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Articles Tagged with ''food safety''

Majority of Americans want government more involved in food safety

February 10, 2014
The vast majority of Americans would like to see the government more involved in food safety oversight, according to a new survey.
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Biocides might increase risk of contamination in food industry, study finds

February 4, 2014
The use of biocides in the food industry may have an adverse effect on public health, rather than a protective impact as the industry has believed.
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Tyson Foods recalls 34,000 pounds of chicken from several states

January 15, 2014
The chicken was distributed to institutional customers in Tennessee, California, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio and Wisconsin. So far seven people have been affected by Salmonella bacteria, with two of them requiring hospitalization.
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UK's Food Standards Agency outlines action plan for 2014

January 6, 2014
As one of the key issues to address, the plan deals with Campylobacter -- the UK's most common cause of food poisoning.
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FDA proposes rule to protect food supply chain

January 6, 2014
The proposal outlines a preventive strategy that will protect the U.S. food supply chain from serious public health risks.
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New Zealand to adopt improved food safety practices

December 16, 2013
New Zealand is moving to adopt a tougher approach to food safety, following the high-profile Fonterra dairy contamination case that sparked a public debate on regulation and enforcement issues earlier this year.
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USDA launches new action plan for tackling Salmonella

December 10, 2013
The Salmonella Action Plan is intended to deal with the disease in an aggressive and comprehensive way and will help to make meat and poultry safer for American consumers.
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Florida residents rank food safety among top concerns

December 5, 2013
Researchers gauged public perception of 15 issues covering a wide range of topics and food safety emerged as the third most important, with 85 percent of respondents defining it as extremely or highly important.
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Salmonella rates on raw chicken decline

November 5, 2013
Official figures indicate that in the second quarter of this year, the overall rates of prevalence of Salmonella on raw chicken carcasses in the United States fell by 34 percent compared to rates from the first quarter of 2013.
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Cantaloupe farm owners plead guilty in listeriosis outbreak case

October 30, 2013
The owners of a cantaloupe farm in Colorado, which was linked to a food poisoning outbreak in 2011, have pleaded guilty to selling adulterated production.
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