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Colorado farmers to enter guilty plea in listeria case

Two cantaloupe farmers linked to one of the worst foodborne illness outbreaks in U.S. history will plead guilty to charges specified in the agreement they have struck with prosecutors.
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Salmonella strain linked to Foster Farms found in stores

A strain of Salmonella matching the one associated with the current multi-state Salmonella outbreak has been found in samples of raw chicken manufactured by California-based Foster Farms.
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US beef shipments blocked in South Korea

South Korea has banned the import of certain shipments of U.S. beef, following the discovery of the feed additive known as zilpaterol in meat supplied by the U.S. unit of meat processing company JBS.
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Plastics to remain dominant in US beverage container market

By 2017, the market for beverage containers in the United States is predicted to reach a volume of 265 billion units at a total value of $29.1 billion.
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California meat processor recalls ground beef

California-based Central Valley Meat Company is recalling almost 90,000 pounds of ground beef, sold as "Fine Ground Beef."
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Federal government shutdown leaves hundreds of food facilities uninspected

A vast majority of inspections at food manufacturing and processing facilities have been suspended as a consequence of the federal government shutdown.
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Golden State Foods acquires KanPak U.S.

Irvine, Calif.-based food processor and distributor Golden State Foods has acquired controlling interests in KanPak U.S., a supplier of beverages and desserts using aseptic processing technology.
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Transparent packaging good for small foods, opaque better for bigger foods

Consumers show a preference for transparent packaging of food products over opaque packaging options for certain food categories, but when it comes to healthy foods they tend to shift away if those are offered in clear packages, results from new research suggest.
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Global processed meat market to reach $799 billion by 2018

Fueled by rising demand for high-quality and ready-to-eat meat products, the global processed meat market is predicted to expand by a compound annual growth rate of 14.3 percent over the next five years, reaching $799 billion.
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Hepatitis A from pomegranate seeds sickens 162 people in 10 states

According to the latest update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Hepatitis A outbreak linked to Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend has affected 162 people in 10 states.
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