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Chick-fil-A to serve antibiotic-free chicken within 5 years

The Atlanta-based restaurant chain says it is asking suppliers to work with USDA to ensure that antibiotics are not administered to the chickens at any point.

The Atlanta-based restaurant chain says it is asking suppliers to work with USDA to ensure that antibiotics are not administered to the chickens at any point.


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UK public laboratory finds widespread food fraud

Almost 40 percent of samples analyzed by the lab were mislabeled.
Almost 40 percent of samples analyzed by the lab were mislabeled.
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Kraft to remove artificial preservatives from Singles slices

The company will replace sorbic acid with a natural mold inhibitor.

The company will replace sorbic acid with a natural mold inhibitor.


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California processor recalls 8.7 million pounds of meat due to lack of inspection

That quantity represents about one year's production for Rancho Feeding Corp.
That quantity represents about one year's production for Rancho Feeding Corp.
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Canada launches food safety reference database

The database is designed to help identify hazards in production and processing of food.
The database is designed to help identify hazards in production and processing of food.
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Food industry coalition seeks federal standards on genetically modified organisms

The group includes representatives from almost 30 industry companies and non-governmental organizations as well as representatives from agriculture.
The group includes representatives from almost 30 industry companies and non-governmental organizations as well as representatives from agriculture.
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Fire, ammonia leak shut down Cargill beef plant

Workers at the facility detected an ammonia leak at around 3:40 am and evacuated the plant.
Workers at the facility detected an ammonia leak at around 3:40 am and evacuated the plant.
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Integrated Pest Management

Pest Control: The best defense? A good offense

Integrated pest management protects profits by relying on maintenance and sanitation for pest control, rather than chemical treatments that may require plant downtime.
Stringent hygiene requirements at food and beverage facilities make an effective pest control program imperative.
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Coke eyes home soda market with new Green Mountain Coffee partnership

The soft drink maker plans to produce single-serving Coca Cola pods for use with the forthcoming Keurig Cold system.
The soft drink maker plans to produce single-serving Coca Cola pods for use with the forthcoming Keurig Cold system.
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Subway to remove controversial chemical from bread

Azodicarbonamide, a plastic-based additive, is also found in yoga mats and shoe soles.
Azodicarbonamide, a plastic-based additive, is also found in yoga mats and shoe soles.
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The September 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how lean manufacturing, quality improvements and increased automation helps processors meet rapidly changing demands. Also, read how robotics, advanced machine controls, software and OEE are just a few of the tools that can boost productivity on packaging lines.

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