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Food Industry Update

Proposed updates to Nutrition Facts label announced

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The proposed changes will bring the familiar rectangular box, which is featured on roughly 700,000 products, up to date with changes to its design and content.
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Listeria from cheese kills one, sickens seven

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A listeria outbreak, most likely linked with "Hispanic-style" cheese, has killed one person in California and has sickened seven people in Maryland.
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Scientists warn of chemicals migrating to food products from packaging

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Although chemicals from packaging, known as food contact materials, leach into food and drinks in minimal amounts, being exposed to them over a lifetime may have a cumulative effect.
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FDA ordered to finalize new food safety law by March 2016

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will have to finalize the Food Safety Modernization Act by the spring of 2016, under the terms of a settlement filed at the federal district court in Oakland, Calif.
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Wisconsin company turns dairy wastewater into biofuel

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Dairy is the largest industry in the state of Wisconsin and it can also be a major source of biofuel, according to GreenWhey Energy, based in Turtle Lake.
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PepsiCo unveils $5 billion investment program for Mexico

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PepsiCo said it would spread the spending over five years, focusing on four key areas: innovation and brand building, infrastructure, agriculture and community
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Food preservatives market to reach $2.7 billion in 2018, analysts predict

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The key growth drivers are rising demand for natural foods and safety issues where processed products are concerned.
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One-third of US consumers reduced red meat consumption in 2013

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Health concerns are the top motivator for cutting down on red meat as Americans seek to reduce their fat and cholesterol intake.
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UK's Food Standards Agency outlines action plan for 2014

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As one of the key issues to address, the plan deals with Campylobacter -- the UK's most common cause of food poisoning.
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FDA proposes rule to protect food supply chain

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The proposal outlines a preventive strategy that will protect the U.S. food supply chain from serious public health risks.
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