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Missouri files lawsuit against Tyson Foods over water contamination

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Researchers use 'magnetized' yeast to produce sparkling wine in less time

A European research team has engineered a new process that drastically reduces the time required to remove waste yeast from sparkling wine.
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Tyson, Pilgrim's Pride make bids to acquire Hillshire Brands

Tyson Foods Inc. and Pilgrim's Pride are engaged in a multi-billion dollar bidding war for sausage company Hillshire Brands.
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Egg company execs face criminal charges over Salmonella outbreak

Two executives of egg producer Quality Egg LLC have been charged with a misdemeanor and the company is facing two counts of felony in relation to a 2010 Salmonella outbreak.
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