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FSIS Compels Whole Foods To Recall 73,898 Pounds Of Frozen Pizzas Due To Mislabeling

Food and Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) under the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has recalled mislabeled uncured pork pepperoni. Referring it as a Class II hazardous situation, FSIS advices Whole Foods customers to return the purchased products or just throw them away. But the recalling has taken place as consequences of changed ingredients from supplier’s behalf.

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Price Dropped as U.S. Soybean is Expecting Record High Production

USDA monthly outlook reported that soybean crops are expected to reach a record high harvest in six years, thus lowering the price in CBOT. Two other U.S. major crops, corn and wheat also estimated to produce higher than expected result.

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Alpine Valley Bread will become a subsidiary of Flowers Foods Inc.

Flower Foods Inc. has made the decision to acquire Alpine Valley Bread Company which is a family-owned natural bread producer for $120 million in cash and stock as reported by Source Media.

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U.S. asks China to drop ban on poultry imports triggered by bird flu

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Monday asked China to drop a ban on imports of U.S. poultry imposed because of an outbreak of bird flu in chickens and turkeys.

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U.S. presses Mexico to ease poultry import limits brought by bird flu

The United States is pressing Mexico, the top importer of U.S. chickens and turkeys, to relax restrictions imposed on poultry shipments because of an outbreak of a strain of avian flu deadly to birds, an Agriculture Department spokeswoman confirmed on Friday.

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KFC faces pressure after McDonald's says no antibiotics in chicken

KFC, the world's largest chain of fried chicken restaurants, may face pressure from consumer and environmental groups to change how its poultry are raised after McDonald's Corp (MCD.N) said it would switch to chicken raised without human antibiotics.

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Rent walkouts point to strains in U.S. farm economy

Across the U.S. Midwest, the plunge in grain prices to near four-year lows is pitting landowners determined to sustain rental incomes against farmer tenants worried about making rent payments because their revenues are squeezed.

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Weather worries U.S. cattle producers as they slowly expand herds

Texas rancher Jim Rackley would like to add more cattle to his herd of about 50 to take advantage of sizzling beef prices and growing demand from health-conscious consumers for his grass-fed beef. But the prospect of cloudless skies keeps him cautious.

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Food companies, restaurants add protein to beef up profits

Though diet studies disagree about what's worse for you, carbohydrates or fat, most say nice things about eating protein, including its potential for better weight control.

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BLT costs harder to swallow with U.S. pig virus, drought

The cost to produce a BLT, America's favorite summer sandwich, hit a record high of $1.65 in May and will continue to take a bigger bite out of wallets in the coming months, given a pig virus that has ramped up bacon prices and drought-stricken salad crops in California.

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Foster Farms assures consumers of chicken safety but issues no recall

Foster Farms said consumers should not worry about the company's chicken products amidst the salmonella outbreak traced back to its plants.

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USDA to shut down Foster Farms unless company has plan for salmonella outbreak

USDA said it would shut down Foster Farms unless the company would address the salmonella outbreak by Thursday.

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