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Obama’s budget proposal attempts to fill FSMA funding gap, but likely falls short, industry claims

President Obama’s fiscal budget proposal significantly bolsters funding for food safety, but industry stakeholders doubt it is enough to ensure the Administration’s desired legacy.

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Summer feeding program for school children could become permanent if Obama gets his way

Recognizing the detrimental impact – and long-term costs to the US – of hunger on children’s health and education, President Obama proposes expanding and streamlining existing programs that help feed Americans in-need. 

Avocado Oil and 'Chia Bites' by Chosen Foods get REAL certifictaion

Modeled after the coveted architectural LEED certification, being REAL certified tells buyers that manufacturers have gone “above and beyond” to produce a responsible, healthy product.

Study: Dried plums consumption benefits bone health

Calcium and vitamin D are often credited as the nutrients to go to for bone strength, but according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, it takes far more than just that.

Looking ahead: Coca-Cola’s refranchising plans, new product development & higher value drinks

The Coca-Cola Company released its full year 2015 results this week. Euromonitor International picks out key points from the results, and what they mean in the long term.  

Tootsie Roll posts 2015 growth as Warren Buffet and potential suitors lurk

Tootsie Roll has grown net sales and earnings in the fourth quarter and full-year 2015, which one analysts says may intensify interest from Warren Buffet or Turkish firm Yildiz Holdings.

Study supports shelf stability of Sabinsa’s probiotic for functional foods

Sabinsa’s Bacillus coagulans MTCC 5856 is shelf stable during processing and storage of functional foods, says a new study from the company.

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