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What's in store for FSMA in 2014?
Food Safety News
This past year was a big one for the Food Safety Modernization Act, with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposing six of its seven major rules. Now, there are a number of deadlines facing the agency in 2014.
Related: FDA announces changes to FSMA (Agri-View)
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Euromonitor on packaged food in 2014: Battling industry fatigue, private label
Packaged food companies continue to see mid-range market share stolen from an increasingly sophisticated store brand segment. So they'll look to stay relevant with continued focus on convenience and popular messaging like high protein.
Burger King arms for $1 menu rumble
Burger King has signaled its acceptance of making value menus a battlefield during the year ahead. The No. 2 burger chain expanded its budget lineup and rechristened it the King Deals Value Menu.
What small business owners want from Washington in 2014
The Washington Post
Congress made headway on several major pieces of legislation this past year, but it fell short of actually passing much of anything. Heading into the new year, small business owners are hoping they finally push some of those bills across the finish line.
Democrats can't count on economy to save them in midterm elections
Even though there has been a raft of positive economic news recently, experts in crucial battleground states caution that other issues, notably Obamacare, could loom even larger than the economy.
Conservative group hits 3 Democrats in $2.5 million ad campaign (USA Today)
As the District turns: 14 dates to watch in 2014 (Politico)
The 10 most controversial regulations of 2013
The debate over federal regulation exploded in 2013, as President Barack Obama leaned on his regulatory authority to pursue key policy goals in lieu of congressional action. Republicans responded by making their push against Obama's "job killing" regulations one of their most visible causes.
Related: 2013's top economic stories (The Hill)
Exclusive 3-part interview examines FSIS proposed poultry rule
Meatingplace has presented an exclusive three-part interview with USDA Acting Under Secretary for Food Safety Brian Ronholm on the controversial proposed new poultry slaughter inspection system based on its 15-year pilot program called the HACCP-based Inspection Model Project, or HIMP.
Bill Marler on foodborne outbreaks and food safety law
The Global Dispatch
Food safety attorney Bill Marler offers his perspective on some of the biggest foodborne illness outbreaks of 2013.
Iowa changes safety regulations for prepared foods
Occupational Health & Safety
The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals has drafted new food safety standards that took effect Jan. 1, according to an article from ABC News. The new standards, which affect any business serving prepared foods, aims to protect Iowa residents from foodborne illnesses.
FDA unveils FSMA proposal for food defense
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
The FDA on Friday proposed a rule, Focused Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration, that would require the largest food businesses in the U.S. and abroad to take steps to prevent facilities from being the target of intentional attempts to contaminate the food supply.
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