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FDA says bakery hasn’t resolved live bugs on food

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As part of its enforcements, the Food and Drug Administration sends warning letters to entities under its jurisdiction. Some letters are not posted for public view until weeks or months after they are sent. In an Oct. 9 warning letter, the FDA used more than 2,600 words to outline “serious violations” at Pollman’s Bake Shops Inc., which is owned by… Read more »

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Bakers Sue Nestlé for Selling ‘Fake’ White Chocolate

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A group of bakers has filed a class-action suit against Nestlé, the world’s largest food company, claiming its white chocolate chips are not actually white chocolate, but are instead made with inferior hydrogenated oils. The complaint, filed in Santa Cruz County Superior Court, alleges that the Premier White Morsels sold by Nestlé skimp on cocoa butter and replace it with… Read more »

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First line of defense: Innovations in food safety and preservation

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Vigilance in the food sector is a requisite in the prevention of foodborne illnesses along broad supply chains. This year, industry has welcomed the entry of innovative solutions that aid manufacturers in curbing the spread of pathogens such as Salmonella, E. Coli and Listeria, while extending the shelf life of products. In this space, clean label additives are offering antibacterial solutions… Read more »

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FDA supports industry on food product date labels

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The Food Marketing Institute has received a letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that supports the food industry’s efforts, in concert with the food manufacturing community, to reduce consumer confusion regarding food product date labels. “On behalf of FMI’s retail, wholesale and manufacturer members, we sincerely appreciate FDA’s recognition of the industry’s dedication to seeking solutions and mitigating consumer confusion in the… Read more »

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A rare sugar will not count as added sugar, according to F.D.A. draft guidance

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The Food and Drug Administration said it will use enforcement discretion to allow allulose, a rare sugar, to be excluded from the total sugars declaration and added sugars declaration on the Nutrition Facts Label when allulose is used as an ingredient, according to draft guidance issued by the F.D.A. on April 17. The F.D.A. previously had said allulose counted in… Read more »

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Food-tracking blockchain wins big with FDA’s new food recall policy

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s  September 26th announcement that it plans to name retailers selling food that is being recalled instead of focusing just on food manufacturers looks like a big win for food-tracking blockchain. The latter is the same technology that underpins bitcoin digital currency. The FDA’s draft rules are primarily intended to apply to ‘serious recalls’… Read more »

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FDA backs Impossible Foods’ “magic ingredient”

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Impossible Foods has received a no-questions letter from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), validating the unanimous conclusion of food-safety experts that its key ingredient – “heme” – is safe to eat. Impossible Foods makes meat directly from plants and the company uses science and technology to create wholesome, nutritious food, restore natural ecosystems and feed a growing population sustainably,… Read more »

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FDA Adds New Eight Fibers in Dietary Fiber Declaration

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The FDA is issuing new guidance that is permitting manufacturers to count eight additional fibers in the dietary fiber declaration on the Nutrition Facts label when the regulation enters into force. The goal is to make sure that consumers can trust that the latest fiber-rich snack food or cereal that comes on the market can offer them some real health… Read more »

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Removing added sugars in sweet baked foods

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Food manufacturers will have more reason to reduce added sugars in their products once the new Nutrition Facts Label becomes mandatory, and that’s especially true for makers of sweet baked foods. The Food and Drug Administration has mandated that a new Nutrition Facts Label include a line for added sugars, which is not on the current panel. Stevia and other… Read more »

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Bimbo, industry wait on F.D.A. rulings

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Bakers and their ingredient suppliers, eager to put adjustment plans in place, are waiting on new Food and Drug Administration rulings. The F.D.A. has yet to finalize a compliance date for its new Nutrition Facts Panel, and it has yet to rule on whether certain ingredients, including inulin, meet the agency’s definition of dietary fiber. “The biggest challenge I think… Read more »

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