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Codex groups revise guidelines, update agendas
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Committee on Food Hygiene concluded its 44th Session in New Orleans, recommending two documents to the Codex Commission for adoption: Revision of the "Principles for the Establishment and Application of Microbiological Criteria for Food," and a proposed annex for berries to the "Code of Hygienic Practice for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables." More

How a farm bill could still help avoid the fiscal cliff
Key lawmakers said that there hasn't been much progress on the so-called fiscal cliff negotiations over the Thanksgiving recess, but there will be a lot of options on the table and potentially a new flurry of activity when they return. More

TIME, MSNBC: Frozen fruits, vegetables are as nutritious as fresh
In its second annual look at food, TIME magazine's "What to Eat Now" edition explains how food technology has made frozen food as nutritious as organic, fresh, locally grown products. More

Report: Popularity of convenience, health food drives additives
PRWeb via Digital Journal
Food additives represent a global, multibillion-dollar market dominated by additive categories, including flavor and flavor enhancers, hydrocolloids, acidulants and emulsifiers. Several factors are directly or indirectly driving the global food additives market, according to a report from Global Industry Analysts Inc. More

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Is it too risky to market foods with GMOs as 'all-natural?'
Food Navigator-USA
Consumers, market researchers tell us, want foods that are "wholesome," "authentic" and above all "natural," although few of them can articulate what this means. And they are not alone. Regulators have not had much of a stab at defining "natural" either, says Justin Prochnow, an attorney in the Denver office of law firm Greenberg Traurig. More

Lowering allergenic potential: Can new technologies help to reduce allergens?
Food Navigator
Can new scientific knowledge and cutting-edge techniques help industry to cut the risk of allergenic proteins in foods without cutting out the whole ingredient? More

Food safety: Using automated workflow to achieve compliance
Global Food Safety Resource Centre
Workflow software enables producers to automate both manual and digital processes involving people, systems and equipment. Most important for food and beverage processors, workflow software vastly improves documentation of processes, measurements and results to help achieve industry and government regulatory compliance, replacing manual and paper-based procedures. More

Ecolab: Antimicrobial air treatment will be key hygiene factor
Food Production Daily
Antimicrobial air treatment systems will become a "very important" hygiene factor in the food manufacturing industry in coming years, according to Ecolab's Marcus Ley. More

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CARB posts guidance for electric-standby, hybrid-electric reefers
The California Air Resources Board has posted Regulatory Guidance for Electric Standby and Hybrid Electric Systems for Transport Refrigeration Units. This guidance document explains requirements for the use of electric-standby and hybrid-electric systems as an option for compliance with California's TRU regulations' in-use performance standards. More

Harmonizing food safety rules could make 'huge difference'
Food Navigator
Zero and very low tolerance of certain food additives and ingredients can lead to enormous — and entirely unnecessary — food wastage, according to Aleksandra Martinovic, Montenegro ambassador of the Global Harmonization Initiative. More

Rescuing wasted food to fight hunger
CBS News
There are no hard-and-fast rules for food expiration dating. Most people don't want to take chances, so once food hits the printed expiration date, they simply toss it out. But tossing it out has become a problem in itself. More

Opinion: Ethanol rule drives up price of food
The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register
Once again President Barack Obama's single-minded support for green energy is going to cost Americans lots of money. For years, critics of so-called "renewable energy" subsidies have noted federal mandates for use of ethanol in gasoline are pushing up food prices. More


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