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4 years later, tougher US food safety law yet to yield overhaul
gosanangelo.com
The Food Safety Modernization Act, the biggest food safety overhaul since 1938, came in response to a 46-state outbreak tied to salmonella at a Georgia peanut plant in 2008. The new law is supposed to change that. It shifts the focus from merely reacting to deadly outbreaks to preventing them. That is, if it can ever get implemented.
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America needs a real definition of what a 'natural' food is
Wired
"Today's customers want simplicity, transparency and choice in the foods they eat," proclaimed the Bell's broadsheet. while it's great that fast food giants are listening to the public, there's one problem: In terms of describing food, "natural" is almost completely meaningless.
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EPA proposal will put bigger trucks on a fuel diet
The New York Times
Inside the National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory here, a mammoth contraption, with steel rollers, advanced electronics and exhaust tubes, is nearing completion. The project — an enormous "truck treadmill" — is the new centerpiece of the Environmental Protection Agency's complex.
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Faster listeria tests start hitting the market
Food Safety News
Once food manufacturers begin looking for Listeria more often, it’s only natural that they will begin to look for faster tests. Traditional means of detecting Listeria involve techniques and processes that take several days to complete while waiting for the return of laboratory results.
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A proposal to modify plants gives GMO debate new life
The New York Times
An idea is being floated by a group at the University of Copenhagen, which is proposing the name "rewilding" for the process that would result if scientists took a gene or two from an ancient plant variety and melded it with more modern species to promote greater resistant to drought.
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Study: Health-conscious, ingredient-aware consumers want clean food nutritional labeling
Refrigerated & Frozen Foods
Eighty-seven percent of Americans look at the Nutrition Facts panel on packaged foods and beverages at least sometimes, while more than half (56 percent) actively seek out nutritional information and guidelines, according to "Nutritional Labeling and Clean Labels in the U.S.: Future of Food Retailing," published by New York-based market research firm Packaged Facts.
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Free trade agreements seen as good for US, but concerns persist
Pew Research Center
As Congress considers a major new trade pact with Asia, there is broad public agreement that international free trade agreements are good for the United States. But fewer Americans express positive views of the impact of trade deals on their personal finances.
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FDA to propose new FSMA rule to collect 3rd-party accreditation program fees
Food Chemical News
FDA is planning to propose a rule soon that would collect fees to establish a reimbursement program for managing the Food Safety Modernization Act's accreditation of the third party auditing system, according to the White House's spring 2015 regulatory agenda.
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Western US drought might raise food prices: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Reuters
An overwhelming majority of U.S. residents think the drought that has hit agriculture in the West will lead to increased food prices, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.
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