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From General Mills to McDonald's, food industry got jump on FDA trans fat cuts
The U.S. government's decision to deem artificial trans fats unsafe for human consumption may have little impact on foodmakers and restaurant chains because they've been phasing them out for years.
Lawyer: Expect calls for more comment time on FDA trans fats proposal (Food Navigator)
Expert: Phase out PHOs in months, not years (Food Navigator-USA)
Trans fat ban may hit US soybean oil use, boosting palm oil (Reuters)
Move could spur reformulations, lawsuits (Advertising Age)
White House: FDA inspections 'sharply curtailed' during shutdown
Food Safety News
Routine inspections of domestic and international food facilities by the FDA were "sharply curtailed" during the 16-day government shutdown in October, according to a report from the Office of Management and Budget Thursday afternoon.
McDonald's, Gerber reject GMO apple
Food Safety News
Both fast food giant McDonald's and leading baby food manufacturer Gerber have announced they do not plan to sell or use the "Arctic" apple, the first genetically engineered apple with an application pending at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Related: Opinion: GMO labels lose, but so does Big Food (Bloomberg)
The lowest low of the Obama presidency
The Washington Post
Problems with the rollout of HealthCare.gov were compounded this week by a seemingly callous response by President Barack Obama during an interview with NBC. His job approval and personal popularity numbers are at or near their lowest ebb in years.
McConnell: 'I'm gonna be the Republican nominee' in Kentucky
Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is bashing outside conservative groups that are campaigning to defeat him in next year's Republican primary — and confidently predicts he'll emerge the winner despite the attacks.
Christie's landslide: Great news for every GOP candidate named Chris Christie
The Washington Post
Chris Christie's landslide re-election win has got to be encouraging for Republicans in 2016 — encouraging because their brightest rising star and potential presidential nominee just won more than 60 percent of the vote in a blue state.
FSIS expands generic label approval for meat, poultry
The Food Safety and Inspection Service is amending the
meat and poultry products inspection regulations to expand the
circumstances in which FSIS will generically approve the labels.
Tracking workplace injuries
Meat & Poultry
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing a new rule that would amend its current recordkeeping regulations in an effort to better track workplace injuries and illnesses.
FSIS reminds inspectors to keep eyes on HACCP preshipment reviews
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service is reminding inspectors to physically observe meat and poultry plant employees performing preshipment reviews at establishments that have a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point. The observation is intended to ensure appropriate safety controls are being followed before meat and poultry is shipped for further processing or consumption.
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Millennials spur flood of fancy fast food bread
Trying to appeal to millennials, fast food chains including Wendy's and Carl's Jr. are rolling out fancier buns.
Coca-Cola to invest more than $4 billion in China by 2017
The Coca-Cola Co. said it will invest more than $4 billion in China and build new plants between 2015 and 2017, to counter competition that is chipping away at its share of the country's $69.12 billion soft drinks market.
DuPont: Clean label isn't as big as industry thinks
Bakery & Snacks
Demonization of ingredients and a lack of consumer understanding has fueled clean label, but it remains niche among a small group of consumers, DuPont Nutrition & Health says.
Plant openings, expansions in November
From Flowers Baking Co. to Bob Evans sausage division, there was a wave of plant openings, expansions and consolidations in November.
High Liner Foods shows 30 percent bump in Q3
High Liner Foods Inc.'s third-quarter financial report shows an adjusted net income of $10.4 million, a 30 percent increase year over year.
WhiteWave Foods reports lift in sales
For the third quarter of 2013, WhiteWave Foods reported adjusted diluted earnings per share of $0.19, a 21 percent increase year over year, while sales saw a 10 percent lift year over year.
HACCP software: Get with the program
From HACCP forms generation to automated track-and-trace systems, affordable software tools make FSMA compliance easier for small and medium-sized processors and can reduce the potential of recalls.
Marketers roll out omnichannel strategies
It's an omnichannel world for millions of shoppers, so CMOs are shifting fast to an omnichannel marketing mix, according to a new study by the Brand Activation Association.
Proactive maintenance management
Predictive and preventive maintenance tools spot potential disturbances in critical production equipment before they turn into major headaches. Consequently, processors are moving from calendar-based checks and reports to condition monitoring of their assets in real time.
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