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Food retailers press for innovation over regulation
Supermarket News
Food retailers are challenging Washington, D.C., to recognize that regulations aren't the best way to make progress on a host of business issues. On the same day that President Barack Obama was inaugurated for a second term, a panel of retailers at FMI Midwinter emphasized the need to lighten up on regulations on a number of fronts. More



FDA proposes food label updates
Food Manufacturing
As shoppers grow more interested in what's in their food, the FDA is proposing an update. The push for updates comes after consumers reported to the agency that labels can often be confusing, especially with regard to calorie and nutrition information. More

GMO labeling campaign promises to be back in 2014
Food Safety News
The failed California Right to Know campaign says it will be back in 2014 with another ballot initiative for labeling genetically engineered foods. It lost last November when a majority of California voters opposed Proposition 37. In addition to promising to be back with another California initiative next year, the steering committee says it will be "deeply involved" in Washington state's new GMO initiative to the Legislature and state legislative battles. More

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Food prices on the rise, could triple
WTEV-TV
Produce like lettuce, green onions and broccoli have nearly doubled since the beginning of January. Nationwide, the average cost of gas has jumped $0.08 since December and freezing temperatures on the West Coast are ruining crops. Those same crops already were suffering from drought that forced growers in California, Arizona and Mexico to harvest early — which created a surplus that led to great losses in revenue. Now, freezing temperatures are ruining their second chance at a successful year. More

California keen to include BPA on Prop 65 warning list
Agra-net
California state regulators are poised to add bisphenol A to the state's list of chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive harm, a move that could result in warning labels for some products that contain the controversial chemical. (Registration required.) More

Research: Healthy brands taste better in consumers' minds
Food Quality and Preference via FoodNavigator.com
Foods sold under a healthy brand and marketing message are perceived to be tastier and more satisfying to consumers, according to new research findings. The study led by Dr. Catherine Forestell tested the taste preference and food consumption rates of 66 female consumers. More


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Could algae be the next big thing in the protein market?
FoodNavigator-USA.com
Much has been written about the potential of proteins such as pea and canola as firms seek alternatives to dairy and other carbon-intensive — and increasingly pricey — animal proteins. But what about microalgae? More

FDA: Better food labeling could stem obesity
Business News Daily
Can improved labeling on food products help consumers make healthier choices? A new study by the Food and Drug Administration shows that it can. More

Technology allows faster screening for bacteria on food
FoodQualityNews.com
Australian researchers have claimed a breakthrough that will allow them to use DNA amplification on "microspheres" to rapidly detect and identify large numbers of different bacteria at once. More

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California trucking groups continue legal battle against CARB, EPA
Truckinginfo
The California Construction Trucking Association has filed a Notice of Appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in its nearly two-year-long legal case against the California Air Resources Board's heavy-duty, on-road truck and bus regulation. More

Don't bring pathogens into your plant
Food Engineering
No food processor knowingly would permit pathogens or other contaminants to enter the processing plant. Yet, when a processor allows packages containing outsourced food ingredients to be received and go into the plant without being sanitized, it takes a similar risk. More
 

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