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Friday, March 6, 2009
California to restrict antibiotic use in livestock sector
March 6, 2009 California to restrict antibiotic use in livestock sector California state legislator, Dean Florez, has introduced a bill to restrict antibiotic use in the livestock industry. The bill forbids a school or school district from ...
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
California judge rules "disabled pigs" may still be processed
February 24, 2009 California judge rules "disabled pigs" may still be processed A federal judge in Fresno, California has declared that pigs that are too stressed to stand up can still be slaughtered and processed for food, reports the Los ...
Monday, November 10, 2008
Californian cattle ranchers forced to downsize herds
November 10, 2008 Californian cattle ranchers forced to downsize herds                        California's worst drought in decades is forcing the state's cattle ranchers to downsize their herds because two years of poor rainfall have ravag ...
Friday, November 7, 2008
California bans use of gestation crates
November 7, 2008 California bans use of gestation crates                        US state California has banned the use of gestation crates after residents voted 63.2 percent to 36.8 percent in favour of Proposition 2. Proposition 2 requires ...
Monday, November 3, 2008
California's firm recalls sausage products due to undeclared allergens
November 3, 2008 California's firm recalls sausage products due to undeclared allergens Jolly Good Meat Products, a Los Angeles, California establishment, is recalling approximately 600 pounds of ready-to-eat and raw banger sausage rolls be ...
Friday, October 10, 2008
New rules to boost meat prices in California
October 10, 2008 New rules to boost meat prices in California        Californians will now have to pay more for meat as new federal weight standards go into effect, according to California's Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) on Wedn ...
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
California ponders move to kickstart seafood industry
September 30, 2008 California ponders move to kickstart seafood industry   Various agencies in California are coming together to debate whether the state should make a concerted move towards aquaculture production. The Aquarium of the Pacif ...
Friday, September 12, 2008
California's dairy industry grows 30 percent in value, reaps US$61 billion
September 12, 2008 California's dairy industry grows 30 percent in value, reaps US$61 billion Milk is now a US$61 billion business in California, having grown 30 percent over 2004 as milk production grew 12 percent over the same period to a ...
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Bovine TB may cost California's government US$60 million
July 10, 2008 Bovine TB may cost California's government US$60 million A recent outbreak of bovine tuberculosis at three dairy herds in California may lead to a mass cull which would cost the government close to US$60 million. The affected ...
Monday, June 30, 2008
USDA downgrades California's bovine tuberculosis status
June 30, 2008   USDA downgrades California's bovine tuberculosis status     The USDA is downgrading California's bovine tuberculosis status from "Accredited Free" to "Modified Accredited Advance" on view that the disease have been found in ...
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Japan suspends imports of California beef
April 24, 2008 Japan suspends imports of California beef Japan has recently halted the purchase of beef from a Californian beef plant, the National Beef Packing Co., after a beef part linked to mad cow disease was found, the Ministry of Agr ...
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
California's corn output jumps 98 percent, fueled by ethanol demand
February 13, 2008 California's corn output jumps 98 percent, fueled by ethanol demand The heightened demand for ethanol last year had driven California's bumper corn production, which jumped by 98 percent, analysts said. The state reported ...
Monday, February 11, 2008
California's grocery chain excludes some food imports from China
February 11, 2008 California's grocery chain excludes some food imports from China Trader Joe's grocery stores, with 284 stores densely located in southern California, announced that by April 1, 2008, it will phase out single-ingredient Chi ...
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
California's Fresno Country Dairy reports bovine TB cases
February 5, 2008 California's Fresno Country Dairy reports bovine TB cases Bovine Tuberculosis (TB) has recently been detected at a dairy in Fresno County in California, where government officials have already tightened control.  State and ...
Thursday, January 31, 2008
USDA probes on California-based cattle slaughterhouse
January 31, 2008 USDA probes on California-based cattle slaughterhouse The USDA announced Wednesday that it was investigating California's Chino-based supplier of meat after a video on inhumane slaughter of sick cows was released. The video ...

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