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Top News: Food

Bolivian soldiers kneading dough at army barracks

La Paz - The Bolivian Army will produce 70,000 loaves of bread daily to alleviate the shortage caused by the bakers strike that began Monday in La Paz and El Alto. The bakers’ unions reject the withdrawal of state subsidies to wheat flour in effect since 2011.

Poultry recalled because of unapproved chemical in processing

Ridgeland - AA Poultry Processing LLC of Ridgeland, Wisconsin is recalling approximately 2,191 pounds of chicken products and 21 pounds of turkey products because of the use of an unapproved chemical in the production process.

Most milk in India fails quality standards

Mumbai - A report from the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India indicates that over 68 percent of milk sold to consumers is substandard. In some cases milk has been adulterated with sugar, glucose powder and edible oil.

FDA insists that mechanically tenderized beef is marked-up

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has put in place measures where mechanically tenderized beef sold in the U.S. must be clearly labeled.

Dairy Queen to nix pop from kid's menu

Fast food giant Dairy Queen will cease prominently displaying soda pop as part of its available kid's menu options, in a move announced earlier this week.

Campylobacter in UK — FSA launches 'Chicken Challenge 2015'

Campylobacter is the most common cause of food poisoning in the U.K. The Food Standards Agency, in a new study estimates that 280,000 people fell ill with Campylobacter food poisoning in 2014.

Olive Garden is getting breadstick sandwiches

Olive Garden is going to experiment with breadstick sandwiches, investor Jeff Smith of Starboard Value said Sunday on Wall Street Week.

Domoic acid poisoning alert along Washington, Oregon coastline

Oregon and Washington state health officials issued a warning on Friday asking recreational and commercial diggers of razor clams taken from selected beaches on Thursday and Friday to be destroyed due to high levels of the marine toxin, domoic acid.

Op-Ed: Confusion over when FDA knew about Listeria at Blue bell facility

Brenham - I don't know which is worse, finding out Blue bell has had problems with Listeria in its facility since 2013, or the FDA saying today it "was not aware of these findings" before doing their own investigation this year. It's scary.

Iceland facing meat shortage amid veterinarian strikes

Iceland is on the brink of a meat shortage as the nation's meat processing industry has ground to a halt due to a veterinarian strike. Veterinarians have been on strike since April 20, and are demanding higher wages.

Why is Listeria showing up more often in food recalls?

Listeria monpcytogenes, a food-borne pathogen has been the cause of 18 food recalls since March 1, 2015. Of the 88 total recalls during the same period of time, Listeria accounted for about 20 percent of the total.
 

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