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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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Foodborne disease affects 4 million Canadians every year

April 14, 2014
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

March 5, 2014
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

February 24, 2014

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

February 19, 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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