Tag Archives: FDA

Vape ‘em if you got ‘em

Electronic cigarette manufacturers are innovating, not waiting, as the rulemaking process continues.  When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced its proposed rules concerning … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 08 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Forging a vapor trail

Grocery Headquarters sat down with some of the electronic cigarette industry’s biggest players to hear their thoughts on the changing landscape of the category.  … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Consumers Lose Interest in Nutrition Facts Labels, NPD Reports

Nutrition Facts labeled appeared on the back of nearly every food and beverage in stores 20 years ago. But interest in reading those labels … Continue reading

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FDA Proposes Rule to Prevent Food Safety Risks During Transportation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed a rule that would require certain shippers, receivers, and carriers who transport food by motor or rail … Continue reading

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Food Retail Industry Submits FSMA Comments to FDA

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) submitted comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in support of its ongoing pursuit to help enhance public … Continue reading

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Talking Shop with… John Wiesehan Jr.

John Wiesehan Jr., CEO for Mistic, says the e-cigarette industry is growing at a record rate. Why are e-cigarettes becoming so popular? John Wiesehan … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 01 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

For tobacco, change is in the air

E-cigarette companies continue to innovate the category, all the while waiting for the FDA to regulate them. The electronic cigarette industry is still young, … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 01 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

FDA Starts Process to Cut Back Antibiotic Overuse in Livestock

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is implementing plans to help phase out the use of antibiotics, medically important to fighting disease in humans, for … Continue reading

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FDA Takes Step to Further Reduce Trans Fats in Processed Foods

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced its preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in … Continue reading

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Packagers Meet Food Safety Challenges with SQF Certification

In the wake of growing demand by retailers and major food brands, food packaging companies are stepping up their efforts to satisfy customers by … Continue reading

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FDA defines “gluten-free” for food labeling

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration published a new regulation defining the term “gluten-free” for voluntary food labeling.  This will provide a uniform standard … Continue reading

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FDA takes step to help ensure the safety of imported food

In order to implement the bipartisan Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) signed by President Obama, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued two proposed … Continue reading

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HarvestMark Goes Mobile with ShopWell

YottaMark announced today that it has acquired substantially all the assets of ShopWell Solutions (ShopWell), the personalized food information company. YottaMark will integrate the … Continue reading

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Taking the Burn Out of Purchasing Sunscreen

During my teenage years, a bottle of baby oil, a towel and beach chair was all any of us needed when spending the day … Continue reading

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FMI, USDA and FDA Address Risk of Listeria Monocytogenes in Retail Delicatessens

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) will participate in an U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) public meeting regarding the … Continue reading

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FDA Grants Extension for Proposed FSMA Rules Comment Period

In response to a request by United and other industry groups to extend the comment period for the FSMA proposed rules, FDA Commissioner Margaret … Continue reading

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Expanding health care options

The seventh annual Saint Joseph’s Food Industry Summit suggested retailers play a bigger part in the health care equation. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 04 Article Archives, Upfront

NRA Opposes Exemptions on Menu Labeling

The National Restaurant Association said it opposes legislation reintroduced March 19 into the 113th Congress that would exempt grocery chains, convenience stores and other … Continue reading

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PTI Comments on Food and Drug Administration’s Product Tracing Pilot

The Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), designed to help the produce industry maximize the effectiveness of current trac back procedures, is currently developing a response … Continue reading

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United Fresh Voices Concern for Small Farm Exemptions

United Fresh members and staff are participating in the first public hearings organized by FDA to hear feedback on the draft Produce Rule and … Continue reading

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Sounding Board: The FDA’s watchful eye

The FDA now has teeth and if retailers are not careful, they might just get bit. It is that time of year when the … Continue reading

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PMA Comments on Proposed Food Safety Rules

Bryan Silbermann, president and CEO of Produce Marketing Association, today issued the following statement in response to the release of the U.S. Food and … Continue reading

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United Fresh Begins Review of Proposed Food Safety Rules for Produce

With the FDA’s release of its proposed Produce Safety rule and Preventive Controls for Human Food rule under the Food Safety and Modernization Act … Continue reading

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Taylor Farms Retail Initiates A Precautionary Recall

Taylor Farms Retail Inc. is initiating a voluntary, precautionary recall of 3,265 cases of various salad blends with the potential to be contaminated with … Continue reading

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U.S., China Agree to Continue Cooperation on Food Safety

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that it has renewed an agreement with the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection, and … Continue reading

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