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Minnesota company recalls peanut butter, spreads over Listeria concerns

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

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

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

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

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

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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FDA presents new draft rule on safe food transportation

The proposal is the seventh and final key rule that forms the backbone of the FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act.
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Majority of Americans want government more involved in food safety

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

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

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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