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UK FSA investigates poultry plant safety practices

July 28, 2014
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

July 22, 2014
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

July 15, 2014
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

July 14, 2014
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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Canadian study deems BPA in food packaging safe for pregnant women

June 30, 2014
Exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging in doses the general population is likely to experience on a daily basis is not expected to pose any health risks, even to newborns and young children.
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Wal-Mart to spend more than $48 million on food safety in China

June 30, 2014
Supermarket chain Wal-Mart has pledged to increase its investments in China's food safety threefold, following the scandal in which fox meat was sold as donkey meat in the Asian country.
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Poultry to account for more than half of UK meat consumption in 2014

June 16, 2014
The U.K. poultry sector is enjoying a period of stability and confidence, which has resulted in a surge of investment.
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Student develops more energy efficient process for emulsion production

June 11, 2014
A more energy efficient process for emulsion production, with applications in the food industry and beyond, developed by a postdoctoral student in Birmingham, UK, has been recognized by the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE).
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Russia cuts US frozen poultry imports by 34% in Q1

June 2, 2014
Russia cut the volume of frozen poultry it imports from the United States by 34% to 47,200 metric tons in the first three months of 2014, partly due to Moscow's measures to limit its dependence on external markets by boosting its own poultry production.
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European consumers favor glass as safest packaging material

May 22, 2014
European consumers are increasingly aware of the benefits of glass as a packaging material, which is boosting demand for food and drinks packed in glass.
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