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Vinyl Gloves – Protection or Poison?

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Steve Ardagh, Founder and CEO, Eagle Protect PBC In response to PVC’s toxic threats, global governments and corporations have passed policies to phase out PVC, including vinyl (PVC) gloves, and switch to safer, healthier PVC-free products. This article explains the food safety implications of vinyl gloves and their potential adverse effects on both human and environmental health, with food safe and …

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Food Prices Increased in December: CPI Report

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After a steady couple of months, December showed price index increases for food at home and food away from home, according to the most recent CPI data. The food at home index rose 0.1% in December, with two grocery store food group indexes increasing while the other four fell. Here’s the breakdown: Meat, poultry, fish, and eggs: + 0.9% (largest …

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Big Food Investing in Food Startup Incubators

In News, Supply Chain, Sustainability, Workforce by Hilary Smith0 Comments

An increasing number of food incubators and accelerators have been popping up across the country, all with one common goal: to innovate on every level of the food supply chain. The masterminds behind the scenes are small startup companies and individual entrepreneurs, and with some help from bigger companies — like Cargill, Chobani, and Nestlé — they’re getting the chance …

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Study Finds Millennials Spend Less on Food at Home, Take Fewer Trips to Grocery Store

In Research, Trends by Hilary Smith0 Comments

Millennials have the most buying power of any generation, so their food purchasing behavior has far-reaching implications for the future of the food industry. A recent study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture reveals just how much Millennials spend on food, what they buy, and how their shopping habits compare to those of older generations. The findings reveal staggering generational …

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Hershey and Cargill Part Ways with GMA

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The list of food companies fleeing the GMA continues to grow, with Hershey and Cargill announcing their departure. Hershey and Cargill’s split with the GMA follows Campbell Soup Co., Nestlé, Dean Foods, Mars, Tyson, and Unilever making the same decision to terminate their memberships in 2018. In a statement to POLITICO, Hershey Spokesman Jeff Beckman said, “We will continue to …

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Americans are Planning to Avoid Sugar and Eat More Sustainably in 2018, Says Survey from Label Insight

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Consumers Also Ask Brands and Grocers for Clearer, More Transparent Food Labels CHICAGO /PRNewswire/ — Label Insight, the market leader for product transparency, today released the results from a national consumer survey of 1,023 Americans conducted by Wakefield Research on eating habits in 2018. The survey found that most (67 percent) Americans will be prioritizing healthy or socially-conscious food purchases in 2018. …

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FDA Will Not Enforce Certain Parts of FSMA

In Food Safety, News, Regulatory by Krista Garver0 Comments

The FDA announced today that the agency does not intend to enforce certain provisions of FSMA, at least until additional rulemaking can take place. The enforcement discretion applies to four rules: Preventive Controls (PC) for Human Food Preventive Controls for Animal Food Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) Produce Safety FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a statement: “We value the …

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Manufacturing Growth Continues, Food Industry Going Strong: December PMI Report

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The manufacturing sector expanded once again in December, with the Institute for Supply Management’s PMI hitting 59.7%, an increase of 1.5% over November and nearly 2% higher than the average of the last 12 months. Timothy R. Fiore, chair of the ISM, said in a press release: “This indicates growth in manufacturing for the 16th consecutive month, led by strong …

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The Food Processing Industry’s Top 10 FDA Violations of FY 2017

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Pests and sanitation problems top the list of the FDA’s most frequently cited inspection observations in food facilities for FY 2017. The list, released last month, aggregates the observations cited on FDA Form 483s, which are filed “when, in an investigator’s judgment, the observed conditions or practices indicate that an FDA-regulated product may be in violation of FDA’s requirements.” There …