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Next AFFI food safety webinar set for June 20
American Frozen Food Institute
AFFI will hold its next in a series of regulatory webinars on Thursday, June 20, from 2-3:30 p.m. to provide an overview of mandatory U.S. and Canadian food labeling requirements. Legal experts will discuss the laws that govern food labeling, who enforces them, and how they are enforced. Click here to register today. Registration for the webinar is $99 for AFFI members and $350 for nonmembers.
Diners badly underestimate calories in fast-food meals
Many diners are gobbling far more calories in their fast-food meals than they realize, a new study shows. Teens underestimated the calories in fast-food meals by 34 percent; parents of school-age children by 23 percent; adults by 20 percent.
On genetically engineered food, let the market decide
Los Angeles Times
The movement to force the labeling of genetically engineered food is gaining momentum. In November 2012, an initiative to require the labels in California was on the ballot; it was defeated.
Related: Senate votes down allowing states to label GMO food (msnNOW)
John Boehner: Members of both parties trying to scuttle immigration deal
House Speaker John Boehner accused members of both parties of trying to undermine the ongoing immigration negotiations as a bipartisan group of lawmakers struggles to release a bill.
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Against the odds: Could Democrats regain the House?
New York Rep. Steve Israel, chairman of the Democrats' campaign committee, says an improving economy and attack-prone GOP just might enable Democrats to defy history and win back the House in 2014.
Related: Poll: Hillary Clinton tops in Iowa for 2016 (POLITICO)
Poll: 2/3 say economy in bad shape
Two-thirds of American voters say that the nation's economic conditions are poor, but optimism about the state of the country's financial system is rising, according to a new poll released.
Meat labels getting facelift under new USDA rules
Shoppers in the U.S. will soon have more information about where their meat comes from, due to new federal labeling rules that went into effect Thursday. The rules require labels on steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered.
New COOL rule might result in retaliatory tariffs
Food Safety News
A new rule to implement mandatory country of origin labeling for muscle cuts of beef still put the U.S. out of compliance with the World Trade Organization's Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade, say Canada and Mexico.
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Building domestic capacity to implement the FDA Food Safety and Modernization Act
Food Safety Magazine
The Food Safety Modernization Act requires many deliverables from FDA, among them special reports and studies to be submitted to Congress.
FDA calls labeling of medical food 'false and misleading'
Natural Products Insider
Last month, FDA advised Realm Labs, LLC that its NeuRemedy products were "misbranded" in violation of federal law because its labeling was "false and misleading."
Tesco pledges action on food waste
The Guardian via Business Green
Supermarket chain Tesco has pledged to use its scale and clout to reduce the amount of food wasted by its customers and elsewhere in its international supply chain.
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Study: 66 percent of foods containing transfats have been reformulated
Industry efforts to reduce and/or remove transfats from food products have led to progress, but this progress is slowing, and the industry must continue its effort to reformulate, says a new report from Harvard School of Public Health.
Sunland peanut butter may return to shelves next month
Food Safety News
Sunland, Inc., the New Mexico-based peanut butter producer involved in a multistate Salmonella outbreak and massive product recall in 2012, has resumed operations after a half-year suspension, and aims to have peanut butter back on stores shelves next month.
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