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Food companies unhappy with FDA feed proposal
Politico
Expired marshmallows, broken crackers, stale doughnuts, even orange peels are among the billions of pounds of would-be waste that help feed livestock every year but an obscure proposal under a 2011 food safety overhaul could inadvertently send much of the reusable food back to landfills.
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Your food, your wallet and the California drought
CNBC
American consumers are already feeling the pinch of rising food prices, and they will likely experience more — courtesy of California's devastating drought.
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USDA to test adding canned, frozen produce in federal school snack program
The Produce News
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is moving ahead with a new pilot program to test the impact of opening up the popular school fruit and vegetable program to canned, frozen or dried fruits and vegetables.
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Auditor liability changing as courts, companies speak up
The Packer
The responsibilities of food safety auditors, brought into the spotlight by the deadly cantaloupe-related Listeria outbreak of 2011, are increasing as their customers and the courts review who is liable in foodborne illness outbreaks.
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New frontiers of food safety
USDA Blog
Over the past few decades, food safety has been marked by profound social, economic and political evolutions and technological breakthroughs such as 3-D printing of food and the adoption of laboratory testing for pathogens. However, there is always more to do.
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Record freight volume drives record March rates
Refrigerated Transporter
In a year of record freight on the spot market, March 2014 was no exception. Freight availability rose 56 percent in March on the DAT North American Index, including Canada, compared with the same month in 2013.
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China: Imported food will soon have 'Black List' warnings
Fresh Plaza
China's National Quality Inspection Bureau recently released the "Rules of Imported Food Record Management" to serve as a guideline for imported goods.

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New ingredient improves foods' fat profile
Food Product Design
USDA chemists have developed a butter-like extract, derived from rice bran oil, as a partial replacement for margarine, butter or shortening, according to new research published in the European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology.

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Sustainable food packaging for 2014 and beyond
By Archita Datta Majumdar
According to a new report, the global food packaging industry will reach close to $258 billion this year. With more and more focus given to sustainable food packing, the industry is definitely poised for major change. Every step of the way, from the supply chain to the branding process, the focus has to be on meeting the functional and economic goals of production and profit without leaving behind carbon footprints. Sustainable packaging looks for viable methods without compromising the future of our environment.

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US expert: World to face acute food shortage by 2050
The Indian Republic
In a shocking report, a top scientist from the U.S. Agency for International Development has warned that the world is less than 40 years away from a food shortage that would have serious implications for people and governments.
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Ceramic coatings for cooking equipment prove durable, save money
By Richard Stratton
Materials in food processing plants must meet high standards for sanitation and durability. Even periodic wash downs on noncontact food-cooking equipment like rotary sterilizers will cause traditional insulation to fail from water contact. Add the ability to shelter pests, germs and mold, and it is easy to understand why you see little traditional insulation used on plant cooking equipment. However, one type of insulation has performed for several years on rotary sterilizers and steam lines and equipment. It's also used for condensation control on cold surfaces and to reduce heat loading on building envelopes.
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Food industry alliance releases toolkit for reducing food waste
Food Safety Magazine
The newly released Best Practices and Emerging Solutions Toolkit was produced by the Food Waste Reduction Alliance, a cross-sector initiative led by the Food Marketing Institute, the Grocery Manufacturers Association and the National Restaurant Association.
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China: Imported food will soon have 'Black List' warnings
Fresh Plaza
China's National Quality Inspection Bureau recently released the "Rules of Imported Food Record Management" to serve as a guideline for imported goods.
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2014 food and beverage industry outlook
Food Processing
Here we are at the cusp of another year. The overall food and beverage industry appears to have enjoyed 2013, as financial reports through the first three quarters of the year were stellar at most public companies. But how will 2014 play out?
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