Imperial Valley News
Fresno, California - Ohanyan’s Bastirma & Soujouk Co., a Fresno, establishment, is recalling approximately 159,291 pounds of sausage products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains soy lecithin, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label.
Washington, DC - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Raplixa (fibrin sealant [human]), the first spray-dried fibrin sealant approved by the agency. It is used to help control bleeding during surgery.
Washington, DC - Last week, the FTC announced a proposed settlement with Nomi Technologies, a retail tracking firm that monitors consumers’ movements through stores, for failing to adhere to their opt-out promises.
State, Federal Leaders to Accelerate Delta Habitat Restoration, Proceed With Water Infrastructure Fix
Oakland, California - After months of public comment and exhaustive review, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today joined top federal officials to unveil plans that accelerate restoration of the Delta's ecosystem and fix the state's aging water infrastructure.
Point Reyes, California - “A day in Marin.” Say that out loud to someone from California’s Bay Area, then stand back and watch the reaction. “Well, I could reschedule that meeting, move some things around…” It’s something you want to do, someplace you want to be. And agriculture is a big part of the reason that’s true. California is dotted with locales like this, each with its own enticements and attractions, its own “sense of place.” How lucky we are - farmers and eaters alike - to share this exceptional state.
Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "I am deeply encouraged and very pleased by President Obama’s decision to nominate Gayle Smith to serve as USAID Administrator for the remainder of his term. Gayle knows as well as anyone that defense and diplomacy aren’t enough in the globalized world we live in today. As we respond to terrible emergencies, such as that now occurring in Nepal, or work to address the root causes of complex challenges like violent extremism, epidemic disease, global hunger and climate change, the third pillar of our foreign policy – development – is more important than ever.