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Researchers ‘smart labels’ could detect pathogens in food

Professors at the University of Alberta are developing new technology they are calling ‘smart labels’ that could detect pathogens such as E. coli, Listeria and Salmonella in spoiled meat before consumers take it home.


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Many consumers unaware of recommended daily calories

A new study shows most American adults are unaware that FDA’s nutrition labels are based on 2,000-calorie-a-day diets, though a simple text message reminder can go a long way.


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Fight over GMO labels continues

Food industry leaders are stepping up efforts to head off any attempt by Congress to pass mandatory GMO (genetically modified organisms) labeling laws.


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Food Packaging

Keeping ingredients separate enhances fresh taste

Competition in the dessert sector is fierce, making eye-catching product appearance, multiple flavor options and functional packaging indispensable.


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Nonthermal Processing

Nonthermal processing boosts taste, textural and nutritional benefits

Between high-pressure processing, ultrasound, irradiation and pulsed light, there’s an option for almost any application.


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TECH FLASH

Canada begins new beef labeling requirements

Beginning Aug. 21, all MTB products sold in Canada must clearly bear a label reading “mechanically tenderized” and include instructions for safe cooking

The results of a risk assessment test focusing on E. coli showed a five-fold increase in risk from mechanically tenderized beef products when compared to intact cuts of beef.


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IDFA comments on proposed changes to Nutrition Facts label

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) submitted comments to FDA last week regarding proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts label.


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Less salt? Researchers say not so fast

A recent study challenges the perception that US consumers desire products with less sodium.

US consumers still eat more sodium than they should each day, and the number cutting back on salt continues to decrease.


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Gluten-free labeling guidelines go into effect

As of last week, foods bearing a “gluten-free” label must fall in line with national regulations that stipulate what is, and is not, considered a gluten-free food

Last year, FDA established its final rule defining the term “gluten-free” for voluntary use on food labels.


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FDA petitioned for additional sweetener labeling

Consumer action group Citizens for Health (CFH) has petitioned FDA asking the government agency to compel manufacturers to spell out the type of sweeteners added to products.


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