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More than 500,000 Britons suffer food poisoning each year

According to figures, campylobacter is still the most common cause of food poisoning, accounting for about 280,000 cases per year.
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Canadian study deems BPA in food packaging safe for pregnant women

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

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

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

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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