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AMA calls for tougher rules on antibiotic use in food animals

July 1, 2014
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

July 1, 2014
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

June 30, 2014
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

June 30, 2014
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

June 25, 2014
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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AFGE warns lawmakers against USDA poultry inspection reform

June 24, 2014
The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is asking lawmakers to support the industry in its attempts to stop the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) from implementing reforms that it claims might put the nation's food safety at risk.
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Missouri files lawsuit against Tyson Foods over water contamination

June 24, 2014
Missouri's Attorney General Chris Koster has filed a lawsuit against Tyson Foods, accusing the company of illegally discharging untreated industrial wastewater into Clear Creek in the southwestern part of the state.
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FDA has no plans to ban wooden boards in cheesemaking

June 17, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it had no new policy regarding aging of cheese on wooden boards, effectively easing concerns of U.S. cheesemakers that they might need to put an end to the practice.
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Norovirus most common culprit of foodborne illness outbreaks

June 17, 2014
Many consider cruise ships to be the most common places where norovirus outbreaks occur, but a new analysis from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that foodborne outbreaks in restaurants are more frequent.
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Student develops more energy efficient process for emulsion production

June 11, 2014
A more energy efficient process for emulsion production, with applications in the food industry and beyond, developed by a postdoctoral student in Birmingham, UK, has been recognized by the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE).
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