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Food Industry Update

Report raises concerns over safety of energy drinks

July 7, 2014
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has warned that excessive consumption of energy drinks may have grave consequences and even result in death.
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AMA calls for tougher rules on antibiotic use in food animals

July 1, 2014
The U.S. government should take action to prevent the use of antibiotics in food animals used to promote growth because the practice contributes to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to the American Medical Association.
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Report claims FDA inspects only up to 2% of food imports

July 1, 2014
According to the report, the federal regulator has been unable to deal with the rising food product imports in the United States, because it has been forced to operate under a tight budget.
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AFGE warns lawmakers against USDA poultry inspection reform

June 24, 2014
The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is asking lawmakers to support the industry in its attempts to stop the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) from implementing reforms that it claims might put the nation's food safety at risk.
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Researchers use 'magnetized' yeast to produce sparkling wine in less time

May 30, 2014
A European research team has engineered a new process that drastically reduces the time required to remove waste yeast from sparkling wine.
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Tyson, Pilgrim's Pride make bids to acquire Hillshire Brands

May 30, 2014
Tyson Foods Inc. and Pilgrim's Pride are engaged in a multi-billion dollar bidding war for sausage company Hillshire Brands.
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Egg company execs face criminal charges over Salmonella outbreak

May 27, 2014
Two executives of egg producer Quality Egg LLC have been charged with a misdemeanor and the company is facing two counts of felony in relation to a 2010 Salmonella outbreak.
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'Pink slime' back on market as beef prices soar

May 27, 2014
As prices of U.S. beef continue to go up, the beef processing industry is witnessing the comeback of the filler known as "pink slime."
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CDC: Salmonella rates drop, Campylobacter infections on the rise

May 2, 2014
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published its annual report on the progress made in attempts to reduce foodborne diseases in 2013.
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New cross-industry partnership to support Idaho's food processing industry

May 2, 2014
A cross-industry Food Science and Manufacturing Center of Excellence has been proposed to support the state's food processing industry by providing grants, training and research.
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