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Due to technical issues, some CLFP members did not receive the Sept. 19 issue of Food Flash: CLFP's Weekly News Brief. We apologize if this affected you. In case you missed it, here is the archived version. Remember, you can always revisit previous issues from the archive home page.

Letter to FDA seeks guidance on FSMA food facility registrations
NutraIngredients-USA.com
A group of industry trade associations has sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration asking for clarification for the process of registering their facilities under the Food Safety Modernization Act. The deadline approaches, and FDA has yet to release the guidance for how to comply with this requirement, the letter says. More



Economically motivated adulteration: Is your brand at risk?
Food Manufacturing via Manufacturing.net
Economically motivated adulteration is estimated to cost the global food and consumer products industry up to $15 billion a year, with the cost of one adulteration incident averaging between 2 to 15 percent of yearly revenues. Clearly, with such a significant economic impact, EMA deserves attention. More

Organic brands caught in fight over Proposition 37
brandchannel
Similar to what happened to automakers after California took an extreme position on cutting emissions, food and beverage companies are concerned that California will serve as a bellwether in genetically modified organism labeling regulation. In a particular bind in this fight are the many mainstream food conglomerates that now own organic brands. More

Food companies fighting to extend wind energy tax credit
Sustainable Business News via GreenBiz.com
Nineteen companies — including Starbucks, Ben & Jerry's and Johnson & Johnson — have sent a letter to Congress requesting that it extend the wind production tax credit before it expires at the end of 2012. They also plan to escalate contact with lawmakers over the coming weeks. More

Innovation vs. green: The conflict of new technology investment
FoodNavigator.com
Product innovation and quality is a stronger priority for industry than sustainability and efficiency when considering new technology investments, Leatherhead finds. More


When Meeting Regulations Is Not Enough

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Freezer provides cost savings to frozen strawberry production
Manufacturing.net
Pacific Ridge Farms has been practicing organic farming in Ventura County, Calif., for 25 years, bringing to market organic strawberries that are enjoyed by consumers worldwide. While food safety is one of Pacific Ridge Farms' top priorities, quality of product also is critical to the business. More

Traceability throughout the entire supply chain
Food Logistics
Food traceability can be a logistical nightmare for many companies, but as recent recalls and new legislation have proven, the ability to track products is a growing concern that will continue to be an important part of supply chain logistics that must be done. More

Itochu to buy Dole packaged, Asian fresh food business
The Associated Press via The Washington Post
Japanese trading company Itochu Corp. said it has agreed to buy Dole Food Co.'s worldwide packaged foods and Asia fresh produce businesses for $1.7 billion. Dole's packaged foods business includes products ranging from canned and frozen fruit to bagged salads — product lines that fit with Itochu's ambitions to become the biggest food distributor in the increasingly affluent Asian market. More
 

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