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Low-calorie food makers ask FDA to not list allulose as 'sugar' on revised label

While FDA is still deciding how to treat allulose, a low-calorie sugar substitute, on the new Nutrition Facts panel, the agency has received yet another call from industry requesting that the substance not be labeled as “sugar” or “added sugar.”

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Court extends stay on 'non-GMO' baby formula dispute

A federal judge has extended a stay on a class action that contends infant formula manufacturer Abbott Laboratories has violated state consumer protection laws by labeling products as "non-GMO."

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Food & Health Policy

Cornell's Brian Wansink to step down after probe finds academic misconduct

Food researcher Brian Wansink, who has been under investigation for research misconduct for more than a year, has resigned and will be removed from all teaching and research duties at Cornell University, Michael Kotlikoff, Cornell provost, said last week.

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Court lifts stay on Jif ‘Natural’ labeling complaint

A federal judge has revived a class action lawsuit that alleges the J.M. Smucker Company is misleading consumers by labeling its Jif peanut butter as "natural."

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US Washington week ahead: Farm bill, spending and trade all in focus

The Senate is in session this week while the House will return Tuesday from its week-long break.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Low-calorie food makers ask FDA to not list allulose as 'sugar' on revised label

While FDA is still deciding how to treat allulose, a low-calorie sugar substitute, on the new Nutrition Facts panel, the agency has received yet another call from industry requesting that the substance not be labeled as “sugar” or “added sugar.”

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Cell-cultured food could help solve climate problem, experts say

Delicious, affordable, cell- and plant-based meats that consumers trust may just solve the world’s largest climate problem, said experts at the recent Good Food Conference in Berkeley, Calif.

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CFBAI cuts sodium, sugar for foods advertised to children

Food companies may need to reformulate up to 40% of their products to meet stricter sodium and sugar requirements to advertise to children under the Council of Better Business Bureau’s revamped standards.
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Court lifts stay on Jif ‘Natural’ labeling complaint

A federal judge has revived a class action lawsuit that alleges the J.M. Smucker Company is misleading consumers by labeling its Jif peanut butter as "natural."

US Food Policy Biotechnology

Low-calorie food makers ask FDA to not list allulose as 'sugar' on revised label

While FDA is still deciding how to treat allulose, a low-calorie sugar substitute, on the new Nutrition Facts panel, the agency has received yet another call from industry requesting that the substance not be labeled as “sugar” or “added sugar.”

US Food Policy Food Safety and Standards

Vilnius conference pushes blockchain benefits for food safety, traceability and logistics

Blockchain technology will increasingly be adopted by companies in the agri-food sector in the years to come, and will be essential to ensuring food and drink products flow smoothly between the UK and EU post-Brexit, a conference in Lithuania heard this week.

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Food Safety and Standards

Low-calorie food makers ask FDA to not list allulose as 'sugar' on revised label

While FDA is still deciding how to treat allulose, a low-calorie sugar substitute, on the new Nutrition Facts panel, the agency has received yet another call from industry requesting that the substance not be labeled as “sugar” or “added sugar.”

US Food Policy Food Safety and Standards

Cell-cultured food could help solve climate problem, experts say

Delicious, affordable, cell- and plant-based meats that consumers trust may just solve the world’s largest climate problem, said experts at the recent Good Food Conference in Berkeley, Calif.

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy

Vilnius conference pushes blockchain benefits for food safety, traceability and logistics

Blockchain technology will increasingly be adopted by companies in the agri-food sector in the years to come, and will be essential to ensuring food and drink products flow smoothly between the UK and EU post-Brexit, a conference in Lithuania heard this week.

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Traceability and Supply Chain

Vilnius conference pushes blockchain benefits for food safety, traceability and logistics

Blockchain technology will increasingly be adopted by companies in the agri-food sector in the years to come, and will be essential to ensuring food and drink products flow smoothly between the UK and EU post-Brexit, a conference in Lithuania heard this week.

Traceability & Supply Chain Technology

Brazil boosts inspection to avoid African Swine Fever

Brazil is to step up inspection at borders to prevent the entry of African Swine Fever (ASF), which has been rapidly spreading in Europe, Asia and Africa.
EU European Agricultural Policy

The impact of limiting cadmium levels in European fertilizers – a constructive approach

In recent years, the words ‘phosphate’ and ‘cadmium’ have jointly come under the spotlight even in non-specialised press articles. On more than one occasion they have depicted scary, almost ‘doomsday’ scenarios that may come as a consequence of regulatory changes put forward by the European Commission.

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Farm Policy

NPIS plants more likely to fail FSIS Salmonella standards, advocates find

A significant number of chicken slaughter plants that are operating under the New Poultry Inspection System (NPIS), which allows plants to operate with fewer government inspectors, continue to show a greater likelihood of failing the government’s performance standard for Salmonella than plants still using the traditional inspection model, advocacy group Food & Water Watch (F&WW) has found.

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Conaway committed to finishing farm bill, says multiple issues remain unresolved

Multiple issues, not just differences on new work requirements for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients, remain to be worked out between the House and Senate-passed versions of the farm bill, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-Texas) said in an interview with IEG Policy and another reporter.

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Under looming farm bill deadline, organic advocates push for final priorities

With only weeks left before the current farm bill expires, the organic sector is continuing its coordinated push to ensure that its top priorities – permanent funding for organic research and financial backing for the organic certification cost-share program - are included in the final version of the bill.

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Food Technology

Cell-cultured food could help solve climate problem, experts say

Delicious, affordable, cell- and plant-based meats that consumers trust may just solve the world’s largest climate problem, said experts at the recent Good Food Conference in Berkeley, Calif.

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy

Vilnius conference pushes blockchain benefits for food safety, traceability and logistics

Blockchain technology will increasingly be adopted by companies in the agri-food sector in the years to come, and will be essential to ensuring food and drink products flow smoothly between the UK and EU post-Brexit, a conference in Lithuania heard this week.

Traceability & Supply Chain Technology

BELTWAY NOTEBOOK: Antibiotic resistance, cell-cultured food on FDA Science Board’s agenda

Two hot-button issues will be before FDA’s Science Board next month – antimicrobial resistance and cell-cultured foods.

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Trade Policy

Day ahead – September 24, 2018: US-China tariffs, upcoming E15 announcement, USDA expands MFP payments

The US and China imposed new tariffs on each other's products in their latest trade war escalation. Meanwhile, an announcement on year-round E15 sales is again tipped as forthcoming and USDA announced an expansion of Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments along with other adjustments to its ag trade aid plan.

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US Washington week ahead: Farm bill, spending and trade all in focus

The Senate is in session this week while the House will return Tuesday from its week-long break.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Brazil boosts inspection to avoid African Swine Fever

Brazil is to step up inspection at borders to prevent the entry of African Swine Fever (ASF), which has been rapidly spreading in Europe, Asia and Africa.
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