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Is Big Food the next Big Tobacco? The plot to make the industry pay
Politico
Lawyers are pitching state attorneys general in 16 states with a radical idea: Make the food industry pay for soaring obesity-related health care costs. It's a move straight from the playbook of the Big Tobacco takedown of the 1990s.
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Next up for FSMA: The human element
Food Processing
Biological, chemical and foreign material contamination have been the focus of food safety, but FSMA adds another source to the equation: deliberate human actions.
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Artisanal food grows mainstream acceptance
Bloomberg
Amanda Hesser, CEO at Food52.com, discusses the growth of artisanal foods in the U.S. as consumers take more interest in where their food comes from.
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Dock doors provide solutions that go beyond safety
Food Engineering
Examining opportunities to improve dock doors can yield productivity gains and good return on investment. Learn how in this case history.
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From artificial to natural, the food industry makes a major shift
Lab Manager
Extracts from algae, rosemary and monk fruit could soon replace synthetic ingredients and food additives such as Blue No. 1, BHT and aspartame that label-conscious grocery shoppers are increasingly shunning.
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Growth of wireless technology creates security risks for manufacturers
Food Engineering
Factory productivity can benefit from flexible production and wireless mobile communication, but the use of connected devices also exposes manufacturers to security breaches and cyberattacks, according to a new white paper from IHS Technology.
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Is Big Food the next Big Tobacco? The plot to make the industry pay
Politico
Lawyers are pitching state attorneys general in 16 states with a radical idea: Make the food industry pay for soaring obesity-related health care costs. It's a move straight from the playbook of the Big Tobacco takedown of the 1990s.

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FDA studying caramel coloring in soda, other foods
Calgary Herald
The Food and Drug Administration says it is conducting new studies of the safety of caramel coloring in soft drinks and other foods, even though previous research has shown no identifiable health risk.

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Drought forces California farmers to idle cropland
Reuters
Drought-stricken California farmers facing drastic cutbacks in irrigation water are expected to idle some 500,000 acres of cropland this year in a record production loss that could cause billions of dollars in economic damage, industry officials said.

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Packaging leaves 89 percent of consumers unsatisfied
Food Production Daily
MeadWestvaco is offering an in-depth look at how consumers really feel about food and beverage packaging; many report they are not perfectly happy with their containers.
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Changing face of food safety in 2014
Food Quality News
Increasing food microbiology testing, growing use of rapid microbial methods and booming business for food contract testing labs are three trends identified by Strategic Consulting Inc.
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Spotlight on economics: Who is driving food standards?
The Green Sheet Farm Forum
Americans enjoy relatively low-cost food when measured as a percent of our income, making it easier for shoppers to be selective. However, they still expect safe food. But producing, processing and handling food safely requires a commitment and effort by all the people and businesses involved in the food industry.
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Study identifies trends in shipper freight charges
Refrigerated Transporter
Transplace's annual benchmarking study of freight charges has pegged several trends shippers can expect this year, including changes in fuel surcharges and scheduling fees that take into account the impact of the hours of service regulation.
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