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Food Industry Update

Bacteria in poultry linked to farms, researchers claim

The levels of bacteria in broiler chickens being processed at food-processing facilities has been linked to the amount of bacteria found among chickens on farms where they are raised, new research from the University of Georgia reveals.
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Food and beverage companies surpass 2015 goal for reduced calories

America’s top food and beverage companies have exceeded their goal of reducing 1.5 trillion calories in the U.S. marketplace, says the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF).
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FDA launches software to boost food contamination protection

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is launching a new software tool that can help food production facilities prevent intentional food contamination.
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Texas capital city to introduce food composting by 2017

Food businesses such as restaurants and grocery stores in Austin, Texas, will have to start composting their food waste by 2017 at the latest, under new rules developed by city lawmakers.
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Shuanghui International to acquire Smithfield Foods

Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Shuanghui International Holdings Limited have entered into a definitive merger agreement that values Smithfield at approximately $7.1 billion.
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Burger King exec named Heinz CEO

Bernardo Hees, chief executive officer of Burger King Worldwide Inc., has agreed to take over as CEO of H.J. Heinz Co., 3G Capital and Berkshire Hathaway announced.
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CDC report reveals increase in some foodborne illnesses

The Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) report said that in comparison to a base period between 2006 and 2008, there was a 14 percent increase in the incidence of infections caused by campylobacter -- bacteria linked to many food products, including raw milk, poultry and produce.
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USDA inspectors expose dangerous chemical use in poultry plants

The Government Accountability Project (GAP) has issued evidence that it collected from federal poultry inspector whistleblowers regarding the use of chemicals in the U.S. poultry industry and the potential impact this has on human health.
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Monsanto develops omega-3 soybean oil

Biotechnology company Monsanto Co. has has developed a type of genetically engineered soybean oil that produces a type of fatty acid that could be processed to take the same form as omega-3 from fish.
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World's largest study of food allergies underway

The European Commission-sponsored research, known as the Integrated Approaches to Food Allergen and Allergy Risk Management (iFAAM), will produce a standardized management process for companies involved in food manufacturing.
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