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FDA Orders Heparin Shipments To Be Tested at the U.S. Border

March 17, 2008
According to the Wall Street Journal, Food and Drug Administration officials said recently that all shipments of heparin and active ingredients to make the blood thinner will be stopped at
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High Wheat Prices Raise Grocery Costs

March 17, 2008
If you think the cost of gassing up your car is outrageous, wait until you need to restock your pantry.The Associated Press is reporting that the price of wheat has
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Pilgrim''s Pride closing chicken facilities

March 12, 2008
According to Reuters, Pilgrim''s Pride Corp said recently it will close a chicken processing complex and almost half of its U.S. chicken distribution centers as it tries to cope with
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Heinz recalls Boston Market lasagna with recalled beef

March 10, 2008
According to Market Watch, Heinz, the Pittsburgh foods giant, recalled 40,000 cases of Boston Market lasagna with meat sauce because the product contained meat that was recalled by Hallmark/Westland Meat
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S&P May Downgrade Ecolab Ratings

March 7, 2008
The Associated Press reported recently that Standard & Poor''s Ratings Services said it may downgrade Ecolab Inc.''s ratings, after the food safety and infection prevention products company said it may
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Jury Orders $27M Award in Hormone Suit

March 7, 2008
A federal jury recently ordered Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and Upjohn Co. to pay more than $27 million to a Little Rock woman who got breast cancer after taking hormone replacement therapy,
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Meatpacker Buys 2 US Rivals

March 7, 2008
A Brazilian meatpacker''s $1.1 billion bid to buy two large U.S. rivals lifted shares in other meat producers recently as investors viewed the deals as a way to give the
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Food Industry: Give FDA New Recall Power

March 3, 2008
With grocery stores pulling tons of tainted meat out of their freezers, a food industry spokesman urged Congress to radically strengthen food regulators'' powers, the Associated Press reported recently.The
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Group Says It Has Mapped Corn Genome

February 28, 2008
The Associated Press reported recently that scientists at universities and corporations are about to get a major leg up in their tireless -- and profitable -- effort to reinvent the
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FDA Inspects Watson Manufacturing Plant

February 25, 2008
The Associated Press reported that Watson Pharmaceuticals said recently federal regulators are inspecting a manufacturing site that has been under government scrutiny for several years.The Davie, Fla., facility has been
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