Tag Archives: Pork

Russia Set to Ban Brazilian Pork Starting December 1

Last week, Russia’s Rosselkhoznador, the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, announced that it would temporarily ban pork imports from Brazil beginning on December 1, 2017.  This announcement comes after the feed additive ractopamine was identified in some shipments. Brazilian authorities have promised to conduct an internal investigation into the matter, and Brazilian and … Continue Reading

U.S. Pork Regains Entry to Argentina for First Time Since 1992

Argentina has blocked imports of American pork since 1992, citing animal health concerns. On August 17, 2017, the White House announced that the United States and Argentina have agreed to terms that will allow U.S. pork to enter the Argentine market for the first time since 1992.  The agreement follows an August 15, 2017 meeting … Continue Reading

USDA Advances “Modernization of Pork Slaughter” Rule

Earlier this Spring, we reported that USDA’s Food Safety & Inspection Service intends to move forward with plans to modernize swine slaughter inspections by way of a “Modernization of Pork Slaughter” rule. The new rule – which has garnered significant industry support – aims to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the federal inspection process … Continue Reading

USDA to Undertake Study on Antimicrobial Use in Pork Operations

The USDA Antimicrobial Resistance Action Plan, released in 2015, recommended that USDA agencies perform enhanced monitoring of antimicrobial use in food-producing animals. In addition, as our readership is well aware, beginning on January 1, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) initiated policy changes regarding the use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals. These changes include: … Continue Reading

USDA Seeks to Advance “Modernization of Pork Slaughter” Rule

As our readership is well aware, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) regulates the production of meat, poultry, and egg products. To help achieve its enumerated food safety goals, FSIS is continuously seeking to develop and promote best practices at slaughter that may be used to prevent, eliminate, or reduce levels of potential microbiological contamination … Continue Reading