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 PFA-based treatments are used in some molded fiber products to ensure food does not seep into and dissolve the fiber structure. Image: GettyImages-Gam1983

GUEST ARTICLE: PFAS and food packaging: Regulatory changes create ripple effects for PFAs-related litigation

By Abby Meyer, Jeffrey Parker and Khirin Bunker of Sheppard Mullin; and David Liu, PhD, Gavin Thompson, PhD and Elizabeth Miesner of Ramboll US Consulting, Inc.

Federal and state agencies are considering restrictions or bans of individual 'forever chemicals' PFAS (Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl compounds) or PFAS as a class, while at least 24 putative class actions targeting packaged goods purportedly...

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Kellogg exec presents three ways to improve the food system

By Mary Ellen Shoup

With the global food system under significant pressure to keep up with the world's growing population, The Kellogg Company's SVP of global R&D and innovation Dr. Nigel Hughes presents how international food and beverage companies can take...

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Food and beverage companies suspend operations in Ukraine

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Several international food and beverage companies have temporarily shut down operations in Ukraine following Russia's invasion to ensure the safety of employees while bracing for the long-term economic impact that skyrocketing commodity prices and...

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NEWS IN BRIEF

Square Roots opens fourth and largest indoor vertical farm

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Indoor vertical farming company Square Roots and national food distributor Gordon Food Service have opened a new climate-controlled, indoor farm in Kenosha, Wisc., making locally-grown, fresh leafy greens and herbs available to more Midwest consumers...

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Ajinomoto seeks to 'set the record straight' on MSG

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Is consumer sentiment around MSG (monosodium glutamate) shifting? According to MSG supplier Ajinomoto, perceptions of the flavor enhancer have improved over the last three years since the company undertook a full-scale awareness campaign to educate consumers.

Pictured: Vertical Roots co-founder and general manager, Andrew Hare Photo Credit: Vertical Roots

Vertical Roots opens third indoor hydroponic container farm

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Vertical Roots, a vertical farming company which grows its leafy greens in repurposed shipping containers year-round, has opened its third indoor farm in Atlanta, Georgia, reducing produce transportation and expanding access to fresh, locally-grown leafy...

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Innophos develops new ingredient solution for bacon processing

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Specialty ingredients solution supplier Innophos has introduced Optibalance 200, a specialty blend ingredient created to help bacon processors achieve peak flavor, improve appearance, and produce greater yields of bacon.

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BrightFarms opens fifth indoor leafy green facility in North Carolina

By Mary Ellen Shoup

BrightFarms has opened its latest indoor farm in Hendersonville, North Carolina, capable of producing 2 million pounds of lettuce per year in the Southeast US region which currently has limited options for indoor-grown leafy greens on store shelves, says...

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