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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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    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
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    Biden plans to crack down on meat price fixing

    As prices for consumers climb, a White House blog post runs down the initiatives the administration is pursuing to level the playing field.

    By Updated Sept. 8, 2021
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    Tyson recall expands to nearly 9M pounds of ready-to-eat frozen chicken

    The USDA updated poundage figures after receiving more information about the affected product, which has been linked to three cases of listeriosis.

    By Updated July 9, 2021
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    EPA explores aligning 2030 food waste goal with UN target, official says

    Preventing food waste at the source remains a priority over simply diverting it from disposal, panelists said during a discussion on setting and reaching national food waste targets, part of the recent NYC Food Waste Fair.

    By Maria Rachal • June 21, 2021
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    Nature's Fynd protein gets green light from FDA

    Regulators had no questions about the company's research into the safety of its fermented protein, which it plans to use as a meat and dairy analog and in a myriad of other products in launches later this year.

    By June 21, 2021
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    More data can bolster food safety, says FDA leadership

    At a webinar, Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response Frank Yiannas said upgrading digital information systems can do the most to protect consumers and strengthen the industry.

    By June 17, 2021
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    FMI looks to head off online country-of-origin regulations

    The organization says requirements included in a bill moving through Congress that would force grocers to identify where products they sell online come from are "unworkable."

    By Sam Silverstein • June 14, 2021
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    Meat processors wrestle with worker shortages as US economy reopens from COVID-19

    With protein demand soaring, companies like Tyson Foods are offering employees better benefits and flexible hours as they consider wider use of automation throughout their businesses.

    By June 9, 2021
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    Food allergy prevention startup Ready, Set, Food raises $3.5M

    Healthcare system Edward-Elmhurst Heath joined the round, which included more funding from Danone Manifesto Ventures and CPG-focused AF Ventures.

    By Lauren Manning • June 4, 2021
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    Big Food hit pause on switching to natural colors. What will it take to make the shift?

    Manufacturers point to a lack of consumer demand for swapping out artificial colors in brightly hued foods, but new research — and legislation — may force their hands.

    By June 3, 2021
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    Food defense 101: 3 types of food defense threat motivations

    Is your facility's food defense program equally prepared to address threats?

    June 1, 2021
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    How Perdue and Mercy For Animals found common ground

    The journey from adversaries to allies required conversation and compromise and often caused tension, but ultimately proved rewarding, write Perdue's Mark McKay and Mercy for Animals' Leah Garcés.

    By Mark McKay and Leah Garcés • May 24, 2021