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Commission research arm sets up fraud and dual quality food centre

The Commission’s in-house research arm, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) will 13 March launch a Knowledge Centre on Food Fraud and Quality, an expert network on both fraud and alleged dual quality products.
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IEG Policy's February Top 10: Food safety ‘mega trends’, Germany’s glyphosate strategy, EU COOL rules

A Walmart official’s view on the key influences in food safety, the possible beginning of the end for glyphosate use in Germany, and concerns over country-of-origin labelling in Europe were the subjects of some of the most popular articles on IEG Policy last month.

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Smithfield, government share strategies for animal disease outbreak preparedness

U.S. livestock operations are vulnerable to animal diseases, and speakers with Smithfield and the government discussed the need for strong traceability programs, plant employee training and vaccination as ways to mitigate the threat at a Feb. 23 session of USDA’s Agricultural Outlook Forum.

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FDA uses new data on Salmonella in updated spice risk profile

FDA has updated its 2013 risk profile on pathogens and filth in spices to reflect new data indicating that prevalence of Salmonella in most types of retail spices in the United States tends to be significantly lower than that found in imported spice shipments.  

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Walmart’s blockchain efforts showcased at congressional hearing

Walmart’s Frank Yiannas discussed the potential benefits of blockchain technology for the food industry – from enhanced traceability to reducing food waste – at a congressional hearing this week.

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Walmart’s Frank Yiannas identifies ‘mega trends’ for food safety professionals

Progress in winning the war on foodborne disease has stalled, while “mega trends” in food safety will influence the world of microbiology for years to come, said Frank Yiannas, vice president of food safety at Walmart, at a Feb. 6 meeting sponsored by 3M Food Safety
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BELTWAY NOTEBOOK: Former corn syrup lobbyist to advise USDA on Dietary Guidelines

In a move being criticized as unethical, Kailee Tkacz, a former lobbyist of the Corn Refiners Association, the Snack Food Association and the National Grocers Association, has been granted a waiver from conflict of interest rules to allow her to advise USDA on the upcoming 2020 Dietary Guidelines, the International Business Times reported. 

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Geographical Indications: The Brexit Dimension

The forthcoming departure of the UK from the European Union represents (among many other things) an interesting test of the international resilience of the EU’s GI legislation.

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Hogan pledges to protect Prosecco name in US

EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has pledged to protect Italy’s sparkling wine name “Prosecco” in the US in response to a written question from Italian Socialist MEP, Paolo De Castro.

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