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Tainted vinegar kills 11, sickens 120 in China

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China Arrests Thousands in Illegal Food Additive Crackdown

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

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

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

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

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

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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Union Threatening Strike at Budweiser Distributor

Bizjournals.com reports, teamsters at an Anheuser-Busch InBev distributor in Ohio are threatening to walk off the job after contract negotiations broke down. The union is accusing Heidelberg Distributing Co.,
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Fuwei Films Signs Supply Letter of Intent with Coca-Cola

PRNewswire reports, Fuwei Films (Holdings) Co., Ltd., a manufacturer and distributor of high-quality BOPET plastic films in China, announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Fuwei Films (Shandong) Co., Ltd. ("Shandong Fuwei")
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Reynolds Group to Buy Graham Packaging for $1.68 Billion

The Associated Press reports, Graham Packaging Company Inc. is being purchased by New Zealand''s Reynolds Group Holdings Ltd. for about $1.68 billion, after rival bidder Silgan Holdings Inc. failed to
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