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Increasingly, we're a nation of picky eaters
If you are a trendy consumer, you probably spend more time these days thinking about foods you don't want to eat than foods you do want to consume. Over the past few years, it seems, we have become rather picky eaters.
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Vermont puts lessons from past in GMO bill
Vermont lawmakers seeking to make their state the first to require the labeling of genetically modified food are hoping history won't repeat itself as a GMO labeling bill advances to a final passage vote — possibly as early as Wednesday.
Related: Vermont Senate votes 26-2 for GMO labeling (Burlington Free Press)
4 ways American grocery shopping is changing forever
The grocery industry in the U.S. is undergoing some of the most dramatic changes since supermarkets emerged in the 1940s, according to retail analysts. Here are some of the top trends that are changing the grocery shopping landscape.
Related: Price vs. premium: Which grocery brands win with millennials? (Millennial Marketing)
First quarter fundraising winners (and losers)
The Washington Post
Tuesday wasn't just the deadline to file your taxes. It was also the deadline for congressional candidates to file their fundraising totals from the first three months of 2014 with the Federal Election Commission.
Related: DCCC raises $10.3 million in March (The Washington Post)
Jeb Bush's wife, family issues key to 2016
If Jeb Bush decides to run for president, he'll have to defend his family's controversial political name. But more immediate family concerns might keep him from running at all.
Related: In South Carolina, Cruze faces 2016 skeptics (Politico)
McConnell, Priebus differ on cash limits
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus are taking different stances on whether the Supreme Court should go further to strike down limits on campaign donations.
Q-and-A: Prepping for FSMA whistleblower lawsuits
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration currently is considering comments on its proposed procedures for handling whistleblower provisions provided by the Food Safety Modernization Act. Attorney Jonathan Secrest addresses OSHA's new procedures and how food companies can prepare for the inevitability of more whistleblower claims.
Touting trade agenda, USTR calls for Congress to help
Law360 (subscription required)
The top U.S. trade official said Monday that the Obama administration's "robust" trade agenda and access to affordable energy make the U.S. attractive to businesses, but cautioned that Congress must act before the U.S. would see the benefits of pending trade agreements.
Students lobby at Louisiana State Capitol for tastier school lunch
Students from two Louisiana high schools took over the helm of the testimony table Tuesday to voice their support for the state's Senate Concurrent Resolution 41 filed by Sen. Rick Gallot, D-Ruston, requesting the U.S. Department of Agriculture develop tastier food options for the National School Lunch Program.
Food companies unhappy with FDA feed proposal
Expired marshmallows, broken crackers, stale doughnuts, even orange peels are among the billions of pounds of would-be waste that help feed livestock every year, but an obscure proposal under a 2011 food safety overhaul could inadvertently send much of the reusable food back to landfills.
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China: Imported food will soon have 'Black List' warnings
China's National Quality Inspection Bureau this week released the "Rules of Imported Food Record Management" to serve as a guideline for imported goods.
Taiwan tightens chicken labeling rules
The Poultry Site
Since March 1, it as been compulsory for chicken meat sold in Taiwan's retail markets to show labels indicating if the products have been refrigerated or defrosted, with fines for non-compliance.
EFSA: Risk assessment vs. risk management: What's the difference?
The decision to separate the tasks of risk assessment and risk management just over a decade ago has transformed the safety of Europe's food.
EU commission calls for redistribution of unsold food
The European Union Committee of the U.K. parliament's House of Lords called for action on food waste in Europe, claiming in a report issued this week that at least 90 million tons of food is wasted across the EU each year.
Opinion: A good start for Mike Pompeo
Winfield Daily Courier
Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, is on the right track. He has introduced a bill to put the labeling of genetically modified foods in the hands of the federal government. Pompeo's bill, backed by the food industry, is drawing heavy fire from consumer groups. But it has its merits.
Opinion: Antibiotic contaminated meat not safe for human consumption
Food Quality News
Intensively farmed livestock are raised in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions where emphasis is placed on productivity rather than animal welfare and quality of product.
No space for cultivation
or housing of germs.
• Removable bedplates
• Open and accessible
• Total sidewall opening
Food fraud: The dangerous allergens lurking in the supply chain
Replacing ingredients to cut costs can have deadly results if consumers are exposed to foods that cause an allergic reaction.
Vote for 2014 best new retail products
Refrigerated & Frozen Foods
One thing we can always count on in the refrigerated and frozen foods industry is the continuous development of new retail products. That's why Refrigerated & Frozen Foods created the Reader's Choice Best New Retail Products contest.
US frozen food market: $28.9 billion industry by 2018
A new report from CompaniesAndMarkets.com takes a detailed look at the U.S. frozen food industry's growth outlook during the next five years, outlining opportunities among a time-poor population with an increasing amount of disposable income as the economy improves.
Related: New report: "Snack Food Production in the U.S." (CompaniesAndMarkets.com)
Grand View Research: Organic food profits to top $200 billion by 2020
ReportLinker.com via Yahoo Voices
According "Organic Food & Beverages Market Analysis and Segment Forecasts to 2020," a new report from Grand View Research, the organic food market is expected to boom in the next six years, with a growth rate of 16 percent and a value of $211.4 billion by 2020.
Related: Organic food trend grows in rural areas as public learns more about food (UPR)
Frulact builds first US fruit processing facility
Refrigerated & Frozen Foods
Frulact, an international fruit processor based in Portugal, has announced plans to build its first U.S. fruit processing facility in Rupert, Idaho.
B&G Foods launches Non-GMO Project certified Polaner All Fruit range
U.S.-based B&G Foods has launched a Non-GMO Project verified line of Polaner All Fruit spreads range, claiming to contain not only no GMOs but also no high fructose corn syrup.
Developing healthier foods, virtually
A "virtual mouth" developed by the CSIRO is providing researchers with new information on how to produce healthier foods — while still ensuring they taste good.
Food safety question growing in global importance
Food Quality News
The question of food safety is becoming more and more important everywhere in the world, according to Biotecon Diagnostics.
Purdue researchers use phages to reduce E. coli in beef, spinach
Food Safety Magazine
Scientists at Purdue University have published research in the latest Journal of Animal Science explaining how they used a cocktail of three different bacteriophages to reduce E. coli O157:H7 by as much as 99 percent in experimentally contaminated ground beef and spinach.
RF technology kills bugs and pathogens in food
Food Production Daily
Equipment from RF Biocidics harnesses radio frequency technology to disinfect, disinfest and pasteurize food products — without chemicals.
Taking the temperature of quality control
Food Quality News
Refrigerated and heating circulators are vital tools in quality control in the food industry, according to Julabo.
P&G Professional™ launches online resource for cutting-edge cleaning
Business Wire via MarketWatch
P&G Professional™, the away-from-home division of Procter & Gamble, today announced the launch of the P&G Professional University, a free, Web-based educational resource for customers and non-customers alike within the professional cleaning industry.
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