Food Safety

Letter of Opposition for a Section 301 Investigation on Imports From Mexico What happened? On Oct. 5, over 20 agricultural and industry associations, including National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), signed a letter urging USTR to reject the petition sent by a group of members of Congress to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR)…

The following statement can be attributed to the National Pork Producers Council: “We are pleased that the federal judge upheld the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) New Swine Inspection System (NSIS) that incentivizes investment in new technologies while ensuring a safe supply of wholesome American pork. Pork producers use science-based approaches to continuously improve and…

Producers Convey Pork Industry Priorities During NPPC Fly-in NPPC held its fall Legislative Action Conference Wednesday and Thursday, with nearly 100 pork producers in Washington, D.C., meeting with their members of Congress to discuss pork industry priorities. Over the two-day event, producers asked lawmakers to: Press the Biden administration to join the 11-nation Comprehensive and…

NPPC Comments on Proposed USDA ‘Poultry Rule’Although it is taking no position on the new regulation, NPPC recently submitted comments on USDA’s proposed “Transparency in Poultry Grower Contracting and Tournaments” rule, which is related to enforcement and interpretation of the Packers and Stockyards Act (PSA). The PSA also deals with livestock transactions. The so-called “poultry…

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…