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News about food and beverage industry legislation, politics and industry associations from Washington, DC.

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IDFA pushes for flexibility in how processors use preventive controls

Some food industry groups are praising revisions made by FDA to four rules implementing parts of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).


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AMI supports efforts on antibiotics research

The Obama Administration has announced steps to reduce antibiotic-resistant bacteria that is the result of over-exposure to antibiotics in the environment.


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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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OSHA enforcing new whistleblower protections under FSMA

The International Dairy Deli Bakery Association has notified its members that OSHA is now enforcing new whistleblower protections under a provision of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).


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Fight over GMO labels continues

Food industry leaders are stepping up efforts to head off any attempt by Congress to pass mandatory GMO (genetically modified organisms) labeling laws.


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Negotiations may help increased exports

The Obama Administration is winning praise from organizations that say Washington’s ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations may pave the way for increased exports


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IDFA, NMPF oppose interstate sale of raw milk

Dairy producers and dairy processors have found another issue on which they agree.


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Proposed legislation to set federal standard for labels on GM food

The Coalition for Safe Affordable Food, a trade group supporting genetically modified (GM) food, is voicing support for proposed legislation to set a federal standard for labels on GM food.


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No change needed in daily sodium consumption levels?

Meat processors are calling on federal regulators to revisit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for daily sodium consumption.


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Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo - Food Safety Modernization Act: Are You Fully Prepared?

4/7/14
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On Demand Under FSMA, food safety programs will shift to a prevention-based approach to food contamination, and all registered food facility will be required to develop a written hazard analysis and risk-based controls plan. This shift requires more detailed recordkeeping and active involvement by management.

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FSMA & GFSI and Their Impact on Sanitary Machine and Plant Design

12/8/14
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There have been updates to the Global Food Safety Initiative and the Food Safety Modernization Act that will impact OEM's and food and beverage processors. This webinar will review those changes and discuss what machine builders and processors need to do for future compliance. Read More

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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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