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Food additives on the rise as FDA scrutiny wanes
Aysor
The explosion of new food additives coupled with an easing of oversight requirements is allowing manufacturers to avoid the scrutiny of the Food and Drug Administration, which says it lacks enough information to vouch for the safety of many of these chemicals.
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Opinion: Would GIF labels mean big bucks for big organic?
Center For Consumer Freedom via High Plains Daily Leader
Activists in Oregon want to mandate labels on all genetically improved foods, or GIFs. Like their fellows in Washington and California in years past, they've managed to get an initiative on the ballot. But respected scientific bodies like the American Medical Association, the Royal Society of London and the American Association for the Advancement of Science are in consensus that GIFs are just as safe as conventionally produced foods.
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Pinnacle Foods boss: Industry now is a 'zero-sum game'
Food Navigator-USA
As several CEOs have recently observed, big brands are not getting so much bang for their promotional buck these days. But in the current climate, targeted trade spending is a must to retain market share, although other strategies must be pursued in the longer term, Pinnacle Foods boss Bob Gamgort told analysts this week.
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Producer prices moderate as gasoline tumbles
Reuters
U.S. producer prices rose marginally in July as a decline in the cost of energy goods offset higher food prices, pointing to a moderation of inflation pressures at the factory gate, according to a Labor Department report released Friday.
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Pour on the salt? New research suggests more is OK
NBC News
New research suggests healthy people can eat about twice the amount of salt currently recommended — or about as much as most people consume anyway. The controversial findings could potentially undercut widespread public health messages about salt.
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FSMA rule could drive up price of onions
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A proposed rule by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would drastically increase costs for American onion farmers and consumers, without any improvement in public safety.
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Grocery wholesale market faces tough road as food makers cut out middleman
TransWorldNews
As food manufacturers and retailers become more involved in the distribution process, demand and revenue will drop for the grocery wholesaling industry, according to a new global market report.
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See-through food packaging boosts sales
The Wall Street Journal
The grocery store is having a moment of clarity. Yogurt to granola to tortilla chips are showing up in clear packages. The thinking: Shoppers are more inclined to buy when they see what they're getting.
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USDA's advice on food waste: 'If it's frozen, it's safe to use'
Foodsafety.gov
In a blog post advising consumers about how to cut down on food waste, USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service explains that frozen foods "are safe forever because bacteria and other pathogens cannot grow in food that's frozen at 0°F or below."
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