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• The Wall Street Journal this morning writes that "dozens of companies are sprouting to help U.S. food makers tackle a wave of new federal safety regulations and intensified enforcement of the nation’s food laws. The startups are racing to capitalize on the need by farms and food processors to step up vigilance of food-borne pathogens after a string of outbreaks in the last decade have sickened thousands, prompting a major overhaul of U.S. food safety laws and stepped-up criminal prosecutions of executives at companies implicated in the cases.

"Some fledgling food-safety companies are getting a boost from venture-capital investors, which pumped $179 million into the segment over the four years through 2014, up 40% from the previous four-year period."

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