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In blow against Prop 65, California judge rejects demand for health warnings
Food Navigator-USA.com
A California superior court judge has rejected demands from an environmental advocacy group for health warnings on packaged fruit and vegetable products, 100 percent fruit juices and baby foods.
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GEA plans 'ice pigging' pilot program for food processors
FoodProductionDaily.com
GEA is trialing a technique used in the water industry, called ice pigging, to promote as a service to the processing industry, with its debut at Drinktec 2013, and is looking for companies to take part.
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New AFDO document reveals 'issues and concerns with imported foods'
Food Safety News
Just a step ahead of the FDA's release of two rules for improving imported food safety, the Association of Food and Drug Officials has published its own guidance document, "Issues and Concerns with Imported Foods."
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Private label packaging playing an essential role in retailer brand strategies
Food Processing
Retailers continue to refine their private label strategies, with packaging playing an essential role. The latest package designs put the "brand" in store brands, with smart looks that convey differentiated quality. And in some cases, the packaging also offers environmental benefits.
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GMOs: To eat or not to eat?
NPR
In the interest of consumers, it is perhaps time for the National Academy of Sciences to make public — or at least louder and more accessible — its opinion on the safety of GMO food.
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FDA sets a standard on labeling 'gluten free'
The New York Times
The federal government set a standard for gluten-free claims on food labels, a step that health officials said would help the three million Americans with celiac disease and bring uniformity to the $4 billion market for gluten-free products.
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Transparent packaging's clear impact on eating habits
FoodProductionDaily.com
A study in the Journal of Marketing shows consumers respond positively to food packaging that gives a clear view of the edibles inside.
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10 tips for reducing the risk of employment-related litigation
D. Albert Brannen
This article offers tips for minimizing or avoiding employment-related liability. These tips apply even to employers who may not have enough employees to be covered by the major federal employment laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Family and Medical Leave Act.
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Food fight: The fallout over free school lunches
MSN News
No one is staging a coup in the cafeteria yet, but as American students prepare to head back to school, there is a battle brewing over the National School Lunch Program that feeds millions of American children each year.
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After acquisition: 'Chemistry' benefits small food companies
Food Safety Magazine
The right relationship between newly acquired food companies and their new owners can make it possible for even smaller regional brands to make major leaps.
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Scientists put cancer-fighting power back into frozen broccoli
ScienceBlog
There was bad news, then good news from University of Illinois broccoli researchers. In the first study, they learned that frozen broccoli lacks the ability to form sulforaphane. But a second study demonstrated how the food industry can act to restore the frozen vegetable's health benefits.

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Food safety microbiology testing increases 40 percent in 5 years
Virtual-Strategy Magazine
A new publication from Strategic Consulting Inc., "Microbiology Testing in the Global Food Industry," puts the 2013 market value of worldwide microbiology testing for food safety at $2.9 billion, worldwide.

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FDA proposes rules for safer imported foods
Ag Week
Chances are that about 15 percent of the food you eat — more if your diet includes lots of fruits, vegetables and cheese — comes from abroad, and the government is taking steps now to make it safer.

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Are dads beginning to rival moms for food purchasing decisions?
Food Navigator-USA.com
The times they are a-changing: Dads are beginning to rival moms for food purchasing decisions, says new research from Edelman Berland and Edelman's food sector.
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EFSA green-lights time-temperature indicator materials
FoodProductionDaily.com
Active materials used to create a time-temperature indicator on the packaging of chilled food have been backed by the European Food Safety Authority.
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CARB signs agreement with Australian climate agency
Fleet Owner
The California Air Resources Board and the Australian Clean Energy Regulator signed a memorandum of understanding to guide collaboration between the agencies in addressing the global issue of climate change.
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Mexico trucking pilot gets another green light
Fleet Owner
The Department of Transportation's U.S.-Mexico cross-border pilot program is again a "go" in the eyes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.
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