holiday Season' thanks to each of you who have offered support and encouragement during 2014.  It is appreciated more than words could properly express. … [Continue reading]

Antibiotics & Animals

Antibiotic use in poultry is in the news again.  Some of the information accurate, much of it less so.  Perdue got huge points with activists with their September 3rd announcement of use reduction and usage levels (Perdue Achieves Milestone) which … [Continue reading]

Russian Sanctions – Feed the People

Today the European Union has earmarked $167 million to reimburse farmers for curbing yield and not harvesting vegetables intended for export to Russia.  This in direct response to the recent announcement  of sanctions against those involved in the … [Continue reading]