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Major food safety violations discovered at Mississippi meat processing plants

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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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EPA, USDA launch joint program for food waste reduction

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have joined forces to help Americans reduce food waste by lowering consumption and improving recycling rates for food products.
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Vermont town receives $7.67 million award to replace aging wastewater system

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During Earth Day festivities in the town of Randolph, Vt., on Monday, the USDA announced an award of $7.67 million to replace the town's 40-year-old wastewater system.
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US meat industry at risk of shutting down for weeks

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The U.S. meat industry may be forced to shut down for weeks as a result of the spending cuts planned to take effect on March 1, the White House has warned.
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National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods restarts food safety work

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The committee is charged with providing recommendations on microbiological criteria that indicate whether foods have been adequately and appropriately processed.
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Researchers awarded $5 million to study oilseed camelina as biofuel feedstock

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a team of researchers $5.08 million to study the potential of oilseed camelina as a biofuel feedstock.
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