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Finding food allergens where they shouldn't be
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
"Undeclared allergens" are the leading cause of food recalls requested by the FDA. The agency is working on three fronts to reduce the number of such recalls: by researching the causes of these errors; working with industry on best practices; and developing new ways to test for the presence of allergens.
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Midterm elections are fast approaching. Will our industry's voice be heard at the ballot box?
American Frozen Food Institute
The upcoming midterm election on Tuesday, Nov. 4, is shaping up to be one of the most crucial (and most expensive) elections in recent history. AFFI has been working in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Business Industry Political Action Committee to promote the election of friends of the frozen food industry through our Vote Frozen Initiative.
Just launched! A new community for #FrozenFoodies
A new community of #FrozenFoodies has been created on Twitter, Pinterest and Vine! Follow along as we share simple truths and news about the quality, variety and healthfulness of frozen foods as well as everyday meal inspiration. Share your #FrozenFoodie passion with us and help spread the word about this new frozen community!
Obama moves key Senate races toward GOP
Their bitter 55-minute debate had just ended. Greg Orman walked across the stage, looked Republican Sen. Pat Roberts in the eye, shook his hand and smiled.
Related:> Jeanne Shaheen: Obama New Hampshire visit doesn't make sense (Politico)
Even a GOP Senate win could carry an asterisk or 2
The Wall Street Journal
Republicans could have much to celebrate come Nov. 5, the day after the midterm elections. Multiple prognosticators say the odds are high they will take control of the Senate, at least by a seat or two, and expand their hold over the House.
Democrats have Georgia momentum
Georgia Democrats believe they're close to ending more than a decade of losses — and with it, potentially save Senate control for their party.
Democrats attack over outsourcing in key Senate races (The Wall Street Journal)
Poll: Michelle Nunn has slight lead over David Perdue (Politico)
GOP senators on ag panel ask for withdrawal of WOTUS interpretive rule
Senate Agriculture Committee Republicans are asking EPA to withdraw the so-called interpretive rule released with its "Waters of the U.S." proposal, saying it could "fundamentally alter interaction between farmers and the federal government."
Are recalls an effective element of food safety?
Food Safety News
Given that recalls are often not issued until after the damage has been done, the question has regularly been raised in the food industry as to whether or not recalls are an effective tool in food safety.
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Sugar users say trade case costs $2.4 billion
Food Business News
In a white paper released Oct. 23, the Sweetener Users Association said the ongoing sugar trade case against Mexico drove refined sugar prices from 26.5 cents per pound in March to 37.5 cents in September and would cost consumers $2.4 billion during the current marketing year.
Lawyer urges judge to invalidate Big Isle GMO law
The Associated Press via The Garden Island
A lawyer representing a group seeking to invalidate Hawaii County's law restricting the use of genetically engineered crops urged a judge Thursday to make the same decision he recently made invalidating Kauai's law.
Meat industry questions 'sustainability' in Dietary Guidelines discussion
Food Chemical News (subscriber story)
As the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee prepares for its last two meetings, the American Meat Institute and the North American Meat Association are worrying about the panel’s focus on "sustainability."
Halloween prep time! And time for a blueberry trick or two in these
blueberry treats: Blueberry mystery muffins (a big juicy dollop of
blueberries hiding in the middle); Blue Moons, crescent moon-shaped
blueberry buttery cookies); Blueberry Bats and Boo-scotti (frighteningly
good). US Highbush Blueberry Council.
U. S. Highbush Blueberry Council
Food industry watched tighter than before, says insurance agency
Food Quality News
The food industry is under more scrutiny than ever before, according to the founder of an insurance agency.
Nestle, ConAgra ditch 'diet' for 'wellness' in frozen food push
As the importance of health has grow in consumers' minds, frozen food has been left out in the cold. But two major manufacturers in the U.S. are looking to heat up the sector by claiming frozen food means healthy.
How much more are you paying for food and fuel?
Wall St. Cheat Sheet
Modest inflation has persisted despite the Fed's aggressively accomodative post-crisis monetary strategy.
Trucking firms, short of drivers, are stretching to find more
Star Tribune via The Valdosta Daily Times
Across the country, trucking companies, and manufacturers and retailers with their own fleets, are resorting to an array of incentives, including higher wages, to attract drivers.
How fresh is it? Smart sensors quantify stages of shelf life
Food Production Daily
Researchers have developed smart sensors and software to measure and quantify how fresh food is, offering information such as the period of best flavor, highest nutritional value and days left after opening.
How technology helps food companies be audit-ready
The food and beverage industry can leverage food safety technology automation to overcome challenges related to managing food safety programs, and preparing for a wide variety of food safety audits, including those for FDA, USDA, Global Food Safety Initiative, internal audits and customer audits.
Veggie NPD isn't about recreating meat but demonstrating an alternative
Vegetarian products should be about showing vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters alike that there are tasty alternatives to meat protein, says one Italian food firm.
Canadian poultry processor announces major investment
The Poultry Site
Olymel is investing nearly $9 million (USD) in an expansion and modernization of its poultry processing plant at Ste-Rosalie in St-Hyacinthe, Quebec.
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