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Major Australian food processing company goes out of business

The Windsor Farms Food Group, a major food processing and packing business based in New South Wales, Australia, is closing its doors after 37 years in business, the website SmartCompany reported.
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Processed meat linked to higher risk of premature death

A new large-scale research study suggests that excessive consumption of processed meat is linked to increased risk of premature death, including from causes such as heart disease and cancer.
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Consumers' changing preferences fuel strong demand for natural colorants

Consumers across the globe are trying to switch to a more environmentally friendly lifestyle, and when buying products they often pick those that are made from natural and simple materials.
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Tests show horse DNA in spaghetti bolognese meatballs

British supermarket chain Tesco said on Monday that the tests it had carried out on its own-brand frozen spaghetti bolognese products, which were pulled from store shelves last Wednesday, were positive for horse DNA.
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Russia bans US meat imports over feed additive

Starting today, Russia's Veterinary and Phyto-Sanitary Surveillance Service is banning virtually all imports of U.S. beef, pork and turkey products over the use of the growth stimulant ractopamine, which it says may cause health problems.
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Low-fat donut technology awaits patent

International production of donuts could be radically changed with the development of a method that reduces fat content by 40 percent, saturated fat content by 45 percent and calorie count by 20 percent.
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Horse meat discovered in frozen beef burgers in UK

Horse meat has been detected in frozen beef burgers sold in some of Britain's biggest supermarket chains, including Tesco, Lidl, Aldi and Iceland.
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Chinese poultry farmers involved in drug scandal

Concerns have been raised over the safety of poultry meat being produced in China that farmers in Shandong Province have been using alarmingly high doses of illegal growth hormones to speed up the growth of their chickens.
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Scottish researchers introduce new food processing technology

A new technology that can increase the shelf-life of food products by up to three times the normal period of time, while preserving their freshness and nutritional qualities, has been developed by Scottish researchers from Queen Margaret University.
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Cargill invests in Indian food processing sector

U.S. agribusiness giant Cargill has announced plans to invest in India's fast-developing processed food sector by constructing a $73 million corn milling unit.
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