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CDC: Salmonella rates drop, Campylobacter infections on the rise

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published its annual report on the progress made in attempts to reduce foodborne diseases in 2013.
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New cross-industry partnership to support Idaho's food processing industry

A cross-industry Food Science and Manufacturing Center of Excellence has been proposed to support the state's food processing industry by providing grants, training and research.
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USDA awards $24 million in research grants to control food contamination

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced 35 research projects totaling nearly $24 million have been selected for funding to improve food safety by helping control microbial and chemical contamination in various foods.
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Bird flu detected at California quail farm

A quail farm in California has raised concerns of a new outbreak of avian-borne virus, commonly known as bird flu.
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Kraft Foods recalls 96,000 pounds of hot dogs

Kraft Foods Group, Inc. initiated a voluntary recall of 96,000 pounds of hot dogs due to mislabeling.
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High rates of occupational injuries found at South Carolina poultry plant

A new report has found serious rates of carpal tunnel syndrome among employees at a South Carolina poultry processing plant.
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Report raises concerns over use of GRAS food additives

The Natural Resources Defense Council claims that labeling food additives as "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS) creates a loophole in regulation.
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US pork, beef exports strong in February

Latest data shows that American pork and beef exports fared well in February, even though the industry has been facing the challenge of soaring prices and tight supply.
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Food industry mergers & acquisitions remain steady in 2013

The hesitation of the food industry to engage in new merger activity was still evident in 2013 with only 311 deals, roughly the same as in 2012, according to The Food Institute’s Food Business Mergers & Acquisitions 2013.
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Global poultry industry set for slowdown, US market an exception

The global poultry market has been hit by a series of factors that are predicted to affect performance in the first quarter and margins in the second quarter of the year.
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