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35 Pct of Puerto Ricans rely on food stamps

San Juan, Mar 10 (EFE).- Thirty-five percent of the population in Puerto Rico receives food stamps, an abnormally large proportion due in part to a 31 percent increase in the number of Puerto Ricans over 60 who qualify for benefits. Seniors account for 264,000 of the 1.3 million people on the island receiving help under the Puerto Rican equivalent of the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Heinz recalls six baby food products because of packaging defect

TORONTO - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has announced a voluntary recall of six baby food products. The agency says the Heinz Canada products are being recalled because a packaging defect could allow microorganisms that spoil food into the containers. The food inspection agency says that Health Canada has conducted a safety assessment of the products and has concluded the health risk from eating foods from these containers is very low to remote.

UN to airlift food aid to South Sudan refugees

The World Food Programme said Friday it was planning to airlift and airdrop urgently needed food aid to thousands of refugees and others affected by the conflict in South Sudan. The UN agency said the conflict in the world's newest nation had severely complicated supplying refugee camps in the northeastern Maban County with food, warning that cereal stocks there were exhausted. "Because our normal supply routes are disrupted, WFP will be using a combination of airlifts and airdrops to replenish the stocks in the Maban County refugee camps," the agency said.

Yosemite bears turn health nuts with junk food off menu

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Bears in Yosemite National Park in California have adopted the wildlife version of a health food diet after increased safety measures largely blocked them from scavenging for food in campgrounds over the last 15 years, a study showed on Tuesday.

Prince Edward Island to bring in new food safety regulations in coming months

CHARLOTTETOWN - The chief public health officer for Prince Edward Island says the province will bring in new food safety regulations over the coming months to ensure they meet national standards. Dr. Heather Morrison says the updated regulations will ensure food is properly stored and handled in establishments that serve food. The changes will include more training, written cleaning and sanitizing procedures, and food safety management plans, as well as a new licensing and fee structure to be implemented April 1.

Prince Edward Island to bring in new food safety regulations in coming months

CHARLOTTETOWN - The chief public health officer for Prince Edward Island says the province will bring in new food safety regulations over the coming months to ensure they meet national standards. Dr. Heather Morrison says the updated regulations will ensure food is properly stored and handled in establishments that serve food. The changes will include more training, written cleaning and sanitizing procedures, and food safety management plans, as well as a new licensing and fee structure to be implemented April 1.

Federal program aims to make pet food, livestock feed safer

By P.J. Huffstutter (Reuters) - A new federal program aims to standardize inspection procedures for pet food and farm animal feed produced in the United States, making them safer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday. The Animal Feed Regulatory Program Standards comprise a series of new voluntary standards for inspections by state and other regulatory programs that oversee the production of pet food and feed for farm animals such as cattle, chickens and pigs.

U.S. expands healthy food assistance to women, infants and children

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some 9 million poor women and young children who receive federal food assistance under the U.S. government's so-called WIC program will have greater access to fruits, vegetables and whole grains under an overhaul of the program unveiled on Friday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture hailed the revamping of its Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children as the first comprehensive revisions to WIC food voucher allowances since 1980.

Rampant food waste a barrier to cutting poverty: World Bank

By Ros Krasny WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The world loses or wastes a staggering 25 percent to 33 percent of the food it produces for consumption, losses that can mean the difference between an adequate diet and malnutrition in many countries, the World Bank said in a report released on Thursday. "The amount of food wasted and lost globally is shameful," said Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank.

N. Korean leader inspects army's food factory

SEOUL, Feb. 20 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has instructed officials to normalize production of food and provide larger quantities of various foodstuffs to soldiers, the North's state-run news agency reported Thursday. Kim said he would fully take charge of providing the November 2 Factory, a food manufacturer for the military, with apt conditions for production, the Korean Central News Agency said.
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