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Unsafe beef products to be removed from sale sooner under new procedures

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is taking steps to make it quicker to trace contaminated ground beef back to its source.
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FDA requests permanent injunction against cheese maker

A complaint has been filed against S. Serra Cheese Company of Clinton Township, Michigan, to prevent the distribution of allegedly adulterated cheese products.
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Cargill closes Wisconsin beef plant

The company said that it was ending operations at the plant primarily because of diminished cattle supply, which has been brought about by producers retaining cattle for herd expansion.
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Two product recalls for possible Salmonella risk

Two U.S. companies that supply health products have announced separate recalls because of the possible risk of Salmonella contamination.
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Food-safe recycling process approved

Plastic recycling and remoulding processes deployed by Belgian packaging solutions firm Schoeller Allibert at three of its manufacturing sites have been certified as safe for food use.
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US, Mexico partner to improve produce safety

Food safety officials from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border have agreed to work together to promote the safety of fresh and minimally processed agricultural products.
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California packing company recalls fresh fruit over suspected listeria contamination

California-based Wawona Packing Co. has started a recall of several lots of fresh fruit distributed across the United States, citing concerns of possible listeria contamination as the reason for the move.
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McDonald's, KFC involved in another China food safety scandal

Chinese authorities are investigating after a report exposed a supplier falsifying product expiration dates.
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DNA sequencing test developed to identify salmonella strains

Scientists at Cornell University's Food Safety Lab are working on an innovative method to quickly detect and identify strains of salmonella, making it possible for health and safety authorities to rapidly respond to foodborne disease outbreaks.
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Consumer group slams FSIS over insufficient safety inspections

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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