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Listeria from cheese kills one, sickens seven

February 28, 2014
A listeria outbreak, most likely linked with "Hispanic-style" cheese, has killed one person in California and has sickened seven people in Maryland.
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Scientists warn of chemicals migrating to food products from packaging

February 26, 2014
Although chemicals from packaging, known as food contact materials, leach into food and drinks in minimal amounts, being exposed to them over a lifetime may have a cumulative effect.
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FDA ordered to finalize new food safety law by March 2016

February 25, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will have to finalize the Food Safety Modernization Act by the spring of 2016, under the terms of a settlement filed at the federal district court in Oakland, Calif.
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Nestlé recalls Hot Pocket products linked to Rancho Feeding beef

February 24, 2014
The recall was initiated following last week's news that California-based Rancho Feeding Corporation was recalling millions of pounds of beef from diseased animals.
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Australian beef, veal exports to US to drop slightly in 2014

February 19, 2014
Australian exports of beef and veal to the United States in 2014 are expected to drop one percent from last year's levels and reach 210,000 tons swt, according to industry research company Meat and Livestock Australia.
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FDA presents new draft rule on safe food transportation

February 11, 2014
The proposal is the seventh and final key rule that forms the backbone of the FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act.
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Majority of Americans want government more involved in food safety

February 10, 2014
The vast majority of Americans would like to see the government more involved in food safety oversight, according to a new survey.
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Biocides might increase risk of contamination in food industry, study finds

February 4, 2014
The use of biocides in the food industry may have an adverse effect on public health, rather than a protective impact as the industry has believed.
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Global processed poultry meat market predicted to grow by 5.9% annually

February 4, 2014
In 2012 the market value came in at $179,551.2 million and it is forecast to reach $250,949.5 million by the end of the period, the report said.
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Wisconsin company turns dairy wastewater into biofuel

February 3, 2014
Dairy is the largest industry in the state of Wisconsin and it can also be a major source of biofuel, according to GreenWhey Energy, based in Turtle Lake.
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