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GAO report: FDA should improve food recall communication
Food Safety News
The Government Accountability Office recently issued a report recommending the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to clarify its food recall process and do a better job communicating recalls and foodborne illness outbreaks to the public. The report is the latest in a series of GAO calls for reforms. More

European food groups take stand on CAP priorities
Fairness in the food supply chain must be addressed alongside other priorities related to the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, according to farmers' union representatives. More

Disinfectant gains EPA approval for killing foodborne pathogens in processing plants
Integrated Environmental Technologies has announced their Excelyte disinfecting solution can eliminate foodborne pathogens Listeria and E.coli. More

Momentum builds to overhaul global calorie system
A storm in the U.S. over how calories are measured could cross to Europe — and an overhaul of the system is long overdue, according to one nutrition expert. More

EPA, FSIS set guides for microbial risk assessment of food, water
Federal Register
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture are announcing the availability of the Microbial Risk Assessment Guideline: Pathogenic Microorganisms with Focus on Food and Water. The MRA Guideline will improve transparency in the way the two federal agencies conduct microbial risk assessment and also promote consistency in approaches and methods. More

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Researchers develop rapid diagnostic test for contaminants
University of Georgia
Using nanoscale materials, researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a single-step method to rapidly and accurately detect viruses, bacteria and chemical contaminants. More

Food companies spend $173 million on shelf life, food safety
PR Newswire via Food & Drink Digital
New market analyses and reports from Canadean show that, on average, food and beverage companies are spending $173 million — each — on technology to extend shelf life and improve food safety. More

California crop weather: Vegetable harvest in high gear
Western Farm Press
The "California Crop Weather Report" from the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Phoenix released July 30. More

Junkyard dog mentality will defeat food label initiative
Packaging Digest
No sooner had the California anti-GMO proposition petitions been certified for the Nov. 6 ballot than opponents started the campaign against the mandatory labeling of foods initiative. The initiative requires companies to label food that has been made from genetically modified plants or animals and prohibits them from advertising such food as "natural." California Right to Know, the organization fueling the initiative, submitted almost a million signatures to get the initiative on the ballot. More

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Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
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