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Cost up food up 3 percent in last year

The US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics released its updated consumer price index Wednesday, indicating the cost of food increased 0.3 percent in September and is up 3 percent in the past 12 months.

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Threat of Ebola could trigger a global food crisis

As people around the globe join together to honor the World Food Day Thursday, the Famine Early Warning Systems Network anticipates a major food crisis will occur if the number of Ebola cases continues to rise.

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Morton Salt expands brand in China

Morton Salt announced it is expanding its product offerings and capabilities in China through a strategic collaboration with Morton China National Salt (Shanghai) Salt Co. Ltd., a Chinese joint venture.

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Spread of aggressive hog virus declines

Warmer weather and sterilization efforts have led to a decrease in the spread of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) which killed millions of pigs last year and caused an increase in pork prices, according to the Associated Press.

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Pepsi and Coke sales hurt by Mexico’s taxes on snacks, sodas

Despite an increase in organic revenue, rising sales and overall company growth, PepsiCo—which announced a higher quarterly profit Thursday—revealed sales in Mexico were down 3 percent, largely in part to new taxes on junk food.

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GMA, CNFIA join fight for food safety

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and Chinese National Food Industry Association (CNFIA) signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a partnership that promises to bolster and intensify food safety efforts in the US and China.

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Temporary duty placed on Mexican sugar imports

The US Department of Commerce has issued a preliminary ruling, based on its preliminary findings that the Mexican government’s support of its sugar industry gives Mexican sugar imports an unfair advantage over US producers.

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Dairy industry says Canadian, EU trade agreement would restrict US market access

The dairy industry has voiced its opposition of the recent European Union-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), arguing the agreement contains provisions on geographical indications, and reallocates a portion of the World Trade Organization tariff rate quota for cheese to the EU, which would create trade barriers for the US dairy industry that would limit its access to the Canadian market.

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US Treasury targets corporate inversion tax benefits

In an effort to crack down on companies relocating outside the US for tax benefits, the US Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service issued its first steps on a targeted approach to reduce the tax benefits—and when possible, stop—corporate tax inversions.

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Refrigeration industry leaders organize Global Food Cold Chain Council

A number of leading companies that comprise the supply chain necessary to move cold food products around the world have launched a new organization known as the Global Food Cold Chain Council (GFCCC) to tackle environmental issues.

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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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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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