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Costco Hepatitis A outbreak affects 119 people

June 26, 2013
At least 119 people have been sickened with hepatitis A as of June 21 in an outbreak that has affected seven states, the latest update on the case from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed.
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New York college launches unique food processing technology course

June 19, 2013
Genesee Community College, situated in the western part of New York state, will provide qualified staff for food processing facilities in the area.
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Research reveals Final Rule compliance costs for US egg industry

June 18, 2013
In 2010, a new Final Rule that applied to all flocks of over 30,000 hens came into effect. The average annual cost for compliance with the Final Rule is $122,000 per complex.
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More states join GMO labeling debate

June 17, 2013
The question of informing consumers about genetically modified products has never been more topical, as more and more states join the lengthy debate over their safety in terms of public health.
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New York City to implement polystyrene foam ban

June 17, 2013
Following months of debate, New York City lawmakers have moved to introduce a bill banning the sale of polystyrene foam foodservice products.
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EPA, USDA launch joint program for food waste reduction

June 12, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have joined forces to help Americans reduce food waste by lowering consumption and improving recycling rates for food products.
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Nestlé, Mars charged with price-fixing in Canada

June 11, 2013
Canadian authorities have charged two of the biggest chocolate producers, Nestlé and Mars, with conspiring over price-fixing with other companies, including Hershey, the Competition Bureau announced last week.
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Food manufacturers focus on new products in 2013

June 7, 2013
The latest annual survey on research and development (R&D) among U.S. food manufacturers, reveals that almost half of the businesses will focus on brand new products in 2013.
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CDC: Listeria kills one of five affected

June 7, 2013
As many as 90 percent of the people affected by the foodborne disease are elderly, pregnant women, newborns or have weakened immune systems, the CDC said.
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Meat, poultry, seafood packaging trends revealed

June 5, 2013
The U.S. meat, poultry and seafood packaging market will be driven by increased demand for flexible solutions, ready-to-eat packaging and poultry packaging applications over the years until 2017.
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