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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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E. coli in raw milk sickens nine children in Tennessee

The strain of E. coli that caused nine children to become ill in Tennessee has been traced to raw milk from the McBee Dairy Farm near Knoxville and samples from the milk matched samples of animal waste taken at the farm.
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US adopts international standards for beef trade

The federal agency has finalized a rule that effectively adopts the global standards presented by the World Organization for Animal Health.
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US poultry industry safer than ever

New figures released by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the rate of nonfatal injuries and illnesses among employees in the poultry sector has hit an all-time low.
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FDA proposes guidance on reducing acrylamide in foods

The federal agency has identified a series of possible approaches that farmers, manufacturers and food service operators can adopt to reduce the amount of acrylamide in food.
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FDA moves to ban trans fats in processed food

Trans fats, known for increasing bad cholesterol and raising the risk of heart attack, are commonly used by the food processing industry in products such as margarine, coffee creamers, frozen pizza, crackers and microwave popcorn.
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FDA to introduce animal food regulation

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

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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