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Fresh vs. frozen: Eat enough of the good stuff and it doesn't really matter
The Washington Post
It's midwinter and near-impossible to find fresh local produce beyond root vegetables. So what is the second-best choice? Frozen? Or well-traveled fresh? What about when it comes to meat? It depends, of course. The experts cite many, many variables. But perhaps we're asking the wrong questions. More

Science at the forefront of food safety
CORDIS via PhysOrg
Significant changes have taken place in food safety within the past 10 years since the arrival of Europe's General Food Law, which laid down the fundamental principles for food safety in Europe. It also illustrated a defining moment in food safety when the European Union used a science-based approach as the way forward. More

New food safety rules aim for more accountability
U.S. regulators proposed new food safety rules that aim to make food processors and farms more accountable for reducing foodborne illnesses that kill or sicken thousands of Americans annually. More

Vegetable prices skyrocket due to freezing temperatures out west
CNY Central
Vegetables across the country are skyrocketing in price. Not only will they be increasing, but they may be vanishing for the time being as well. The recent freezing temperatures out west in California, Arizona and Mexico have been the root to these vegetables increase. More

New industry risk research on US vegetable processing market
This Industry Risk Ratings report evaluates the inherent risks associated with the Canned Fruit & Vegetable Processing in the U.S. industry. Industry Risk is assumed to be "the difficulty, or otherwise, of the business operating environment." More

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Nanotechnology delivers anti-fouling surface for food factories
Scientists have successfully used nanotechnology to create a contaminant-resistant surface for stainless steel, which they claim can increase production efficiency and productivity and safeguard food safety. More

Compared to peers, US health comes up short
University of Michigan via Futurity
Even wealthy, educated Americans with health insurance die sooner and seem to be sicker than people in other high-income countries. This health disadvantage exists at all ages from birth to age 75, according to a new report from the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine. More

Protecting food still a concern for processors
Capital Press
Food safety rules recently proposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration did not include provisions for preventing intentional contamination that manufacturers had been expecting. Regulations dealing with the threat of intentional contamination have been "pulled out" from the recent proposal and will likely be subject to separate rule-making in 2014, said Lance Reeve, food defense director for the AIB International research firm. More

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USDA plans to revise frozen vegetable grading system
Federal Register
USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service is proposing to revise eight standards for grades of frozen vegetables, bringing them in line with other grading standards that have been updated recently. The plan would simplify the grades to single letter grades. Comments on the proposal are due March 18. More

Bettering the packaging-advertising connection
Packaging World
When product packaging and brand advertising are harmonious, the targeted demographic can't help but be successfully engaged. More

Fiberglass - the Best Way to Haul

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Improving supply chain, quality of prepared frozen meals
Trends in Food Science & Technology
Researchers examining the frozen prepared meal segment in Europe have proposed to distribute frozen meal components for food service in the chill chain. This new distribution principle results in a stable sub-zero product temperature. More

Crafting a defense in food-labeling class actions
Corporate Counsel
In recent years, food manufacturers have been peppered by class action lawsuits based on the alleged mislabeling of their products. Plaintiffs' attorneys have seized on consumers' health consciousness and the surge of products catering to this trend. More

Study: Consumer eating preferences shift further
Supermarket News
It's no longer just about consumers doing less cooking. Now it's also about big shifts in who is making the shopping decisions, what dayparts are critical and what shoppers demand from stores. These topics are tackled in a new study "Reframing Retail Through the Lens of Changing Food Culture," produced in partnership with Daymon Worldwide and Hartman Group. More

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