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'Gluten-free' labeling standards kick in
The Associated Press via ABC News
Starting this week, "gluten-free" labels on packaged foods have real meaning. Until now, the term "gluten-free" had not been regulated, and manufacturers made their own decisions about what it means.
Related: 1st federal gluten-free regulation takes effect (Los Angeles Times)
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Forget food safety? USDA cans poultry inspectors
In the wake of a virulent salmonella outbreak at Foster Farms' California plants that went on for over 16 months, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has decided to overhaul its poultry plant inspection protocol for the first time in nearly 60 years.
USDA misleads about new poultry testing requirements (Food Safety News)
USDA launches new inspection system for poultry products (WorldPoultry.net)
NMPF wants dairy ingredients problem fixed
The National Milk Producers Federation wants the Food and Drug Administration to fix a problem in the planned definition of added sugars on food labels, saying it appears to include dairy products used as food ingredients, even though the lactose, or milk sugar, in those products occurs naturally.
The 4 biggest things to watch in Tuesday's primaries
The Washington Post
Happy primary day!
After a brief lull, primary elections are kicking back into gear Tuesday in four states. It's the start of a busy stretch of important races between now and Labor Day.
Voters in Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington head to the polls. There's a lot going on. Below we break down the four most important things you should watch.
Kansas showdown: The tea party's last shot (Politico)
Will 3rd House incumbent fall? (The Hill)
A majority of people don't like their own member of Congress. For the first time ever.
The Washington Post
House members at home for August recess might want to hide their congressional pins: A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds a record-high share of Americans disapprove of their own congressman/woman.
Chris McDaniel challenges Mississippi Senate runoff
Nearly six weeks after he lost the Mississippi Republican Senate runoff, state Sen. Chris McDaniel announced at a news conference recently that he will formally challenge the results of the vote.
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USDA seeks commentary on increased transparency for SNAP retailer data
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking public input concerning a proposal to provide more information to the public about the amount of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits used by participants at individual grocery stores and retailers.
Does vitamin D belong on the Nutrition Facts panel?
FDA proposals to list "added sugars" on the Nutrition Facts panel have already generated heated debate, so it's unsurprising that its plan to include vitamin D is proving equally controversial, with critics claiming it could encourage over-consumption and "junk food fortification," and supporters claiming oral ingestion is an effective way to boost low levels in the U.S. population without the side effects of sun exposure.
Russia: Ban on food imports due to health concerns, not politics
Channel News Asia
Russia has introduced a series of bans against European food imports, with the Kremlin threatening bans against poultry imports from the U.S. and EU. Moscow insists that the bans are due to health concerns, rather than a retaliation to recent Western sanctions against Russia.
FDA seeks industry input on how to facilitate consumer notification of adulterated foods
Food Safety Magazine
The Food Safety Modernization Act is designed to shift the food safety paradigm from reacting to food safety problems after they occur to preventing them from occurring in the first place.
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