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Congress wrestles with laws on GMO labeling
Roll Call
While federal lawmakers haven't demonstrated an appetite for acting on GMO labels, at least one food industry group that fought the Washington state proposition has begun talking to members. At the same time, some labeling efforts have gained traction in Congress.
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FDA extends comment period on proposal to deem PHOs unsafe
Food Safety Magazine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has decided to extend the comment period by 60 days, to March 8, 2014, on its preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated oils, the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods, are not "generally recognized as safe" for use in food.
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Rapid pathogen identification system evaluated for food industry testing
FBR
PathoGenetix Inc., a developer of an automated system for bacterial strain typing, and Marshfield Food Safety LLC, a microbiology and chemistry contract testing laboratory, have signed an agreement to evaluate PathoGenetix's RESOLUTION Microbial Genotyping System.
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Lightweighting leads food packaging trends
Food Production Daily
Consumer demand for sustainability and a desire to conserve cost is helping drive the food industry's ever-increasing interest in lightening up its packaging.
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Natural red is the most challenging color
Food Processing
Increasingly, manufacturers are turning to natural sources for food and beverage coloring. Of these colors, red is the most challenging, a recent poll has shown.
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OSHA publishes plans for 2014
Society for Human Resource Management
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's portion of the U.S. Department of Labor's Fall 2013 Regulatory Agenda revealed several dates in 2014 that employers should take note of before the new year begins.
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How safe is your food processing workforce?
Food Production Daily
Rockwell Automation has launched an online tool to help managers assess the exposure to their workers and optimize their safety programs.
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Activist consumers scare the additives out of many foods
The Associated Press via Republican American
As Americans pay closer attention to what they eat, food and beverage companies are learning that unfamiliar ingredients can invite criticism from online petitions and bloggers. The risk of damaging publicity has proven serious enough that some manufacturers have reformulated top-selling products to remove mysterious, unpronounceable components that could draw suspicion.
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