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The new natural: How are clean label claims changing?
European consumers expect simple foods with no artificial ingredients — but food companies are finding it harder to differentiate their products by adding clean label claims, according to Mintel's director of innovation and insight, David Jago.
Related: B&G Foods latest to face 'all-natural' lawsuit (Food Navigator-USA)
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Peanut Corp. CEO's conviction a food safety 'game changer'
Experts say the guilty verdict handed down against the former CEO of a peanut butter processing plant could make food safer across America, and it's a welcome result for one Minnesota man who has been waiting for justice.
Related: Food safety enforcement through criminal prosecution (Lexology)
Soda makers pledge to cut calorie consumption
The Associated Press via The Day
Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper said Tuesday they'll work to reduce the calories Americans get from beverages by 20 percent over the next decade by more aggressively marketing smaller sizes, bottled water and diet drinks.
Related: India's Modi asks Pepsi, Coke to blend fruit juices in fizzy drinks (Reuters)
Conservative lawmakers secretly plot to oust John Boehner
For months, several clusters of conservative lawmakers have been secretly huddling inside and outside the Capitol, plotting to oust John Boehner from the Speaker's office when House Republicans regroup after the November elections.
Obama plays the campaign calendar blues
The White House is in the final stages of preparing a midterm campaign schedule for President Barack Obama through October that has only one color code: deep, deep blue.
Kentucky slipping away from Democrats
After more than a dozen consecutive polls have shown Kentucky Senate nominee Alison Lundergan Grimes lagging behind Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R), some Kentucky Democrats are warning that Grimes might need a strategy shake-up.
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FDA issues 'food safety challenge'
Food Business News
The Food and Drug Administration has issued a call for potential breakthrough ideas about how to address pathogens, especially Salmonella in fresh produce, in food. The program offers $500,000 to anyone who can offer a concept to address the detection of Salmonella in minimally processed fresh produce.
New approach to food systems needed to cope with climate change
Food security must lie at the heart of efforts to overcome climate change and achieve a sustainable future for the world, according to FAO director-general José Graziano da Silva.
Related: Our planet is changing, and so must our food system (Thomson Reuters Foundation)
Cornell professors, businesses address global food supply issues
The Cornell Daily Sun
Six food industry leaders and more than 60 Cornell University faculty members have partnered with the newly established Cornell Institute of Food Systems to tackle issues regarding the global food supply.
Dreaded 'green blob' is the most dire threat to bees
If neonicotinoid pesticides were banned — as activists are demanding — U.S. farmers' productivity would drop and they would resort to more toxic chemicals, the nation's agricultural economy would be damaged, food prices would increase, and bees would be much worse off.
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Lineage Logistics unveils new California facility
Lineage Logistics will unveil its 226,000-square-foot storage and food processing facility in Santa Maria, California, with a ribbon-cutting Wednesday. It spans more than 10 acres and has 5.7 million cubic feet of freezer warehouse storage.
Colliers lists available food buildings for sale and lease
American Frozen Food Institute
AFFI Advantage Partner Colliers International, through their Food Advisory Services group (CFAS), recently listed for sale and/or lease cold storage and food processing facilities throughout the country.
Sysco sells $5 billion of bonds to help US Foods purchase
Sysco Corp. sold $5 billion of bonds in a six-part offering to help fund the agreed purchase and refinance debt of US Foods Inc.
General Mills CEO: We strongly support nationwide GMO labeling
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
General Mills will not eliminate ingredients made from genetically modified organisms anytime soon, but CEO Ken Powell said the company supports labeling foods that contain them.
Small organic companies become big food brands
A field of vegetables glistening in the sun, happy cows grazing in green pastures and pure, whole grains blowing in the wind? Not so fast: Organic food isn't exactly what it used to be.
The long road to salt reduction: Where we are and where we can go
Despite huge success stories from salt reduction efforts in some regions, public health experts and campaigners still suggest that much more needs to be done to bring down intakes. Where do we go from here?
Corn dogs recalled on supply chain problems
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
Monogram Comfort Foods, a Bristol, Indiana, establishment, is recalling approximately 607 pounds of uncured beef corn dogs because they may have experienced temperature abuse in the distribution chain.
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A slice of success: Linde uses cryogenic freezing to improve cuts
Food Production Daily
Food processors are seeing increased demand for sliced products, such as delicatessen meats, according to Linde's food and beverage division. The company is using in-line cryogenic crust freezing to increase the yield of high-speed slicing operations.
Cold chain market 3PL providers: Global industry analysis
ReleaseWire via Digital Journal
The global cold chain market is growing with a high potential. After economic slowdown in 2010, many big players increased the investment on frozen food industry, which leads to direct impact on the overall cold chain market.
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