fda

Rockville, MD—The Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition released some data at the beginning of August about its new Reportable Food Registry system. Manufacturers are required to use this system to report problems in human and animal food (and feed) that may pose a public health risk. The data are intended to help the U.S. Food and Drug Administration locate and prevent food hazards from proceeding through the supply chain.

boston

Boston, MA—Natural Products Expo East returns to Boston next month, October 13–16, with a big name speaker. Big screen actress and vegan Alicia Silverstone will speak at the Friday morning keynote event on how poor food choices are negatively affecting disease rates and the environment.

food safety

Washington, D.C.—After much back and forth, a group of senators representing both sides of the aisle finalized revisions to the proposed Food Safety Modernization Act, which has already passed the House of Representatives. The hope is that the Senate will put this bill on its agenda later this year.

grocery briefs

News from industry food companies.

supplier briefs

News and notes from industry suppliers.

The aisles of Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center were crowded as 21,500 food industry professionals attended the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting and Food Expo in mid-July.

Once every two years, researchers from around the world convene at the Conference of the International Coenzyme Q10 Association to discuss the latest science on coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), including its mitochondrial, metabolic and neurological effects.

Bob's Red Mill

Bob Moore, founder and president of Bob’s Red Mill presented naturopathic medical students with $15,000 in scholarships, for expressing their take on a particular grain of their choosing on youTube. Students from seven accredited naturopathic programs in the united States and Canada were called to submit videos featuring the health benefits of grains on the popular site.

private labeling

Rockville, MD—According to the Private Label Food and Beverage in the U.S. report by market research publisher Packaged Facts, private-label food and beverage sales totaled $87 billion in 2009, to account for 17% of total food and beverage retail sales in the united States. Dollar sales rose 6% over the 2008 level of $82 billion, driven primarily by a 7% increase in the food market.