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More states join GMO labeling debate

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The question of informing consumers about genetically modified products has never been more topical, as more and more states join the lengthy debate over their safety in terms of public health.
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New York City to implement polystyrene foam ban

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Following months of debate, New York City lawmakers have moved to introduce a bill banning the sale of polystyrene foam foodservice products.
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EPA, USDA launch joint program for food waste reduction

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have joined forces to help Americans reduce food waste by lowering consumption and improving recycling rates for food products.
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Nestlé, Mars charged with price-fixing in Canada

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Canadian authorities have charged two of the biggest chocolate producers, Nestlé and Mars, with conspiring over price-fixing with other companies, including Hershey, the Competition Bureau announced last week.
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Food manufacturers focus on new products in 2013

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The latest annual survey on research and development (R&D) among U.S. food manufacturers, reveals that almost half of the businesses will focus on brand new products in 2013.
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CDC: Listeria kills one of five affected

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As many as 90 percent of the people affected by the foodborne disease are elderly, pregnant women, newborns or have weakened immune systems, the CDC said.
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Meat, poultry, seafood packaging trends revealed

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The U.S. meat, poultry and seafood packaging market will be driven by increased demand for flexible solutions, ready-to-eat packaging and poultry packaging applications over the years until 2017.
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Food processors should take public opinion into account when using processing aids, expert claims

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Processing aids are very useful when eliminating E.coli from meat, poultry and other food products, but food companies should be aware of how consumers view chemicals.
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US meat and poultry producers join forces to reduce Listeria outbreaks

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U.S. meat and poultry manufacturers and processors are committed to reducing the number of foodborne illnesses, especially listeriosis, according to the chief scientist at the American Meat Institute (AMI) Foundation.
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FDA launches software to boost food contamination protection

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is launching a new software tool that can help food production facilities prevent intentional food contamination.
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