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Food industry to make its own labeling splash
POLITICO
The food industry appears poised to one-up the Obama administration with the launch of a national media blitz to promote its own nutrition labels on the front of food packages. The Grocery Manufacturers Association and the Food Marketing Institute, which represent the biggest food companies and retailers, will roll out a coordinated marketing campaign, spending as much as $50 million, to promote their "Facts Up Front," the industry's own voluntary program for providing nutrition information on the front of food and beverage packages, POLITICO has learned.
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Infographic: Many shoppers unclear on GMOs
Food Business News
For consumers and food companies alike, going GMO-free comes at a price — and most grocery shoppers are unwilling to pay it. New research from The NPD Group, Chicago, finds two-thirds of primary grocery shoppers won't pay more for foods made without bioengineered ingredients. For those who primarily shop at specialty stores, however, half said they will pay a higher price for a non-GMO product.
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California's crippling drought could cost — and benefit — Canadians
CBC News
For Canadians with a craving for fresh strawberries, the devastating drought in California may mean having to pay more for the kind of produce that is not in season here. But the agricultural havoc on the U.S. west coast may have a silver lining for Canadian farmers, assuming they can interest the California palate in some heartier alternatives.
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Economies of kale: Wal-Mart vs. Whole Foods
The Motley Fool
For grocery chains looking to squeeze concentrated profits from their industry's un-sexy low margins, relying on market power demands either a strong brand or economies of scale. Which of these strategies will capture the organic food industry's cash-conjuring 20 percent annual growth?
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Kitchen incubators are popping up to help new food-preneurs
Miami Herald
As South Florida's food trade simmers into national recognition and food-preneurs try to catapult their products into bigger markets, companies are cropping up to provide shared kitchen space and advice on everything from license applications to social media marketing.
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Before the food gets to market: Are we paying enough attention to the Ministry of Agriculture's role in food safety in China?
Forbes
Discussion of Chinese food safety law and regulation frequently focuses on the China Food and Drug Administration and the laws and regulations that it administers. But that is really only one portion of the story surrounding food safety in China.
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Food industry to make its own labeling splash
POLITICO
The food industry appears poised to one-up the Obama administration with the launch of a national media blitz to promote its own nutrition labels on the front of food packages.

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A new food safety tool: Will it truly be reliable?
Food Tech Updates
If recent reports are to be believed, the smartphone many people own now can be the tool with which a consumer can get an inkling of the nature of food he is buying.

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Water system saves 25 million gallons annually
Food Production Daily
Water is crucial in any food-related operation, but water systems don't usually come to mind when plant managers look at improving operational efficiency.

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Rethinking clean-in-place design
Food Safety News
Which comes first: clean-in-place systems or plant design? All too often, it is the plant design that comes first, and then processors have to retrofit — at great cost — their equipment to be clean-in-place. Although meat and poultry processors aren't directly affected by the Food Safety Modernization Act's upcoming regulations on HACCP documentation, it never hurts to reassess the sanitary design of their CIP or open-plant cleaning systems.
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