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Food processors address frozen produce's image problem
The Wall Street Journal
Frozen produce is convenient, and often it is nutritionally comparable to fresh produce. But it has an image problem, says Kate Gallager, research and development manager for Green Giant, a big producer of frozen produce and a unit of General Mills Inc. So frozen food companies are going on the offensive.
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FDA unveils FSMA proposal for food defense
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
The FDA recently proposed a rule, Focused Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration, that would require the largest food businesses in the U.S. and abroad to take steps to prevent facilities from being the target of intentional attempts to contaminate the food supply.
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California group pushes for new vote on GMO labels
Ag Professional
Despite a statewide vote in 2012 that rejected a California proposal to require food to be labeled if it contained genetically modified ingredients, the issue is being brought up again in Napa County.
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FoodProductionDaily will deliver special editions in 2014 on hot industry topics
Food Production Daily
Automation, sustainability, shelf-life extension, smart packaging and other technologies are on the menu the Food Production Daily team has planned for the coming year.
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Bill Marler on foodborne outbreaks and food safety law
The Global Dispatch
Food safety attorney Bill Marler offers his perspective on some of the biggest foodborne illness outbreaks of 2013.
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Social media as a megaphone to pressure the food industry
The New York Times
Parents and advocacy groups have been using websites and social media as powerful megaphones to force titans of the food industry to reconsider the ingredients in their foods and the labeling and processing of their products.
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Food processors address frozen produce's image problem
The Wall Street Journal
Frozen produce is convenient, and often it is nutritionally comparable to fresh produce. But it has an image problem, says Kate Gallager, research and development manager for Green Giant, a big producer of frozen produce and a unit of General Mills Inc. So frozen food companies are going on the offensive.

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OSHA publishes plans for 2014
Society for Human Resource Management
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's portion of the U.S. Department of Labor's Fall 2013 Regulatory Agenda revealed several dates in 2014 that employers should take note of before the new year begins.

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Congress wrestles with laws on GMO labeling
Roll Call
While federal lawmakers haven't demonstrated an appetite for acting on GMO labels, at least one food industry group that fought the Washington state proposition has begun talking to members. At the same time, some labeling efforts have gained traction in Congress.

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In an effort to enhance the overall content of Food Flash, we’d like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of CLFP, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we’re hoping you’ll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there’s no word or graphical limit and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you’re interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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Food processing: Technology improves quality
Gasworld
A new "soft chill" means of using liquid nitrogen to control the temperature of foods while they are being processed will improve quality, says Air Products.
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Organic food market to grow 14 percent in next 5 years
Food Navigator-USA
Solid growth for the U.S. organic food market is expected to continue until 2018, according to a new report that puts a compound annual growth rate of 14 percent on the sector.
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Farm bill takes center stage
Food Business News
As 2014 gets under way the issue to watch in the coming weeks is the farm bill negotiations. The outcome will have an impact on what is turning out to be a sluggish, slowly recovering consumer marketplace.
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