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Food industry already moving past trans fats
Consumer Affairs
June's announcement from federal regulators that they are ending the use of trans fats in food products brought a cheer from health advocates. But how do companies that produce food products plan to cope? Food scientists say the food industry should be able to make a smooth transition away from the substance.
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Artisanal foods increase in popularity
Food Processing
No question, artisan foods are popular. From the increase in small, niche names in specialty shops to big, iconic brands on supermarket shelves and the surge of food prep-at-home delivery businesses, artisan food companies seem to be thriving. All of which begs the question: What is artisanal?
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US proposes changes to major truck safety programs
Today's Trucking
Changes are in the works in the U.S. when it comes to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's key truck safety program. The agency announced it is proposing enhancements to its Compliance, Safety, Accountability program, including changing some intervention thresholds to better reflect crash risk.
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FDA outlines when firms do not need to label major food allergens
FoodNavigator-USA.com
Manufacturers do not need to label major food allergens if they can prove to the Food and Drug Administration prior to distribution that the production process eliminates allergenic proteins from the product or that the allergen is in such a low amount that it does not pose a risk, the agency says.
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Millennials say bring on the snacks
Fox News
When looking for what to eat, millennials often opt for foreign cuisine, given that various ethnic minorities make up about 41 percent of the millennial population, said food trend forecaster Suzy Badaracco.
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White House orders review of rules for genetically modified crops
The New York Times
The Obama administration said that it would update the way the government regulated modified crops and some other biotechnology products, saying that the nearly 30-year-old system had become outdated and confusing and did not foster public confidence.
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Milk surplus hurting dairy prices
Manufacturing Business Technology
Dairy prices worldwide are down nearly 40 percent as forecasters predict another year of record milk production in 2015. California — the nation's top milk-producing state — could be ahead of the curve in reducing output as it deals with a historic drought.
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Research: Food labels tend to confuse consumers
Focus News
According to new research, a part of the blame for making unhealthy food choices can be shared with the overload of information on the packaging of the product termed as labels, as they tend to make customers confused.
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