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Lawsuits Filed Against FDA’s Approval of Controversial Animal Drugs

Two different lawsuits have been filed by groups that include the Center for Food Safety and the Humane Society of the United States against the U.S. FDA for approving several controversial drugs used in food production without fully examining how they affect people, animals, and the environment. The products targeted in the lawsuits are based on ractopamine, which is fed to farm animals to cause rapid weight gain.

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SPECIAL FEATURE: Recipe for Modernized Food Safety System - What’s the Missing Key Ingredient?

With the birth of the FSMA, the FDA has been armed with the necessary sanction to streamline the food safety system in the U.S. It has since issued seven proposed rules to farmers, manufacturers, and importers aimed at ensuring that our food is safe for consumption and that the issues of maintaining a global marketplace will be reduced, or at least well-managed.

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How Modernized is the U.S. Meat Inspection System?

The U.S. should require meat and poultry slaughter facilities to collect better information on the status of animals and flocks, and regularly monitor data on plant performance, says “Meat and Poultry Inspection 2.0,” a new report from Pew Charitable Trusts and the CSPI that compares U.S. meat and poultry inspection practices with those in five other countries that recently made changes to their meat and inspection programs.

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Ion Analysis in Food Safety

Food and beverage manufacturers need precise measurements to support manufacturing processes, for quality control and to comply with regulatory requirements. As the number of analyses increase, the time and cost savings of automated analysis becomes apparent. Titration and Ion Chromatography are fundamental techniques for food analysis. When sample preparation and analysis are supported by automation, the success of both techniques is greatly enhanced.

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Understanding, Monitoring and Meeting the Differing Global Maximum Residue Limits for Pesticides in Food and Feed Products

The purpose of this white paper is to provide an overview on current thinking within the food industry for how best to manage pesticide residue risk in food products and supply chains.

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From Saccharin to Stevia: Advances in Sweetener Analysis

Time: 8:00 am PDT / 11:00 am EDT / 15:00 GMT   Sweeteners, naturally derived or man-made, are compounds used to duplicate the taste of sugar, but typically contain a fraction of the calories. Many of these sweeteners, especially those derived from carbohydrates or containing carbohydrate subunits, lack a sufficiently active chromophore to be sensitively measured by HPLC with UV detection. Additionally, naturally derived sweeteners, such as stevia, contain many structurally similar compounds, which...

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International Production & Processing Expo (Atlanta, Ga.)

The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is a collaboration of three shows - International Poultry Expo, International Feed Expo, and International Meat Expo - representing the entire chain of protein production and processing.

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