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Plastics to remain dominant in US beverage container market

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By 2017, the market for beverage containers in the United States is predicted to reach a volume of 265 billion units at a total value of $29.1 billion.
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California meat processor recalls ground beef

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California-based Central Valley Meat Company is recalling almost 90,000 pounds of ground beef, sold as "Fine Ground Beef."
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Federal government shutdown leaves hundreds of food facilities uninspected

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A vast majority of inspections at food manufacturing and processing facilities have been suspended as a consequence of the federal government shutdown.
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Golden State Foods acquires KanPak U.S.

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Irvine, Calif.-based food processor and distributor Golden State Foods has acquired controlling interests in KanPak U.S., a supplier of beverages and desserts using aseptic processing technology.
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Transparent packaging good for small foods, opaque better for bigger foods

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Consumers show a preference for transparent packaging of food products over opaque packaging options for certain food categories, but when it comes to healthy foods they tend to shift away if those are offered in clear packages, results from new research suggest.
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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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Hepatitis A from pomegranate seeds sickens 162 people in 10 states

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According to the latest update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Hepatitis A outbreak linked to Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend has affected 162 people in 10 states.
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FSA: Two in three chickens in Wales infected with Campylobacter

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Welsh authorities have been trying hard to clamp down on the most frequent cause of food poisoning in the UK -- Campylobacter bacteria -- but so far they have seen little success.
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US pork exports to Colombia on the rise

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Just over a year after the trade agreement between the United States and Colombia came into force its effect can already be felt, as exports of U.S. meat are increasing and demand is growing.
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FDA to introduce new reporting rules for canned-food manufacturers

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is planning to change the reporting processes for manufacturers of acidified and low-acid canned foods.
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