While most consumers are very aware of food safety issues, including Salmonella, and the risk of foodborne illness, many do not follow recommended food safety practices in preparing their own meals at home, according to new research from the University of California, Davis.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week released the first progress report regarding Guidance for Industry #213, dealing with antibiotics use for growth promotion in livestock and increased veterinarian oversight.

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The Broiler Research Award, instituted by the National Chicken Council, is given for distinctive research work that has a strong economic impact on the broiler industry. 

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Negotiations for a new labor contract covering nearly 20,000 dockworkers at 29 West Coast ports will continue to move forward as the existing, six-year coast-wide labor agreement expired on July 1.

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The Partnership for Food Safety Education, along with the National Chicken Council, want everyone to enjoy a summer without Salmonella.

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The National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) is a collaboration among state and local public health departments, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). 

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In a 5-4 vote, a divided U.S. Supreme Court handed a setback to organized labor by placing new limits on the ability of unions to demand fees from some public-sector workers.

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USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) on June 30 purchased chicken fajita strips as indicated below for distribution to the school lunch child nutrition and other related domestic food assistance programs for fiscal year 2014.

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A group of 39 bipartisan lawmakers have signed on to an amicus brief backing agriculture groups in their challenge of EPA’s Chesapeake Bay water quality goals, known as the total maximum daily load (TMDL).

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Torrential rains and violent storms have caused extensive flooding in parts of Minnesota, Iowa, and the Dakotas. The near record rainfall has forced the closure of 11 locks on the Mississippi River, halting barge traffic on the main shipping route to the U.S. Golf Coast, according to a Reuters report.

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Pinnacle Foods said on Monday that it was terminating its merger agreement with Hillshire Brands, clearing the final obstacle for Hillshire to sell itself to Tyson Foods for $7.7 billion.

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Hormel Foods Corp. agreed to buy Muscle Milk maker CytoSport Holdings Inc. for about $450 million to expand into the ready-to-drink bottled protein market.

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