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AFFI urges USTR to allow duty-free access for frozen broccoli
Business Wire via MarketWatch
The American Frozen Food Institute has urged the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to approve two petitions seeking permanent duty-free access for frozen broccoli from Ecuador. AFFI cautioned that without such action, U.S. food makers could face significant supply disruptions and higher costs, which could result in higher food bills for consumers.
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What's next for GMO labeling?
Food Processing
The year 2012 saw a growing chorus by activists, backed by the organic food industry, to mandate labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms. One might think the energy behind by this movement fizzled last November when California voters rejected Proposition 37 by a margin of 52 to 48 percent. This defeat, however, has done little to slow down anti-GMO activists and the resulting pressures faced by food companies.
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FDA chief cites food safety risk
The Associated Press via Philadelphia Inquirer
Fewer food safety inspections and an increased risk to consumers will result from the lack of a new 2013 budget from Congress and the impending across-the-board spending cuts, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said recently.
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Euromonitor: Boundaries blurring between 'diet' and 'regular' foods
FoodNavigator-USA.com
As food marketers focus more on positive nutrition than "food minus" concepts, the boundaries between "diet" foods and "regular" foods are becoming increasingly blurred, says Euromonitor International.
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Food production: Next big CSR issue
Sustainable Business Forum
It's been since early February that we read about the horse meat scandal in Europe. Today we learn that the scope of this issue is by no means only linked to some obscure Romanian supplier. High-street brands such as Nestlé and Birds Eye are now implicated, and there's little hope that this will die down any time soon. Scandals around food — and in particular, meat production — are anything but new. The seminal event is still the bovine spongiform encephalopathy scandal — commonly known as mad cow disease scandal — nearly two decades ago. But there are some remarkable differences with this latest one.
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Food prices headed up
Northwest Ag Information Network
Food shoppers will see prices for most products going up more in 2013 than they did in 2012. Ephraim Leibtag, USDA economist, lists some of the price hikes expected for a few of the major food categories this year.
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California updates container law to boost recycling
Waste & Recycling
After more than 18 years on the books, changes to California's rigid plastic packaging container regulations for 2013 mean the law finally will be able to do what it was meant to: Increase the amount of post-consumer recycled material that goes into packaging sold on California stores' shelves. (Registration required.)
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Bringing products to market with an á la carte approach
CPGmatters
The promise of growth depends on mastering complexity by finding new products, markets and niches that quickly meet consumers' varied and evolving needs. Yet the promise of cost reduction depends on eliminating complexity by producing high volumes for long periods with minimal variation. Many consumer packaged goods companies are torn between these two models.
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AFFI urges USTR to allow duty-free access for frozen broccoli
Business Wire via MarketWatch
The American Frozen Food Institute has urged the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to approve two petitions seeking permanent duty-free access for frozen broccoli from Ecuador. AFFI cautioned that without such action, U.S. food makers could face significant supply disruptions and higher costs, which could result in higher food bills for consumers.

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Bee shortage may increase some food prices
KGET-TV
Food prices could skyrocket, particularly fruits and nuts, due to a shortage of honey bees. Many of California's crops rely heavily on bees for pollination and officials say Kern County is seeing a drop in the number of bees to do the job.

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Food Institute study: FSMA rules a major concern for food companies
Supermarket Guru
Rising commodity cost is the main concern among food and beverage companies surveyed in a new study from The Food Institute and accounting firm Weiser Mazars. Rising health insurance costs and operations strategies in light of new FSMA rules followed.

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Nestle CEO warns water scarcity is major threat to food industry
Food Ingredients First
Nestle CEO Paul Bulcke used his keynote speech at the annual City Food Lecture in the U.K. to warn the food industry that water scarcity is one of the greatest threats it faces, arguing that overuse of fresh water poses not only a serious environmental hazard, but also a major risk to political and social stability.
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Food colorant trends show natural is critical for consumers
Food Processing
Today's customers aggressively are seeking products that contain simple, easy to recognize ingredients that are close to nature. Yet color and appearance are critical factors in consumer choice. How to reconcile the two? Actually, the two forces are creating unprecedented demand for natural colorants that can withstand the rigors of modern processing. Changes in food regulation also affect coloring trends. In Europe, regulatory limits on using artificial color have created a huge demand for natural colors, especially the reds, as evidenced by the wealth of negative publicity leveled against FD&C Red 40.
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Snack trends 2013: Health and indulgence square off
Food Processing
According to research group Global Industry Analysts Inc., world snack food sales will top a third of a trillion dollars by 2015. "The main factors fueling the market are income levels and consumer perceptions and demographics," reports the group's analysts.
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Long-term vision critical for sustainable packaging
FoodProductionDaily.com
Food and drink packaging's sustainability could be improved through more developed analytical software, wider use of consumer communication tools and more varied and detailed information, according to one leading academic expert.
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Invention opens door to packaging that monitors food freshness
Food Ingredients First
Researchers recently unveiled a circuit that makes possible a low-cost plastic analog-digital converter that could be used on food packaging to help make the "best before" labels, blamed for significant food waste, obsolete.
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