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Beef recalled due to possible E. coli contamination

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — A Nebraska meatpacker has recalled more than 40,000 pounds of ground beef products distributed in 16 states after a test confirmed the presence of E. coli, the Agriculture Department said Friday. The products were shipped to institutions and distributors in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, ...

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Undeclared allergen prompts See's Candies recall

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — See’s Candies Inc. is recalling one code of eight-ounce Almond Clusters, because they may contain peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The total number of boxes produced that may contain peanuts is 3,600. The product was distributed to ...

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Mars Food recalls Uncle Ben's product

Mars Food U.S. has issued a voluntary recall of two date codes of Uncle Ben’s Whole Grain White Rice Garden Vegetable due to an undeclared milk allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. This product was distributed through retail stores in Alabama, ...

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Regulators issue more violations against BP for oil spill

NEW ORLEANS — Federal regulators have issued a second set of violations against BP for activities related to the 2010 blown-out well that led to the deaths of 11 rig workers and the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement issued five violations today. The violations claim BP failed to conduct an accurate ...

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City gets USDA grant to start Farmers Market

OXFORD — The city of Oxford has accepted a $61,258 federal grant to start a local farmers’ market. The Oxford Eagle reports the grant came from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. City grant writer Lynn Wilkins says Oxford has been deemed a food desert by the USDA, which means low-income families in the community face substantial barriers in getting fresh ...

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Poultry group makes significant donation to food bank

JACKSON — The Mississippi Poultry Association has donated 10,000 pounds of chicken and 10,000 eggs to the Mississippi Food Network, which distributes food and household items to people across the state. The Mississippi Poultry Association plans to make a similar donation annually. Gov. Haley Barbour chose to give the donation to the Mississippi Food Network for its broad reach across ...

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Hundreds vie for handful of Tyson job openings

VICSBURG — About 100 people were in line when the doors opened at the Vicksburg WIN Job Center, where applications were taken from those interested in 24 job openings at Tyson Foods’ plant in Warren County. But 90 minutes later, some 900 names of applicants had been written on lists circulating among the job-seekers. Office manager Timothy Crudup told The ...

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Farmers' deadline extended in Bayer CropScience settlement

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Rice farmers have nearly a month to file for part of a $750-million settlement to claims they lost money because Bayer CropScience mistakenly sold genetically modified seed in the United States. The original deadline was Oct. 10, but Bayer extended it to Nov. 21, attorney Don Downing of St. Louis — one of the lead attorneys in ...

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Eat Healthy Miss. initiative underway

>> Miss. Hospitality & Restaurant Association connecting growers, restaurants The new Eat Healthy Mississippi initiative, which will connect local growers to restaurants and promote healthy eating, is underway. The Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association (MHRA) recently learned it had received a grant of more than $83,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. With the help of the Mississippi Department of ...

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Farm Bureau supports free trade agreements

JACKSON — The passage of three free trade agreements in Congress puts American and Mississippi farmers back at a competitive advantage, and allows open access to markets that have been at an economic disadvantage, according to the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation. Agriculture exports are essential to the prosperity of the overall U.S. economy, and especially to rural communities like Mississippi, ...

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