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Many consumers unaware of recommended daily calories

By Jeremy Gerrard
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A new study shows most American adults are unaware that FDA’s nutrition labels are based on 2,000-calorie-a-day diets, though a simple text message reminder can go a long way.


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The fantastic voyage of a temperature probe

Best way to measure the internal process temperature of a cooking stage: Send an RFID probe through the process piping!
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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Measuring the internal temperature or the doneness of any product as it travels through a continuous cooking system is not an easy task.


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FDA warns gluten-free ingredient lupin could cause allergic reaction

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The increasing popularity of lupin as a food additive in gluten-free products is causing concern among some in the industry because of its potential to cause allergic reactions that many US consumers may not realize.


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IDFA comments on proposed changes to Nutrition Facts label

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The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) submitted comments to FDA last week regarding proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts label.


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FDA seeks permanent injunction against cheese manufacturer

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At the request of FDA, the US Department of Justice filed a complaint for permanent injunction in US District Court against Michigan-based S. Serra Cheese Company.


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GMPs, FSMA and GFSI: Making the Right Connections

Good manufacturing practices play an obvious role in both FSMA and GFSI schemes, but in reality, you won’t pass FSMA muster or obtain a GFSI certification if you haven’t done your GMP homework.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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As FDA regulations spell out in 21 CFR Part 110, good manufacturing practices (GMPs) or current good manufacturing practices (cGMPs) are the basics you need to know and perform to keep the food products you make free of adulteration—whether from bacteria or chemicals.


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FDA sets reinspection and recall rates for 2015

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FDA has published the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) domestic and foreign facility reinspection, recall and importer reinspection fee rates for the fiscal 2015.


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Gluten-free labeling regulations go into effect

By Jeremy Gerrard
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As of Tuesday, foods bearing a “gluten-free” label must fall in line with national regulations that stipulate what is, and is not considered a gluten-free food.


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Sugar Association submits comments to FDA opposing ‘added sugar’ labeling

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In response to FDA’s proposed rule, Food Labeling: Revision of the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels, the Sugar Association has filed comments asking the governing agency to withdraw its “added sugars” labeling proposal.


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US partners with Mexico to strengthen produce safety

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Representatives from FDA and the government of Mexico’s National Service for Agro-Alimentary Public Health, Safety and Quality (SENASICA) and Federal Commission for the Protection from Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS) have signed a statement of intent to form a partnership promoting the safety of fresh and minimally processed agricultural products.


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