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UK to set up food crime unit

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A Food Crime Unit will be established in the United Kingdom to help strengthen consumer confidence in the country's food.
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US, Mexico partner to improve produce safety

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Food safety officials from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border have agreed to work together to promote the safety of fresh and minimally processed agricultural products.
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UK FSA investigates poultry plant safety practices

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The UK's Food Standards Agency (FSA) is launching an investigation into safety standards at chicken processing facilities, following reports of unsanitary conditions at several plants.
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McDonald's, KFC involved in another China food safety scandal

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Chinese authorities are investigating after a report exposed a supplier falsifying product expiration dates.
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Study finds 175 dangerous chemicals in food packaging

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As many as 175 chemicals that have certain hazardous properties are currently being used for manufacturing food contact packaging in the United States and Europe, new research warns.
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More than 500,000 Britons suffer food poisoning each year

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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