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Protecting children from junk food marketing a human rights issue

Protecting children from harmful marketing practices for products high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) is a human rights issue and governments that are a party to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) “have a duty to protect, respect and fulfil children’s right to health,” according to a major new report from the World Cancer Research Fund International (WCRF).

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Plant-based meat advocates call for appeals court to block Missouri 'fake meat' labeling law

Tofurky manufacturer Turtle Island Foods and other plant-based meat advocates are pressing the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to reverse a federal judge’s decision not to block Missouri from enforcing its “fake meat” labeling law, arguing the ruling ignored the potential harm to companies from the state statute.

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Day ahead – Jan. 24, 2020: US-UK trade deal, Perdue heads to Europe, non-dairy marketing

The Trump administration hopes to secure a US-UK trade deal this year, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday (Jan. 23). Meanwhile, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue will travel to Europe next week to discuss ag issues and several Senators again pressed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the issue of plant-based products marketed with dairy terms.

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DGAC to discuss 2020-2025 DGA report recommendations at May 11 meeting

As the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) moves forward with developing the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA), USDA officials have announced another change in the DGA process.

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FDA urged to act on CBD to provide certainty for industry and consumers

Hemp growers and product makers are desperate for FDA to clear a path for use of CBD in foods and supplements and still see the issue as the major hurdle facing the industry, the top US lawyer for Canopy Growth said this week during a Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) webinar.

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Potato lobby hails USDA's latest rollbacks to school meal standards

While USDA’s latest proposal to further roll back Obama-era requirements for school meals has infuriated nutrition and public health advocates, the potato industry has welcomed the controversial measure stating it would offer much needed relief for school meal providers.

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Italy’s food industry urges quick resolution to EU-US tariff dispute

US warnings of the possible imposition of additional taxes on agri-food products from the European Union because of the fallout over EU subsidies to Airbus and France’s new digital services tax (DST) have sent a shiver through Italy’s wine and food industries.

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Plant-based meat advocates call for appeals court to block Missouri 'fake meat' labeling law

Tofurky manufacturer Turtle Island Foods and other plant-based meat advocates are pressing the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to reverse a federal judge’s decision not to block Missouri from enforcing its “fake meat” labeling law, arguing the ruling ignored the potential harm to companies from the state statute.

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Day ahead – Jan. 24, 2020: US-UK trade deal, Perdue heads to Europe, non-dairy marketing

The Trump administration hopes to secure a US-UK trade deal this year, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday (Jan. 23). Meanwhile, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue will travel to Europe next week to discuss ag issues and several Senators again pressed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the issue of plant-based products marketed with dairy terms.

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Pro-trade ag coalition urges Farm Bureau members to keep up trade push

AUSTIN, TEXAS - Farmer engagement on trade policy remains an important issue even after the recent conclusion of key trade pacts like the US-Mexico-China Agreement (USMCA) and the Phase One US-China deal, Farmers for Free Trade (FFT) Executive Director Angela Marshall Hofmann told 2020 American Farm Bureau Convention attendees during a workshop last week.

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Food Safety and Standards

Day ahead – Jan. 24, 2020: US-UK trade deal, Perdue heads to Europe, non-dairy marketing

The Trump administration hopes to secure a US-UK trade deal this year, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday (Jan. 23). Meanwhile, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue will travel to Europe next week to discuss ag issues and several Senators again pressed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the issue of plant-based products marketed with dairy terms.

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Marler petitions FSIS to declare Salmonella an adulterant in meat and poultry

Bill Marler is seeking to reopen a long-standing food safety debate by petitioning USDA to declare Salmonella an adulterant in meat and poultry and adopt a zero-tolerance for the pathogen.

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FDA publishes first results from frozen berry surveillance sampling

FDA released the results Wednesday (Jan. 22) of its surveillance sampling of frozen berries for hepatitis A virus and norovirus, part of the agency’s effort to improve food safety and keep contaminated foods from reaching consumers.

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Day ahead – Jan. 22, 2020: China tariff cuts, WOTUS wait, sustainable proteins

The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) published tariff cuts linked to the US-China Phase One deal in the Federal Register. Meanwhile, the wait on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule continues and Tyson Foods launches a new sustainability coalition focused on proteins.

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Nestlé to invest in food grade recycled plastic

Nestlé announced plans to invest up to CHF2 billion to develop and create demand for food grade recycled plastics for food packaging.

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Consumer advisory lifted for romaine after FDA declares outbreaks over

FDA lifted the consumer advisory on Salinas-grown romaine lettuce and announced all three E. coli outbreaks were over Wednesday (Jan. 15), but a consumer advocate questioned whether the probe once again will leave too few clues to help industry prevent future cases of foodborne illness.

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FDA urged to act on CBD to provide certainty for industry and consumers

Hemp growers and product makers are desperate for FDA to clear a path for use of CBD in foods and supplements and still see the issue as the major hurdle facing the industry, the top US lawyer for Canopy Growth said this week during a Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) webinar.

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Kentucky to stick with existing hemp plan for 2020

Kentucky will continue to operate its current hemp program and won't adjust its regulations to comply with USDA's interim hemp production rule for the 2020 growing season. 

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2020 focus to remain on trade, including Phase One deal, Perdue tells convention

AUSTIN, TEXAS - After a difficult year in 2019 due to trade turmoil and natural disasters, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue told attendees of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) convention that 2020 should bring more stability for the US ag sector. He said the focus going forward will be on enforcement of the Phase One US-China trade deal, ongoing regulatory reform initiatives, and continued implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill.

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Food Technology

Plant-based meat advocates call for appeals court to block Missouri 'fake meat' labeling law

Tofurky manufacturer Turtle Island Foods and other plant-based meat advocates are pressing the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to reverse a federal judge’s decision not to block Missouri from enforcing its “fake meat” labeling law, arguing the ruling ignored the potential harm to companies from the state statute.

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Day ahead – Jan. 23, 2020: USMCA update, WOTUS release tipped, cell-based fundraising round

US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) implementing legislation is officially headed to President Donald Trump’s desk after being signed by Senate Pro Tempore Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa). Meanwhile, reports suggest EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler may unveil an updated Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule today and Memphis Meats announced the results of its cell-based funding round.

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Marler petitions FSIS to declare Salmonella an adulterant in meat and poultry

Bill Marler is seeking to reopen a long-standing food safety debate by petitioning USDA to declare Salmonella an adulterant in meat and poultry and adopt a zero-tolerance for the pathogen.

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Day ahead – Jan. 24, 2020: US-UK trade deal, Perdue heads to Europe, non-dairy marketing

The Trump administration hopes to secure a US-UK trade deal this year, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday (Jan. 23). Meanwhile, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue will travel to Europe next week to discuss ag issues and several Senators again pressed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the issue of plant-based products marketed with dairy terms.

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US tariffs on Spanish olives could be lowered after court ruling

A court ruling could force US authorities to lift some of the tariffs imposed on black olives from Spain, an exporters’ association has said.

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AFBF 2020 priorities include hemp, conservation measures and more trade aid

Policies related to ag labor reform and conservation compliance, support for another round of trade aid and more flexibility for THC levels in hemp were among the priorities adopted by delegates at the 2020 American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) convention.

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