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Report calls for uniform date labeling rules on food products

As many as nine in 10 Americans throw away food prematurely, confused by what the date on the label means, with a quarter of them doing so on a daily basis.
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British FSA reviews poultry campylobacter strategy

Figures released by the agency reveal that campylobacter is the most common cause of food poisoning in the U.K., affecting about 460,000 people each year.
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FDA finds salmonella in imported spices

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has conducted a study into the prevalence of salmonella in imported spices, following widespread concerns that spices might be a source of foodborne diseases.
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New evidence on salmonella in beef underlines safety challenge

Tackling Salmonella in ground beef could be the U.S. meat industry's most challenging task yet, according to James Marsden, professor of animal science at Kansas State University.
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Increase in line speed at poultry plants could cause more injuries, contamination

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to introduce new rules at poultry plants that would see the speed of lines at processing facilities increase to 175 birds per minute, up from the current 140 birds per minute.
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Major food safety violations discovered at Mississippi meat processing plants

Over the past 10 years, the 50 slaughterhouses and meat-poultry processing plants in Mississippi, owned by 35 companies, violated regulations 69 times, according to a new investigation.
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Farmers shift focus over Food Safety Modernization Act cost concerns

While it is expected to improve food safety across the entire supply chain, the Food Safety Modernization Act has also caused concerns that many farmers and food manufacturers will be unable to meet the costs.
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CDC: Listeria kills one of five affected

As many as 90 percent of the people affected by the foodborne disease are elderly, pregnant women, newborns or have weakened immune systems, the CDC said.
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Food processors should take public opinion into account when using processing aids, expert claims

Processing aids are very useful when eliminating E.coli from meat, poultry and other food products, but food companies should be aware of how consumers view chemicals.
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US meat and poultry producers join forces to reduce Listeria outbreaks

U.S. meat and poultry manufacturers and processors are committed to reducing the number of foodborne illnesses, especially listeriosis, according to the chief scientist at the American Meat Institute (AMI) Foundation.
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