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Implementation of FSMA and what it means to manufacturers
Food Product Design
Many insiders predict some of the most important proposed Food Safety Modernization Act regulations will issue soon after the November presidential election. Among these regulations are the requirement for preventive controls to minimize food safety problems, and verification that foreign suppliers have produced food in accordance with the new food safety law. More

Proposition 37: Food transparency or increased organic food sales?
Food Processing
On Nov. 6, California voters will decide whether to require labeling of food products containing ingredients derived from genetically modified organisms. Proponents argue that this measure is about "food transparency" and that consumers have a right to know the source of their food, especially in light of alleged health concerns. But closer scrutiny reveals no valid basis for such labeling, and that the law's primary impact would be to promote sales of organic foods at the expense of conventional, processed foods. More

Resource efficiency becoming more important in food sector
Food Production Daily
Resource efficiency will be even more crucial for the food industry in the coming year as it fights to prevent production costs from being passed on to consumers. More

New research reveals growth in food safety products market
According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research, the global market for food safety products was estimated to be worth $10,152 million in 2010, and is expected to reach $19,425.9 million by 2018, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 8.6 percent from 2013 to 2018. More

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Dietitians: Frozen foods can be a healthy option
Today's Dietitian
As consumers rush through their hectic lives, those with an interest in healthful eating often seek convenient, quick-to-prepare frozen foods that offer similar nutritional content as nonfrozen natural foods, or that help meet other dietary needs. And frozen food manufacturers are responding to that market demand. More

Labeling GMO food
The Washington Post
It's not a national event, but it might as well be. California's Nov. 6 vote on Proposition 37, which would require the labeling of genetically modified organisms in food, has turned into a broader referendum on our food supply. More

Consumer trends: Improving attitudes toward modern food production
Food Manufacturing
Consumer attitudes toward modern food production technologies can significantly be improved by providing information from credible sources that helps consumers understand the broader social benefits of today's systems, according to new research from the Center for Food Integrity. A new approach tested in CFI's "2012 Consumer Trust in the Food System" study resulted in significant increases in support for certain modern farming technologies. More

US consumer prices jump in September on higher fuel costs
The cost of living in the U.S. rose in September for a second month, reflecting a jump in energy expenses that failed to trickle through to other goods and services. The consumer price index increased 0.6 percent for a second month, the Labor Department recently reported in Washington. More

Nutritional tags, eco labels causing widespread confusion
Many consumer packaged goods-makers may have good intentions when they put labels on packages, indicating the nutritional content of foods or that a product is environmentally friendly. But too many consumers and companies around the world simply are confused and skeptical of such labels, say recent studies. More


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