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FDA issues warning about Brooklyn-based juice manufacturer

May 14, 2013
Carrot and beet juice products manufactured by the company may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium that can cause botulism.
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Research finds increased arsenic levels in poultry meat

May 14, 2013
Feeding chickens with arsenic-based drugs leads to a higher concentration of inorganic arsenic in poultry meat, according to a new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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Budget cuts will not affect food processing facility inspections, FDA says

May 8, 2013
Concerns have been raised by the industry that food safety might be compromised if the FDA cut the number of food inspectors at the end of September.
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Burger King exec named Heinz CEO

May 3, 2013
Bernardo Hees, chief executive officer of Burger King Worldwide Inc., has agreed to take over as CEO of H.J. Heinz Co., 3G Capital and Berkshire Hathaway announced.
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CDC report reveals increase in some foodborne illnesses

May 3, 2013
The Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) report said that in comparison to a base period between 2006 and 2008, there was a 14 percent increase in the incidence of infections caused by campylobacter -- bacteria linked to many food products, including raw milk, poultry and produce.
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Salmonella outbreak from cucumbers hits 73 people in 18 states

May 1, 2013
The outbreak is linked to cucumbers imported from Mexico, the CDC said. So far, 14 people have been hospitalized.
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USDA inspectors expose dangerous chemical use in poultry plants

April 30, 2013
The Government Accountability Project (GAP) has issued evidence that it collected from federal poultry inspector whistleblowers regarding the use of chemicals in the U.S. poultry industry and the potential impact this has on human health.
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KROHNE supplies process measurement equipment for Chobani yogurt plant

April 26, 2013
At the heart of the plant is KROHNE’s new OPTIFLUX 6300 Grade “A” pasteurized milk ordinance (PMO) meter, which shortens the holding time for milk in the pasteurization loop, improving output and increasing efficiency.
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JBS opens new ground beef production facility in Arizona

April 23, 2013
The 16,000-square-foot facility will produce a variety ground beef items for retail, foodservice and distribution customers.
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Foodservice packaging industry upbeat for 2013

April 22, 2013
The North American and European foodservice packaging industries are likely to grow in 2013, with the recovering economy and more stable input pricing the most powerful drivers for growth.
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