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Big potential for cashew processing in Nigeria

Nigeria needs to increase its cashew nut processing capacity and export less of the raw commodity to other countries, the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) said last week.
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Minister calls on India's food processing industry to help reduce waste

More needs to be done to reduce wastage in India's food supply chain, the country's food processing minister said last week.
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UK retailer discovers undeclared meat in sausages, burgers

Last year retailers and food manufacturers across Europe were caught up in a scandal after it emerged that various meat products contained horsemeat and other undeclared meats.
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Russian meat processors face crisis

Import restrictions in Russia are causing severe problems for the country's meat processors.
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UK to set up food crime unit

A Food Crime Unit will be established in the United Kingdom to help strengthen consumer confidence in the country's food.
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US, Mexico partner to improve produce safety

Food safety officials from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border have agreed to work together to promote the safety of fresh and minimally processed agricultural products.
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UK FSA investigates poultry plant safety practices

The UK's Food Standards Agency (FSA) is launching an investigation into safety standards at chicken processing facilities, following reports of unsanitary conditions at several plants.
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McDonald's, KFC involved in another China food safety scandal

Chinese authorities are investigating after a report exposed a supplier falsifying product expiration dates.
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Study finds 175 dangerous chemicals in food packaging

As many as 175 chemicals that have certain hazardous properties are currently being used for manufacturing food contact packaging in the United States and Europe, new research warns.
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More than 500,000 Britons suffer food poisoning each year

According to figures, campylobacter is still the most common cause of food poisoning, accounting for about 280,000 cases per year.
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