Pennsylvania Agriculture Department
Pennsylvania officials are stepping up their vigilance of turkey and chicken flocks in the state in the wake of an outbreak of a deadly bird flu that has infected millions of turkeys and egg-laying hens in parts of the Midwest and the plains.
An effort by the Pennsylvania Agriculture Department to put health inspections for every restaurant in the state online is entering its third year.
The Pennsylvania Agriculture Department says it has taken action against 37 illegal dog-breeding kennels, this year, including several in the Philadelphia area.
Pennsylvania agriculture officials have issued a quarantine for wood from Bucks County after finding a tiny bug that presents a major threat to the state’s black walnut trees.
Pennsylvania will have a uniform state standard for food safety inspections beginning late next month.
The regulations, which take effect July 1st, improve standards for ventilation, humidity, lighting and flooring in commercial kennels.