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Food retailer pulls Kraft Velveeta product out of stores

January 22, 2014
The single-serve pasta and beef dinners are being recalled due to improper labeling, specifically the lack of notification that the products contain hydrolyzed soy protein and dried soy sauce.
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Mad Cow Disease case reported in Germany

January 21, 2014
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), as the disease is officially named, was identified in a slaughtered cow that did not exhibit any clinical signs of the disease.
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US pork, beef exports on the rise

January 17, 2014
U.S. meat exports are going through a period of solid growth, according to statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Meat Export Federation.
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Tyson Foods recalls 34,000 pounds of chicken from several states

January 15, 2014
The chicken was distributed to institutional customers in Tennessee, California, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio and Wisconsin. So far seven people have been affected by Salmonella bacteria, with two of them requiring hospitalization.
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US organic food market to see rapid growth

January 14, 2014
The United States is already the world's largest organic food market and it is predicted to expand quite dramatically over the next few years.
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UK's Food Standards Agency outlines action plan for 2014

January 6, 2014
As one of the key issues to address, the plan deals with Campylobacter -- the UK's most common cause of food poisoning.
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FDA proposes rule to protect food supply chain

January 6, 2014
The proposal outlines a preventive strategy that will protect the U.S. food supply chain from serious public health risks.
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US pork production remains stable in 2013

December 30, 2013
The United States is predicted to produce a total of 23.22 billion pounds of pork in 2013, which is just 0.1 percent down on the amount produced in 2012, new figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show.
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EU food safety regulator finds aspartame safe for public health

December 18, 2013
Critics claim that aspartame is linked to a number of health complications, including cancer, and have been calling for authorities to ban the use of the substance.
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FDA starts voluntary program to phase out antibiotic use in livestock

December 17, 2013
The food safety regulator stated that it was launching a new voluntary project in which pharmaceutical companies could relabel their products to prevent them from being used in healthy animals.
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