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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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Multi-facet characterization quantifies humidity’s impact on food powders

What you need to know when developing a moisture-control strategy
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

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

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

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

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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Study links soft drinks to behavioral problems in children

A joint study carried out by researchers at Columbia University, the University of Vermont and the Harvard School of Public Health, has suggested a link between behavioral problems in five-year-old children and soft drink consumption.
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