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Susan Mayne takes over at CFSAN

Susan Mayne is the new director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition for the Food and Drug Administration.

AIB releases FSMA guide, readiness assessment

Manhattan, Kan.-based AIB International is offering a free guide on the Food Safety Modernization Act through its Facebook page until Feb. 8.

Kingston names new CFO

Cory Wengreen is now chief financial officer for Kingston Cos., the parent company of Kingston Fresh, Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Zimfo Bytes

Look for a celebration of local Vermont food via the 4th Annual Capital Cook-Off, an Iron Chef-style cooking competition highlighting an exciting secret ingredient; and a Buy Local Market featuring locally made Vermont products. Peterson Farms of Loretto, Ky., has been named the winner of the 2015 Top Producer of the Year award. NCGA announced the 16 winners of the... Read More

FPFC welcomes 2015 officers

PASADENA, Calif. — The annual dinner-dance of the Anaheim, Calif.-based Fresh Produce & Floral Council took on added significance this year.

Chilean grape exports expected to rebound

Table grape exports from Chile are expected to rebound this year after a significant drop during the 2013-14 season because of a major freeze.

Bayer Seeking Bee Leader Nominations

Bayer CropScience is seeking nominations for its third annual Bee Care Community Leadership Award. The award recognizes beekeepers and others who use their commitment and interest in honey bees for the benefit of their communities. “Honey...Show More Summary

Doing what I say might be easier with food coach

Have you ever been accused of not practicing what you preach? Most likely so, if earn a living in the produce industry. My now adult daughter has jabbed me with the assertion over the years that I talk a good game about the importance of fruits and vegetables, but more often then not, dad gravitates towards, chips, burgers, cookies, etcetera.

2014 Alltech Feed Survey: Increase in global production

According to the recently published 2015 Alltech Feed Survey, feed producers from around the world, responded to consumer demands for more protein by increasing the number of mills that produce animal feed and the amount of product they generate. The survey also revealed an estimated total of 980 million metric tonnes of feed is being produced globally.

Probiotics to help reduce the risk of EMS in shrimp

Spanish feed ingredient company Norel, say there biological additive composed of sporulated bacteria B. amyloliquefaciens CECT-5940 can help in preventing the lethal shrimp disease EMS.

Cherkizovo to build large feed mill in Russia

Cherkizovo will continue to implement its investment project in the Voronezh Oblast region of Russia, the region already has large storage facilities for grain, and facilities for the production of compound feed.

Farmers’ Data Could be Big Cash Crop

It’s said that knowledge is power, and now information could be a powerful cash crop for farmers. Attendees of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 96th Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show heard from Jason Tatge, current president,...Show More Summary

Farm & Ranch Life’s Top Ten Tractors

Farm and Ranch Living recently asked their readers to submit and vote for their favorite tractor of all time. This really hit home for me since my dad still has the first tractor he over bought – a Massey-Harris 101 Junior. He also has the first car he ever bought, but that’s a different story. Old tractors are still used... Read More

Sodium butyrate in weaning piglets’ diets aids gut health

A study showed that the addition of sodium butyrate (NaBut) in the diets of weaning piglets has an important role in recovering the intestinal tight junctions having a positive effect on maintaining the gut integrity.

Chemists discover way to unboil eggs

UC Irvine and Australian chemists have figured out how to unboil egg whites – an innovation that could dramatically reduce costs for cancer treatments, food production and other segments of the $160 billion global biotechnology industry, according to findings published today in the journal ChemBioChem.

Russia finds new pork smuggling channel from the EU

The Russian veterinary body Rosselkhoznadzor has found a new illegal pork supply channel from European Union (EU) countries to Russia, according to a report from the service.

Marel names Finnimore as VP sales

Marel has appointed Mark Finnimore as vice president sales, meat and further processing in the United States and Canada. In this capacity, he will lead the teams of territory sales managers and sales engineers.

Rabobank: 2015 to be turbulent year for pork industry

The first quarter report by Rabobank on the pork industry predicts that 2015 will remain a turbulent year with uncertainty regarding the possible recurrence of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus (PEDv), the African Swine Fever (ASF) situation, the Russian ban and exchange rate developments around the world.

Nutriad launches new corporate website

Global feed additive company Nutriad has launched a new corporate website which conveys the vision of a leading producer of state-of-the-art feed additives.

Nutriad launches new corporate website

Global feed additive company Nutriad has launched a new corporate website which conveys the vision of a leading producer of state-of-the-art feed additives.

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