Bill Introduced to Ward Off Mandatory GMO Labeling
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Bill Introduced to Ward Off Mandatory GMO Labeling

April 09, 2014 | Government | Grain | Commerce

The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act would direct FDA to provide guidance for companies that wish to label their products for the presence or absence of GMOs; make mandatory an FDA safety review of all new GMO traits before they are brought to market and enable FDA to mandate labels on any product shown to pose a health, safety or nutrition risk; and directs FDA to define the term “natural” for use on food labels. 

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NGFA Recommends Major Revisions to FDA Proposed FSMA Rule for Animal Feed and Pet Food

NGFA Recommends Major Revisions to FDA Proposed FSMA Rule for Animal Feed and Pet Food

April 08, 2014 | Safety | Feed | Government

The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) has submitted an extensive statement spanning more than 100 pages to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommending major changes to the agency's proposed rule that would establish current good manufacturing practices (CGMPs) and hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls requirements for facilities that manufacture and distribute animal feed and pet food.

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MF Global Inc. Customers to Begin Receiving Final Restitution Payments

MF Global Inc. Customers to Begin Receiving Final Restitution Payments

April 08, 2014 | Government | Commerce

Pursuant to a federal court consent Order obtained by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) against MF Global Inc. (MF Global), the Trustee for MF Global has announced that the company will now begin making final distributions to its customers to satisfy its obligation of full restitution for $1.212 billion in losses sustained by customers of MF Global when the company failed in 2011.

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Former AFIA President Oakley M. Ray Passes

February 26, 2014 | Government

The American Feed Industry Association is saddened to report that Oakley M. Ray, former AFIA president from 1972-92, passed away Feb. 21, 2014. Ray was born May 5, 1927 to Oakley and Clotilda Siewers Ray, a young farm couple, both natives of Harrison Township (near Vincennes, Ind.).

Oakley was a devoted husband to Yotice (Sally) Ray; they were married for 63 years. He was a father of two, Sue (Ray) Shepard and Mike Ray (Lu Anne Ray) and grandfather of five, Stephen Ray, Michael Dean Shepard, Katherine Ray, Mallory Shepard and Ashley Shepard.

Oakley graduated from the Monroe City High School in 1944 with an enviable record in both books and basketball. He attained fame as a member of the...

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