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FDA, Society of Toxicology to hold seminars on food safety challenges

FDA has partnered with the Society of Toxicology to provide a series of training sessions focusing on high quality, cutting-edge, future-oriented toxicological science to address challenges in food and ingredient safety.

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Process Expo University expands internationally

The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) announced PROCESS EXPO UNIVERSITY has expanded to include international speakers from Canada and Latin America.

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Canned fruits, veggies tied to better nutrition for children

Canned fruits and vegetables have a role in improving the overall diet quality in children, according to new research by the Canned Food Alliance that was presented this week at the American College of Nutrition (ACN) and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ 2014 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo.

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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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Too bad cappuccino, wasabi ginger takes Lay’s ‘Do Us a Flavor’ contest

After three months of competition, Lay’s Kettle Cooked Wasabi Ginger was announced as the winner of the 2014 “Do Us a Flavor” PepsiCo contest.

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Study: Consumers confused on olive oil benefits, terminology

A new study conducted by the North American Olive Oil Association says (NAOOA) half of olive oil consumers are confused when it comes to choosing the right product because they are unsure of what is important.

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WTO ruling favors Canada, Mexico in COOL law dispute

Unsurprising to many in the food industry, the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) compliance panel ruled in favor of Canada and Mexico on the country-of-origin labeling law (COOL law) dispute Monday, finding the amended COOL measures treated Canadian and Mexican livestock less favorable than those from the US.

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General Mills completes acquisition of Annie’s

A month after the initial announcement in September, General Mills has completed its acquisition of Annie’s, Inc. to expand its organic portfolio.

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Industry survey reveals thousands of healthier product choices

The results of a recent study by the Grocery Manufacturers Association reveal that in the past decade more than 30,000 healthier products—food and beverage choices with less calories, fats, sugars and sodium—flooded the market.

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USDA grants establish regional centers for nutrition education, obesity prevention

USDA has awarded $4 million in grants to establish four regional centers that will conduct research on nutrition education and obesity prevention in the US.

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