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Californian GMO labeling bill SB 1381 just short of votes needed to pass in Senate
Food Navigator USA
A bill that would have required firms to label genetically engineered foods in California has failed to secure sufficient votes in the state senate to pass into law.
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White House's spring 2014 regulatory plan reveals delays in food policy
Food Safety News
The White House has released its "Current Regulatory Plan and the Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions" for spring 2014 — showing most key food regulations have been delayed.
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Processors reformulate for allergen-free food and beverage products
Food Processing
Annie's Homegrown Foods has been making macaroni and cheese and other prepared foods since 1989. The products are certified organic and/or made with organic ingredients. But in addition, the Berkeley, Calif.-based company offers a substantial portfolio of gluten-free products.
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Fire guts walnut processing facility
Food Production Daily
A blaze all but decimated four structures at a Shoei Foods facility over the weekend, though no injuries have been reported.
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Manufacturers weigh in on the idea of 'big data'
Food Manufacturing
The current buzz-term "Big Data" may be slightly misleading in the strictest sense. The concept is nothing new. Most manufacturers are quite accustomed to having "big," some might say huge, amounts of data flowing throughout their organizations, but have historically lacked the context that gives that data actionable meaning.
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FDA issues final guidance on food facility registration
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
The Food and Drug Administration is announcing the availability of Compliance Policy Guide Sec. 100.250 Food Facility Registration — Human and Animal Food. This document provides guidance for FDA staff on enforcement of food facility registration requirements.

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Ask the experts: How evil is sugar?
The Journal News
The war on sugar is gaining momentum. "Fed Up," a documentary, blames Americans' rising rates of obesity and diabetes on what some are calling the new tobacco. The film makes a direct correlation between added sugars and the prediction that 1 in 3 Americans will have Type 2 diabetes by 2050

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Does China pose threat to global food security?
The Wall Street Journal
Twenty years ago, environmental advocate Lester Brown got in hot water with Beijing for writing a book called, "Who Will Feed China?" China was displeased with the suggestion that the country's growing population and water scarcity could drastically burden the world's food resources.

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Steep decline in sweetener consumption highlighted by USDA
Food Business News
Per capita availability of caloric sweeteners has dropped more than 20 pounds from its 1999 peak, according to data issued recently by the Economic Research Service of the USDA. The USDA said 138.9 pounds of caloric sweeteners were available per capita in 2012.
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Salmonella control from farm to fork
Food Science & Technology
Dr. Steven C. Ricke of the Center for Food Safety at the University of Arkansas looks at past and present strategies for detecting and controlling Salmonella in food production.
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Cornell: GMO labels would add $800 per year to family grocery bill (Food Navigator-USA)
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Ardent Mills, the country's largest flour miller, begins operations
Food Processing
Ardent Mills, a three-way joint venture and the country's largest flour milling company, began operations May 29 following approval by the U.S. Justice Dept. The company is a combination of the milling operations of ConAgra, Cargill and CHS, the last two of which already had joined their operations in what was Horizon Milling.
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Economics of obesity: It's not the type of food, it's the quantity
Forbes
An economic perspective suggests that obesity has increased in response to the "excess availability and affordability of all types of food."
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United Natural to acquire Tony's Fine Foods for $195 million
Food Business News
United Natural Foods, Inc., which distributes more than 65,000 products to more than 31,000 customer locations throughout the United States and Canada, has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Tony's Fine Foods for approximately $195.3 million. Based in West Sacramento, Calif., Tony's Fine Foods distributes perishable food products.
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