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Kellogg rolls out newly labeled Honey Smacks after Salmonella outbreak

Kellogg Company has rolled out newly labeled Honey Smacks cereal in the aftermath of a major recall and Salmonella outbreak, while announcing it has changed the plant where the product is produced and pushed out a simplified recipe for the popular cereal.

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Food & Health Policy

FDA rejects petition mandating phosphorus on food labels

FDA has denied a 2016 petition that would have required food makers to add phosphorus to all nutrition labels.

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USDA, FDA and EPA band together to reduce food waste

USDA, FDA and EPA have joined forces to reduce food waste, which is estimated to affect 30% to 40% of the food supply in the United States.

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Feeding 10 billion people by 2050 can be done within planetary limits - study

A global shift towards more plant-based diets, improving farming practices and technologies, and halving food loss and waste will be required to feed 10 billion people sustainably by 2050, according to a new study.

Environment and Conservation International

US Washington week ahead: Saudi journalist situation overarching focus

The House and Senate are on recess until November 13.

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Dairy, conservation & renewable fuels part of Trump regulatory agenda inventory

Continued efforts by the Trump administration to streamline regulations, many with direct and indirect implications for US ag, were detailed in the latest Unified Regulatory Agenda update from the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA).

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FDA agenda gives priority to nutrition, modernizing standards of identity

True to its promise to industry, FDA appears to be putting modernization of standards of identity high on its priority list for at least the next six months.

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Labeling & Advertising

FDA rejects petition mandating phosphorus on food labels

FDA has denied a 2016 petition that would have required food makers to add phosphorus to all nutrition labels.

US Food Policy Health and Nutrition

Dairy, conservation & renewable fuels part of Trump regulatory agenda inventory

Continued efforts by the Trump administration to streamline regulations, many with direct and indirect implications for US ag, were detailed in the latest Unified Regulatory Agenda update from the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA).

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FDA agenda gives priority to nutrition, modernizing standards of identity

True to its promise to industry, FDA appears to be putting modernization of standards of identity high on its priority list for at least the next six months.

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Food Safety and Standards

ASF found in in passenger luggage in Japan, as US highlights need for sniffer dogs

As African Swine Fever (ASF) continues to spread in China and Europe, other parts of the world are intensifying border checks in a bid to protect their pig herds from the disease.

Food Safety and Standards Animal Health

FDA seeks comments on new guides for produce safety, fresh-cut processors

FDA is seeking public comment on two new draft guidances developed to assist farmers and processors with implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act’s (FSMA) Produce Safety and Preventive Controls rules.

US Food Policy Compliance and Enforcement

Day ahead – October 22, 2018: Trump presses on immigration, Kudlow critical of Chinese inaction on trade, China lifts India rapeseed meal import ban

Immigration remains a top priority, President Donald Trump said late last week. Meanwhile, Larry Kudlow, the director of Trump's National Economic Council, accused China of doing “nothing to defuse trade tensions” ahead of the G20 meeting next month and China's General Administration of Customs announced Monday it will drop its ban on imports of rapeseed meal from India with certain conditions.

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Traceability and Supply Chain

ASF found in in passenger luggage in Japan, as US highlights need for sniffer dogs

As African Swine Fever (ASF) continues to spread in China and Europe, other parts of the world are intensifying border checks in a bid to protect their pig herds from the disease.

Food Safety and Standards Animal Health

Fish farm certification body defends use of eco-logo in face of criticism

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has defended its record of advancing the sustainability of salmon farms globally following criticism from the NGO SeaChoice.

International European Agricultural Policy

US suspends pork imports from Poland pending checks on ASF controls

The US has suspended imports of fresh and frozen pork from Poland due to concerns that some suppliers may not be sticking to protocols on African Swine Fever (ASF).

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Farm Policy

Dairy, conservation & renewable fuels part of Trump regulatory agenda inventory

Continued efforts by the Trump administration to streamline regulations, many with direct and indirect implications for US ag, were detailed in the latest Unified Regulatory Agenda update from the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA).

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Stakeholders urge NOSB to pay close attention to farm bill, other organic changes

Ahead of an Oct. 24 meeting of the National Organics Standards Board (NOSB), stakeholders weighed in on several hot topics, including strengthening USDA’s oversight of foods carrying the organic label.

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Farm bill prospects now lawmakers are on campaign trail

US farm bill writers are still aiming to get a bill done yet in calendar 2018 even as the 2014 Farm Bill provisions expired at the end of September. Lawmakers left Washington to hit the campaign trail last week, but work has not stopped on trying to get some kind of agreement hammered out between the "big four" in the farm bill process.

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Food Technology

Blockchain technology could solve many global food supply chain problems, speakers say

Blockchain technology could help solve many of the global food supply chain problems, speakers said recently at the Food Forward meeting, hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation in Washington, D.C.

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JUST’s Josh Tetrick says cultured meat companies will go abroad absent swift decision on regulation in U.S.

Just ahead of a joint meeting between USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and FDA, Josh Tetrick, co-founder and CEO of JUST, a San Francisco-based food company that produces plant-based foods and is also developing cell-based meat, is urging Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to work with FDA to agree soon on how the emerging products will be regulated.

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FSIS to start using two new chemistry testing methods Nov. 5

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) will begin using two newly revised Chemistry Laboratory Guidebook methods after Nov. 5 – to allow for analysis of arsenic and for screening, not just quantification, of hormones in beef muscle – the agency recently announced.

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Trade Policy

Day ahead – October 23, 2018: Japan monitoring US-China trade tensions, new ASF detections, China boosts rural infrastructure efforts

Japanese Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said he wants to monitor the impact of the trade war between the US and China for effects on the global economy. Meanwhile, African swine fever (ASF) was found in packed pork sausage that a traveler brought into Japan from Beijing, and China announced it will seek to increase infrastructure construction in rural areas of the country.

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Day ahead – October 22, 2018: Trump presses on immigration, Kudlow critical of Chinese inaction on trade, China lifts India rapeseed meal import ban

Immigration remains a top priority, President Donald Trump said late last week. Meanwhile, Larry Kudlow, the director of Trump's National Economic Council, accused China of doing “nothing to defuse trade tensions” ahead of the G20 meeting next month and China's General Administration of Customs announced Monday it will drop its ban on imports of rapeseed meal from India with certain conditions.

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U.S. Codex program to hold meeting on future food policy goals

One year after USDA moved the U.S. Codex Office out of its food safety division and over to a newly created trade office, the agency is holding a meeting on Nov. 2 to gather comments on the Codex program’s FY 2019-2023 strategic plan.

 

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