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FSIS: genome sequencing will improve scientific methods to screen out foodborne disease

US plans to modernise meat inspection

By Oscar Rousseau

US government agency the Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) has requested millions of dollars from Congress to develop a rigorous, science-based method to improve its meat inspection capabilities. 

The country-of-origin-labelling (COOL) debate rages on following a meeting between Montana Farmers' Union and US Congress

Montana farmers meet with Congress over COOL

By Chloe Ryan

The Montana Farmers’ Union (MFU) has met with members of the US Congress to urge support for country-of-origin labelling (COOL) for beef, pork and chicken. 

Ottawa has asked permission to impose levies that would yield CA$3.068 billion in annual revenues

Canada and USA back at WTO over COOL

By Keith Nuthall

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has once again been asked to arbitrate over the dispute between Canada and the US over American country-of-origin labelling (COOL) for meat and livestock products.

US rejects farms bill

US rejects farms bill

By Carina Perkins

The US House of Representatives has failed to pass a new farm bill before existing legislation expires, leaving thousands of farming families “exposed”, according to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

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