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Food inflation likely to subside in 2015, USDA says
Reuters
The U.S. Department of Agriculture maintained its forecast for 2014 U.S. food price inflation at 2.5 percent to 3.5 percent. But in its first estimate for 2015, USDA said food price increases would subside slightly, to an annual rate of 2 percent to 3 percent.
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Nutrition Facts label may take a hard line on sugar
Roll Call
The food industry knows the little white label called the Nutrition Facts panel is probably the most valuable real estate on a package, and a tiny line for added sugars wields big power — and means potentially big problems for manufacturers.
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FSIS inspectors to roll back imported food fraud efforts
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
A directive issued to FSIS inspectors rolls back a yearlong focus on adulterated food inspections. The increased sampling turned up no species substitution on food imported from Iceland, Ireland, Poland, the U.K. and Northern Ireland, as well as beef trimmings from Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua and Uruguay.
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China overtakes US to become world's largest economy in PPP
Food Production Daily
An economic milestone occurs this year as China overtakes the U.S. to become the world's largest economy in purchase power parity, or PPP.
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Fighting bacteria — with viruses
Health Canal
Research published in PLOS Pathogens reveals how viruses called bacteriophages destroy the bacterium Clostridium difficile. The study, by scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Hamburg, Germany, could help bring about a new way of fighting this and other bacteria.
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GMO labeling initiative qualifies for Oregon ballot
Statesman Journal
Oregonians will decide in November whether they want to mandate that companies label genetically modified foods. The Secretary of State's Office certified 118,780 signatures — well above the 87,213 needed to qualify for the 2014 ballot.
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Will a multi-part plan help reduce food waste?
The Christian Science Monitor
Americans throw away 1,400 calories of food per person each day, wasting food and money. A four-part plan involving governments, businesses and other local organization could help reduce food loss.
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Refrigerated trailer monitoring for food safety, profitability
Fleet Equipment
The next phase of the Food Safety Modernization Act focuses on preventing food safety issues proactively — and places responsibility on the food industry's supply chain. Fortunately for refrigerated fleet operators and shippers, technologies are available that enable them to comply with these impending regulations.
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US Army investigating 3-D printers for food production
Engineering.com
Lauren Oleksyk is a food technologist investigating 3-D applications for food processing and product development at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center. She leads a research team within the Combat Feeding Directorate, trying to find ways to produce food for soldiers.
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