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Australian beef, veal exports to US to drop slightly in 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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Global processed poultry meat market predicted to grow by 5.9% annually

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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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