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Lawmakers reintroduce federal bill to label GM food
Food Safety News
Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., reintroduced legislation to label genetically engineered food.
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Simmering labor fight brings crippling delays to West Coast seaports
The New York Times
A simmering labor dispute between the longshoremen's union and shipowners has brought crippling delays to West Coast seaports. And the slowdown escalated this week as owners said they would suspend the unloading of container and other cargo ships because of what they called "a strike with pay."
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Do Americans prefer name brands or store brands?
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Americans tend to purchase name brands for food and beverage products where flavor, arguably, differs more between brands, according to a recently released Harris Poll.
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The 'green halo'? Consumers think eco-labeled foods taste better
Food Navigator
Consumers perceive food and drink products labeled with eco-friendly claims to taste better, according to new research in Food Quality and Preference.
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Turn your food safety program 'upside down'
Food Safety News
It's indisputable that sanitation is a top priority in the food service industry, but many businesses have difficulties with implementing and maintaining an effective prevention program.
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Businesses find creative ways to cope with minimum wage hikes
Los Angeles Times
As political leaders in Los Angeles look to raise the minimum wage, some business owners have argued the move would force layoffs for workers and price increases for customers. But a look at how businesses fared after minimum wage hikes elsewhere offers a more nuanced portrait of how businesses cope with higher labor costs.
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Nielsen: Sugar, salt, additives are biggest health factors in food purchases
Retail Times
Sugar, salt and artificial additives are the biggest health factors impacting the food products consumers buy, according to the Global Health and Wellness Survey by Nielsen, which polled more than 30,000 Internet respondents in 60 countries.
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Falling dollars = rising robotics
Food Processing
A new generation of lightweight robots could help food manufacturers take advantage of the falling dollar.
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The issue of added sugars: It's not going away
Food Business News
The issue of added sugars will have to be addressed as the likelihood of proposed Nutrition Facts Panel changes approaches in 2018, according to several speakers at the International Dairy Foods Association's International Sweetener Colloquium.
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