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Lawsuit claims ‘all natural’ fruit snack contains synthetic ingredients

A class action lawsuit filed in New York against Hornell Brewing Co., Arizona Beverages USA, Beverage Marketing USA, and Arizona Beverage Co., alleges the company used deceptive and misleading business practices in labeling a fruit snack product as “all natural” when several of its ingredients are synthetic.

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Whistleblower report, child labor settlement challenge Chipotle’s ‘food with integrity’ branding

Chipotle suffers a gap between food safety policies the chain put in place following a series of devastating foodborne illness outbreaks in 2015-2016 and the company’s actual attention to those practices, says a report based on employees’ whistleblower accounts issued by the National Consumers League (NCL) and Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

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Export data brightens outlook for US dairy

Despite the US trade war with China, the latest USDA statistics on US dairy exports have brought the industry some pleasant surprises, including big jumps in trade with Mexico and South Korea and the success of products like dry milk powder and shelf-stable fluid milk.

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California’s Proposition 65 makes some welcome changes to warnings

California officials have signed off on a series of amendments to the state’s consumer-product exposure warning regulations – Proposition 65 – that should please some food and other consumer goods manufacturers. The changes apply beginning April 1.

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USDA inspectors file whistleblower complaints against new swine slaughter rule, advocates say

Two USDA food safety inspectors have filed formal whistleblower complaints with the US Office of Special Counsel (OSC) alleging serious food-safety issues with the New Swine Slaughter Inspection System (NSIS), says their representative, the Government Accountability Project (GAP).

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Canadians should prepare for food price sticker shock, report says

Canadian grocery bills are about to skyrocket with households expected to pay $12,677 for food in 2020, up 4% from 2019, says 2020 Canada’s Food Price Report, which is highly regarded for its accuracy in predicting year-over-year food prices.

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