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Federal budget bill boosts FDA funding, according AHPA analysis

Federal budget bill boosts FDA funding, according AHPA analysis

By Hank Schultz

The new omnibus appropriations bill that surprisingly sailed through Congress recently contains significant budget increases for the Food and Drug administration. Whether those increases will match FDA’s expanded responsibilities under the Food Safety...

FDA, CDC, USDA feel government shutdown impact

Food safety impacted by US government shutdown

By Joseph James Whitworth

Almost half of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) employees have been furloughed after the federal government failed to agree a budget deal by the midnight deadline.

Japan is awaiting further in-depth info on extent of GMO wheat in US before it opens imports

Japan calls for more GMO info before lifting US wheat ban

By Kacey Culliney

Japan will not lift its ban on US Western White wheat imports until the American government provides detailed information on the extent of unauthorized genetically modified wheat found in Oregon, a government official says.

Mexican state ships first pork consignment to Japan

Mexican state ships first pork consignment to Japan

By Carina Perkins

The Mexican state of Jalisco has sent its first shipment of pork to Japan, with a ceremony to mark the occasion attended by producers, entrepreneurs and government representatives.

Japan looks to join TPP talks

Japan looks to join TPP talks

By Carina Perkins

Japan has formally announced its interest in joining the free trade Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations.

Canadian government grants C$500,000 for PRRS research

Canadian government grants C$500,000 for PRRS research

By Melodie Michel

The Canadian federal government and the provincial government of Quebec (MAPAQ) have allocated C$500,000 to a pilot project aiming to control porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS).

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