Kick off August with the Monday links

August is starting off with a toxicology edition of the Monday links: looking at drug use and abuse, and a ban on tap water, around the world. Read on for more on that, plus need-to-know news in the food and animal safety and agriculture industries:

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These 26 foods have required place settings

One of the major goals of food labeling is to make it accurate, easy to understand and not misleading for consumers. That is just one of the jobs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)—and there are more food labels than you may think that are under regulation.

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Safety matters: Bacon

Where there is bacon, there is love. Take this statistic: Americans eat nearly 18 pounds of bacon per year. Taking into account those with pork-free diets, some Americans may eat even more than that. Bacon mania is everywhere. So what’s the best way to keep it safe?

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Bacon, pork shortage is “unavoidable,” according to U.K. industry group

One of the world’s – and internet’s – most beloved foods might be more difficult to come by next year, according to the U.K.’s National Pig Association (NPA).

The group is predicting a global shortage of bacon and other pork products as feed prices rise following a tough corn and soy season (key ingredients in […]