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Dairy industry applauds discussions with China on cheese naming

The US dairy industry praised the results of recent meetings with China where officials committed to stronger protections for common food names, including cheese, according to the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA).


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US to re-establish full relations with Cuba

After more than 50 years, US President Barack Obama announced plans Wednesday to restore relations with Cuba and re-establish economic ties with the country which could benefit US agriculture and exports.


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USDA to release tables on agricultural projections through 2024

Beginning Dec. 18 at 11 a.m., USDA will release selected commodity tables from its upcoming Agricultural Projections to 2024 report.


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US grant helps promote organic products in Japan and worldwide

Demand for organic products is exploding, with US sales in 2013 hitting a record $35.1 billion and US organic exports reaching $537 million last year.

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is ready to launch a new strategy to promote organic products and educational programs in Japan and around the world.


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Canada, Ireland and France top global food safety ranking

Despite different food safety systems, researchers say there is a real need to harmonize standards and protocols among nations

The report evaluated food safety using 10 performance indicators in three food safety risk governance domains.


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ICCO responds to reports of cocoa shortages

The International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) released a statement emphasizing its projections for the supply of cocoa in future years does not reflect the fear in recent reports that identified a possible cocoa deficit of one million tons by 2020.


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US, Mexico settle sugar dumping dispute

After months of negotiations the United States and Mexico have reached a settlement over U.S. accusations that Mexico is dumping sugar, to the detriment of U.S. sugar producers. Phillip Hayes, a spokesman for the American Sugar Alliance, says the agreement will help both sugar producers and consumers.


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McDonald’s Japan records 7.5 billion yen loss after food scandal

The company reports an approximately $65.8 million loss for the period from January through September

McDonald’s Japan says it has halted all imports of chicken products from China since July when the scandal broke.


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Mondelez to purchase majority stake in Vietnamese snack company

Mondelez International said Tuesday it will invest $370 million to acquire an 80 percent stake in the Kinh Do Corporation’s snacks business in Vietnam to accelerate the company’s growth strategy in Asia.


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Burger King opens first store in India, enters its 100th country

Burger Kind Worldwide, Inc. announced the opening of its first restaurant in New Delhi, marking the fast-food chain’s debut in India as well as a milestone for the brand which is now operating in its 100th country.


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Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.

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Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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