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Food Safety

Raw materials: Test or no test?

You can send incoming raw material samples out to a third-party lab, but plenty of easy-to-use, rapid test kits can more quickly provide the results you need—right at your own facility.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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A June 10, 2011 report on Deutsche Welle states “bean sprouts are the likely source of an E. coli outbreak in Germany that has killed 31 people and made nearly 3,000 ill since May [2011].” This information was attributed to Reinhard Burger, president of Germany’s federal infectious disease laboratory, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). 


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Food Safety

FSMA Update: Staying ahead of the curve

Comments are in for proposed Produce Safety Rule and Preventive Controls, but final rules have not been issued, leaving processors time to explore audit and certification alternatives.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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FSMA is still a work in progress, and the final comment period could affect your operation.
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Regulatory Watch

Light at the end of the tunnel for Farm Billl?

The House and Senate could agree on a version of the farm bill as early as January.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, says there is still a lot of work for lawyers to do, but it’s possible there could be a version of the Farm Bill the House and Senate could agree to sometime in January.


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Wisconsin raw milk bill passes committee

The legislation would create a new unpasteurized milk license and set requirements for record-keeping, labeling and inspection.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The legislation would create a new unpasteurized milk license and set requirements for record-keeping, labeling and inspection.
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Federal legislation seeks to create standard front-of-package label

It would also require greater disclosure of caffeine and sugar content, and define how “natural” and “healthy” claims may be made.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The Food Labeling Modernization Act was introduced by three Congressional Democrats.


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Manufacturing News

GRAS is crass: conflicts of interest abound

Manufacturers have added around 1,000 additives to the GRAS list without informing FDA.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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 GRAS ingredients are exempt from FDA’s food additives rules. 


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TECH FLASH

Raw milk rankles governors in Maine, Wisconsin

Bills relaxing regulations on raw milk sales in Maine and Wisconsin are being blocked by the governors of each state.
By Shane O'Halloran
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A bill was vetoed in Maine, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is noncommittal about raw milk’s future in his state.


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House leader Cantor vague on farm bill conference details

Cantor says the reconciliation committee will not occur until after the House passes a food stamp bill.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Cantor says the reconciliation committee will not occur until after the House passes a food stamp bill.
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House Agriculture Committee Chairman says farm bill will wait on food stamps

Representative Frank Lucas says he could not recommend a Senate conference in good faith without resolution.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Representative Frank Lucas says he could not recommend a Senate conference in good faith without resolution.
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Reid pressures House to pass Farm Bill, threatens no Senate extension of farm policy

Senate majority leader says farm policy will lapse on September 30 without action.
By Kathryn Martin, Contributing Editor and Shane O'Halloran
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Senate majority leader says farm policy will lapse on September 30 without action.
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