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Ireland set to commence beef sales to China after plants get Beijing approval

Ireland will soon be able to send its first beef shipments to China as the first tranche of production facilities are approved by Beijing, the Irish Agriculture Ministry has indicated.

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WHO releases guidelines on eliminating trans fats from food supply

The UN’s World Health Organisation (WHO) has released guidelines on how to eliminate industrially-produced trans-fatty acids from the global food supply.

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Improvements still needed from regulators, retailers to prevent illnesses, AFDO’s Mandernach says

ROSEMONT, ILL. – More and more illnesses associated with restaurants and grocery stores illustrate the need for industry and regulatory agencies to consider additional steps to prevent outbreaks, said Steve Mandernach, past president of the Association of Food and Drug (AFDO) officials, at the 20th Annual Food Safety Summit in Rosemont, Ill.

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EU to implement Brazilian poultry ban

An EU-wide ban on importing poultry products from some of the biggest suppliers in Brazil will come into force later this week.

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What threat does ‘lab-grown’ meat pose to the traditional livestock sector?

It is now five years since so-called ‘artificial meat’ was successfully grown in a Dutch laboratory at a cost in excess of $300,000 per lb. But cost of production of this proteinaceous substance, claimed to be an exact nutritional substitute for beef, pork or chicken meat produced on the farm, has now fallen dramatically.

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Marketing organic food and drink products in the EU and US

The ultimate goal of the efforts undertaken by organic producers to produce within the prescriptive guidelines is, of course, to be able to sell authenticated ‘organic’ products to the end-consumer.

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Amazon exec shares safety policies, technologies at Food Safety Summit

ROSEMONT, ILL. - While Amazon takes pride in its unique business model, the company also boasts some innovative food safety strategies and tools that are already proving effective in detecting potential hazards in food products.

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Traceability challenges for produce discussed at Food Safety Summit

ROSEMONT, Ill. --The ongoing outbreak of E.coli in romaine lettuce, the source of which still continues to elude federal investigators, cropped up several times in discussions among food safety professionals who gathered this week for the 20th annual Food Safety Summit in Rosemont, Ill.

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FDA won't recall foods with PHOs already on shelves, Mayne says

FDA will not require recalls for products containing partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) that were introduced into commerce ahead of the swiftly approaching June 18 compliance date to phase them out, and the agency plans to clarify this in writing soon, Susan Mayne, director of FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), said last week at the Food and Drug law Institute (FDLI) meeting.

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