Category: U.S. News » Agriculture

Nation's Beekeepers Lost 33 Percent Of Bees In 2016-17

3:14 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Beekeepers across the United States lost 33 percent of their honey bee colonies during the year spanning April 2016 to April 2017, according to the latest preliminary results of an annual nationwide survey. read more »

Recall on Fewer Than 225 Ava's Brand Organic Cashews Roasted & Salted 8 oz. Tubs in NJ, NY, PA and CT

9:38 am Eastern | U.S. News

Hampton Farms is voluntarily recalling Ava's brand Organic Cashews Roasted & Salted 8 oz. tubs distributed in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. We have been notified by our cashew supplier that the cashews used have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No confirmed illnesses have been reported to public health authorities to date.read more »

Caverflo.com Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Caverflo Natural Herbal Coffee due to the Presence of Undeclared Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Undeclared Milk

25 May 21:00 | U.S. News

Caverflo.com is voluntarily recalling all lots of Caverflo Natural Herbal Coffee, 25 grams to the consumer level. FDA laboratory analysis confirmed the presence of Sildenafil and Tadalafil which are the active ingredients in two FDA-approved prescription drugs used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED). Caverflo.com has received a report of an individual death after use of the coffee. Caverflo Natural Herbal Coffee may also contain undeclared milk.read more »

California Sun Dry Foods Announces a Voluntary Recall of Mislabeled California Sun Dry Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Due to Undeclared Almond and Milk Allergen

25 May 20:09 | U.S. News

California Sun Dry Foods today issued a voluntary recall of California Sun Dry Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto because of a potentially incorrect back label on some jars. This mislabeling incident resulted in undeclared allergens (Almonds and Milk). People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to tree nuts and milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.read more »

Hail Merry Issues Voluntary Recall Due to Labeling Error

24 May 17:40 | U.S. News

Hail Merry LLC, a plant-based snack food company, voluntarily recalls its Meyer Lemon Mini Miracle Tart Party Pack of 6 from the market due to a labeling error. The products contain cashews as listed on the "Ingredients" label, however the "Contains" allergen warning statement does not specifically identify "cashews."read more »

Recall of Food Produced at Airway Heights Corrections Center

24 May 15:12 | U.S. News

TUMWATER – Based on recent events involving the water supply in Airway Heights, Wash., and out of an abundance of caution, the Washington Department of Corrections has issued a voluntary recall of the food manufactured by the Airway Heights Corrections Center’s Correctional Industries’ food production facility.read more »

MusclMasster LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Al-Er-G Capsules Because it Contains the Banned Substance Ephedra

24 May 14:02 | U.S. News

MusclMasster, LLC of Wheat Ridge, CO is recalling all bottles of Al-Er-G Capsules because they contain the presence of Ephedra Herb, an FDA banned ingredient. Dietary supplements containing ephedrine alkaloids pose a risk of serious adverse events, including heart attack, stroke, and death, and that these risks are unreasonable in light of any benefits that may result from the use of these products under their labeled conditions of use.read more »

L.A. Lucky Brand Basil Seed 2.1 oz Voluntary Recall Because of Possible Health Risk

23 May 19:54 | U.S. News

L.A. Lucky Import & Export Inc. announced it is voluntarily recalling L.A. Lucky Brand Basil Seeds 2.1 oz due to presence of Salmonella in the packet. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.read more »

FDA approves first cancer treatment for any solid tumor with a specific genetic feature

23 May 15:01 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to a treatment for patients whose cancers have a specific genetic feature (biomarker). This is the first time the agency has approved a cancer treatment based on a common biomarker rather than the location in the body where the tumor originatedread more »

FDA approves first drug to specifically treat giant cell arteritis

22 May 10:50 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of subcutaneous Actemra (tocilizumab) to treat adults with giant cell arteritis. This new indication provides the first FDA-approved therapy, specific to this type of vasculitis.read more »

Brightfarms Announces Voluntary Regional Recall of Produce Due to Potential Presence of Metal Pieces From Construction

18 May 17:22 | U.S. News

BrightFarms is initiating a voluntary recall of packaged produce sold in Giant Food stores due to the potential presence of metal as a result of construction at its Elkwood, Virginia (Culpeper County) greenhouse farm.read more »

