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FSIS Allows GMO Negative Claims

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Effective immediately, food companies may label as simply “non-GMO” any meat, poultry, and dairy products that were not made or fed with genetically modified or bioengineered ingredients. In a recent Federal Register notice, the new guideline was opened for comment and may be amended according to input submitted during the 60-day window. This is the first time FSIS will approve this type …

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Panna Café Express To Go Inc. Recalls Various Meat and Poultry Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection

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Class I Recall Health Risk: High WASHINGTON, AUG. 21, 2016 – Panna Café Express To Go Inc., a North Miami Beach, Fla., establishment, is recalling approximately 1,951 pounds of various meat and poultry products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection and used the USDA marks of inspection without authorization, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and …

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PROCESS EXPO Launches New Website Offering Resources for Food and Beverage Processors

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2017 Floor Plan Now Available MCLEAN, VA August 17, 2016 – Pure Processing, Proven Results is the new branding campaign featured in the launch of the new PROCESS EXPO website – www.myprocessexpo.com.   This premiere trade show, produced by The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA), will bring together 15,000 industry professionals to see thousands of products and services from 600 exhibiting …

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Report: CPI Data Shows Steady Food Prices in July

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, consumer prices for food remained unchanged in July on a seasonally adjusted basis, per the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U). This after two months of declining prices in May and June. Read on for more food-related details from the report. Prices decline for food at home, but rise for …

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Rising Demand for High-Pressure Processing Technology Will Impact the Global Food Processing Machinery Market Until 2020: Technavio

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LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Technavio’s latest report on the global food processing machinery market provides an analysis on the most important trends expected to impact the market outlook from 2016-2020. Technavio defines an emerging trend as a factor that has the potential to significantly impact the market and contribute to its growth or decline. Rising demand for high-pressure processing technology to impact the …

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Report: Food Recalls Rise Sharply in Q2 2016

In Food Safety, News by Amelie Welden0 Comments

In its recent Recall Industry Spotlight, Stericycle used data from federal agencies to shed light on food recall trends so far this year. Here are some of their findings. Food recalls spiked dramatically in Q2 2016, and more of this year’s recalls have been nationwide or global. Compared to Q1, Q2 recalls were more than 80 times greater for FDA …

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Millennials Want Simplicity and Consistency, Watershed Data Reports

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This Lempert Report video breaks down research findings from the Watershed Group on what communicates authenticity in food to a millennial consumer generation. Millennials, the video reports, are “highly engaged and always questioning” consumers. They make up their minds about brands quickly, and 100% of those surveyed report frequently buying foods that are billed as “authentic.” Based on their research, Watershed …

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Survey: “Refreshing,” Portable Drinks Drive Summer Alcohol Sales

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A recent Nielsen survey conducted by The Harris Poll sheds light on which alcoholic beverages Americans are reaching for this summer. Here are some of the highlights. Americans are drinking outside this summer A full 90% of regular drinkers say they’ll be drinking outdoors during the summer months. The most popular venues are: Barbecues Picnics Swimming pools Beaches Patio bars …

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USDA Forecasts Record-High Corn and Soybean Production in 2016

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Both U.S. corn and soybean growers are expected to harvest record-high crops this year, according to the Crop Production report issued today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). U.S. corn production is forecast at 15.2 billion bushels, while soybean growers are expected to harvest 4.06 billion bushels in 2016. Aided by excellent field conditions, corn …