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US Hemp Roundtable asks AMS to revise some aspects of new hemp rule

The US Hemp Roundtable, the hemp industry’s leading trade association, says USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)’s new interim hemp rule could use some improvements and is calling on the agency to make some revisions, especially when it comes to testing of THC.

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US pork producers hit with revised price-fixing lawsuit

A group of food distributors has refiled a price-fixing complaint against major US pork producers, alleging the companies have conspired since 2009 to inflate pork prices in violation of federal antitrust law.

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Day ahead – Nov. 12, 2019: Trump speech, Meatless push, Tyson earnings miss

President Donald Trump will deliver remarks on trade and the economy today (Nov. 12) at the New York Economic Club. Meanwhile, Burger King continues to expand its plant-based food product offerings and Tyson Foods' earnings missed expectations.

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Bonumose asks FDA to relax standards of identity to promote healthier ingredients

While waiting for FDA to determine if d-tagatose, a low-calorie sweetener, would be excluded from the added sugars declaration on the new Nutrition Facts panel (NFP), Bonumose LLC has come up with one way for FDA to modernize outdated food identity standards.

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Burger King joins with Unilever to deliver plant-based “Whopper” to Europe

Burger King has launched a plant-based Whopper in Europe, following up on the success of similar meat-free products in the US.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Poultry processors urge FSIS to delay posting plant-specific Campylobacter rankings

The National Chicken Council (NCC) says USDA should go slow in posting establishment-specific results for Campylobacter until companies can adjust to a new standard, while consumer groups said the agency should begin sharing the names of establishments not meeting the standard as soon as possible.

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US Hemp Roundtable asks AMS to revise some aspects of new hemp rule

The US Hemp Roundtable, the hemp industry’s leading trade association, says USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)’s new interim hemp rule could use some improvements and is calling on the agency to make some revisions, especially when it comes to testing of THC.

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EU presses Philippines over ASF curbs on pork

The EU has called on the Philippines to ease restrictions on pork imports, saying current curbs fail to comply with internationally agreed guidelines on African Swine Fever (ASF).

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Traceability and Supply Chain

Burger King joins with Unilever to deliver plant-based “Whopper” to Europe

Burger King has launched a plant-based Whopper in Europe, following up on the success of similar meat-free products in the US.

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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.

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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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Farm Policy

US Hemp Roundtable asks AMS to revise some aspects of new hemp rule

The US Hemp Roundtable, the hemp industry’s leading trade association, says USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)’s new interim hemp rule could use some improvements and is calling on the agency to make some revisions, especially when it comes to testing of THC.

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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).

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Food Technology

Burger King joins with Unilever to deliver plant-based “Whopper” to Europe

Burger King has launched a plant-based Whopper in Europe, following up on the success of similar meat-free products in the US.

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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.

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EU presses Philippines over ASF curbs on pork

The EU has called on the Philippines to ease restrictions on pork imports, saying current curbs fail to comply with internationally agreed guidelines on African Swine Fever (ASF).

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Day ahead – Nov. 12, 2019: Trump speech, Meatless push, Tyson earnings miss

President Donald Trump will deliver remarks on trade and the economy today (Nov. 12) at the New York Economic Club. Meanwhile, Burger King continues to expand its plant-based food product offerings and Tyson Foods' earnings missed expectations.

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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.

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