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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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EU food safety regulator finds aspartame safe for public health

Critics claim that aspartame is linked to a number of health complications, including cancer, and have been calling for authorities to ban the use of the substance.
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FDA starts voluntary program to phase out antibiotic use in livestock

The food safety regulator stated that it was launching a new voluntary project in which pharmaceutical companies could relabel their products to prevent them from being used in healthy animals.
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USDA launches new action plan for tackling Salmonella

The Salmonella Action Plan is intended to deal with the disease in an aggressive and comprehensive way and will help to make meat and poultry safer for American consumers.
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Florida residents rank food safety among top concerns

Researchers gauged public perception of 15 issues covering a wide range of topics and food safety emerged as the third most important, with 85 percent of respondents defining it as extremely or highly important.
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Canada looks to enhance food safety control

The Safe Food for Canadians Act may not come into effect before 2015, but the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has released a report describing the recent actions taken by the government to improve food safety.
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Meat industry challenges new rules for origin labeling

Some of the biggest names in the U.S. meat processing industry are spearheading an industry appeal in court, calling for a rethink of the rules requiring companies to specify the origin of meat on labels.
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