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British FSA reviews poultry campylobacter strategy

September 6, 2013
Figures released by the agency reveal that campylobacter is the most common cause of food poisoning in the U.K., affecting about 460,000 people each year.
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Antibiotics in chicken kill 280 Brits every year

August 19, 2013
It's been claimed that chicken consumption kills about 280 Britons annually through blood poisoning attributable to ESBL (extended spectrum beta lactamase) E. coli.
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US pork exports slide 1% year-on-year in June

August 13, 2013
U.S. pork exports inched down 1% year-on-year in June, with 23.8 percent of pork produced in the country being shipped abroad.
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Dutch scientists unveil first lab-grown burger

August 5, 2013
The 5-ounce "Cultured Beef" burger, which reportedly cost around $332,000 to produce, was made with muscle cells taken from a cow and other common food ingredients such as salt, egg powder and breadcrumbs.
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Canada's meat and poultry industry starts to recover

August 2, 2013
The Canadian meat and poultry industry accounts for about 10 percent of the total export of agriculture and food products and employs about 66,500 workers across the country.
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Public officials charged over deadly fire at Chinese poultry plant

July 8, 2013
The Chinese government has charged 11 public officials with dereliction of duty after more than 120 people were killed June 3 in a deadly fire at a poultry plant in Jilin Province.
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Third of global food production wasted or lost

June 21, 2013
According to the United Nations 1.3 billion tons -- or a third of global food production -- is wasted or lost each year.
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Study links BPA exposure to undescended testicles

June 21, 2013
New research presented at the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in San Francisco has suggested that fetal exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) is linked to undescended testicles in newborn boys.
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More than 100 killed in Chinese poultry plant fire

June 3, 2013
Officials said an ammonia leak may have contributed to the fire at the Baoyuan plant in Jilin province.
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Bird flu outbreak costs Chinese poultry industry more than $6.5 billion

May 20, 2013
The sector has been losing 1 billion yuan a day since the end of March as chicken-product sales continue to dwindle and prices plunge due to consumer fears over bird flu.
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