Budget proposals unveiled by the Trump administration this week include a $193bn cut to food stamps (SNAP: the supplemental nutrition assistance program) over the next 10 years – slashing SNAP’s budget by almost a quarter - and limits on farm subsidies.
Recognizing the detrimental impact – and long-term costs to the US – of hunger on children’s health and education, President Obama proposes expanding and streamlining existing programs that help feed Americans in-need.
The US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has announced it is proposing to amend regulations which would enable fresh (chilled or frozen) beef from northern Argentina to be imported to the US.
Hillshire Brands has entered into formal talks with Tyson Foods and Pilgrim's Pride, which have both made unsolicited offers to the Jimmy Dean sausage maker, which is itself negotiating a deal to merge with Pinnacle Foods.
The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) has proposed rule to make it easier for manufacturers to make generic label claims such as ‘Italian Style’ or ‘Low Fat’ on meat and poultry products.
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has put forward a proposal for new federal food safety legislation to address ‘gaps’ in the inspection process and concentrate on contamination and disease prevention.