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First lady has food industry in a frenzy
National Journal
Michelle Obama's push for better nutrition is bringing sweeping changes that could result in multibillion-dollar shifts in how the government and consumers spend money on food.
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Industry 'on the back foot' with sustainability trends
Food Navigator
Food and drink firms must be more proactive at assessing the sustainability of their products and ingredients, rather than reacting to market interest, according to Leatherhead Food Research expert Emma Gubisch.
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Smart tag sees the true color to tackle food waste
Food Quality News
A color-coded smart tag using nanorods could be used to tell if food is still fresh, according to researchers who presented a prototype at the 247th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.
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Call for contributors
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of the Food Flash, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of CLFP, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there’s no word or graphical limit and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you’re interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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Study: E. coli can build resistance quickly, even to ionizing radiation
Food Safety News
Totally on their own, E. coli bacteria have shown they can evolve to a point where they are resistant to antibiotic drugs. Now some of the nation's top scientists are showing how E. coli bacteria can resist ionizing radiation.
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'Brighter' future for bacteria detection on foods
MIT via Laboratory Equipment
MIT assistant professor Tim Lu's startup company, Sample6, is commercializing an advanced assay platform that "lights up" pathogenic bacteria for quick detection, with the ability to detect only a few bacteria.
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First lady has food industry in a frenzy
National Journal
Michelle Obama's push for better nutrition is bringing sweeping changes that could result in multibillion-dollar shifts in how the government and consumers spend money on food.

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Costly food regulations
AgInfo.net
In the ongoing battle surrounding the food industry the approach most often taken is "us vs. them," with food activists and consumers pitted against Big Food. In reality, the food industry is made up of several diverse groups, much like any other industry.

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Speedy sanitation guards against deadly downtime
Food Production Daily
Downtime is death for food producers; according to one conveyor expert, making sanitation quick and easy can save the day.

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California to ease water restrictions in move to help farmers
Reuters
Drought-plagued California will ease some protection for fish in the fragile San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta, officials said recently, a move expected to make more water available for farming and ease political tensions in an election year.
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Can your packaging keep up with your marketing?
Packaging Europe
Your marketing plan has you serving myriad local businesses, all of which require their own unique regulatory and customer-specific labeling, with many different sized containers. Can your packaging planning systems keep up?
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Could our food supply be a target for terrorists?
NPR
It sounds like the plot of a Hollywood blockbuster: Villains bent on chaos set their sights on a food company — an easy target — with plans to lace its products with a chemical or pathogen. The hero finds out in time to save the day. Sound far-fetched? Not according to U.S. regulators who have been pondering such scenarios.
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FDA extends FSMA comment periods
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Based on stakeholder requests for additional time to comment on the proposed rule on mitigation strategies to protect food against intentional adulteration, and the accompanying draft qualitative risk assessment, FDA will soon announce a 90-day extension of the comment period for both documents to June 30. FDA also is extending the comment period on the designation of high-risk foods for tracing until May 22, which provides an additional 45 days for comment.
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BRC guideline to meet allergen management
Food Quality News
The British Retail Consortium Global Standards has published a guideline to help manufacturers identify allergens and ensure best practices are met and risks reduced.
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Latest food contaminant risks revealed
Laboratory Talk
In its latest research report, "Global Food Safety Testing Market Outlook 2018," Research & Markets analysts have studied the global food safety testing market in terms of contaminants and key markets.
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