La Nica Products, Inc. Retira Queso Por Posible Riesgo De Salud

18 May 10:26 | U.S. News

La Nica Products, Inc. de Miami, FL está retirando seis mil libras de queso, ya que puede estar contaminada con Listeria monocytogenes, un organismo que puede causar infecciones graves y a veces fatales en niños pequeños, personas débiles o ancianas y otros con sistemas inmunológicos debilitados. Las personas sanas pueden sufrir síntomas de corto plazo como fiebre alta, dolor de cabeza intenso, rigidez, náuseas, dolor abdominal y diarrea, infección por listeria puede causar abortos espontáneos y mortinatos entre las mujeres embarazadas.read more »

Henning’s Cheese voluntarily recalls Colby Jack cheese

17 May 16:20 | U.S. News

Henning’s Cheese located in Kiel, Wisconsin, announced today that it is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of its Colby Jack cheese due to a temporary pasteurizer malfunction. Due to the malfunction, verification of proper pasteurization is not possible. No illnesses have been reported related to consumption of this product and no other Henning’s Cheese products are affected by this recall.read more »

FDA expands approved use of Kalydeco to treat additional mutations of cystic fibrosis

17 May 16:14 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Kalydeco (ivacaftor) for treating cystic fibrosis. The approval triples the number of rare gene mutations that the drug can now treat, expanding the indication from the treatment of 10 mutations, to 33. The agency based its decision, in part, on the results of laboratory testing, which it used in conjunction with evidence from earlier human clinical trials. The approach provides a pathway for adding additional, rare mutations of the disease, based on laboratory data.read more »

Global Garlic Inc. Recalls Queso Fresco/ Whole Milk Cheese Because Of Possible Health Risk

17 May 16:07 | U.S. News

Global Garlic Inc. of Miami, Florida is recalling 227 units of Queso Fresco/ Whole Milk Cheese, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.read more »

FDA warns Americans about risk of inaccurate results from certain lead tests

17 May 08:51 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning Americans that certain lead tests manufactured by Magellan Diagnostics may provide inaccurate results for some children and adults in the United States.read more »

La Nica Products, Inc. Recalls Cheese Because of Possible Health Risk

16 May 17:07 | U.S. News

La Nica Products, Inc. of Miami, FL is recalling six thousand pounds of cheese, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.read more »

Italian Gluten Free Food Cl Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Egg In “Chef Luca’s Lasagna Al Forno – Baked Cheese Lasagna”

15 May 19:56 | U.S. News

Italian Gluten Free Food CL of 1899 Bushwick Avenue, Merrick, NY 11566, is recalling its 15 ounce packages of “Chef Luca’s LASAGNA AL FORNO BAKED CHEESE LASAGNA” food because they may contain undeclared egg. People who have allergies to eggs run the risk of serious or life- threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.read more »

Green Chile Concepts, Llc Voluntarily Recalls Select Product Codes And Production Dates Of Green Chile Food Company Brand Burrito Products

15 May 17:49 | U.S. News

Green Chile Concepts, LLC is voluntarily recalling certain Green Chile Food Company brand burritos sold frozen, refrigerated and/or served hot in certain convenience stores, vending machines, and retail locations nationwide because they may have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short- term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.read more »

Allergy Alert Issued by Arabella Station Whole Foods Market for Undeclared Walnuts in Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

15 May 09:09 | U.S. News

The Arabella Station Whole Foods Market store, located at 5600 Magazine Street in New Orleans, is voluntarily recalling packaged oatmeal chocolate chip cookies because the product contained tree nut allergens (walnuts) that were not listed on the product label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.read more »

FDA authorizes use of new device to treat esophageal birth defect in babies

12 May 2017 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today authorized use of the Flourish Pediatric Esophageal Atresia Anastomosis, a first-of-its-kind medical device to treat infants up to one year old for a birth defect that causes a gap in their esophagus, called esophageal atresia.read more »

Lamb Weston Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Red Robin Burgers and Brews Crispy Onion Rings Sold in Grocery Stores

11 May 2017 | U.S. News

Lamb Weston is recalling 14 ounce packages of Red Robin Burgers and Brews Crispy Onion Rings manufactured by Fry Foods and sold in grocery stores, because the product may contain an undeclared milk allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.read more »

Trident Seafoods Corporation Recalls Frozen Multi-Grain Alaskan Cod Due to Possible Health Risk

11 May 2017 | U.S. News

Trident Seafoods Corporation is issuing a voluntary recall of select lots of frozen Multi-Grain Alaskan Cod, Net Wt. 12, oz., because they may contain small pieces of plastic. Consumption of these products may pose a choking hazard or other physical injury to the mouth.read more »

Quality Nut Co. Issues a Voluntary Recall

9 May 2017 | U.S. News

Quality Nut Co. of Massillon, Ohio is voluntarily recalling the following products due to undeclared allergens:read more »

