The Food Safety and Inspection Service of USDA has issued a revision to Directive 6900.2: The Humane Handling and Slaughter of Livestock. This directive informs inspection program personnel (IPP) of the requirements, verification activities, and enforcement actions for ensuring that the handling and slaughter of livestock, including disabled livestock and livestock slaughtered by religious ritual […]

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COVID-19 cases continue to rise following record numbers of new cases reported over the past few months in California, Florida, Texas, and several other states. This recent dramatic increase in cases has caused a sluggish reopening of the economy in many parts of the country. At some point, hopefully, soon, the reopening process will accelerate. […]

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The Coronavirus pandemic has turned our world upside down. Businesses have been shuttered and many jobs lost permanently. A resurgence of COVID-19 infections in several parts of the country largely halted some reopening efforts. In addition, with a new school year beginning, parents of school-age children are dealing with the dilemma of in-person versus online […]

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