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European Food Safety Authority rejects caffeine and plant sterol claims

EFSA says less than 75 mg of caffeine is not an alertness aid, and the cholesterol-reduction benefits of plant sterols may not be communicated in food supplements.

EFSA says less than 75 mg of caffeine is not an alertness aid, and the cholesterol-reduction benefits of plant sterols may not be communicated in food supplements.


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California lawmaker proposes warning labels for sugary drinks

The labels would say drinks with added sugar are linked to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.
The labels would say drinks with added sugar are linked to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.
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FDA’s Michael Taylor to Congress: FSMA will fall short without more funding

However, industry opposes proposed measures to raise funds.

The 2014 omnibus budget does not contain the required funding, according to FDA.


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Committee on Foreign Investment to review Smithfield deal for a second time

The secondary review is expected to last 45 days.
The secondary review is expected to last 45 days.
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Water cannot be labeled organic, says Australian consumer watchdog

Seven bottled water suppliers will remove the word from their packaging as a result.
Seven bottled water suppliers will remove the word from their packaging as a result.
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Sugar producers concerned with Farm Bill

American Sugar Alliance sent every Capitol Hill office a personalized replica of a 1940s sugar rationing coupon.
The group warned that wholesale changes to current policies would result in renewed dependence on foreign sugar producers.
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CDC says trans fat reduction efforts slowed over time

Progress varied by food type and parent company.

Because consuming trans fat is harmful even at low levels, researchers urged manufacturers to renew efforts to discontinue or reformulate products containing them.


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Senate passes $1 trillion farm bill

The bill would cut farmer subsidies while increasing contributions to a crop insurance program.
The bill would cut farmer subsidies while increasing contributions to a crop insurance program.
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Grocery Manufacturers Association says industry self-regulation working on marketing to children

Food and beverage companies have worked with the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative to implement changes in the marketing landscape.

Food and beverage companies have worked with the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative to implement changes in the marketing landscape


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European Food Safety Authority calls for renewing panel membership

Scientific professionals are invited to apply for two panels.
Scientific professionals are invited to apply for two panels.
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