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    Biden nominates Robert Califf to return as FDA head

    If confirmed by Congress, the cardiologist could shape the framework for cell-based meat and finish the work he started five years ago defining controversial labeling terms.

    By Ned Pagliarulo , Jonathan Gardner , Updated Nov. 12, 2021
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    Court stays employer vaccine mandate

    The 5th Circuit ordered the stay due to "grave statutory and constitutional issues with the Mandate."

    By Kathryn Moody • Nov. 6, 2021
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    OSHA: Employers have 60 days to mandate COVID-19 vaccines

    It is a monumental — if expected — development for workplaces throughout the U.S. But expect the news on the emergency temporary standard to move fast.

    By Ryan Golden • Updated Nov. 4, 2021
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    US, EU reach agreement to ease steel and aluminum tariffs

    Europe will also lift the 25% retaliatory tariffs that upended global supply chains for companies that make liquor, motorcycles and jeans.

    By Sarah Zimmerman • Nov. 2, 2021
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    Salmonella illnesses linked to onions grows to 892

    A handful of companies that may have used or processed the root vegetables imported from Mexico by ProSource Produce and Keeler Family Farms have also voluntarily recalled products.

    By Updated Nov. 18, 2021
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    After 5 years, FDA codifies salt reduction targets

    These voluntary guidelines were first proposed in 2016 and could help reduce U.S. consumers' daily salt intake by about 12% — an amount federal recommendations say still isn't enough.

    By Oct. 13, 2021
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    Opinion

    Food companies must embrace transparency and accountability to end deforestation

    Businesses need to be judged on their progress while being honest about the challenges they face in meeting their commitments, writes Wai-Chan Chan of The Consumer Goods Forum.

    By Wai-Chan Chan • Oct. 12, 2021
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    Labor crisis roils the food industry

    Labor strikes target Big Food as workers seize on industry turmoil

    Workers at Kellogg, Mondelēz and Frito-Lay are demanding concessions from companies at a time of labor shortages, increased product demand and supply chain disruption across the U.S.

    By Oct. 6, 2021
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    75% of cell-based meat companies prefer the term 'cultivated' for their products

    The Good Food Institute polled 44 leaders in the space last month, finding the results matched up with a 2019 consumer study the advocacy group had done.  

    By Oct. 1, 2021
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    Nestlé, Campbell Soup 'highly exposed' to climate risks, investor group warns

    The food giants were among 50 large companies most at physical risk to droughts, wildfires, floods and other environmental dangers, according to a report by the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change.

    By Sept. 29, 2021
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    Column

    Leftovers: Bud Light Seltzer falls into seasonal flavors; Hostess gets healthy with Voortman cookies

    The AB InBev brand offers a taste of autumn with its new variety pack, and Ben & Jerry's partners with Black-owned businesses to brew up a new flavor.

    By Food Dive staff • Sept. 24, 2021
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    Consumer Brands Association asks Biden for vaccine regulation clarity

    To keep manufacturing lines staffed by employees inoculated against COVID-19, the trade group says it needs to know details about vaccine documentation, testing requirements and how to continue operations.

    By Sept. 13, 2021
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    New blue: FDA approves Sensient's natural color made from butterfly pea flower

    The heat- and light-stable natural ingredient produces different hues depending on a product's pH, the manufacturer says.

    By Sept. 9, 2021
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    USDA to provide $700M in grants to meatpackers, farm workers impacted by COVID-19

    Secretary Tom Vilsack said while the pandemic placed frontline employees at a physical risk, the virus' impact on their finances shouldn't be ignored.

    By Sept. 7, 2021
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    Tyson wins union support for worker vaccine mandate

    An agreement with the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union granting paid sick leave to fully vaccinated employees comes shortly after the FDA approved Pfizer's COVID-19 shot.

    By Jessi Devenyns • Sept. 6, 2021
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    USDA extends comment period for cell-based meat labeling

    After several requests, the agency said it will be accepting responses on the issue until Dec. 2.

    By Updated Nov. 17, 2021
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    Food and beverage companies have room to grow on diversity goals, study finds

    Women and historically marginalized people made up 35% of companies' executive boards in 2020, according to a new report from Deloitte and FMI.

    By Aug. 27, 2021
  • Why Mondelēz's retirement switch has riled Nabisco workers

    Given the snack maker's healthy revenue gains, striking employees want it to restore pension contributions it froze three years ago.

    By Robert Freedman • Aug. 27, 2021
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    How digital olfaction could make inroads with the food industry and consumers

    From aiding with product creation to sniffing out spoiled produce, technology that mimics the way humans smell has the potential for wide applicability. 

    By Catherine Douglas Moran • Aug. 24, 2021
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    Opinion

    False advertising lawsuits are ramping up in food and beverage

    A review of current cases and trends shows that legal action challenging "healthy," added sugar, artificial flavoring and "all-natural" claims will escalate in the year ahead, write Pooja Nair and Cate Veeneman of Ervin Cohen & Jessup.

    By Pooja S. Nair and Cate Veeneman • Aug. 23, 2021
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    PepsiCo aims to replenish more water than it consumes by 2030

    The snack and beverage maker said the stringent water-use-efficiency standards would cover more than 1,000 global facilities, saving over 11 billion liters annually.

    By Aug. 19, 2021
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    How to protect your consumers from allergens

    With increased allergen awareness among consumers, restaurants and other food handlers should encourage employees to train to increase their food allergy awareness.

    Aug. 9, 2021
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    Tyson to require COVID-19 vaccinations for entire US workforce

    The meat processor would be the largest food company in the country to mandate the shot, as the delta variant triggers a wave of new infections.

    By Aug. 4, 2021
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    BrightFarms recalls packaged salad greens for possible salmonella contamination

    The recall, linked to the indoor hydroponic grower's Rochelle, Illinois, greenhouse, includes leafy greens sold in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin.

    By Lauren Manning • July 19, 2021
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    Two-thirds of food processors expect food-safety claims to rise, report says

    A clear majority of executives — 72% — feel they are at least somewhat prepared to handle a foodborne illness crisis, according to a recent analysis by law firm Lathrop GPM LLP.

    By Lauren Manning , July 13, 2021