Posts tagged "U.S. Department of Agriculture"

USDA grants $600K to develop seaweed bread

[6 December/Food Dive] The U.S Department of Agriculture awarded Maine-based VitaminSea a USD600,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant to develop a seaweed-based bread called SeaKelp+, according to BakeryandSnacks. Last year, the USDA provided the company $100,000 to begin developing the prototype. The second round of funding will allow the company to begin recipe collaborations with...

What could antimicrobial-resistant meat and poultry mean for the industry?

[27 September/Food Dive] A study of retail meat and poultry samples, and cattle faecal samples, discovered that 18 E. coli isolates were resistant to four antimicrobials. The antimicrobials were ampicillin, ceftiofur, ceftriaxone, and cefotaxime. The study was undertaken by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Texas Tech University. Researchers investigated...

USDA buying $50M of surplus milk amid industry glut

[16 August/Food Dive] According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, it will be buying $50 million in pasteurised milk. The milk will be distributed to families who did not have regular access to the milk. The purchase would be made under a federal law allowing the government to buy food or agriculture products to be...

Bird Flu Spreads in U.S Turkey Flocks

[12 March/ The Wall Street Journal] H5N2 avian influenza, highly contagious among birds, has infected Arkansas and Missouri turkey farms escalating a multistate outbreak and increasing the prospect of wider international restrictions on U.S. poultry products. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that there has being no human cases of H5N2, with a low risk...