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Food & Beverage

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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Study finds 175 dangerous chemicals in food packaging

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

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

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

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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