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NFI's Connolly: Retail, food service giants have to drive benchmark for eco-label standards
Undercurrent News
The job of setting a benchmark for eco-label standards should be driven by big retail and food service buyers, said John Connolly, head of the U.S. National Fisheries Institute.
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Test uses low-tech litmus paper to detect E. coli
Food Safety News
Litmus paper, long known as a low-tech method of testing substances for acidity, might have a new use as a cheap, quick way to test for E. coli, according to researchers at McMaster University in Ontario.
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How brand owners can benefit from smart packaging
Packaging Digest
Curious about how your products can take advantage of smart packaging technologies? The Active & Intelligent Packaging Association can help you sort it all out.
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USDA: US foodborne illnesses cost more than $15.6 billion annually
Food Safety News
New data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service attempt to put a price on the cost of major foodborne illnesses in the United States.
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How much do voters care about food safety issues?
Food Safety News
Food issues have the potential to be a deciding factor in how Americans vote in the midterm elections this November. According to polling by Food Policy Action, messages about voting against politicians who want to cut various food programs.
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FAO: World food prices dip to 4-year low in September
Reuters
World food prices fell to their lowest since August 2010 in September as prices of all major food groups except meat dropped, led by a sharp decline in dairy and sugar prices, the UN's food agency said on Oct. 9.
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Expert: Food tampering easy but rare
CBC via Yahoo News
Incidents involving food tampering are rare, says a food safety expert in relation to recent cases in Atlantic Canada. Two foreign metal objects have been found in potatoes packaged on Prince Edward Island and sold in Newfoundland and Labrador.
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Fundamental market shifts benefit smaller firms over larger, analyst says
Food Navigator-USA
The marketplace for consumer goods has fundamentally changed, and CPG companies looking for stable long-term growth need to be able to solve this "frustrating puzzle," according to a new report from market research firm Strategy& (formerly known as Booz & Co.).
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