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Report calls for uniform date labeling rules on food products

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As many as nine in 10 Americans throw away food prematurely, confused by what the date on the label means, with a quarter of them doing so on a daily basis.
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Research confirms promising results for ethylene-removal technology

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According to results from recent research by Cranfield University and Writtle College, new ethylene-removal technology can extend the shelf life of strawberries by two days or more.
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FDA takes action against Idaho meat processor

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The FDA took action over violations of manufacturing good practices, including administering animal drugs for purposes that have not been approved by the regulator.
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Future trends for food processing plants revealed

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While it is impossible to predict what food processing plants of the future are going to look like, there are a few trends that will certainly play a significant role for the future of the industry.
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Contaminated meat imported in US after inspection system failure

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USDA's new inspection system has failed to stop hazardous meat from leaving the plants in which the program has already been implemented.
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Multi-facet characterization quantifies humidity’s impact on food powders

What you need to know when developing a moisture-control strategy
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For many dry foodstuffs the ingress of even small quantities of water can compromise product performance. Granular foods — such as instant coffee, sugars and gravy granules — can all change, with the uptake of water, from relatively free-flowing, easily manageable powders to a far less desirable clumped or even solid mass. Knowing when — and to what extent — to control moisture depends in the first instance on understanding how a powder responds to humidity.
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Cargill to install new automated distribution system at Kansas beef plant

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U.S.-based meat processor Cargill is to invest $48 million in its beef processing plant in Kansas in an effort to deliver better service to its customers.
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British FSA reviews poultry campylobacter strategy

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Figures released by the agency reveal that campylobacter is the most common cause of food poisoning in the U.K., affecting about 460,000 people each year.
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FDA finds salmonella in imported spices

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has conducted a study into the prevalence of salmonella in imported spices, following widespread concerns that spices might be a source of foodborne diseases.
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US to allow processed chicken imports from China

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The U.S. is planning to allow the sale of poultry meat processed in China, following a decision by the USDA.
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