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How Companies Can Step Up on Safer Food

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By Boma Brown-West

Even if you haven’t heard of perchlorate, chances are that you probably have eaten it. Perchlorate is a chemical used in plastic packaging and food handling equipment for dry food like cereal, flour, and spices to reduce the buildup of static charges.

CVS Health Applauds FDA's Announcement to Restrict Flavored Tobacco Products

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WOONSOCKET, R.I., November 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), the nation's first and only national pharmacy chain to have eliminated the sale of tobacco products from its retail stores, has announced its support for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's plans to restrict access to flavored tobacco and e-cigarette products in the retail setting and impose stricter age-verification requirements for online sales. In addition to eliminating the sale of tobacco products in 2014, CVS Health has never sold e-cigarettes or vaping devices in any of its CVS Pharmacy locations.

The Next Quarter Century’s Organic Marketplace: Insights from Stonyfield Farm's Gary Hirshberg

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In 1977, during the heyday of the emerging “alternative energy” movement, I attended a solar greenhouse conference where I remember one of our little tribe’s pioneers opined about how much less exciting the solar “revolution” was going to be when it finally went mainstream. “I know what’s going to happen,” architect Steve Baer of Zomeworks pronounced – “solar collectors are going to be advertised in Sears newspaper inserts! I’m going to hate it but I’ll know we have arrived.”

Nestlé Announces Support for Lower Sodium Targets

World’s largest food and beverage company accelerates sodium reduction efforts as it calls on the U.S. FDA to issue new voluntary targets
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WASHINGTON, DC, May 5, 2016 /3BL Media/ – As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration considers issuing voluntary guidelines on sodium levels in packaged food, Nestlé S.A. has taken another significant step in the company’s journey to support public health priorities.  Today, Nestlé announced further sodium reduction efforts and reaffirmed its commitment to help people around the world reduce their dietary intake. Specifically:

A Focal Point Interview with Attorney Shawn Stevens

New FDA food safety rules could impact packaging manufacturers and converters
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Shawn K. Stevens, one of the few attorneys in the U.S. whose entire practice is in representing the food industry, will bring his expertise to the packaging conference Focal Point 2014 on October 14 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Register now and save $70.

 
Stevens will present "Where Food Packaging and FDA Regulation and Enforcement Collide: How to Package Your Risk on the New Food Safety Battleground."

Attorney to Address Food Packaging Regulations at Focal Point 2014

Regulatory concerns for packaging manufacturers, converters and end-users
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September 11, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Shawn K. Stevens, one of the few attorneys in the U.S. whose entire practice is in representing the food industry, will bring his expertise to the packaging conference Focal Point 2014 on October 14 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

Stevens will present “Where Food Packaging and FDA Regulation and Enforcement Collide: How to Package Your Risk on the New Food Safety Battleground."

FDA Proposes New Common Sense Rules on Medical Tech -Health Minute

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The Food and Drug Administration has proposed new rules on how health tech products should be regulated—or not. In a new report, the agency outlines three new categories, from high to low risk, based on potential risk to patient safety rather than on the tech platform used, as in previous practice.

ONE Campaign, USAID & the FDA Discuss Global Health and Development at the Crossroads

The Public Private Partnership Forum – Will you be there?
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WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Tom Hart, US Executive Director, ONE Campaign, Katie Taylor, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Global Health, USAID, and Leigh Verbois, Director, Office of International Programs, U.S.

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