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US Washington week: Holiday-shortened week with spending, nominations in focus

The House and Senate are not in Monday for Veterans Day but return on Tuesday.

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Food & Health Policy

FDA official says 'no special rules' for CBD

FDA is not willing to treat hemp-derived CBD any differently than any other potential food or dietary supplement ingredient and remains concerned about the lack of safety data, a top agency official said last week.

US Food Policy Food Safety and Standards

Workplace injuries at poultry plants dip in 2018, National Chicken Council says

The National Chicken Council (NCC) says new government statistics released Thursday (Nov. 7) show a dip in workplace injuries and illnesses for the poultry sector’s slaughter and processing workforce in 2018.

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Meat firms worst on water resources but all agri-food companies need to do more

Meat companies are lagging behind other agri-food producers when it comes to managing their water resources, according to a benchmarking report and investor guidance tool from sustainability organisation, Ceres.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Lawsuit claims Magnum ice cream lacks genuine vanilla content

Unilever Manufacturing has become the latest company to be subjected to a class action lawsuit related to the vanilla content of its ice cream.

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Nutrition bar maker NuGo asks FDA to define dark chocolate

NuGo Nutrition, an Oakmont, Pa.-based company that makes nutrition bars and cookies, has asked FDA to establish a standard of identity for dark chocolate to curb the rise of deceptively labeled “dark chocolate” products made with poor quality ingredients.

US Food Policy Labeling

Day ahead – Nov. 7, 2019: US-China tariffs, Olive oil standards, Hardwood lumber

The US and China have agreed to a phased roll back of tariffs as they continue talks aimed at completing a Phase One trade agreement. Meanwhile, the olive oil industry is again pushing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to formally define the product and the hardwood lumber industry is pressing for an end to the ongoing US-China trade war.

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Labeling & Advertising

Lawsuit claims Magnum ice cream lacks genuine vanilla content

Unilever Manufacturing has become the latest company to be subjected to a class action lawsuit related to the vanilla content of its ice cream.

European Food Law US Food Policy

Nutrition bar maker NuGo asks FDA to define dark chocolate

NuGo Nutrition, an Oakmont, Pa.-based company that makes nutrition bars and cookies, has asked FDA to establish a standard of identity for dark chocolate to curb the rise of deceptively labeled “dark chocolate” products made with poor quality ingredients.

US Food Policy Labeling

Arab countries resetting relations with Brazilian meat sector

As the world’s largest exporter of halal meat, Brazil already leads the way as a supplier of poultry and beef to the Arab world.

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Food Safety and Standards

FDA official says 'no special rules' for CBD

FDA is not willing to treat hemp-derived CBD any differently than any other potential food or dietary supplement ingredient and remains concerned about the lack of safety data, a top agency official said last week.

US Food Policy Food Safety and Standards

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: CAP corruption claims, 2nd round of US farmer payouts, beef lawsuit

The system by which Common Agricultural Policy subsidies are distributed came in for some fierce criticism last week following the publication of a newspaper exposé on corrupt misuse of EU funds in some Central and Eastern European countries.

CAP Direct Subsidies

EU criticized by WTO members over pesticide policy, endocrine disruptors

The European Union’s decision to tighten pesticide policy has been criticized for having a detrimental impact on banana producers in developing countries.

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Traceability and Supply Chain

Meat firms worst on water resources but all agri-food companies need to do more

Meat companies are lagging behind other agri-food producers when it comes to managing their water resources, according to a benchmarking report and investor guidance tool from sustainability organisation, Ceres.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Lawsuit claims Magnum ice cream lacks genuine vanilla content

Unilever Manufacturing has become the latest company to be subjected to a class action lawsuit related to the vanilla content of its ice cream.

European Food Law US Food Policy

Arab countries resetting relations with Brazilian meat sector

As the world’s largest exporter of halal meat, Brazil already leads the way as a supplier of poultry and beef to the Arab world.

Food Safety and Standards Markets
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Farm Policy

US Washington week: House out with USDA monthly crop update in focus

The House is out for the week while the Senate is still in session.

 

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Court asked to force implementation of organic livestock rule

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is urging a federal court to vacate the Trump administration’s withdrawal of the Organic Livestock Production Practices Final Rule (OLPP), and thus force its implementation under the Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA).

US Food Policy Organics

House Democrats see farmers as allies in climate change battle

House Democrats are exploring the potential for agriculture to help combat climate change and appear keen to provide additional resources for conservation efforts and incentives for climate-friendly farming practices.

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Food Technology

GE salmon maker on course for 2020 harvest yet financial worries linger

AquaBounty Technologies remains on course to harvest its first batch of genetically engineered salmon from its Indiana fish farm in mid-2020 but the company is running short on funds and in need of new investment.

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New initiatives rolled out this week target food waste, plastics recycling

Whether signing an agreement with regulators to better handle food waste or working together to improve plastic recycling, the food and beverage industry rolled out new initiatives this week.

US Food Policy Environment and Conservation

AFDO, CDC outline areas for change under FDA’s plan for smarter food safety

As FDA opened discussions Monday (Oct. 21) on ways to harness the power of technology to create a more modern food safety system, the agency heard a wide variety of perspectives on how it can achieve its vision, ranging from improving root cause analysis to embracing blockchain and machine learning systems.

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Trade Policy

Day ahead – Nov. 11, 2019: Trump disputes tariff deal, China pork prices, Sugar agreements

President Donald Trump disputed claims by China that the US has agreed to a phased removal of tariffs as part of a Phase One trade deal. Meanwhile, a surge in pork prices is continuing to boost Chinese inflation and the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a motion at the US Court of International Trade to stay a ruling vacating US-Mexico sugar suspension agreements.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: CAP corruption claims, 2nd round of US farmer payouts, beef lawsuit

The system by which Common Agricultural Policy subsidies are distributed came in for some fierce criticism last week following the publication of a newspaper exposé on corrupt misuse of EU funds in some Central and Eastern European countries.

CAP Direct Subsidies

EU criticized by WTO members over pesticide policy, endocrine disruptors

The European Union’s decision to tighten pesticide policy has been criticized for having a detrimental impact on banana producers in developing countries.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law
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