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Waste from olive oil production turned into power

Waste from olive oil processing can be converted into energy for fuel cells, helping to power the processing plant and also reducing environmental damage.
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Poultry processors face new standards

New federal standards relating to poultry products have been put forward by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
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Spice demand rises as consumers opt for more processed foods

The growth of the processed food industry is fueling an increase in the global market for spices, according to a new report.
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Nutrients added to vitamin waters, energy drinks offer few benefits

New research suggests that there is little or no benefit from the nutrient additions in novel beverages (such as vitamin waters, energy drinks and novel juices).
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New alternative for food packaging made from crustacean shells

A material made from crustacean shells could one day be used to replace petroleum by-products in food packaging.
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New York City to ban foam cups, food containers

Restaurants, coffee shops and food carts in New York City will no longer be allowed to sell food and drinks in foam containers, starting this summer.
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Prototype plant in Mexico produces bioethanol from corn waste

Scientists in Mexico have developed a method for turning food industry waste into bioethanol.
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Fake vodka made from anti-freeze sold in Britain

Ahead of this year's New Year's Eve celebrations, British consumers have been warned not to buy counterfeit vodka that may contain harmful chemicals.
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IChemE calls for global action to cut water usage in food production

More needs to be done to reduce the amount of water used in food production, according to the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).
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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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