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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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FSA: Two in three chickens in Wales infected with Campylobacter

Welsh authorities have been trying hard to clamp down on the most frequent cause of food poisoning in the UK -- Campylobacter bacteria -- but so far they have seen little success.
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US pork exports to Colombia on the rise

Just over a year after the trade agreement between the United States and Colombia came into force its effect can already be felt, as exports of U.S. meat are increasing and demand is growing.
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FDA to introduce new reporting rules for canned-food manufacturers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is planning to change the reporting processes for manufacturers of acidified and low-acid canned foods.
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Report calls for uniform date labeling rules on food products

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

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

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

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

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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