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US, Canadian authorities recall chia seed powder after Salmonella outbreak

June 6, 2014
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (FIA) has announced a recall of a range of products containing sprouted chia seed powder over concerns about a possible Salmonella contamination.
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US agencies to tackle future foodborne disease outbreaks together

June 3, 2014
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry have agreed to combine their expertise to tackle foodborne health hazards.
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Russia cuts US frozen poultry imports by 34% in Q1

June 2, 2014
Russia cut the volume of frozen poultry it imports from the United States by 34% to 47,200 metric tons in the first three months of 2014, partly due to Moscow's measures to limit its dependence on external markets by boosting its own poultry production.
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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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