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FSIS to propose amendments to avian leukosis rule

Amendments, planned for publication in August, to be forthcoming soon
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) will propose amendments to its avian leukosis rule, an official with FSIS told attendees of the Delmarva Poultry Industry (DPI) National Meeting on Poultry Health, Processing, and Live Production.
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Color-changing sensor detects contaminated food

Specialty silk microneedles piece packaging and draw up fluid to test for the presence of bacteria.
Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have designed a food sensor able to sample meat, poultry and other food products for spoilage and bacterial contamination.
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How clean is your poultry processing plant?

Study establishes Salmonella persistence on processing equipment even after sanitation
Even with strict adherence to cleaning and sanitation protocols, Salmonella enterica may be surviving in poultry processing plants presenting a risk of cross contamination.
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FSIS modernizes egg products inspection rules

With changes, plants will be able to tailor a food safety system that best fits their particular facility and equipment
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is modernizing egg products inspection methods for the first time since Congress passed the Egg Products Inspection Act (EPIA) in 1970.
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The telephone game of chicken wings in China

Chinese first stop shipments, but in the end, they decide to accept them, with crazy intermediate measures
Frankly, I do not understand the actions of the authorities in China and Hong Kong with regard to chicken wings imported from Aurora Alimentos, from Brazil.
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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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