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Student develops more energy efficient process for emulsion production

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

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

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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Foodborne disease affects 4 million Canadians every year

Every year one in eight Canadians suffers from a foodborne infection, according to the Canadian Public Health Agency.
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UK works on plans to tackle campylobacter in poultry

Regulators, processors, manufacturers and retailers in the United Kingdom have joined forces to reduce the cases of campylobacter contamination of raw poultry meat across the entire supply chain.
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Diseases linked to Salmonella, Campylobacter decrease in Europe

The number of people suffering from campylobacteriosis in the European Union dropped for the first time in five years in 2012 but it remains the most common foodborne disease.


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Australian beef, veal exports to US to drop slightly in 2014

Australian exports of beef and veal to the United States in 2014 are expected to drop one percent from last year's levels and reach 210,000 tons swt, according to industry research company Meat and Livestock Australia.
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Global processed poultry meat market predicted to grow by 5.9% annually

In 2012 the market value came in at $179,551.2 million and it is forecast to reach $250,949.5 million by the end of the period, the report said.
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PepsiCo unveils $5 billion investment program for Mexico

PepsiCo said it would spread the spending over five years, focusing on four key areas: innovation and brand building, infrastructure, agriculture and community
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Mad Cow Disease case reported in Germany

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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