Articles Tagged with ''legislation''

FMI says labeling of menu items should not include grocery stores

Organization urging "common sense" in implementation

Organization urging "common sense" in implementation.


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Caffeine: Use responsibly

Like alcohol, sugar, fat and salt, caffeine used in moderation is relatively safe and has benefits as well.


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Regulatory Watch

Majority of Americans think Fed should stay out of milk pricing

When the 2012 Farm Bill stalled in the US House of Representatives this fall, dairy processors doubled down in their opposition to a key provision—the Dairy Market Stabilization Program, under which the government could act to keep milk prices from falling below certain levels.


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Fueled by trade missions and free trade agreements, US ag exports expected to grow

USDA projects US agricultural exports will surge to $145 billion in 2013, up from $96.3 billion in 2009.


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Dairy Industry

Congress passes Farm Bill extension, avoids increase in milk prices

The extension prevented a reversion to legislation from 1949
The extension prevented a reversion to legislation from 1949.
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Legislation

Farm bill on its last legs according to IDFA

The most likely scenario is an extension of the current bill
The most likely scenario is an extension of the current bill.
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Improved outlook for Farm Bill?

The 2012 election has maintained the status quo in Washington, which may slightly improve the outlook for passage of the Farm Bill in the lame duck session of Congress.


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ASA urges Senate to vote yes on Russia PNTR bill

Yes vote would normalize trade relations
The bill would graduate Russia from the Jackson-Vanik Amendment to the Trade Act of 1974 and establish permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) with the country.
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Genetically Engineered Foods

Just Label It urges Congress to remove biotech rider from Agriculture Appropriations Bill

Provision would grant temporary permits to farmers of genetically engineered foods

Farm Bill indecision hurts

Food producers expressed strong disappointment when Congress adjourned without completing work on the new Farm Bill.
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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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2014 October

The October 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores companies that have successfully grappled with "the new business reality" and are coming to terms with it being here to stay. Also, read about the work going on behind the scenes to keep FSMA on track.

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Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

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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