Meat Industry Prevails On Congress To Roll Back Origin Labeling Rule

December 31, 2014 Jim Spencer, Star Tribune

The language is tucked into a paragraph on page 13 of Division A of the 1,600-page Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, better known as the federal budget. It requires the secretary of agriculture to change a United States meat labeling rule to comply with a World Trade Organization (WTO) decision that brands the rule unfair. The paragraph would eliminate the need for meat producers, packers and distributors to show where the animals used in their products are born, raised and slaughtered.

What Kitayama Bros. Is Planning For 2015

December 31, 2014 Kitayama Bros., Inc.

We just returned from the KB December board meeting.  We are expecting a 5% growth in sales and here is how we hope to accomplish this:

Help The Sun Valley Group Rock The Rose Parade

December 31, 2014 Sun Valley Group's Flower Talk

On New Year's Day The Sun Valley Group needs your help with the Rose Parade. The floats will be completed, the cameras will be rolling, celebrities will be ready and the pageantry will begin for the 126th Rose Parade.

California Grown Certification Returns Locally Grown Pride To Rose Parade

Established in 1889, the Rose Parade was founded to showcase the beauty and bounty of California. It's a concept that has become a national New Year's Day tradition. On December 31, the Buy California Marketing Committee (BCMA) and the California Cut Flower Commission (CCFC) will recognize both California Polytechnic universities (San Luis Obispo and Pomona campuses) and FTD, Inc., for their commitment to California's flower farmers.

Bleating Heart Cheese Expands Recall

December 31, 2014 FDA

Bleating Heart Cheese (BHC) is expanding its voluntary recall notice of December 17, 2014 to cover all of its sheep milk, goat milk, water buffalo milk and cows milk cheese produced between February 14, 2014 (coded as 14–0214) and September 19, 2014 (coded as 14-0919) due to an abundance of caution concerning the possibility of Listeria monocytogenes being present in some cheese.