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UK works on plans to tackle campylobacter in poultry

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Regulators, processors, manufacturers and retailers in the United Kingdom have joined forces to reduce the cases of campylobacter contamination of raw poultry meat across the entire supply chain.
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Palm oil production contributes to climate change, study claims

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Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder believe that wastewater produced during the processing of palm oil is a source of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.
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Proposed updates to Nutrition Facts label announced

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The proposed changes will bring the familiar rectangular box, which is featured on roughly 700,000 products, up to date with changes to its design and content.
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Listeria from cheese kills one, sickens seven

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A listeria outbreak, most likely linked with "Hispanic-style" cheese, has killed one person in California and has sickened seven people in Maryland.
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Scientists warn of chemicals migrating to food products from packaging

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Although chemicals from packaging, known as food contact materials, leach into food and drinks in minimal amounts, being exposed to them over a lifetime may have a cumulative effect.
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FDA ordered to finalize new food safety law by March 2016

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will have to finalize the Food Safety Modernization Act by the spring of 2016, under the terms of a settlement filed at the federal district court in Oakland, Calif.
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Nestlé recalls Hot Pocket products linked to Rancho Feeding beef

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The recall was initiated following last week's news that California-based Rancho Feeding Corporation was recalling millions of pounds of beef from diseased animals.
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Australian beef, veal exports to US to drop slightly in 2014

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Australian exports of beef and veal to the United States in 2014 are expected to drop one percent from last year's levels and reach 210,000 tons swt, according to industry research company Meat and Livestock Australia.
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FDA presents new draft rule on safe food transportation

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The proposal is the seventh and final key rule that forms the backbone of the FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act.
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Majority of Americans want government more involved in food safety

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The vast majority of Americans would like to see the government more involved in food safety oversight, according to a new survey.
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