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Food Industry News Roundup for the Week of June 13

U.S. product recalls hits a 10-year high, GFSI announces 2023 conference date and location and more news from the week.

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U.S. Product Recalls Hits a 10-Year High, According to Sedgwick
While food recall events initiated by FDA declined 12.7%, their average size soared 328.4% to over 1.3 million units, Sedgwick said.

USDA will Partner with Ukraine to Strengthen Agricultural Collaboration and Fight Global Food Insecurity
The countries are entering into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enhance coordination between the U.S. and Ukrainian agriculture and food sectors and build a strategic partnership to address food security.

Save the Date for the 2023 GFSI Conference
Next year's GFSI Conference is set for April 25-27, 2023, in Atlanta.

Pursley, longtime vice president of food safety education at the American Institute of Baking (AIB) International, died on June 12 in Topeka, Kan. He was 75.

The Alliance to Stop Foodborne Illness created what it said is an evolving food safety culture toolkit tailored for small and medium-sized food businesses to help companies mature their food safety cultures.

Jack Daniel’s & Coca-Cola RTD, inspired by the classic bar cocktail, will be available in markets around the world, with initial launch planned for Mexico in late 2022.