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Experts debate whether food safety funding is adequate
Food Safety News
At the National Food Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., recently, a panel of experts discussed the impact of funding deficits on food programs.
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California soda warnings: Common sense or red-tape nightmare?
Food Navigator-USA
Earlier this month, a California Senate committee approved a bill to mandate warning labels on sugary beverages. As SB 1000 awaits votes in the Senate Committee on Appropriations later this month before a full Senate floor vote, the question of public health vs. consumer choice is the focus of the debate between the two sides.
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Efforts to zap bacteria in food are slow to catch hold
The Washington Post
The nuclear energy that Frank Benso uses to kill bacteria in fruit and oysters has won widespread support from public health officials and scientists, who say it could turn the tide against the plague of foodborne illness. But it has barely caught on in the United States.
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California city delays vote on Sriracha sauce factory
Reuters
A Southern California city council put off voting recently on whether to declare a popular hot sauce maker's factory a public nuisance.
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US calorie count rules causing indigestion
The Associated Press via Leader-Post
Diners could soon see calorie counts on the menus of chain restaurants. But will they be able to get that same clear information at grocery stores, convenience stores, movie theaters or airplanes? The food industry is watching the FDA to see which establishments are included in the final menu labeling rules expected this year.
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Experts debate whether food safety funding is adequate
Food Safety News
At the National Food Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., recently, a panel of experts discussed the impact of funding deficits on food programs.

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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.

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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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Food inspection with hyperspectral imaging systems
Novus Light Technologies Today
Widely used over the past two decades in the aerospace and military industries for remote sensing applications, hyperspectral imaging systems are now finding a home on production lines at food producers where they are being deployed to inspect produce and other food items.
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Are we really spending more on food? Maybe not
Bloomberg TV
Michael McKee reports on the price of food, examining the 10-year average increases in the overall cost of food.
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Do food companies get social media right? No
Food Navigator
Fear is a major roadblock to many food companies getting it right when it comes to social media, according to business mentor and entrepreneur Mike Greene.
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Importance of proper pest management in plant sanitation
Refrigerated & Frozen Foods
With the implementation of the Food Safety and Modernization Act, it is more important than ever that facilities pay increased attention to the role of pest management in their overall operations programs.
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Foodies find more power in food marketing chain
Marketing Interactive
A shift in power is taking place in the food industry, led by a group of increasingly influential consumers who want to impact how food is grown, packaged and sold.
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