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Consumer group slams FSIS over insufficient safety inspections

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Consumer group Food & Water Watch (FWW) has criticized the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) for failing to conduct a sufficient number of food safety inspections due to understaffing
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Study finds 175 dangerous chemicals in food packaging

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As many as 175 chemicals that have certain hazardous properties are currently being used for manufacturing food contact packaging in the United States and Europe, new research warns.
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US food & beverage producers expect growth in 2014

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The U.S. food and beverage industry is upbeat about its performance in 2014, with most industry decision makers expecting growth in both sales and profit.
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Foster Farms recalls chicken products after new Salmonella case

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Californian poultry company Foster Farms has agreed to start a voluntary recall of unspecified amounts of chicken products, after months of investigation and reported illnesses linked to products manufactured by the company.
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Report raises concerns over safety of energy drinks

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The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has warned that excessive consumption of energy drinks may have grave consequences and even result in death.
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AMA calls for tougher rules on antibiotic use in food animals

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The U.S. government should take action to prevent the use of antibiotics in food animals used to promote growth because the practice contributes to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to the American Medical Association.
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Report claims FDA inspects only up to 2% of food imports

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According to the report, the federal regulator has been unable to deal with the rising food product imports in the United States, because it has been forced to operate under a tight budget.
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Canadian study deems BPA in food packaging safe for pregnant women

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Exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging in doses the general population is likely to experience on a daily basis is not expected to pose any health risks, even to newborns and young children.
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Wal-Mart to spend more than $48 million on food safety in China

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Supermarket chain Wal-Mart has pledged to increase its investments in China's food safety threefold, following the scandal in which fox meat was sold as donkey meat in the Asian country.
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Study suggests link between socioeconomic status, Campylobacter infections

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A new study by the Emerging Infections Program at Yale School of Public Health has revealed that there is a link between socioeconomic status and the risk of falling ill with campylobacteriosis.
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