Food Safety

MCDONALD’S BOARD REJECTS ANIMAL-RIGHTS ACTIVISTSLate last week, McDonald’s shareholders rejected Carl Icahn’s bid to get two animal-rights activists on the fast-food restaurant’s board. The billionaire investor wants to force the company to stop buying pork from hog farmers who use individual pens for sows. Several other food firms, including Wendy’s, Papa John’s, and Dine Brands…

May 20, 2022 MEATPACKING SPECIAL INVESTIGATOR BILL SENT TO FULL HOUSE FOR VOTEThe House Agriculture Committee on Tuesday advanced the “Meat and Poultry Special Investigator Act,” H.R. 7606, to the House floor for a vote. The bill would create a special investigator at USDA to bring civil actions for violations of the Packers & Stockyards…

May 13, 2022 SEC EXTENDS COMMENT PERIOD ON CLIMATE REPORTING PROPOSALThe Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Monday extended to June 17 the comment period on its proposed regulation mandating that publicly-traded companies report on their carbon emissions and other climate-related data and on similar information from partner companies, suppliers, and distributors. The SEC responded…

Home / Food Safety New Swine Inspection System (NSIS) × NPPC’s Position NPPC supports allowing packing plants to run faster harvesting line speeds, increasing packing capacity, and restoring some market power to producers.   NPPC supports the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in approving applications from additional packing plants that want to run faster…

April 15, 2022 AG GROUPS ENCOURAGE USDA TO MOVE FORWARD WITH RULE ON GENE EDITINGNPPC this week joined 10 other agricultural organizations in sending a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack that expressed continued support for USDA’s effort to develop a “modern” regulatory structure for gene editing in livestock. The groups pointed out that gene editing can…

Home / Food Safety New Swine Inspection System (NSIS) × NPPC’s Position NPPC supports allowing packing plants to run faster harvesting line speeds, increasing packing capacity, and restoring some market power to producers.   NPPC supports the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in approving applications from additional packing plants that want to run faster…

Home / Food Safety New Swine Inspection System (NSIS) × NPPC’s Position NPPC supports allowing packing plants to run faster harvesting line speeds, increasing packing capacity, and restoring some market power to producers.   NPPC supports the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in approving applications from additional packing plants that want to run faster…

OMNIBUS SPENDING BILL INCLUDED MANY PORK INDUSTRY PRIORITIESThe omnibus spending bill to keep the government operating through fiscal 2022 — approved by Congress last week and signed into law by President Biden this week — included nearly two dozen pork industry priority provisions and programs, with increased funding, that will benefit U.S. producers. A lot…

NPPC CALLS ON CONGRESS TO SHORE UP AGRICULTURAL INSPECTOR FUNDINGNPPC is calling on Congress to provide funding for USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Agricultural Quarantine Inspection program. The AQI program funds the Department of Homeland Security’s Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agricultural inspectors who work at U.S. ports of entry…