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From: Food Quality & Safety Magazine, 10.8.2013

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Bird Flu Strains Could Re-Emerge in Upcoming Flu Season

UN agency warns continued vigilance is needed

Avian influenza viruses continue to pose threats to human and animal health, and vigilance is necessary to prevent their spread through the food chain, officials at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations say in a warning issued last month in advance of the upcoming flu season.

New Global Food Traceability Center to Unite Stakeholders

Aims to accelerate adoption and implementation of practical traceability solutions across the global food system

The Institute of Food Technologists officially launched its new Global Food Traceability Center with a press conference on September 11 that featured representatives from four of the main stakeholder groups that will be involved in the center: Government, industry, consumers, and the international sphere. “Our vision is to become the global resource and authoritative voice on food tracing,” says William Fisher, IFT vice president of science and policy initiatives.

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