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FDA unveils improved website

April 4, 2003
Based on feedback from consumers, health professionals and industry representatives, the Food and Drug Administration has made improvements to its website,, to provide users with quicker and easier access to information.
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New processing technique yields new protein concentrate

April 4, 2003
Researchers at Ithaca, N.Y.-based Cornell University believe that the true gold in cheese plants could be pure milk serum proteins that are separated from liquid milk before it is used to make cheese.
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Interstate shipment lawsuit rejected by federal court

April 4, 2003
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio has rejected a lawsuit filed by Ohio Secretary of Agriculture Fred Dailey, which claimed parts of the federal meat and poultry statutes are unconstitutional.
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Web Watch: INC2inc and merge

April 4, 2003, an online vertical internet exchange serving the dairy industry, and INC2inc Technologies Corporation, a business-to-business replenishment e-market for the food and beverage industry, have merged and formed a parent company named Momentx.
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FDA finalizes new egg requirements

April 4, 2003
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a regulation requiring shell egg cartons to bear safe handling instructions because of eggs' association with Salmonella Enteritidis.
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FSIS seeks to improve sampling at cull cattle facilities

April 4, 2003
Although nationwide surveys have found illegal residues in meat and poultry at a low rate, the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is seeking to improve how agency officials approach residue issues, including choosing cull cows for sampling.
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Labor Department delays ergonomics announcement

April 4, 2003
In the wake of September's terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Labor has decided to postpone the announcement of its plan of action on in-plant ergonomics.
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Canada nears approval of irradiation for red meat

April 4, 2003
The Canadian Cattlemen's Association (CCA) has received a favorable recommendation from Health Canada on its petition to permit the irradiation of ground beef in Canada, moving the process a step closer to final regulatory approval.
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Canada closer to E. coli vaccine

April 4, 2003
A Canadian alliance of corporate, government and university researchers was set to launch large-scale field trials this month in Alberta on a vaccine intended to attack E. coli O157:H7 bacteria in live animals.
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Active packaging takes off

April 4, 2003
Active packaging takes off
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