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Suspected foodborne disease sickens more than 100 at Food Safety Summit

May 6, 2014
More than 100 people attending the Food Safety Summit in Maryland last month were sickened by what investigators think may be food poisoning
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USDA awards $24 million in research grants to control food contamination

April 30, 2014
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced 35 research projects totaling nearly $24 million have been selected for funding to improve food safety by helping control microbial and chemical contamination in various foods.
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Kraft Foods recalls 96,000 pounds of hot dogs

April 23, 2014
Kraft Foods Group, Inc. initiated a voluntary recall of 96,000 pounds of hot dogs due to mislabeling.
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Foodborne disease affects 4 million Canadians every year

April 14, 2014
Every year one in eight Canadians suffers from a foodborne infection, according to the Canadian Public Health Agency.
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Minnesota company recalls peanut butter, spreads over Listeria concerns

March 28, 2014
Minnesota food manufacturer Parkers Farm Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall of a series of products, including cheese, peanut butter, salsa, dips and spreads, over concerns of possible Listeria contamination.
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FDA inspection at cheese processing facility results in suspended registration

March 19, 2014
The U.S. FDA has ordered the suspension of the food facility registration of Delaware food manufacturer Roos Foods, which has been identified as the source of the recent listeria outbreak.
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US Agriculture Secretary: 2015 budget cut in FSIS funding will not affect food safety

March 11, 2014
U.S. food safety will not be compromised by the proposed cuts in funding for inspections of meat and poultry processing facilities planned for next year, according to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
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FDA ordered to finalize new food safety law by March 2016

February 25, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will have to finalize the Food Safety Modernization Act by the spring of 2016, under the terms of a settlement filed at the federal district court in Oakland, Calif.
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Diseases linked to Salmonella, Campylobacter decrease in Europe

February 24, 2014

The number of people suffering from campylobacteriosis in the European Union dropped for the first time in five years in 2012 but it remains the most common foodborne disease.


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More than 8 million pounds of beef recalled

February 12, 2014
A California meat processing company has had to recall more than 8.7 million pounds of beef, following an investigation by federal safety officers that revealed the meat came from "diseased and unsound" animals in violation of food safety practices.
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