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FDA to introduce animal food regulation

November 12, 2013
Rules in this particular area have never been implemented before and the proposal specifically addresses the manufacturing, processing, packing and holding of animal food.
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Global flexible packaging market to grow by 5.1%, report predicts

November 11, 2013
The global market for flexible packaging is set to grow by a compound annual rate of 5.1 percent between 2013 and 2018, reaching a total value of $99.6 billion by the end of the period, up on $73.8 billion last year.
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Listeria developing resistance to disinfectants, researchers find

November 6, 2013
One of the most common causes of foodborne diseases, listeria, is developing resistance to some of the most frequently used disinfectants that dairy processors use to get rid of the bacterium.
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Salmonella rates on raw chicken decline

November 5, 2013
Official figures indicate that in the second quarter of this year, the overall rates of prevalence of Salmonella on raw chicken carcasses in the United States fell by 34 percent compared to rates from the first quarter of 2013.
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Two-thirds of US aluminum cans recycled last year

November 5, 2013
U.S. aluminum can recycling rates reached the highest level in 20 years last year, highlighting the successful policy that metal companies have been implementing to reduce waste.
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USDA: Line speed hike could increase bird abuse

November 4, 2013
Under a new proposal from the USDA, the rate at which lines at slaughterhouses are moving can be increased so that plants can become more efficient, but this could further aggravate the problem of inhumane treatment of birds.
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Recession exacerbates meat consumption declines

November 1, 2013
As a result of the economy, consumers have scaled back the quality and quantity of meat purchased, while adverse health effects associated with red meat consumption have driven some consumers toward alternative protein sources.
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Cantaloupe farm owners plead guilty in listeriosis outbreak case

October 30, 2013
The owners of a cantaloupe farm in Colorado, which was linked to a food poisoning outbreak in 2011, have pleaded guilty to selling adulterated production.
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California importer recalls more than 15,000 pounds of salami

October 29, 2013
More than 15,000 pounds of salami products imported by Ferrarini USA are being recalled because they were not presented for import re-inspection, as required.
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Frozen bakery market to maintain steady growth through 2018

October 23, 2013
The combination of convenience and changing lifestyles will continue to drive expansion in the frozen bakery segment, with annual growth projected at 7.1% between 2012 and 2018.
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