All news articles for February 2019

FDA Commissioner Dr Scott Gottlieb, MD, testified before Congress on Wednesday.  Photo courtesy of FDA.

Gottlieb: FDA plans meeting in April on new CBD regulations

By Hank Schultz

FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said the agency is planning a public meeting in April to initiate a rule making procedure on CBD. The goal is to create “an appropriately efficient and predictable regulatory framework for regulating CBD products,”...

The USMEF has called for a trade agreement with Japan

USMEF urges trade agreement with Japan

By Aidan Fortune

A US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) economist has called for an improved trade agreement with Japan to help battle competition from other countries.

The IPPE 2019 show was held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, US


Highlights from the IPPE 2019 show in Atlanta

By Ashley Williams

The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) reported record-breaking numbers for this year’s show, with 33,000 attendees and 1,420 exhibitors visiting Atlanta, Georgia last week.

OPTiX Thigh Deboner / photo by Foodmate


Foodmate launches OPTiX thigh deboning solution

By Ashley Williams

Equipment manufacturing company Foodmate has unveiled its latest innovation, which uses X-ray technology for detecting poultry kneecap and thigh lengths when cutting.

The regulation changes have been questioned by the Canadian meat industry

Canada's meat industry reacts to animal transport changes

By Ashley Williams

The Canadian Government’s Food Inspection Agency has revealed that changes to its Health of Animals Regulations for transportation would “better align” the country’s requirements with international partners despite concerns from the meat industry.

Glanbia Nutritionals strikes deal to acquire Watson Inc

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Glanbia Nutritionals strikes deal to acquire Watson Inc

By Elaine Watson

Glanbia Nutritionals - a $1.4bn nutritional ingredients and cheese business - has struck a deal to acquire Watson, a Connecticut-based manufacturer and supplier of custom nutrient premixes, bakery ingredients, edible films and material conditioning products.

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