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FDA stops fish product imports by three New York companies

The U.S. FDA has sent warning letters to three New York companies specializing in imports of fish and seafood products.
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FDA inspection at cheese processing facility results in suspended registration

The U.S. FDA has ordered the suspension of the food facility registration of Delaware food manufacturer Roos Foods, which has been identified as the source of the recent listeria outbreak.
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Federal report finds no pesticide residue in most fruits, vegetables

The latest report on pesticide use in farming released by the USDA has shown that fruits and vegetables produced in the United States are "exceedingly safe."
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Poultry processor Peco Foods to open new facility in Arkansas

Alabama-based Peco Foods is to invest $165 million to build a new poultry complex in Arkansas, creating 1,000 jobs.
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Illinois food company fined for illegal dairy waste discharge

Illinois-based food processor Avanti Foods Co. has paid a $39,000 fine for illegally discharging dairy waste and causing water pollution.
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US Agriculture Secretary: 2015 budget cut in FSIS funding will not affect food safety

U.S. food safety will not be compromised by the proposed cuts in funding for inspections of meat and poultry processing facilities planned for next year, according to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
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Deadly virus causes turmoil in US pork industry

The U.S. pork industry is facing a serious challenge in the shape of a deadly virus that has been killing pigs by the millions, pushing pork prices up and threatening supplies.
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UK works on plans to tackle campylobacter in poultry

Regulators, processors, manufacturers and retailers in the United Kingdom have joined forces to reduce the cases of campylobacter contamination of raw poultry meat across the entire supply chain.
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Palm oil production contributes to climate change, study claims

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder believe that wastewater produced during the processing of palm oil is a source of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.
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Proposed updates to Nutrition Facts label announced

The proposed changes will bring the familiar rectangular box, which is featured on roughly 700,000 products, up to date with changes to its design and content.
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