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The Trump administration

The prospect of a Trump presidency has provoked alarm and delight in equal measure. But the strongest sentiment, perhaps, is uncertainty. Bookmark this page to keep on top of what it means for the food and beverage industry...

The potential of a delay to Nutrition Facts label changes should not slow compliance efforts

Assuming FDA does not delay the deadline for the new Nutrition Fact label as requested by industry, then large companies have slightly more than a year left to overcome challenges...

The FoodNavigator-USA reader survey results: ‘We’re in the 3G era... where cost cutting is valued over growth’

The results of the 2017 FoodNavigator-USA reader survey are in… and not surprisingly, given the breadth of our readership, they’re pretty mixed, with many readers excited about their company’s prospects...

Nutrition regulations likely will languish under Trump, but enforcement for food safety will increase

After eight years under the Obama Administration of a “whole lot of fun” for nutrition policy advocates, the next four years under the Trump White House likely will feel like...

Lack of political will, stereotypes about SNAP beneficiaries hold back legislative efforts to end hunger

Two of the biggest hurdles to ending hunger in the US are the lack of consequences for politicians who vote against programs designed to reduce hunger and food insecurity, and...

Potential new head of FDA could postpone Nutrition Facts label changes if confirmed

The implementation deadline for the new Nutrition Facts label, which includes a new line indicating added sugars, could be pushed back several years if President Trump’s nominee for FDA Commissioner...

Perdue is one step away from becoming the next head of USDA, but it could be a long one

While President Trump’s nominee for USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue breezed through his Senate Agriculture Committee confirmation hearing late last month, he could face a long delay before the full Senate...

USDA employees fear funding cuts, potential job losses and data suppression under Trump

A significant portion of employees at the US Department of Agricultural fear that policy changes implemented during the Trump Administration’s first 100 days threaten their jobs and project funding, and...

News in brief

Executive order threatens protections that safeguard food - EWG

President Trump’s latest executive order threatens protections that safeguard food, according to the EWG’s senior VP for government affairs.

Trump’s agriculture priorities should include funding for research, technology & nutrition

With the new administration comes new opportunities for the food and beverage industry, from agriculture and scientists to manufacturers and public health advocates, to make their priorities heard by collectively...

Broadband, changes to crop insurance & alternative energy top stakeholders’ wish list for next Farm Bill

The due date for the next Farm Bill may still be a year away, but stakeholders already are drawing up a laundry list of diverse requests that will require a...

Should foods high in added sugar be disqualified from making nutrient content and health claims?

High levels of added sugar should disqualify foods from being able to make health claims, or nutrient content claims such as ‘healthy’ or ‘high fiber,’ argues a citizen’s petition filed...

FDA offers to help industry draft guidance following Trump’s regulatory freeze

Days after President Trump signed an executive order that freezes some regulations and draft guidance documents, FDA offers to help food industry associations draft their own guidance documents to help...

Uncertainty over Trump's Mexico policy 'troubling for world food and agricultural markets'

From open letters to official statements, many US food and beverage industry entities stand firmly on keeping NAFTA and a barrier-free bilateral arrangement with Mexico.

US dairy groups ask Canada to ‘hold up its end of the bargain’ in trade agreements

The US dairy industry is continuing its fight against Canada’s policies, which they say are blocking American dairy imports into the country in violation of international agreements.

Regulatory freeze could change or delay implementation aspects of FSMA, Nutrition Facts rule

The Trump Administration’s regulatory freeze announced last week could significantly impact how the Nutrition Facts Label final rule and regulations related to the Food Safety Modernization Act are interpreted and...

Former USDA Sec. Vilsack will take the reins of US Dairy Export Council next month

The rumors are true: Former USDA Sec. Tom Vilsack will take the helm of the US Dairy Export Council Feb. 1 after serving the Obama Administration as one of the...

VOX POP: What emerging trends are food & beverage CEOs tracking?

Personalized nutrition? Plant-based foods? Paleo diets?  FoodNavigator-USA quizzed food & beverage entrepreneurs and CEOs to find out what trends they will be monitoring in 2017 and why…

From Trump to climate change threats and scientific advancements, 2017 promises ‘excitement’

With each new year comes new trends in ingredients, cooking styles and eating patterns, but in 2017 the incoming presidential Administration could fundamentally change the way Americans eat by changing...

News in brief

Breitbart denounces Kellogg’s ads-pulling move as ‘un-American’

The Kellogg Company has announced it will pull advertisements from far-right news publication, Breitbart, whose executive chairman is US president-elect Donald Trump's appointed chief strategist, Steve Bannon.

Incubation and investment at FOOD VISION USA: Sniffing out marketing bulls**t, are meal kits a good investment, and how to pick winners

The food industry’s biggest guns have recently been engaged in some serious retail therapy, investing in a flurry of smaller, sexier brands and setting up venture arms to nurture them....

Fox anchor Chris Wallace shares predictions on Trump administration immigration policies at the PLMA 2016 show

In relation to Obama’s executive orders on immigration and climate change, Wallace said: “Let’s be clear, Trump intends to take a wrecking ball to the Obama legacy, and they both...

NAMI: ‘Failure to act on TPP will be potentially devastating’

What will Trump mean for beverages, meat, bakery? Wells Fargo, ABA and NAMI weigh in

A Trump administration could herald more business-friendly tax policies, but it could also stymie food labeling, health and nutrition-related initiatives set in motion under the Obama administration, and create uncertainty...

Future of Nutrition Facts, menu labeling & food safety are unclear under Trump, CSPI says

While President-elect Trump’s position on food policy is relatively unclear still, changes to the exhaustively researched and intensely debated Nutrition Facts label, menu labeling rule and food safety regulations could...

Trump: Good, bad or ugly news for the food industry? (Our survey results are in)

From ‘disastrous’ to ‘better trade deals.’ The prospect of a Trump presidency has provoked alarm and delight in equal measure. But substantial numbers of respondents to a FoodNavigator-USA survey also...

Bitter political climate could curb consumers' sense of food adventure in 2017

The acrimonious political climate has many consumers looking for comfort rather than adventure in their food and beverage choices, and as such in 2017 they likely will reach for products...

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