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Tips to manage moisture for pest prevention

While buildup of water and organic debris can contribute to pest problems in food facilities, McCloud Services has provided eight tips it says are essential for ensuring facilities are properly cleaned.

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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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Avian influenza confirmed in Washington State

USDA’s Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H5 avian influenza in wild birds in Washington state.

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Avian influenza to shake up 2015

Global issues like avian influenza and trade restrictions will have a significant impact on global poultry trade in 2015, according to a new report on the poultry industry from Rabobank.

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Oregon GMO labeling measure falls short after recount

State officials in Oregon have certified the results of a recount on a ballot measure that would require clear labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms, the Associated Press reported.

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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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Food industry makes progress on removal of trans fats

The presence of trans fats in the food supply continues to decline according to Leon Bruner, chief science officer for the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) who commented on the progress being made by the food industry to eliminate these fats.

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ADM to sell global cocoa business to Olam

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) said it will sell its global cocoa business to Olam International Limited for $1.3 billion.

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Meat and poultry executives join to deliver video on ‘amazing’ meat supply

As a step towards bolstering their transparency efforts, 30 executives from meat and poultry companies joined together to launch a new video highlighting facts about today’s meat and poultry industry.

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FSA published ‘Food and You’ survey findings for each UK nation

Britain’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published its Food and You survey findings for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland which provide data on behaviors, attitudes and knowledge relating to food issues in 2014.

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Plant of the Year 2014

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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Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

This text provides critical tools and data needed to augment routine food analysis and enhance food safety by aiding in the detection of counterfeit, and potentially deleterious, foods.

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