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US senators get tough on energy drinks

With the energy drink business booming, three senators argue the industry needs more transparency and push for more regulations from FDA.

Early this month, the senators released a new report supporting their concerns.


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New US Dietary Guidelines to be released

In mid-December, the US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee held its final meeting on the guidelines and closed the public comment period.

 The guidelines make some significant changes such as reducing added sugar and urging the consumption of more fruits and vegetables. 


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Bill to establish national labeling standard for genetically modified food ingredients

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held hearings last month exploring FDA’s role in regulating genetically modified food ingredients. The subcommittee heard from FDA officials, outside experts and interested stakeholders. The panel also gave its approval to the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, a bill to establish a national labeling standard for genetically modified food ingredients.


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Study: COOL labels economically not worth the fight

New research from Kansas State University finds most shoppers are unaware origin labels exist on their packages of meat.

The US government is appealing the WTO’s rejection of the US Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) rule, but most consumers aren't willing to pay extra for the label.


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Find the right tools to manage food safety and quality

Managing suppliers with differing methods of documenting food safety and quality is a breeze with the right software.
Headquartered in Cape Town, Woolworths is one of South Africa’s leading retailers, with annual revenues of $3.6 billion.


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Regulatory Watch

Ag groups opposed to expanding EPA's control of waterways

A coalition of business and agriculture groups has lined up in opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule that would expand federal jurisdiction over American waterways.


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Feds appeal WTO's rejection of COOL rule; Cattlemen Association says let it die

The US government is appealing the WTO’s rejection of the US Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) rule, but some meat packers think Washington should let the issue die.


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Manufacturing News

FSMA: A work in progress

In January 2011, the Food Safety Modernization Act came into being, and six core teams were formed to focus on six key sections: preventive standards, inspection and compliance, imports, federal/state integration, fees and reports, and studies.


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Scratch my back, and I'll scratch yours!

Have a robotics work cell project in a meat plant?


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Berkeley becomes first city to pass sugary drinks tax

Succeeding where others have failed in recent years, residents of Berkeley, California overwhelmingly voted to impose a law taxing sugar-sweetened beverages, which includes sodas.


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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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In this January 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how robotics can play a role in pick-and-place, packaging, case packing and palletizing processes, and know where to implement robotic automation.

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