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Food safety impacted by US government shutdown
Food Quality News
Almost half of all FDA employees have been furloughed after the federal government failed to agree a budget deal by the Monday deadline.
Shutdown closes parks; food inspectors stay on job (Bloomberg)
Initial shutdown hit may not be as dramatic for USDA (Gannett Washington Bureau)
Judge: Allegations over cookie labeling are 'ridiculous'
A federal judge has dismissed as "ridiculous" allegations in a lawsuit alleging Nabisco misled shoppers by describing its cookies as containing "real fruit" when they in fact contained fruit purée.
Nestle CEO: Divestiture ahead so company can be 'in business, not agony'
Nestle hinted Tuesday it was getting closer to disposing of bad brands and shaking up its portfolio to deal with businesses that have underperformed for too long. CEO Paul Bulcke told investors Nestle had drawn up lists of businesses that could be fixed and those that could not.
ConAgra, other food makers track habits of individual shoppers (Omaha World-Herald)
Can Heinz supply ketchup to rivals of its parent company? (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Poll: Lowest ever for GOP in Congress
Americans overwhelmingly oppose shutting down government to stop Obamacare, according to a new poll Tuesday, with Republicans in Congress getting their lowest approval marks to date.
Not giving an inch is seen as best strategy for win at White House
There was no shadow of doubt at the White House as the clocked ticked down to midnight Monday. Officials suggested that a refusal to negotiate over funding the government was the winning strategy.
Wall Street CEOs to meet with Obama
President Barack Obama will meet with the CEOs of the country's biggest banks at the White House Wednesday as Washington gets ready for the next fiscal showdown: raising the debt ceiling. The president will sit down with members of the Financial Services Forum and the heads of large insurance companies.
UN report: 1 in 8 people in the world go hungry
One in 8 people around the world is chronically undernourished, the United Nations' food agencies said Tuesday, warning world leaders that some regions would fail in halving the number of hungry by 2015.
School cafeterias, vending machines trading sugar, fat for more healthful fare
The Washington Post
New federal rules will take effect in schools nationwide in the fall of 2014. States, municipalities and school districts have long been free to develop their own standards for competitive foods, and 39 states and the District of Columbia have enacted some restrictions, according to the School Nutrition Association.
Meeting the grade: 80 percent of schools fulfill school lunch requirements
USDA released some good news for the school lunch program, which should translate to healthier students by the end of the year. In the latest USDA survey, 80 percent of schools say they're meeting the standards, and some states report that 100 percent of their schools have completely transitioned to the new standards.
Importers deal with new regulations from Food Safety Modernization Act
The most drastic changes in decades in regulations that involve imported food are now being implemented. U.S. importers and foreign companies shipping to the U.S. need to stay on top of the changes as they are announced, advised Bob Bauer, president of the Association of Food Industries.
Opinion: Criminal charges won't stop killer melons
Criminal charges against two brothers who operated a Colorado cantaloupe farm do nothing to address the half-baked state of food inspections in the U.S. It's worth recounting just how the toxic melons, which carried the deadly pathogen Listeria, got into the food system in the first place.
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Unilever warns of emerging market slowdown
Unilever has warned of a slowdown in emerging markets, in a surprise market update that saw its share price tumble in early trading Tuesday.
Food Fraudster tool helps industry cut down on losses
Research and industry feedback stemming from the horse meat scandal in Europe has resulted in FoodQuestTQ's new Food Fraudster, a science- and risk-based tool that helps the industry cut losses arising from food fraud across major food commodities.
Food giant Sysco under USDA investigation
Sysco Corp., the world's largest food distributor, is under a federal investigation by the USDA for its widespread practice of storing food headed to restaurants in unrefrigerated sheds. Lawmakers say a television news investigation exposed major problems in food chain safety from farm to fork.
Nation's first nonprofit supermarket to open in Pennsylvania
In Chester, Pa., a hunger-relief agency's pledge to build America's first nonprofit supermarket was greeted skeptically at first. But Philabundance may be confounding local doubters. Its Fare & Square grocery store, seven years in the making, is ready to open its doors.
Berkeley Food Institute aims to help transform the world's food system
UC Berkeley News Center
UC Berkeley's new Berkeley Food Institute wants to connect with farmers, environmentalists, consumers, policymakers and industry to help supercharge the push for a fair and sustainable food system.
DuPont pathogenic E. coli test adopted by FSIS
Food Production Daily
DuPont's system to detect pathogenic E. coli has been adopted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.
Carrying out pH testing in the food industry
Occupational Health & Safety
Monitoring pH levels during the process of food production is a vital step in the production of high-quality foods. What factors affect pH testing?
Tetra Pak: Sustainable packaging demand on the rise
Food Production Daily
A recent survey by Tetra Pak indicates consumers are increasingly on the lookout for sustainably packaged products.
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