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FDA finds salmonella in imported spices

September 6, 2013
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has conducted a study into the prevalence of salmonella in imported spices, following widespread concerns that spices might be a source of foodborne diseases.
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US to allow processed chicken imports from China

September 4, 2013
The U.S. is planning to allow the sale of poultry meat processed in China, following a decision by the USDA.
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Study links soft drinks to behavioral problems in children

September 3, 2013
A joint study carried out by researchers at Columbia University, the University of Vermont and the Harvard School of Public Health, has suggested a link between behavioral problems in five-year-old children and soft drink consumption.
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Cyclosporiasis outbreak continues, number of infected reaches 600

August 28, 2013
Analyses of the outbreak have led investigators to the conclusion that the majority of cases were linked to a salad mix produced at Taylor Farms de Mexico.
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US dairy industry eyes international markets

August 26, 2013
While at present the U.S. dairy industry is mostly directed toward the domestic market, specialists believe that dairy producers will increasingly look at opportunities presented by external markets.
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New evidence on salmonella in beef underlines safety challenge

August 26, 2013
Tackling Salmonella in ground beef could be the U.S. meat industry's most challenging task yet, according to James Marsden, professor of animal science at Kansas State University.
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Study links phthalates to insulin resistance in teens

August 22, 2013
Findings from a new study have suggested that chemicals known as phthalates are linked to insulin resistance and obesity in teenagers.
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Computer system failure puts US meat safety at risk

August 21, 2013
A malfunction in the computer system used by thousands of Agriculture Department inspectors at the 6,500 meatpacking and processing plants across the United States caused a two-day outage.
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Value of global beverage packaging market to reach $125.7 billion in 2018

August 19, 2013
Between 2013 and 2018, the global beverage packaging market is forecast to expand at a compound annual rate of 4.3%.
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Oregon governor signs off on canola ban for Willamette Valley

August 16, 2013
Oregon farmers and the public are celebrating a major victory after Gov. John Kitzhaber signed the HB 2427 bill into law on Wednesday.
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