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Report ranks global food traceability regulations; EU countries come out on top

By Jeremy Gerrard
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A new report from the Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC) has compared and ranked 21 Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) countries on their respective food traceability regulations.


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Nestle pledges to improve welfare of animals

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Nestle USA committed itself to improving the welfare of animals in its supply chain following an agreement with NGO World Animal Protection, the company said Thursday.


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Peanut and nut butters recalled for potential Salmonella contamination

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nSPIRED Natural Foods, Inc., a branch of the Hain Celestial Group Inc., is issuing a voluntary recall of 43 retail lots of Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butters, Maranatha Almond Butters and Peanut Butters and other private label nut butters because of a possible health risk.


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Denmark links another death to Listeria outbreak

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Danish health officials are reporting the death of another individual whose death may link to an ongoing Listeria outbreak caused from ingesting contaminated meat, bringing the possible death toll to 11th, reported the Associated Press.


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Improving social media’s role in food safety

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In the interest of public health, researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a set of guidelines on how to use social media to communicate about food safety.


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USDA bolsters procedures for detecting and removing unsafe ground beef

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USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) launched new expedited tracing procedures that will allow the agency to trace contaminated ground beef back to its source more quickly, remove it from commerce and find the root cause of the incident.


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McCormick issues voluntary recall of ground oregano

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McCormick & Company, Incorporated issued a voluntary recall of its ground oregano 0.75 oz. bottles because of a possible Salmonella contamination.


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Research dissects countries with most food safety violations

A new study reveals India, China and Mexico had the highest number of food safety incidents in 2013
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More than one-third of all food safety violations in 2013 were a result of excessive or illegal pesticide contamination.


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USDA unveils new poultry inspection system

Under the modernized rule, poultry companies will have to meet new requirements to control Salmonella and Campylobacter while an updated inspection system aims to better position inspectors on the line
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New USDA food safety and inspection requirements draw both ire and praise.


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FDA seeks permanent injunction against cheese manufacturer

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At the request of FDA, the US Department of Justice filed a complaint for permanent injunction in US District Court against Michigan-based S. Serra Cheese Company.


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