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Food Industry Update

USDA inspectors expose dangerous chemical use in poultry plants

The Government Accountability Project (GAP) has issued evidence that it collected from federal poultry inspector whistleblowers regarding the use of chemicals in the U.S. poultry industry and the potential impact this has on human health.
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Monsanto develops omega-3 soybean oil

Biotechnology company Monsanto Co. has has developed a type of genetically engineered soybean oil that produces a type of fatty acid that could be processed to take the same form as omega-3 from fish.
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World's largest study of food allergies underway

The European Commission-sponsored research, known as the Integrated Approaches to Food Allergen and Allergy Risk Management (iFAAM), will produce a standardized management process for companies involved in food manufacturing.
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Majority of Americans do not trust food industry, survey finds

Only 17% of consumers feel food companies and manufacturers are trustworthy sources of information about food production practices, according to a new white paper.
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Poultry processor invests $49 million in West Georgia plant

Koch Foods is investing $49 million to expand its poultry processing plant in Hamilton, Ga., Gov. Nathan Deal announced Thursday.
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Nutrition expert calls for 'pragmatic approach' to processed foods

The obesity epidemic can only be tackled if policy makers and the food industry work together to develop a pragmatic and effective solution, a leading expert has stated.
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Water scarcity poses major threat to food industry, Nestlé CEO says

During his keynote speech at the annual City Food Lecture in London on Feb. 25, Nestlé CEO Paul Bulcke warned that water scarcity is one of the greatest threats facing the food industry.
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Report criticizes food companies for mismanaging farm animal welfare

A recently published report reveals that farm animal welfare is not being properly managed and reported by the food industry.
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Food companies look to new customers for increased product sales, survey finds

Survey participants, which were drawn from companies across the food and beverage industry, are confident sales will increase 13% compared to 2011 and project net profits to rise by almost 6%.
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Hawaii food producer takes big bite out of waste costs

‘Muffin Monster’ grinder combines with compactor to deliver 50% reduction in waste handling

Faced with escalating waste disposal haul-away costs, one of Hawaii’s largest food manufacturers and distributors sought out a new solution -- a giant grinder that literally chewed the company's disposal costs in half.


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