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Wal-Mart to spend more than $48 million on food safety in China

June 30, 2014
Supermarket chain Wal-Mart has pledged to increase its investments in China's food safety threefold, following the scandal in which fox meat was sold as donkey meat in the Asian country.
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Study suggests link between socioeconomic status, Campylobacter infections

June 25, 2014
A new study by the Emerging Infections Program at Yale School of Public Health has revealed that there is a link between socioeconomic status and the risk of falling ill with campylobacteriosis.
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AFGE warns lawmakers against USDA poultry inspection reform

June 24, 2014
The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is asking lawmakers to support the industry in its attempts to stop the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) from implementing reforms that it claims might put the nation's food safety at risk.
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Missouri files lawsuit against Tyson Foods over water contamination

June 24, 2014
Missouri's Attorney General Chris Koster has filed a lawsuit against Tyson Foods, accusing the company of illegally discharging untreated industrial wastewater into Clear Creek in the southwestern part of the state.
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FDA has no plans to ban wooden boards in cheesemaking

June 17, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it had no new policy regarding aging of cheese on wooden boards, effectively easing concerns of U.S. cheesemakers that they might need to put an end to the practice.
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Norovirus most common culprit of foodborne illness outbreaks

June 17, 2014
Many consider cruise ships to be the most common places where norovirus outbreaks occur, but a new analysis from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that foodborne outbreaks in restaurants are more frequent.
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Student develops more energy efficient process for emulsion production

June 11, 2014
A more energy efficient process for emulsion production, with applications in the food industry and beyond, developed by a postdoctoral student in Birmingham, UK, has been recognized by the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE).
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US, Canadian authorities recall chia seed powder after Salmonella outbreak

June 6, 2014
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (FIA) has announced a recall of a range of products containing sprouted chia seed powder over concerns about a possible Salmonella contamination.
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US agencies to tackle future foodborne disease outbreaks together

June 3, 2014
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry have agreed to combine their expertise to tackle foodborne health hazards.
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Russia cuts US frozen poultry imports by 34% in Q1

June 2, 2014
Russia cut the volume of frozen poultry it imports from the United States by 34% to 47,200 metric tons in the first three months of 2014, partly due to Moscow's measures to limit its dependence on external markets by boosting its own poultry production.
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