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Caramel apples linked to listeriosis outbreak

Consumers in the United States have been advised not to eat prepackaged caramel apples, after they were linked to five deaths and more than two dozen people falling ill in 10 states.
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Meat products recalled in Texas over peanut traces

Three Texas food producers have announced recalls of meat products that may contain traces of peanuts, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label.
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Birds Eye Foods fined for safety hazards at Wisconsin facility

Birds Eye Foods has been fined almost $110,000 for safety violations at a frozen-food processing plant in Wisconsin.
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ADM agrees to $1.3 billion sale of global cocoa business

Singapore's Olam International Ltd. is to buy the worldwide cocoa business of Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) for $1.3 billion.
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Packaging ink can transfer to food inside, study shows

Researchers in Spain have found that inks commonly used in food packaging materials can transfer to the food inside, even though inks are usually placed on the external side of the packaging.
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Seven in 10 supermarket chickens contaminated with campylobacter, UK survey shows

Supermarkets and food producers in the United Kingdom have faced criticism after it emerged that more than seven in 10 fresh chickens on sale across the country are contaminated with campylobacter.
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Consumer demand, equipment innovation driving processing market for fruits & vegetables

The global market for processed fruits & vegetables was valued at around $188 billion in 2013 and will be worth $240 billion by 2019.
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Egg processing equipment market valued at more than $500 million

The global market for egg processing equipment is expected to be worth as much as $532.1 million by 2019.
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Meat processor JBS Australia to acquire Primo Group for $1.25 billion

JBS Australia, the largest meat processing company in Australia, has agreed to acquire Primo Group, the largest ham, bacon and small meat products producer in Australia and New Zealand.
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UK retailers address Campylobacter issue

In an effort to reduce the rate of Campylobacter infections, two U.K. retailers are extending the use of "roast-in-the-bag" packaging.
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