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FDA's changing culture: What every food company needs to know
Food Safety Magazine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is undergoing a major culture change, and nowhere is that impact being felt more than in the food industry. While visibly preparing new regulations to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act, the agency is quietly becoming much more inspection-oriented and enforcement-minded, even before FSMA is fully implemented.
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California trial will decide future of baby food lead warnings
CNN via WTVR-TV
Should baby food makers be required to post lead warnings on their products in California? That's the question at hand in a civil trial that kicked off in Alameda County Superior Court in Oakland. Defendants in the case include some of the country's biggest baby food makers, including Beech-Nut Nutrition, Del Monte Foods, Dole and Gerber.
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Researchers find value for nanobiotechnology in food safety
FoodIngredients First
Engineering researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a new method to kill foodborne pathogens, including Listeria, during food handling and packaging. The innovation represents an alternative to using antibiotics or chemical decontamination in the food supply.
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Exposing the anti-GMO legal machine
Forbes
Recently, a tsunami of stories about the so-called "Monsanto Protection Act," more accurately known as Section 735 of HR 933, have flooded the media. The Genetic Literacy Project's Jon Entine reports the story behind the story.
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Lack of time biggest hindrance to effective food safety training
FoodProductionDaily.com
Lack of time is the greatest barrier to providing effective food safety training, according to more than 7 in 10 food and drink processors globally surveyed by Campden BRI.
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Bill Gates: Food industry innovation crucial for health, food security
FoodNavigator.com
Our approach to food is ripe for reinvention — and the food industry is just at the beginning of what it can achieve through innovation, according to Microsoft mogul and humanitarian Bill Gates.
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Foods labeled 'organic' may seem tastier, more nutritious
FoodNavigator.com
Consumers perceive foods labeled as organic as tastier and healthier than those without organic labels, even if the foods are exactly the same, according to a study published in the journal Food Quality and Preference.
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FDA uses video testimonial to illustrate food poisoning consequences
Food Safety News
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration posted three videos featuring people affected by foodborne illness in an effort to educate food retailers on the potentially devastating effects of an outbreak.
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How food labels can suck us into the 'health halo'
Healthline News
Research on food labeling shows that people overestimate the power of foods labeled "organic" and that price is still a major factor in how customers choose their food.
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Scientists assess reliable packaging for chemical-free food
FoodIngredients First
To prevent molecules migrating from plastic packaging into the food they contain, scientists are identifying each critical point where this phenomenon can occur, using a method inspired from aeronautics.
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7 tips for cross-functional team success
Food Processing
Robby Martin, senior engineering project manager with Bush Brothers & Co., Knoxville, Tenn., has spent 27 years in manufacturing, process management consulting and leading project management teams small and large. In that time, he has arrived at some universal truths regarding how to manage project teams, their needs and their often-divergent perceptions. In short, he knows what works, what doesn't work and how to address the latter for more effective results.
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California trial will decide future of baby food lead warnings
CNN via WTVR-TV
Should baby food makers be required to post lead warnings on their products in California? That's the question at hand in a civil trial that kicked off in Alameda County Superior Court in Oakland. Defendants in the case include some of the country's biggest baby food makers, including Beech-Nut Nutrition, Del Monte Foods, Dole and Gerber.

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Welcome to the new normal in food safety
Troy Media
Food traceability — a powerful tool to mitigate risks across food supply chains — does not guarantee food safety and integrity. Even so, the challenge of tracking food products and ingredients upstream and downstream touches on the core of what is required to manage risks posed by the new normal in the business of food and agriculture.

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Fructose: Toxic sugar or tortured logic?
Food Processing
Americans haven't been told that the case against high-fructose corn syrup lacked a smoking gun. There was simply no evidence to show that HFCS — a glucose-fructose disaccharide generally between 42 and 55 percent fructose — is metabolically different from table sugar, a nearly identical combo of 50-50 glucose-fructose.

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Report: 71 percent of consumers think green when purchasing
Environmental Leader
A record-high 71 percent of Americans consider the environment when they shop, up from 66 percent in 2008, according to research from Cone Communications.
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Unlocking potential for greater productivity, accuracy
Manufacturing Business Technology
Facing rising operational costs and growing awareness of consumer food safety, growers and companies are under increased pressure to improve efficiency and increase customer satisfaction and safety. To meet these needs while containing costs, food traceability solutions are particularly imperative for achieving rapid responses to potential product recalls. Also, the passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act in January 2011 has mandated growers and food retailers to implement track and trace solutions for traceability.
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Processing: Appropriate machinery lubrication key to passing audits
Food Processing
In the not too distant past, food-grade lubricants were viewed at best as a curiosity and at worst a tribological nightmare for the equipment that drives food and beverage production. But trace amounts of lubricant are unavoidable in many processes, and that's driving a steady migration to food-grade greases and oils.
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Study: Specialty food sales reach record highs
Supermarket News
U.S. sales of specialty food and beverages rose 14.3 percent to $86 billion in 2012 — more than double the 6.8 percent increase recorded the previous year — according to the Specialty Food Association's annual State of the Specialty Food Industry report.
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