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Food industry assails new Vermont food labeling law
The National Law Journal
Vermont's recently enacted law requiring genetically engineered foods to be labeled by food manufacturers has come under attack by a coalition of trade association groups for the food industry.
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Foster Farms invests $75 million in Salmonella program
The Poultry Site
U.S. integrated poultry processor, Fosters Farms, at the centre of a major Salmonella outbreak this year, has invested $75 million to develop a program to reduce Salmonella at each stage of the production process.
How HPP offers that added layer of food safety
Refrigerated & Frozen Foods
Hear from processors, equipment manufacturers and toll processors how high-pressure processing offers a wealth of benefits to the cold food industry.
Would a GOP Senate be king of the world?
If the Republicans win the Senate in November, the first thing they'll say is: Finally, we can pass all of our bills and force President Barack Obama to deal with them. The second thing they'll say is: Oh, wait a second. This is the Senate.
50 days left until midterms, and Republicans keep troops in line
Fifty days before the midterm elections, Republican leaders are getting their troops in line as the GOP eyes something it hasn't had in eight years: Control of both chambers of Congress.
GOP has edge on immigration in midterms
Nearly two-thirds of likely voters in battleground races this fall disapprove of President Barack Obama's handling of immigration, according to a new POLITICO poll — a public rebuke that comes after the White House grappled with the border crisis and reversed on a pledge to take executive action on deportations by the end of the summer.
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GOP Senate no slam dunk on trade for Obama
There's a silver lining for Barack Obama if Republicans take over the Senate: His ambitious global trade agenda could actually take off. But there's also a risk it could run into a brick wall if he ignores a big red flag raised by Republicans.
A minimum wage hike finds hope in US heartland
President Barack Obama's push to raise the minimum wage, which has largely found success in liberal-leaning coastal states to date, could make headway in the conservative heartland in the November elections.
Cargill fires first shot in legal battle over GMO trade responsibility
Cargill Inc.'s lawsuit against Syngenta AG over rejections of genetically modified U.S. corn by China may be just the start of legal challenges against global seed makers over trade with one of the world's biggest markets.
Related: A science panel dives deep into the GMO thicket (Discover)
Blueberry formats mean reductions in sugar or high-fructose corn syrup and the ability to tout the product’s nutritional benefits. Blueberries' offer fresh appeal and natural high sugar levels that help remove the sour taste associated with yogurt products. Consumers view blueberries as a value-added, healthy ingredient adding real flavor bursts, lush mouth feel and delicious sweet-tart blueberry flavor.
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NLRB won't change course on reduced union fee notice
Law360 (subscriber story)
The National Labor Relations Board has rejected its general counsel's invitation to overrule precedent and force unions to tell new hires covered by security clauses how much less they'd have to pay if they rebuffed the union and refused to fund certain union activities.
FDA warns noodle maker, seafood processor
Food Safety News
Modern Macaroni Co. Ltd., manufacturers of Hawaiian-style Hula Brand noodles, earlier this month received a warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration charging that two of its major products are adulterated.
FAO review highlights food and feed uses for fish and shellfish by-products
The huge amounts of waste produced from fish and shellfish processing have potential for use in food production and as animal feed, say researchers.
McDonald's considers expanding build-your-burger test
McDonald's build-your-own-burger experiment, under way in four Southern California restaurants, could be coming to many more locations as the chain seeks to pull out of the worst sales slump in a decade.
Missed inspections leads to recall
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
After producing and shipping some products without federal inspection, New Mexico-based Jerky By Art has announced a recall of an undetermined amount of beef jerky.
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White paper: Alternatives for partially hydrogenated vegetable oil
As the food and beverage industry awaits the decision from the FDA regarding the GRAS status of PHOs, IOI Loders Croklaan is working with customers to proactively reformulate without sacrifice to taste, texture or quality.
Researchers' 'smart labels' could detect pathogens in food
Professors at the University of Alberta are developing new technology they are calling "smart labels" that could detect pathogens such as E. coli, Listeria and Salmonella in spoiled meat before consumers take it home.
International Cold Storage moving to new building in Florida
International Cold Storage of Pompano Beach, Florida, has announced its move to a new, 2600-pallet-position warehouse at the end of October. Built on a 6-acre lot, the facility will have 12 receiving docks, 6 shipping docks and a new inventory control system that will allow for real-time usage for customers.
Eagle breaks through fat analysis entry barriers with AIS
Global X-ray and fat analysis supplier Eagle Product Inspection has partnered with Advanced Inspection Services Ltd., a European X-ray product inspection and recovery provider, to provide meat manufacturers access to fat analysis technology on a contract basis.
Cal-Maine, Hickman's JV makes California, Nevada move
Southwest Specialty Eggs, the venture between U.S. egg suppliers Cal-Maine Foods and Hickman's Egg Ranch, has acquired the Egg-Land's Best franchise for southern California and Las Vegas.
Product-specific cleanrooms: Moving away from large cleanrooms
Yogurt, bread, sausage, cheese, salads and drinks — more and more products are being filled and packed in sterile environments. Once when the catchword "cleanroom" came up, most people thought of the large halls in microchip factories. However, now production under cleanroom conditions is increasingly finding its way into the food industry.
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