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Walmart enhances poultry safety measures

Designed to further protect customers against foodborne illnesses, Walmart announced it will implement enhanced poultry safety measures for supplies.


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Hershey launches public 3-D candy printing exhibit

The Hershey Company, in partnership with 3D Systems announced the debut of its 3-D Chocolate Candy Printing exhibit at Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction.


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Keurig recalls 7 million brewing systems

Keurig Green Mountain has issued a recall for more than 7 million MINI Plus Brewing Systems with model number K10 after reports of burn-related injuries.


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FDA pursuing companies selling pure caffeine powder

FDA is assembling a legal case against companies that sell pure caffeine powder, the Associated Press reports.


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USDA appoints new members to committee on meat and poultry inspection

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the appointment of members to the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspections (NACMPI) for the 2014-2016 term.


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USDA releases annual Pesticide Data Program summery

USDA’s Agriculture Marketing Service posted the data from the 2013 Pesticide Data Program (PDP) annual summery, which confirmed the overall pesticide chemical residues found on the tested foods are at levels below the tolerances established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and do not pose a safety concern.


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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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Sustainability initiative increases US beverage industry’s fuel economy

The results of a new sustainability initiative implemented across the US beverage industry revealed the nation’s leading beverage companies have increased the fuel economy of their fleets by nearly 13 percent since 2010, according to the American Beverage Association (ABA).


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Bumble Bee acquired by TUF

Bumble Bee Seafoods, North America’s largest branded shelf-stable seafood company, announced it has been acquired by Thai Union Frozen Products Public Company Limited (TUF) for $1.51 billion.


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Minnesota links two deaths to listeria outbreak in caramel apples

The Minnesota Departments of Health and Agriculture are working with CDC and FDA to investigate a multi-state outbreak of listeriosis linked to eating prepackaged caramel apples.


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