Publix Recalls Private Label Brand of Deli Artichoke and Spinach Dip Due to Possible Health Risk

9 May 2017 | U.S. News

Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for Publix Deli Artichoke and Spinach Dip due to the possibility of the product containing small glass fragments. The 16 oz. artichoke and spinach dip was sold at Publix stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina , Alabama and Tennessee with a UPC of 000-41415-15961, and a use-by-date of May 16 A1 and May 16 C1,which is printed on the lid of the container. The product in question is found in the refrigerated cases in the deli.read more »

Fourth Street Barbecue/Packing Division Recalls Save-A-Lot Pick 5 Mix & Match Chicken & Waffle Sandwich Because Of Possible Health Risk

9 May 2017 | U.S. News

Fourth Street Barbecue Inc. Packing Division has initiated a voluntary recall of all lot numbers of the Save-A-Lot Pick 5 Chicken Waffle Sandwich distributed nationwide as it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.read more »

The Climate Corporation Acquires HydroBio, Accelerates Delivery of Data-Driven Water Management Insights for More Farmers across Globe

8 May 2017 | U.S. News

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company,read more »

Pinnacle Foods Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Aunt Jemima Frozen Pancakes, Frozen Waffles & Frozen French Toast Slices Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

5 May 2017 | U.S. News

Pinnacle Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling all “Best By” dates of Aunt Jemima Frozen Pancakes, Frozen Waffles & Frozen French Toast Slices distributed nationally in the United States and one product into Mexico because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported. The products are being recalled as a precautionary measure given the health and safety of our consumers is our top priority. Pinnacle Foods initiated the recall after testing indicated the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the plant environment.read more »

FDA approves drug to treat ALS

5 May 2017 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Radicava (edaravone) to treat patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease.read more »

FDA takes action against Florida medicated animal feed manufacturer

5 May 2017 | U.S. News

On May 4, 2017, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida entered a consent decree of permanent injunction between the United States and Syfrett Feed Company Inc. of Okeechobee, Florida; its owner and President Charles B. Syfrett I; Vice President Melissa S. Montes De Oca; and Operations Manager Charles B. Syfrett II. The consent decree requires the company to adequately control its production of medicated animal feeds and to comply with federal law before it can resume its medicated feed operations.read more »

Unilever Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanut in Limited Quantity of Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie Pint Slices

5 May 2017 | U.S. News

Unilever is voluntarily recalling a limited number of boxes of Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie Pint Slices, which may inadvertently contain Vanilla Peanut Butter Cup Pint Slices. Although the slices were individually wrapped and identified as Vanilla Peanut Butter Cup Pint Slices, the ingredient peanut butter (containing the known allergen peanut), is undeclared on the outer product packaging.read more »

Guaranteed Lender Environmental Compliance Questions and Answers (Q)

5 May 2017 | U.S. News

FLP-761, Guaranteed Lender Environmental Compliance Questions and Answers (Q)(FOR State and County Offices) DATE POSTED: 2017-05-05 DATE EFFECTIVE: 2017-05-04 STATUS: CURRENTread more »

CRP Tree Thinning Incentive First Batching Acceptances and Announcement of Second Batching Period

5 May 2017 | U.S. News

CRP-829, CRP Tree Thinning Incentive First Batching Acceptances and Announcement of Second Batching Period(FOR State and County Offices) DATE POSTED: 2017-05-05 DATE EFFECTIVE: 2017-05-05 STATUS: CURRENTread more »

Imported Frozen Raw Tuna (Ahi) Cubes Distributed on Oahu Test Positive for Hepatitis A; Voluntary Product Recall Underway

3 May 2017 | U.S. News

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) has been notified of imported frozen raw tuna or ahi cubes distributed by Tropic Fish Hawaii, LLC on Oahu that tested positive for hepatitis A. The product, imported from Indonesia, was used to prepare poke sold between April 27 – May 1 by food establishments on Oahu.read more »

Monsanto Earns National Recognition for Diverse Workforce

3 May 2017 | U.S. News

May 3, 2017, 9:15 am CDT Monsanto Earns National Recognition for Diverse Workforceread more »

WebTA 4.2 Timesheet Clarification

3 May 2017 | U.S. News

PM-2988, WebTA 4.2 Timesheet Clarification(FOR All FSA Employees) DATE POSTED: 2017-05-03 DATE EFFECTIVE: 2017-05-02 STATUS: CURRENTread more »

