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IPC: No evidence poultry products can spread COVID-19

USAPEEC, other food safety and health organization support IPC’s position after chicken wings shipped from Brazil to China were said to be contaminated with COVID-19
Despite recent unspecific reports of a COVID-19 detection related to a shipment of chicken wings imported into China from Brazil, there is no evidence that any animal food products including chicken and other poultry spread the virus, the International Poultry Council said in a statement issued this week.
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Are meat eaters happier?

Avoiding meat may not be the best choice for maintaining mental health
A review of scientific literature on meat consumption and mental health has thrown up some interesting results.
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Compound stops Listeria spread during food processing

Cobalt-doped titanium-dioxide is active in both light and dark to prevent bacterial growth.
Researchers at the University of Houston have discovered a new compound, cobalt-doped titanium-dioxide (CoO-TiO2), that could halt the reproduction of Listeria monocytogenes and other bacteria in food products.
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Pilgrim’s Pride recalls chicken breast nugget products

Recall issued after consumer reported finding pieces of rubber in the nuggets
Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation is recalling approximately 59,800 pounds of fully cooked chicken breast nugget products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically flexible rubber material, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on June 28.
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Can COVID-19 lessons be applied more broadly to food?

The difficulties and challenges brought under the spotlight by the novel coronavirus pandemic have, in reality, long existed.
World Food Safety seeks to help improve safety in the food chain, reduce illnesses and save lives. There are many lessons that can be learned from the current pandemic.
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