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FDA Sets Priorities for 2020 Budget

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As part of the President’s 2020 Budget, the FDA is requesting more funds to support food safety and innovation efforts. On Tuesday, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannas issued a statement outlining the agency’s priorities for the future. “We must invest...

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FDA Sets Priorities for 2020 Budget

As part of the President’s 2020 Budget, the FDA is requesting more funds to support food safety and innovation efforts. On Tuesday, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannas issued a statement...

Navigating Simultaneous Manufacturing and Food Price Increases: Acosta Report

With food prices and manufacturing costs on the rise, retailers and manufacturers are under pressure to keep costs down. A recent Acosta report examined the challenges food companies face as a result of these...
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Understanding the Safe Food for Canadians Act and Regulations

On January 15, 2019, the Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA) began requiring that most food companies in Canada comply with the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR). These regulations add new licensing, preventive...

The 4 Reigning Food Mega Trends and a Look Ahead: Nielsen Report

In a recent report, Nielsen lays out a clear picture of which food trends took hold last year — and which trends will continue to make an impact in the food industry. Transparency and...

How to Calculate Your Overall Line Efficiency

Line Efficiency Calculator Sponsored by Garvey Do you know what the bottleneck is in your manufacturing process? The limiting factor that’s keeping you from ramping up your production or sometimes even meeting your goals? This bottleneck...
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Food Price Indexes Surge Yet Again: February CPI Report

February was the fourth month in a row that food prices inched up, the latest CPI report shows. This time, the increase totals 0.4%. Food at home Each of the six grocery store food...
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Food and Beverage Manufacturers Show Progress on Health and Wellness Initiatives

Since 2015, members of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) have reformulated more than 320,000 products to “align with health and wellness policies,” according to CGF’s 2019 Health & Wellness Progress Report. The CGF is...

FDA Investigation Highlights Unmet Nutritional Needs in Pet Food

The FDA recently released an update on its investigation of diet-related canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), which began in July of last year. Out of the 325 dogs diagnosed with DCM from January 2014 to...
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More Than 20% of Food Facility Registrations Removed from FDA Database

More than 20% of food facilities have lost their FDA registrations, according to a recent report by Registrar Corp. This is likely because the facilities failed to renew their registrations by the December 31,...

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Resigns

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb resigned today. According to an administration official, Commissioner Gottlieb, 46, wants to spend more time with his family in Connecticut. He will leave his post in...
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How to Calculate Your Overall Line Efficiency

Line Efficiency Calculator Sponsored by Garvey Do you know what the bottleneck is in your manufacturing process? The limiting factor that’s keeping you from ramping...

3 Steps to Cleaning Compliance for Your Entire Food Facility

eBook sponsored by Nilfisk In the food manufacturing industry, cleaning is business-critical. Not only are recalls an ever-present threat, but the FDA, USDA, OSHA, and...

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