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Meat industry challenges new rules for origin labeling

Some of the biggest names in the U.S. meat processing industry are spearheading an industry appeal in court, calling for a rethink of the rules requiring companies to specify the origin of meat on labels.
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E. coli in raw milk sickens nine children in Tennessee

The strain of E. coli that caused nine children to become ill in Tennessee has been traced to raw milk from the McBee Dairy Farm near Knoxville and samples from the milk matched samples of animal waste taken at the farm.
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US adopts international standards for beef trade

The federal agency has finalized a rule that effectively adopts the global standards presented by the World Organization for Animal Health.
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US poultry industry safer than ever

New figures released by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the rate of nonfatal injuries and illnesses among employees in the poultry sector has hit an all-time low.
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FDA proposes guidance on reducing acrylamide in foods

The federal agency has identified a series of possible approaches that farmers, manufacturers and food service operators can adopt to reduce the amount of acrylamide in food.
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FDA moves to ban trans fats in processed food

Trans fats, known for increasing bad cholesterol and raising the risk of heart attack, are commonly used by the food processing industry in products such as margarine, coffee creamers, frozen pizza, crackers and microwave popcorn.
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FDA to introduce animal food regulation

Rules in this particular area have never been implemented before and the proposal specifically addresses the manufacturing, processing, packing and holding of animal food.
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Global flexible packaging market to grow by 5.1%, report predicts

The global market for flexible packaging is set to grow by a compound annual rate of 5.1 percent between 2013 and 2018, reaching a total value of $99.6 billion by the end of the period, up on $73.8 billion last year.
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Listeria developing resistance to disinfectants, researchers find

One of the most common causes of foodborne diseases, listeria, is developing resistance to some of the most frequently used disinfectants that dairy processors use to get rid of the bacterium.
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Salmonella rates on raw chicken decline

Official figures indicate that in the second quarter of this year, the overall rates of prevalence of Salmonella on raw chicken carcasses in the United States fell by 34 percent compared to rates from the first quarter of 2013.
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