Greater Omaha Packing Recalls Raw Beef Products Due to Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination

July 30, 2021 USDA FSIS

Greater Omaha Packing, an Omaha, Neb. establishment, is recalling approximately 295,236 pounds of raw beef products intended for non-intact use that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

Use APHIS eFile to Apply for Your Next Cut Flowers Permit

July 28, 2021 USDA APHIS

APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) is excited to announce the new APHIS eFile PPQ 587 plants and plant products application for cut flowers and greenery, and sugarcane and sugarcane products permits. 

Public Comment Period Now Open – Investments and Opportunities for Meat and Poultry Processing Infrastructure

July 27, 2021 USDA 

. USDA will provide grants, loans, and technical assistance to address concentration within the meat and poultry sectors and relieve supply chain bottlenecks by supporting new meat and poultry processing facilities.

USDA Makes Pre-Solicitation Announcement for Section 32 Purchase of Pacific Seafood Items

July 22, 2021 USDA

Potential materials may include Pacific Whiting fillets, Pacific Rockfish fillets, and Pacific Salad shrimps. Purchases will be made under the authority of Section 32 of the Act of August 24, 1935, with the purpose to encourage the continued domestic consumption of these products by diverting them from the normal channels of trade and commerce.

USDA Awards $12M in Record-Breaking Farm to School Grants, Releases New Data Showing Expansion of Farm to School Efforts

July 22, 2021 USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $12 million in Farm to School Grants this year, announcing awards to 176 grantees, the most projects funded since the program began in 2013. The department is also releasing new data demonstrating the recent growth of farm to school efforts nationwide.