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Potential compromise reached on food fight about school meals

By Elizabeth Crawford

A bipartisan Senate agreement and proposed legislation slated for markup Jan. 20 could end the long, drawn out food fight over healthier school meal standards laid out in the aggressive Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

Almost one third (30%) of all deaths from foodborne diseases are in children under the age of five years, said WHO

WHO: One in 10 hit by foodborne illness each year

By Joseph James Whitworth

Each year as many as 600 million, or almost one in 10 people in the world, fall ill after consuming contaminated food, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Kathleen McLaughlin: 'The customer demands a shift and the industry has to innovate and find a way to respond and still remain profitable.'

Walmart challenges suppliers over animal welfare and antibiotic use

By Elaine WATSON

Walmart is asking meat and poultry suppliers to stop using antibiotics and antimicrobials for non-therapeutic purposes (eg. to promote growth and boost feed efficiency rather than exclusively for treating sick animals) amid concerns the practice may be...

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Slow-to-evolve FDA regulations could holdback 3D printing of food

By Elizabeth Crawford

Investing in 3D printing could open new markets and generate huge cost savings for food manufacturers and retailers, but first companies must overcome potential regulatory and legal hurdles, many of which are not yet identified, warn food and drug lawyers...

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