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Kraft Singles to lose artificial preservatives
The Associated Press via WTOP-FM
Kraft is removing artificial preservatives from its most popular Singles cheese product variety, in the latest sign that companies are tweaking recipes as food labels come under greater scrutiny.
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Food product regulatory rumblings: FSMA
The National Law Review
The FSMA emphasizes the prevention of food product contamination rather than merely responding to it. Due to the attendant compliance issues that come with such a shift, food manufacturers should be aware of rules proposed and finalized under the FSMA in order to reduce the risk of product liability claims or regulatory infractions.
UK group develops app to educate consumers on benefits of frozen food
The British Frozen Food Federation has launched the U.K.'s first frozen food app, aimed at educating consumers about the benefits and variety that frozen food can offer to families.
GOP grows confident of Senate takeover
At an annual gathering of Republican bigwigs in Florida a year ago, a top GOP strategist was chided after he gave a presentation about how his party would win the Senate in 2014, including a handout that blared "MAJORITY" in red.
House GOP surrenders on debt
Inside a closed-door conference meeting Tuesday morning, Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, told rank-and-file members that the leadership's latest plan to tie a military pension provision to an extension of the $17.2 trillion debt limit had failed to win enough support, forcing him to schedule a vote on a "clean" bill that will be carried by Democrats.
Immigration groups turn to anger
Immigration reform advocates are done playing nice with House Republicans. After holding their fire for years at the urging of the Obama administration, several immigration reform groups now plan to unleash their anger at the right.
No major food legislation in 2014, but other factors will shape food policy
Food Chemical News (subscription required)
Congress is likely to give food issues attention in 2014, but don't expect major new legislation as lawmakers plan to spend the coming months running for reelection and overseeing policies coming out of the Executive Branch, Kate Houston, director at federal affairs for Cargill Inc., said at a meeting Monday.
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Delayed: Obamacare's employer mandate for small businesses
The federal government announced yet another delay in Obamacare's rules for employers Monday, and also weakened requirements for complying with the law.
Good food can change lives: Edick
"Friends of the Farmer" Founder Tessa Edick discusses making farm-to-table mainstream.
Smoke signals: Sugar industry needs to embrace moderation
Sugar is not like tobacco. So why does the sugar industry keep borrowing tobacco industry terms?
House bill would extend manufacturing equipment tax deduction
Law360 (subscription required)
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is hoping to extend a long-standing equipment depreciation tax deduction for small manufacturing businesses that was recently allowed to expire.
TIghtfisted new owners put Heinz on a diet
The Wall Street Journal (subscriber story)
Ketchup maker Heinz grew leaner under pressure from investor Nelson Peltz. Then new owners Brazil's 3G Capital and Warren Buffett took over — and even deeper cuts loomed.
As trans fats exit, DuPont offers healthful option
America's love affair with fried foods could get a healthful boost from DuPont Pioneer's new Plenish soybean.
Food firms invest $800 million in Idaho
Food Production Daily
Chobani, Monsanto, McCain and other big food firms are putting down roots in southern Idaho. The Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization reports the projects will bring as many as 5,000 new jobs to the area.
Who's right about rising prices: the public or the Fed?
The Wall Street Journal
If you want to find the place where the public and economics professionals are least in agreement, the inflation outlook is your first stop. Simply put, the American public expects there to be considerably more inflation in the future relative to economists and Federal Reserve officials.
Biotech startup gets approval for Listeria test
Life science startup Invisible Sentinel has secured approval for a Listeria test from the AOAC International, a nonprofit scientific association and regulation body. It's a significant milestone, as Listeria accounts for 40 percent of food safety tests in the U.S.
Food fraud: Testing reveals one-third of food products in UK mislabeled
Food Quality News
Testing from a U.K. public laboratory has revealed mislabeling in a third of products, ranging from food supplements to meat.
From NASA to food storage, T&D unveils data logger
Food Production Daily
T&D Corporation has launched a MultiChannel Recorder series MCR-4TC data logger for monitoring temperature in food products and storage areas.
Leatherhead: Ingredients manipulation is the future for healthy bakery
Bakery & Snacks
Restructuring or repositioning ingredients is the future of salt, fat and sugar reduction in bakery, but these methods are being held back by a fear of the unknown, says Leatherhead's formulation expert.
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