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Proposition 37 backers vow to continue food regulation efforts
Los Angeles Times
Despite the Nov. 6 loss at the polls, proponents of labeling genetically engineered foods vowed to press ahead for tougher regulation nationwide of food with genetically manipulated ingredients. Proposition 37 Co-Chairman Dave Murphy said that millions of Californians supported the measure and their concerns remain valid. "We believe it's a dynamic moment for the food movement, and we're going forward," he said. More



US food importers face tougher rules after new act
FoodManufacture.co.uk
The week after President Barack Obama won an historic second term, Kristin Eads and Linda Crow, legal specialists with international law firm Faegre Baker Daniels, explain how new legislation could mean tougher scrutiny for U.S. food importers. More

Food retailers: FDA is coming to town
JD Supra
The FDA's plan to conduct a voluntary survey of retailers' foodborne illness risk signals its increasing scrutiny in this area and the need for retailers to evaluate their food safety and risk management systems. More

Foodborne illness: What does the public have a right to know?
Food Safety News
It seems safe to assume that most consumers want to know if the restaurant they're about to eat at, or the food they're about to buy, was recently the source of a foodborne illness outbreak. What's less certain, however, is whether the government wants them to know this information. Deciding when to release public health information is a government responsibility fraught with competing interests. More

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Variety of food labels confuse consumers
The Associated Press via Food Manufacturing
Food labels claim to certify a wide array of sustainable practices. Hundreds of so-called eco-labels have cropped up in recent years, with more introduced every month — and consumers are willing to pay extra for products that feature them. While eco-labels can play a vital role, experts say their rapid proliferation and lack of oversight or clear standards have confused both consumers and producers. More

High-hydrostatic pressure: Potential to eliminate pathogens in low-acid juices
Food Production Daily
More research is needed to determine if high-hydrostatic pressure treatment can eliminate food pathogens in low-acid juices, according to a scientific review. More

Genetically modified tomato with 'good cholesterol' could help unblock arteries
Food Navigator
Tomatoes that are genetically engineered to produce a peptide that mimics the actions of "good" HDL cholesterol could help to reduce heart disease risk factors, suggest researchers. More

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Frozen foods go head-to-head with 'fresh'
MediaPost
Overall frozen food sales have been more or less flat in recent years, with 2012's estimated $44 billion in sales across U.S. retail channels representing a slim 0.4 percent gain over 2011, according to a new study from research publisher Packaged Facts. More

The aging population: A challenge or an opportunity?
FoodProcessing
Does our aging population present a challenge or an opportunity? Both, according to a new report from Leatherhead Food Research titled "An Aging Population: Trends & Opportunities for the Food Industry." More

World food import bill sinks 10 percent to $1.4 trillion in 2012
The Economic Times
The global food import bill is expected to decline by 10 percent to $1.4 trillion this year due to fall in expenditure on food items, the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization has said. More

Thermal processors get schooled
Food Manufacturing via Manufacturing.net
Thermal processing is unique among food manufacturing techniques, as the heat applied to food products in such processes acts as a key component in flavor and product development in addition to performing an important food safety function. Training and guidance on proper thermal processing techniques are available to food processors looking to ensure their processes are safe and effective. More

Analyst: Farm bill possibly delayed until 2013
Reuters
Congress could delay passage of a new five-year farm bill until spring planting given the full plate of legislation needed after the election to avoid a fiscal cliff with its mandatory U.S. budget cuts, a top farm policy expert said recently. More

Driver shortage boosting dedicated US trucking business
Bloomberg
Retailers and grocery stores are among companies increasingly using dedicated-fleet services as a shortage of drivers constrains U.S. trucking capacity while the economy heals. J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. and Werner Enterprises Inc. are among carriers benefiting from an "accelerating trend" that's helping to buoy the trucking industry, according to John Larkin, managing director in Baltimore at Stifel Nicolaus & Co. Dedicated-fleet services — provided by a carrier that allocates a fleet of trucks to specific customers — are "in vogue" because shippers want to eliminate the uncertainty related with procuring vehicles, he said. More


 

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