Mandatory Annual Civil Rights Training for FY 2017

3 May 2017 | U.S. News

AO-1679, Mandatory Annual Civil Rights Training for FY 2017(FOR FSA Employees) DATE POSTED: 2017-05-03 DATE EFFECTIVE: 2017-05-03 STATUS: CURRENTread more »

Faxing or E-mailing Receivable Documentation into the Receivable Imaging System (RIS)

3 May 2017 | U.S. News

FI-3318, Faxing or E-mailing Receivable Documentation into the Receivable Imaging System (RIS)(FOR State and County Offices) DATE POSTED: 2017-05-03 DATE EFFECTIVE: 2017-05-03 STATUS: CURRENTread more »

CRP Signup 50 Contract Approval Policy

3 May 2017 | U.S. News

CRP-828, CRP Signup 50 Contract Approval Policy(FOR State and County Offices) DATE POSTED: 2017-05-03 DATE EFFECTIVE: 2017-05-03 STATUS: CURRENTread more »

Collecting Photo Identifiable Points for National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) Inspection

2 May 2017 | U.S. News

AP-25, Collecting Photo Identifiable Points for National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) Inspection(FOR AL, AR, DE, FL, ID, IL, KS, MD, ME, MN, and SC State Offices) DATE POSTED: 2017-05-02 DATE EFFECTIVE: 2017-05-01 STATUS: CURRENTread more »

Monsanto Terminates Agreement for Sale of Precision Planting Equipment Business

1 May 2017 | U.S. News

May 1, 2017, 3:30 pm CDT Monsanto Terminates Agreement for Sale of Precision Planting Equipment Businessread more »

Monsanto’s NemaStrikeTM Technology Approved by EPA

1 May 2017 | U.S. News

May 1, 2017, 3:22 pm CDT Monsanto’s NemaStrikeTM Technology Approved by EPAread more »

Training and Development for Experienced FSA Supervisors and Managers

1 May 2017 | U.S. News

PM-2987, Training and Development for Experienced FSA Supervisors and Managers(FOR FSA Employees) DATE POSTED: 2017-05-01 DATE EFFECTIVE: 2017-05-01 STATUS: CURRENTread more »

May 2017 CCC, FSFL, and SSFL Interest Rates

1 May 2017 | U.S. News

FI-3317, May 2017 CCC, FSFL, and SSFL Interest Rates(FOR State and County Offices) DATE POSTED: 2017-05-01 DATE EFFECTIVE: 2017-05-01 STATUS: CURRENTread more »

2015 and 2016 NAP Payment Reviews

1 May 2017 | U.S. News

NAP-188, 2015 and 2016 NAP Payment Reviews(FOR State and County Offices) DATE POSTED: 2017-05-01 DATE EFFECTIVE: 2017-05-01 STATUS: CURRENTread more »

FDA approves new combination treatment for acute myeloid leukemia

28 Apr 2017 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Rydapt (midostaurin) for the treatment of adult patients with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who have a specific genetic mutation called FLT3, in combination with chemotherapy. The drug is approved for use with a companion diagnostic, the LeukoStrat CDx FLT3 Mutation Assay, which is used to detect the FLT3 mutation in patients with AML.read more »

Urban Remedy Issues Voluntary Recall of Mislabeled Non-Dairy Spiced Golden Milk Due to Undeclared Allergen

28 Apr 2017 | U.S. News

Urban Remedy is voluntarily recalling Non-Dairy Spiced Golden Milk that was mislabeled as cold pressed apple juice. The products were sold in select Whole Foods Market stores in Arizona, California and Nevada and contained tree nut (cashew) allergens that were not listed on the product labels. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to tree nuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.read more »

Farm Service Agency (FSA) Mentoring Program

28 Apr 2017 | U.S. News

PM-2986, Farm Service Agency (FSA) Mentoring Program(FOR All FSA Employees) DATE POSTED: 2017-04-28 DATE EFFECTIVE: 2017-04-27 STATUS: CURRENTread more »

Mandatory USDA FY 2017 Alternate Information Security Awareness (ISA) Training for Committee Members

28 Apr 2017 | U.S. News

IRM-480, Mandatory USDA FY 2017 Alternate Information Security Awareness (ISA) Training for Committee Members(FOR FSA SEDs and CEDs) DATE POSTED: 2017-04-28 DATE EFFECTIVE: 2017-04-27 STATUS: CURRENTread more »

Lords Organics Recalls Ginger Powder Because Of Possible Health Risk

27 Apr 2017 | U.S. News

LORDS ORGANICS is recalling Ginger Powder Product from AGF Organic Veda, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.read more »

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