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Perdue Farms’ Chief Medical Officer Dr. Roger Merrill recognized as Outstanding Public Health Leader

April 23, 2014
Dr. Roger Merrill, Chief Medical Officer for Perdue Farms, was recognized as the 2014 Outstanding Public Health Leader for Wicomico County at a ceremony held April 8, 2014 at the Fritz Health Center in Salisbury, Md.
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AMSA RMC symposium to discuss how extension education programs adapt to technology and funding challenges

April 23, 2014
The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) is pleased to announce that, Dr. Joseph Cordray, Iowa State University; Dr. John Shutske, University of Wisconsin and Dr. Janice Swanson, Michigan State University, will be the featured speakers in the AMSA 67th Reciprocal Meat Conference
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McDonald's reports First Quarter 2014 results

April 23, 2014
McDonald's Corp. announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014
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Hillshire Brands to acquire Van's Natural Foods from Catterton Partners

April 22, 2014
Transaction reinforces and strengthens Hillshire Brands' presence in frozen category; facilitates extension into additional categories.
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Indiana Packers to open Frankfort warehousing facility

April 22, 2014
The company will invest $2.28 million to purchase, renovate and equip a 65,000 square-foot facility.
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Johnsonville owner fights for continued use of the term “bratwurst”

April 22, 2014
The European Union, in negotiating the terms of a new trade deal with the U.S., is pushing to trademark several different foods, including bratwurst, that have originated in an EU country.
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96,000 pounds of misbranded hot dogs recalled

April 21, 2014
Kraft Foods Group., a Columbia, Mo., establishment is recalling approximately 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners because the products may contain Classic Cheese Dogs in the Classic Wieners’ packages.
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Chicken breast tenders recalled due to misbranding

April 21, 2014
Prime Pak Foods, a Gainesville, Ga., establishment, is recalling approximately 24,000 pounds of fully cooked breaded chicken breast products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.
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Perdue's Cromwell, Ky., operation associates achieve safety milestone

April 21, 2014
The plant reached 1 million production hours without experiencing an OSHA recordable lost-time case.
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Wisconsin firm recalls salami-type products misbranded with USDA mark of inspection

April 18, 2014
Approximately 5,723 pounds of salami products were recalled.
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