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New rules for food safety languish for years
Des Moines Register
Congress and the White House moved aggressively to bring food safety into the 21st century after thousands of Americans fell ill from a series of high-profile outbreaks several years ago involving staples such as lettuce, peppers, peanuts and eggs. But two years after President Barack Obama signed a sweeping food safety bill into law, the rules at the heart of the largest food safety overhaul in more than 70 years have yet to be put in place, blocked by their sheer length, growing complexity and a White House that critics contend has delayed their implementation for political gain. More



FDA updates food facility registration guidelines
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
As food facility registration requirements take effect, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has requested additional information from each facility that qualifies as a small entity. In addition, FDA has updated its FAQs on food facility registration, issuing a fifth edition that replaces the previous guidance. More

Dozens of senators sign letter urging farm bill, fiscal cliff package
Farm Futures
More than 30 senators signed a letter urging their colleagues to consider rolling the farm bill into a potential fiscal cliff package. Led by Sens. Max Baucus, D-Mont., and John Hoeven, R-N.D., the group of 33 senators stressed that their Senate-passed farm bill provides $23 billion in deficit reduction "while making smart, common-sense reforms that ensure the farm safety net works for both the American taxpayer and the American agricultural producer." More

Consumers ignore government's food advice
USA Today
Most Americans are failing to follow the government's dietary guidelines with more of their income being used to purchase fatty foods such as pizza and french fries at the expense of healthier fruits, vegetables and whole grains. More

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Futurologist: We need a revolution in the way we think about food
FoodNavigator.com
The future of food is an area that often is overlooked in the context of short political cycles, but we all need to have a view on how we can meet increasing and changing demand for food in the coming decades, according to futurologist Dr. James Bellini. More

Drought starting to show up in food prices
The Wall Street Journal
A visit to the grocery store is likely to make shoppers skeptical about news of falling inflation. The drought last summer in the nation's breadbasket is starting to reflect in food costs even as falling prices at the pump are pushing down overall inflation. More

FDA reviews new guidance levels for arsenic in juice
Food Chemical News (subscription required)
You may not have heard much in recent months from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regarding arsenic in fruit juice, but the agency is in the final stages of clearing a guidance that may include new recommended tolerance levels. More

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Food makers use natural antioxidant blends to beat price spikes
FoodNavigator.com
Food manufacturers looking to extend shelf life with natural antioxidants have started using blended ingredients in an effort to deal with spiraling raw material costs, according to Frost & Sullivan. More

Commentary: The logistics story for 2012 and beyond
Logistics Viewpoints
The lasting image of the supply chain in 2012 is one of a consumer with a smartphone engrossed in making an online purchase. Let's take a deeper look at the evolution of the "connected consumer" and some key things to watch for in 2013. More

Regional themes will highlight 2013 flavor trends
Food Business News
Regional American and regional Mexican and Latin American flavors will be among the top flavor trends in 2013, according to Bell Flavors & Fragrances. In the savory segment, the company said Mexican food consumption is increasing faster than any other segment in the food service category and also is becoming more popular for home preparation. More

The biggest food safety disasters of 2012
The Huffington Post
From widespread salmonella outbreaks involving peanuts and cantaloupe to the discovery of mad cow disease in a California dairy cow, it has been quite a year for food safety. More


 

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