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US company involved in China food safety scandal lays off workers

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Illinois-based meat processing holding company OSI Group said it will lay off 340 employees at its Chinese affiliate, Husi Food Co., Ltd., after the facility made headlines in July surrounding an ongoing food safety investigation.


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FDA launches food safety competition to spark breakthrough technology

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In order to win the fight against foodborne illness, FDA has issued a challenge to food safety experts and innovators by offering a prize for technological breakthroughs on how to detect disease-causing organisms in food – especially Salmonella in fresh produce.


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FDA revises proposed rules to improve food safety

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In response to public comment, FDA has revised four proposed rules to help prevent food-borne illness that when finalized will implement portions of FSMA, the government agency announced Friday.


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OSHA lists top 10 violations

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the preliminary top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for the fiscal 2014 year, according to the National Safety Council.


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Ground black pepper recalled for Salmonella risk

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Gel Spice Company, Inc. of Bayonne, NJ has issued a voluntary recall of 16,443 cases of Fresh Finds-Ground Black Pepper because of a possibility the product was contaminated with Salmonella.


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TECH FLASH

Too much salt!

A new report from CDC reveals 90 percent of US children consume more than their recommended amounts of sodium every day
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Children ages six to 18 eat an average of 3,300mg of sodium a day, 1,000mg higher than the recommended daily allowance.


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New Mexico firm recalls beef jerky

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An undetermined amount of beef jerky products are being recalled by Albuquerque, NM-based Jerky By Art because they were produced without USDA inspection.


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Researchers ‘smart labels’ could detect pathogens in food

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Professors at the University of Alberta are developing new technology they are calling ‘smart labels’ that could detect pathogens such as E. coli, Listeria and Salmonella in spoiled meat before consumers take it home.


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McDonald’s sales continue to fall after food safety scandal

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The McDonald’s Corporation said its global comparable sales (sales at all restaurants in operation at least thirteen months) decreased 3.7 percent in August.


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Elliott review on UK food supply networks published

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Professor Chris Elliott’s final report into the integrity and assurance of UK food supply networks was published Thursday.


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