Daily Archives: May 28, 2016

Global food and beverage giants pledge to phase out trans fats

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Members of the International Food & Beverage Alliance, a non-profit group formed by 11 global food and beverage companies, have formalized a commitment to phase out industrially produced trans fatty acids in their products to less than 1 gram of trans fat per 100 grams of product by the end of 2018.

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FDA Issues Final Food Defense Regulation Under Food Safety Modernization Act

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The US Food and Drug Administration have finalized a new food safety rule under the landmark, bipartisan FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that will help to prevent wide-scale public health harm by requiring companies in the United States and abroad to take steps to prevent intentional adulteration of the food supply. While such acts are unlikely to occur, the new rule advances mitigation strategies to further protect the food supply.

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