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Report: Federal policy could reduce childhood obesity

As the US battles childhood obesity rates, a new study from Washington University in St. Louis finds that enacting federal policies could impact, and decrease, the prevalence of obesity among American children, particularly among minorities.


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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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AIOE makes equipment design easier

For processors of low-moisture foods, finding the right equipment is enough of a challenge—let alone knowing which mechanical specifications are necessary for a piece of equipment to conform to which particular food safety regulatory rules.


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Judge strikes down Kauai’s GMO, pesticide ordinance

A federal judge ruled in favor of four seed companies Monday who sought to stop the implementation of a county ordinance that would require companies to disclose any use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or pesticides, reported the Associated Press.


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TECH FLASH

Report ranks global food traceability regulations

Countries from the European Union came out on top, with researchers praising regulations that cover a broad range of foreign and domestic foods

The US received average rankings for its Food Safety Modernization Act, but the Global Food Traceability Center was critical that FSMA regulations are still in the early stages of development.


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Gluten-free labeling regulations go into effect

As of Tuesday, 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.


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Legal counsel to the food industry reacts to Coke/POM Wonderful ruling

The US Supreme Court held that the FDCA and Lanham Act are complementary with respect to misleading food labels

The US Supreme Court held that the FDCA and Lanham Act are complementary with respect to misleading food labels.


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AMI says consumers want guidance, not bans

American Meat Institute menu model details how processed meat products can play a role in balanced, healthy diets.

The menu model uses the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans requirements based on a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet.


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EFSA study says acrylamide increases risk of cancer

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) announced this week it is confirming previous studies that suggest acrylamide in food increases the risk of developing cancer.


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Regulatory victory for cattlemen

Cattle producers are celebrating Congressional action that they contend will ease the burden of the Environmental Protection Agency's Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule on smaller operations.


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Plant of the Year 2014

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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This text provides critical tools and data needed to augment routine food analysis and enhance food safety by aiding in the detection of counterfeit, and potentially deleterious, foods.

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