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FDA seeks to mesh public and private food safety accountability
The Packer via Food Safety News
The last word on food safety regulations for the produce industry won't be written next year, even though the FDA has committed to publish final versions of the produce safety and preventive controls rule for food facilities next year.
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USDA: Foodborne illness costs $15 billion per year
Food Safety Magazine
A new report released by the USDA's Economic Research Service estimates the cost of foodborne illnesses in the U.S. tops $15.6 billion.
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Inside the new school lunch
The Atlantic
Amid the furor over federal school nutrition regulations and the reports of students throwing away untouched lunches in droves, one town stands out. In Lincoln, Nebraska, the public school system has gone above and beyond the legal requirements, dishing out a daily vegetable smorgasbord.
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How to save hundreds on groceries: Buy frozen
Money
Money magazine's top 29 tips for saving money on groceries — the third-largest household expense, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics — includes this: Buy frozen and do the thawing yourself.
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Retail sales, producer prices give cautionary signs on economy
Reuters
U.S. retail sales declined in September and prices paid by businesses also fell, worrisome signs that consumer demand may be faltering while inflation is failing to gain traction.
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Can the world produce enough food for 2 billion more people?
Thomson Reuters Foundation
With the world population rising, demographers are grappling with one of the most pressing issues of the century: Will there be enough food for an extra 2-4 billion people?
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Battle over GMO labeling sets records
Portland Tribune
It's official: Measure 92 supporters and opponents have raised a record amount — and are about to spend a record — in their battle over whether Oregon should require labeling of food containing genetically modified organisms.
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Food facility registrations: Do you know the consequences?
Food Production Daily
Food packers and processors must renew their FDA registrations between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2014, under new FSMA rules. Because this requirement is still fairly new, many companies are unfamiliar with the consequences of failing to renew.
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Clean label trumps brands in Europe
Food Navigator
The ingredient list and a lack of additives or "artificial" ingredients are the most important considerations for consumers when making a food purchase after price, says a new report on clean label in Europe.
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