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USDA organic exemption change rankles consumer and environmental groups

The agency quietly changed the process for exempting otherwise prohibited substances in food labeled organic.
The agency quietly changed the process for exempting otherwise prohibited substances in food labeled organic.
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Preventing economically motivated adulteration

Unfortunately, people and pets sometimes get hurt by consuming contaminated food and beverage products passed off as the real things.

Producers should set up an action plan, and be sure to verify all ingredients and food products before use. 


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USDA predicts lower agricultural exports in FY 2014

The agency's Economic Research Service forecasts a $5 billion drop.

The agency's Economic Research Service forecasts a $5 billion drop.


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Some schools reportedly quitting new healthier lunch program

Federal officials confirm there are isolated reports of schools opting out.
Federal officials confirm there are isolated reports of schools opting out.
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Injunction filed against USDA country-of-origin labeling rule

American Meat Institute and nine other organizations will ask a judge to stop USDA's plan.
American Meat Institute and nine other organizations will ask a judge to stop USDA's plan.
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Undeclared allergens remain majority cause of recall incidents

About two-thirds of recalls involved undeclared allergens.
About two-thirds of recalls involved undeclared allergens.
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USDA touts role in lowering rates of childhood obesity

The rate of obesity among pre-school children appears to be declining for the first time in decades.
The rate of obesity among pre-school children appears to be declining for the first time in decades.
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USDA to host webinar on proposed FSMA produce safety rules

While the agency has no formal role in developing or implementing the rule, USDA's AMS will host the webinar as a service to the produce industry.

While the agency has no formal role in developing or implementing the rule, USDA's AMS will host the webinar as a service to the produce industry.


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Meat organizations from US, Canada and Mexico seek country-of-origin labeling rule injunction

The request for preliminary injunction is part of a July 8 lawsuit to block implementation of the rule.
The request for preliminary injunction is part of a July 8 lawsuit to block implementation of the rule.
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Meat industry groups seek to block USDA country-of-origin labeling rule

They say new rules are too expensive and don't provide public health and safety benefits.
They say new rules are too expensive and don't provide public health and safety benefits.
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Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.

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Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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The October 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores companies that have successfully grappled with "the new business reality" and are coming to terms with it being here to stay. Also, read about the work going on behind the scenes to keep FSMA on track.

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