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Seafood, clouding agents and lemon juice among new food frauds

US Pharmacopeial Convention has added almost 800 new products to its list
US Pharmacopeial Convention has added almost 800 new products to its list.
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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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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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Duties lifted on many food and ag products sold to Panama

The US Panama Trade Promotion Agreement took effect this month, reducing or eliminating tariffs on nearly 90 percent of US products entering that Central American nation.


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SFA gets FSMA clarification

There has been some uncertainty about FDA’s plan to implement preventive controls and other provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) because the agency has not yet issued regulations implementing the law.
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Farm Bill indecision hurts

Food producers expressed strong disappointment when Congress adjourned without completing work on the new Farm Bill.
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Cattlemen battle drought

The summer’s drought made it harder for cattlemen to meet tough clean air standards.
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Employers need time to evaluate ACA

The Obama Administration has issued guidance to employers on how to determine which of their employees are considered full time and eligible for employer-sponsored health coverage, as mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
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Adjustment to renewable fuel standard requirements for ethanol requested

Twenty-eight food industry groups are urging their member businesses to write letters to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson urging the agency to grant a waiver for the renewable fuel standard (RFS) requirements for ethanol.
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Microbial risk guideline

The Food Safety and Inspection Service and EPA have published a guideline for regulatory agencies.
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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 the December 2014 issue of Food Engineering read about our Fabulous Food Plant feature on the Chelten House, a new facility in Las Vegas.

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