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Food Industry Update

Global processed meat market to reach $799 billion by 2018

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Fueled by rising demand for high-quality and ready-to-eat meat products, the global processed meat market is predicted to expand by a compound annual growth rate of 14.3 percent over the next five years, reaching $799 billion.
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Multi-facet characterization quantifies humidity’s impact on food powders

What you need to know when developing a moisture-control strategy
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For many dry foodstuffs the ingress of even small quantities of water can compromise product performance. Granular foods — such as instant coffee, sugars and gravy granules — can all change, with the uptake of water, from relatively free-flowing, easily manageable powders to a far less desirable clumped or even solid mass. Knowing when — and to what extent — to control moisture depends in the first instance on understanding how a powder responds to humidity.
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Cargill to install new automated distribution system at Kansas beef plant

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U.S.-based meat processor Cargill is to invest $48 million in its beef processing plant in Kansas in an effort to deliver better service to its customers.
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British FSA reviews poultry campylobacter strategy

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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

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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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US dairy industry eyes international markets

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While at present the U.S. dairy industry is mostly directed toward the domestic market, specialists believe that dairy producers will increasingly look at opportunities presented by external markets.
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Chemical engineers develop method to reduce fats in food

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In a bid to provide a solution to the global obesity epidemic, a team of scientists is developing a method to produce food that has the same taste and look but contains 50 percent less fat than regular food products.
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Canada's meat and poultry industry starts to recover

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The Canadian meat and poultry industry accounts for about 10 percent of the total export of agriculture and food products and employs about 66,500 workers across the country.
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Increase in line speed at poultry plants could cause more injuries, contamination

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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

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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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