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Global processed poultry meat market predicted to grow by 5.9% annually

February 4, 2014
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

January 29, 2014
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

January 21, 2014
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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Canada's meat processing safety system rated as 'adequate'

January 13, 2014
A USDA audit found that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency needs to improve its oversight on meat processing facilities, especially as it relates to humane handling of animals and sanitation.
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UK's Food Standards Agency outlines action plan for 2014

January 6, 2014
As one of the key issues to address, the plan deals with Campylobacter -- the UK's most common cause of food poisoning.
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EU food safety regulator finds aspartame safe for public health

December 18, 2013
Critics claim that aspartame is linked to a number of health complications, including cancer, and have been calling for authorities to ban the use of the substance.
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New Zealand to adopt improved food safety practices

December 16, 2013
New Zealand is moving to adopt a tougher approach to food safety, following the high-profile Fonterra dairy contamination case that sparked a public debate on regulation and enforcement issues earlier this year.
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US adopts international standards for beef trade

November 25, 2013
The federal agency has finalized a rule that effectively adopts the global standards presented by the World Organization for Animal Health.
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Horsemeat scandal leads to less meat consumption in UK

November 11, 2013
A quarter of UK consumers say they now eat less meat than they did a year ago and more than a third say they are willing to consider cutting down on meat consumption.
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Global flexible packaging market to grow by 5.1%, report predicts

November 11, 2013
The global market for flexible packaging is set to grow by a compound annual rate of 5.1 percent between 2013 and 2018, reaching a total value of $99.6 billion by the end of the period, up on $73.8 billion last year.
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