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Researchers use 'magnetized' yeast to produce sparkling wine in less time

May 30, 2014
A European research team has engineered a new process that drastically reduces the time required to remove waste yeast from sparkling wine.
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Tyson, Pilgrim's Pride make bids to acquire Hillshire Brands

May 30, 2014
Tyson Foods Inc. and Pilgrim's Pride are engaged in a multi-billion dollar bidding war for sausage company Hillshire Brands.
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Egg company execs face criminal charges over Salmonella outbreak

May 27, 2014
Two executives of egg producer Quality Egg LLC have been charged with a misdemeanor and the company is facing two counts of felony in relation to a 2010 Salmonella outbreak.
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'Pink slime' back on market as beef prices soar

May 27, 2014
As prices of U.S. beef continue to go up, the beef processing industry is witnessing the comeback of the filler known as "pink slime."
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Idaho dairy producer fined over wastewater pH levels

May 21, 2014
Between 2009 and 2012 Idaho Milk Products released wastewater from its facility into the city's sewer system, with acidity levels of the wastewater more than 130 times higher than the company was allowed to discharge.
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Michigan company recalls 1.8 million pounds of ground beef due to E. coli contamination

May 21, 2014
Detroit-based Wolverine Packing Co. is recalling about 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products believed to be contaminated with E. coli.
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Wal-Mart reaches out-of-court agreement with 23 claimants in listeria outbreak cases

May 19, 2014
Supermarket chain Wal-Mart has settled 23 civil cases linked to the 2011 listeria outbreak that killed 33 people who consumed contaminated cantaloupe sold by the company.
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Rigid packaging thermoformer Placon acquires injection molder

May 14, 2014
Placon, a custom and stock rigid thermoformed packaging designer and manufacturer based in North America, has completed the acquisition of privately-held, West Springfield, Massachusetts-based rigid plastic container manufacturer, Plastic Packaging Corp.
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CDC senior official calls for ban on raw milk sales

May 13, 2014
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is calling for a ban or a restriction on the sale of raw milk, as a means to reduce the number of foodborne diseases originating from raw milk consumption.
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FDA orders cheese company to cease operations due to Listeria contamination

May 12, 2014
A U.S. district court judge has entered a consent decree of permanent injunction between the U.S. FDA and Finger Lakes Farmstead Cheese Company, LLC, after federal inspectors repeatedly asked the company to improve its manufacturing processes to prevent Listeria contamination.
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