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Feature Column
On Thursday, June 26, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a public meeting in Washington, D.C. to discuss the two proposed rule changes to the Nutrition Facts panels seen on most packaged foods in the U.S. These would be the first substantive changes made to the labels since 2003.
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Researchers at UC Davis have updated their analysis of the potential impact of the drought on agriculture and the California economy. The results were based on several water supply and land use models and economic impact forecasting models.
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A new study published in the June 2014 edition of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition focuses on the important contribution that processed foods can make to good nutrition. The authors of the study concluded that processed food contributes to both nutritional security and food security for households, and that food science professionals and the food industry should work together to improve the diets of consumers through increased education of options.
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Capitol News
The Assembly and Senate reconvene after their July summer recesses on August 4, 2014. During the summer break, groundwater management has been a hot button topic, and more than 70 stakeholders gathered in Sacramento for a series of meetings to hash out plans for groundwater management in California.
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Regulatory Insights
On June 20, 2014, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) released a draft document, Air Toxics Hot Spots Program Guidance Manual for the Preparation of Risk Assessments (Guidance Manual) for a 45-day public comment period, originally scheduled to end on August 4, 2014. CLFP joined with other members of the industrial and business community in asking CalEPA Secretary Matt Rodriquez to extend the comment period beyond the August 4 closing date for comments.
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Legislation was proposed by U.S. Senator Edward Markey (D-MA), and Representatives Lois Capps (D-CA) and Grace Meng (D-NY), that would ban the use of food and beverage containers containing Bisphenol-A (BPA) within 180 days of enactment of the legislation.
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Register today for the annual Food Safety Preventive Controls Forum hosted by the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) and the California League of Food Processors (CLFP), scheduled for October 6-9 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey in Monterey, Calif. The early bird registration discount ends September 16.
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New Members
Bethlehem Construction, Inc. has been building food processing, food packing, and food storage with concrete, sweat and steel since 1978. Bethlehem also operates two PCI certified precast plants (Wasco, CA and Cashmere, WA) that produce Double Ts, Insulated Thermomass panels, solid panels, beams, columns and other food construction components.
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2485 Natomas Park Dr., Suite 550
Sacramento, CA 95833
Phone: (916) 640-8150
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