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Mad Cow Disease case reported in Germany

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), as the disease is officially named, was identified in a slaughtered cow that did not exhibit any clinical signs of the disease.
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US pork, beef exports on the rise

U.S. meat exports are going through a period of solid growth, according to statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Meat Export Federation.
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Tyson Foods recalls 34,000 pounds of chicken from several states

The chicken was distributed to institutional customers in Tennessee, California, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio and Wisconsin. So far seven people have been affected by Salmonella bacteria, with two of them requiring hospitalization.
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US organic food market to see rapid growth

The United States is already the world's largest organic food market and it is predicted to expand quite dramatically over the next few years.
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UK's Food Standards Agency outlines action plan for 2014

As one of the key issues to address, the plan deals with Campylobacter -- the UK's most common cause of food poisoning.
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FDA proposes rule to protect food supply chain

The proposal outlines a preventive strategy that will protect the U.S. food supply chain from serious public health risks.
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US pork production remains stable in 2013

The United States is predicted to produce a total of 23.22 billion pounds of pork in 2013, which is just 0.1 percent down on the amount produced in 2012, new figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show.
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EU food safety regulator finds aspartame safe for public health

Critics claim that aspartame is linked to a number of health complications, including cancer, and have been calling for authorities to ban the use of the substance.
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FDA starts voluntary program to phase out antibiotic use in livestock

The food safety regulator stated that it was launching a new voluntary project in which pharmaceutical companies could relabel their products to prevent them from being used in healthy animals.
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USDA launches new action plan for tackling Salmonella

The Salmonella Action Plan is intended to deal with the disease in an aggressive and comprehensive way and will help to make meat and poultry safer for American consumers.
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