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Consumer spending weakest in 8 months, savings jump
Reuters
U.S. consumer spending fell in September for the first time in eight months, suggesting the economy lost some momentum heading into the fourth quarter.
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Food safety challenges: Bridging gap between public, private sectors
Food Safety News
Until recently, just a few standard methods were used for foodborne pathogen identification. But these days, technological advances, including culture independent testing and whole genome sequencing, are quickly changing the space and speeding the testing process, but also sometimes complicating it.
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'Health-committed' consumers a major opportunity for brands, retailers
Media Post
People who are committed to healthful eating and lifestyles are well-informed about ingredients and food labels and hard to sway with label claims. Yet they don't fully appreciate the health benefits of frozen fruit and vegetables.
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Wal-Mart to expand discounts as retail price war heats up
Reuters
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it will expand its offering of discounted products during the holiday season and may broaden a price-matching scheme to include online rivals, in the latest sign of an escalating price war among big U.S. retailers.
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NSF: Food industry must consider intentional contamination
Food Quality News
The food industry needs to adapt to take into consideration intentional contamination in the supply chain, according to NSF.
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Push to 'modernize' GRAS, ingredient safety
Food Processing
The Grocery Manufacturers Association has begun a five-part initiative that will advance the procedures used to assess the safety of ingredients used in food products, particularly the Generally Recognized As Safe determination.
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Top 5 trends in food and beverage for 2015
FoodBev
The top trends likely to impact the food industry in 2015 and beyond have been identified by Innova Market Insights from its analysis of key global developments in food and drink launch activity worldwide.
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Quick fixes could quell rising tide of undeclared allergen food recalls
Food Navigator-USA
Simple changes in how food manufacturers handle and trace ingredients, packages and labels at production facilities could reduce dramatically the number of recalls due to undeclared allergens, which make up the vast majority of food recalls, according to FDA.
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