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Food preservatives market to reach $2.7 billion in 2018, analysts predict

The key growth drivers are rising demand for natural foods and safety issues where processed products are concerned.
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One-third of US consumers reduced red meat consumption in 2013

Health concerns are the top motivator for cutting down on red meat as Americans seek to reduce their fat and cholesterol intake.
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Food retailer pulls Kraft Velveeta product out of stores

The single-serve pasta and beef dinners are being recalled due to improper labeling, specifically the lack of notification that the products contain hydrolyzed soy protein and dried soy sauce.
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Mad Cow Disease case reported in Germany

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), as the disease is officially named, was identified in a slaughtered cow that did not exhibit any clinical signs of the disease.
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US pork, beef exports on the rise

U.S. meat exports are going through a period of solid growth, according to statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Meat Export Federation.
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Tyson Foods recalls 34,000 pounds of chicken from several states

The chicken was distributed to institutional customers in Tennessee, California, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio and Wisconsin. So far seven people have been affected by Salmonella bacteria, with two of them requiring hospitalization.
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US organic food market to see rapid growth

The United States is already the world's largest organic food market and it is predicted to expand quite dramatically over the next few years.
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UK's Food Standards Agency outlines action plan for 2014

As one of the key issues to address, the plan deals with Campylobacter -- the UK's most common cause of food poisoning.
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FDA proposes rule to protect food supply chain

The proposal outlines a preventive strategy that will protect the U.S. food supply chain from serious public health risks.
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US pork production remains stable in 2013

The United States is predicted to produce a total of 23.22 billion pounds of pork in 2013, which is just 0.1 percent down on the amount produced in 2012, new figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show.
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