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Food safety regulations will change industry, Brackett says
The Packer via Food Safety News
The FDA's new food safety regulations aren't the only changes facing fresh produce marketers, but the coming rules likely will be the most far-reaching, Robert Brackett, a former FDA official and current director of the Institute for Food Safety and Health at the Illinois Institute of Technology, said in a recent speech, "Food Safety Issues on the Horizon: Thinking Differently."
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American diet 'improving' but remains poor overall
Medical News Today
The good news is that a new study has reported dietary quality in the U.S. has improved steadily over the past decade. The bad news, however, is a disparity in overall dietary quality between different socioeconomic, racial and ethnic groups, which continues to grow, according to a new study from Harvard.
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Lawmakers urge FDA to drop the push for FSMA user fees
Food Safety News
Reps. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., and Sam Farr, D-Calif., are calling on the White House Office of Management and Budget and the Department of Health and Human Services to request full funding for implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act rather than continuing to consider user fees as a funding source.
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Researchers work to prevent organic food fraud
RedOrbit
A new study from the Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority, published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, describes a new way to make sure farms are labeling their produce correctly. The team says their work with conventional and organic tomatoes could help prevent food fraud.
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Private label takeover imminent? Picture more complex, says Hartman Group
Food Navigator-USA
Despite market watchers' predictions that private label will all but take over the world, its share of the packaged food market has remained relatively flat since 2008.
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Research shows older consumers want 'natural' rather than 'organic' food
Food Navigator
Consumers over 55 associate "natural" products with healthy lifestyle and diet and prefer it to "organic" food, according to a report from Canadean.
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Top 5 tips on food safety for industry
Food Logistics
As a result of recent food safety scandals, the public's understanding of and appetite for food traceability and safety information has never been greater. Here are five key areas a food firm can address to ensure they meet this demand and protect consumers, retailers and themselves in the future.
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White House considers proposals to sharply increase legal immigration
The Washington Post
The White House is considering proposals from business and immigrant rights groups that are pressing President Barack Obama to provide hundreds of thousands of new green cards for high-tech workers and the relatives of U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
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Big data feeds the food industry
FoodGenius
From producer to supplier to restaurant, grocer and caterer, the food industry is an expansive and vital part of our economy. Here are a few ways the food industry is using big data to reach a wider customer base, increase efficiency and cater to the tastes of the consumer.
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