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Highly pathogenic H5N8 found in turkeys

First US case of avian flu in commercial poultry reported in California

The first US finding of avian influenza in a commercial poultry flock this year was reported by the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) on Saturday, January 24.

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RockTenn and MWV join to create '$16bn packaging powerhouse'

RockTenn and MeadWestvaco (MWV) have joined to create a provider of consumer and corrugated packaging in a transaction with a combined equity value of $16bn.

Third time’s a charm as Sidel wins US IP protection on its spindle chain technology

Sidel has succeeded for the third time in protecting its intellectual property (IP) for its spindle chain technology and patent US 6,125,996, in the US.

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A’Safwah Dairy to launch Elopak Obeikan 250ml mini Pure-pak Diamond cartons

A’Safwah Dairy in Oman plans to launch its Elopak Obeikan 250ml mini Pure-Pak Diamond cartons in 2015.

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Elopak machines Pure-Pak carton 2015

Elopak to roll out retrofit machines for its Pure-Pak carton this year

Elopak is expanding its 1 litre Pure-Pak Sense carton sizes with portion and family packs with further...

Walmart, leadership, fresh meat, produce, merchandising, quality
Part of retailer’s plan to boost quality, attract organic food shoppers

Walmart makes leadership changes to improve fresh meat, produce operations

In line with its focus on improving product quality and category performance in fresh meat and produce,...

Wendel to acquire Constantia Flexibles for €2.3bn
Wendel to acquire Constantia Flexibles for €2.3bn

‘Most significant deal in flexible packaging since Amcor’s Alcan bid’

The acquisition of Constantia by Wendel for €2.3bn is ‘the most significant deal in the flexible packaging...

Listeria, outbreak, deaths, caramel apples,
Two additional cases reported in Canada

Six dead, 32 ill in Listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples

Six people have died in a multi-state outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes illnesses linked to caramel apples, the...

Massachusetts, parents, lawsuit, E. coli, Whole Foods, Rain Crow Ranch
Eight-year-old died from E. coli O157:H7 infection

Massachusetts parents sue Whole Foods, beef supplier for allegedly causing son's death

A Massachusetts couple has filed suit against Whole Foods Market and a Missouri beef supplier, alleging its...

Top 5 health & safety incidents of 2014

Top 5 strangest health & safety incidents of 2014

From a mass outbreak of food poisoning at a Food Safety Summit to beef from Walmart, allegedly...

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