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FDA eyes moving food labels out front
The Hill
The Food and Drug Administration is not ruling out requiring the nation's food makers to list nutritional information on the front of their products. The FDA is looking closely at the issue, said FDA spokeswoman Theresa Eisenman.
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Obama budget silent on food safety; new money sought from industry fees
Food Safety News
A slight cut in one and a tiny bump in the other might sum up President Barack Obama's proposed budgets for federal food safety, an area that doesn't even make his budget highlights for either the U.S. Department of Agriculture or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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American Heart Association to FDA: Phase out artificial trans fats quickly
Food Navigator-USA
The food industry doesn't need years to phase out partially hydrogenated oils — which create harmful artificial trans fats — according to the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, which argue that 12-18 months gives firms ample time to change recipes.
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Clean label: The shopper will define it with dollars
Food Navigator-USA
While manufacturers faced renewed pressure to clean up labels following recent media attacks on the dough conditioner azodicarbonamide and artificial preservatives, far less attention has been paid to what these ingredients are actually being replaced by, says one baking industry veteran.
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Food manufacturers told to prepare for FSMA whistle blower protection
Food Safety News
Employment and labor law firm Littler Mendelson is advising food manufacturers to be prepared for new whistleblower protections under the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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FDA eyes moving food labels out front
The Hill
The Food and Drug Administration is not ruling out requiring the nation's food makers to list nutritional information on the front of their products. The FDA is looking closely at the issue, said FDA spokeswoman Theresa Eisenman.

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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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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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Non-GMO beats organic among health-driven consumers
Marketing Daily
The "non-GMO" food/beverage product claim has for the first time surpassed "organic" in importance among health-conscious consumers, according to an annual survey of such consumers, who are often dubbed LOHAS, for their "lifestyles of health and sustainability."
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State of the snack food industry revealed at SNAXPO
PotatoPro
The snack food industry is strong and vibrant but there is plenty of room to grow if snack makers respond with products, packaging, advertising and in-store merchandising that meet the needs of today's on-the-go consumer, keynote speaker Sally Lyons Wyatt of SymphonyIRI Group told the SNAXPO 2014 audience.
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G8 could open door of opportunity for food safety
Food Navigator
The World Health Organization's director of the department of Food Safety and Zoonoses, Dr. Kazuaki Miyagishima, is helping to put food safety on the G8 agenda with a rapid alert system topping the list.
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Robots with an appetite for food
Robotics Online
If there was ever a dull, dirty and dangerous job ripe for robotics, food processing earns the spoils. The work can be uncomfortable and tedious at its best.
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Top 5 packaging trends in 2014
Food Production Daily
Brand owners are constantly innovating to keep up with the changing demands and requirements of consumers, as well as to stand out in an increasingly competitive environment.
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