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The American Bakers Association (ABA) is working with members of the U.S. Senate to urge FDA to hold off on making a final decision to deny the Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) until the agency has reviewed a pen...

A call to action on the egg supply crisis

Eggs on production line The American Bakers Association (ABA) wants bakers and other U.S. food manufacturers to urge the U.S. Department of Agriculture and members of Congress to address the egg supply crisis caused by the bird flu.

Unified Agenda: FDA to propose new FSMA rule to collect third-party accreditation program fees

FSMA text FDA is planning to propose a rule soon that would collect fees to establish a reimbursement program for managing the Food Safety Modernization Act’s (FSMA) accreditation of the third party auditing system, acco...

Industry groups welcome Senate passage of TPA bill, urge swift action in the House

U.S. Capitol In a flurry of statements following the Senate’s passage on Friday (May 22) of a bill giving the Obama administration fast-track negotiation authority for international trade deals, industry groups welcomed the...

Beyond the Border preclearance meat pilot dies in light of ‘policy challenges’

U.S. and Canadian flags The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) have scrapped the preclearance fresh meat pilot for Canadian exports in light of “policy challenges and several logistica...

Other processors eye USDA non-GMO certification

Non-GMO stamp Organic food processor SunOpta may be the first company approved by USDA to label its soybeans and corn as GMO-free, but it may not be the only one for long.

FDA expects a ‘seek and destroy’ environmental testing program under FSMA, Acheson says

The food industry may think FDA expects to see all negative test results from a facility’s environmental monitoring program when the Food Safety Moder...

Soda restrictions continue advancing at state and local levels

The City Council of Davis, Calif., has passed an ordinance making milk or water, not soda, the default choice for restaurant meals intended for young ...

Farm Bureau asks Congress to repeal COOL for beef, chicken and pork

The American Farm Bureau Federation has joined the chorus of agribusiness interests asking Congress to repeal country-of-origin labeling (COOL) requir...

EFSA opinion prompts call for EU ban on caffeine claims

The European Consumers’ Organization (BEUC) is urging the European Union to ban health claims related to caffeine to help prevent consumption above th...

EPA proposes new pesticide limits to safeguard commercial honeybees

EPA has proposed new restrictions on a long list of widely-used pesticides as part of its effort to protect commercial honeybees.

EU organic review: Lead MEP presents draft report

The European Commission’s proposal to revamp the EU’s organic sector leaves too much power in the hands of the Commission, with too many important ele...

Dairy groups praise U.S. effort to defend common names at WIPO meeting

The dairy industry has praised U.S. diplomats for leading a fight against treaty changes “that could seriously impair the ability of companies worldwi...

Editor’s View: Will FDA issue a final trans fat decision by June 15?

Making predictions is tempting fate, but it seems the Food and Drug Administration expects to issue a final decision on the Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status of ...

GFSI's North American Representative, Karil Kochenderfer

GFSI wants to be the ‘business-to-business FSMA’

Proponents of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) anticipate it will play a significant international role in introducing prevention-based food safety syst...

Group claims food processors use trans fat labeling ‘loophole’

Even if the Food and Drug Administration goes ahead with its plan to revoke the Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs)...

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California man sues Nestlé USA and General Mills over trans fats

Nestlé USA and General Mills are being sued in California for using trans fat in their coffee creamers (Nestlé) and baking mixes (GM) despite the availability o...

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APHIS likely to clear new Monsanto GM corn

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) looks likely to approve a new Monsanto corn trait that uses gene silencing technology to control corn ...

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NFU and OTA exchange barbs over proposed organic checkoff program

It started with Roger Johnson, president of the National Farmers Union, issuing a statement Wednesday (May 13) voicing concerns over the Organic Trade Associati...

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European Food Safety Authority calls for data on neonics and bees

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a call for data on the risks posed to bees by three neonicotinoid insecticides, clothianidin, imidacloprid ...

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