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FDA advisers recommend approval of anticlotting drug

September 9, 2011
TRENTON, N.J. — Outside advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted Thursday to recommend that the agency approve a new anticlotting drug for use in millions more
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Chinese authorities arrest nearly 1,000 in connection with tainted-pork scandal

August 29, 2011
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SABMiller buys Foster’s shares in hostile bid

August 22, 2011
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Tainted vinegar kills 11, sickens 120 in China

August 22, 2011
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China Arrests Thousands in Illegal Food Additive Crackdown

August 8, 2011
According to AFP, China has arrested around 2,000 people and closed nearly 5,000 businesses in a major crackdown on illegal food additives, the government said, after a wave of
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German Beer Production Increases

August 1, 2011
Warm weather and a strong export market in the first six months of the year have helped German brewers reverse a long decline in beer production, Reuters reported. The total
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Factory Worker Dies After Falling Into Sausage Grinder

July 26, 2011
On Tuesday, July 12, an employee of the Bar-S Foods manufacturing facility in Lawton, Okla. was involved in a tragic accident while cleaning a piece of equipment, the company reported
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Asia Pizza Demand Boosts US Cheese Exports

July 18, 2011
Bloomberg reports, Asia’s growing appetite for pizza and cheeseburgers means the U.S. is exporting the most cheese ever, boosting commodity costs for companies including Kraft Foods Inc. Wholesale cheddar-cheese prices
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FDA Says Bristol-AstraZeneca Diabetes Drug May Cause Cancer

July 18, 2011
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and AstraZeneca Plc’s new diabetes pill may cause breast and bladder cancer, according to U.S. regulators weighing whether to clear sales of the medicine, reports Bloomberg. While
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Beef Contaminated by Radiation Intensifies Food-Safety Concerns in Japan

July 18, 2011
Beef contaminated by radiation from Fukushima prefecture has been eaten by consumers in Japan, intensifying food-safety concerns and stoking criticism against a government testing program that checks only selected products,
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