Partnership for Food Safety Education Conducts First-Ever Analysis of Food
The Partnership is supported by the Food Marketing Institute, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, NSF International, the Produce Marketing Association, and Cargill among other leading industry associations, professional societies in food science …
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ZeroWater Introduces First Gravity-Fed Tumbler for People On the Go
ZeroWater is the only gravity-fed filtration system to match the TDS levels found in Purified Bottled Water. The breakthrough ZeroWater filter has received certifications by NSF International and the Water Quality Association for the removal of copper …
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FDA Orders New Warnings on OTC Acetaminophen Drugs
A new draft guidance document issued by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) calls for all over-the-counter (OTC) drugs containing acetaminophen to be labeled with a new statement warning consumers about the risk of the products causing serious …
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iGrow Hair Growth System Receives FDA Over-the-Counter Clearance for Women
BOCA RATON, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apira Science, Inc. today announced the FDA has granted the company over-the-counter (OTC) clearance for its iGrow® Hair Growth System to effectively promote hair growth in women with Fitzpatrick skin phototypes …
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Say 'no' to GMO labeling: Column
Today, millions of Americans will vote on everything from governors to drain commissioners. As they do, they'll think they're advancing their own interests and principles — and not the schemes and agendas of others. This is especially true in states …
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ISO 22000: The Times…They Are A-Changing*
The first change expands the certification scope to include animal feed. Animal feed manufacturing sites that desire FSSC 22000 certification will use the requirements of PAS 222 to define the prerequisite programs for their food safety management system.
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Allflex acquires SCR

Jan 30, 2015

Allflex acquires SCR
… to include electronic, radio-frequency and genomic solutions. Today, Allflex operates in 80 countries, using its connections with livestock communities and its large-scale manufacturing capabilities to consistently introduce new, improved …
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2014's top business stories
If Iowa matches the nation, that would mean a $ 2.5 billion reduction in farm income this year, based on USDA data. And it would wipe out all the gains seen in 2013, … Cellulosic ethanol production ramps up. Poet-DSM opened a new $ 275 million plant in …

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FDA to Lift Ban on Blood Donations by Gay Men
TUESDAY, Dec. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Gay and bisexual men who have abstained from sex for one year will be allowed to donate blood in the United States, under a new federal policy that would reverse a 31-year ban on donations from men who …
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FDA Warns Against Fetal 'Keepsake' Videos
The FDA also has concerns about over-the-counter sales and use of Doppler ultrasound heartbeat monitors, which are used to listen to the heartbeat of a fetus. These devices should only be used by, or under the supervision of, a health professional.
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Organic Standards – just how relevant are they?
At the Scancos conference, held at the end of 2014, cosmetics chemist Colin Sanders and Organic Monitor director Amarjit Sahota both presented on the topic of organic certification, so thought it would be good to get both …

Winetherapy Comes to the U.S.; Italian Wine-based Cosmetics For Women Who
Winetherapy (, a line of natural, premium handcrafted Italian cosmetics, is now available in the United States. Created on a family vineyard in Umbria, the Winetherapy line includes 19 beauty products online for skin, hair …
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Supa Herbal Greens Receives USDA Organic Certification
Bella Mari cosmetics is committed to offering the most natural makeup available. Bella Mari TM is free from synthetic preservatives, bismuth oxychloride, petro-chemicals, artificial fragrances and preservatives. Now you can enjoy a complete natural …
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Cosmeceutical Market to Grow Significantly Through 2019
What do you get when you cross a pharmaceutical with a cosmetic product? No, it's not a bad joke—cosmeceuticals have taken the natural products industry by storm and show no sign of fizzling out anytime soon. During the period of 2014 to 2019, the …
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Setting Up a Successful Headshot Session: Part 2
I would recommend if you decide NOT to use my makeup artist then go to MAC Cosmetics or another store and ask a makeup artist there what they recommend for photography (flash and natural light), and if you have any questions don't hesitate to contact …
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Going Green With 17 Organic Beauty Brands
But organic beauty is a trend that's growing throughout the world, and so I thought I would introduce you to some brilliant brands I've discovered from around the globe. All of these offer organic and/or natural ingredients – an absolute must for …
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Lancôme Names Lisa Eldridge Makeup Creative Director
She will also craft application-gesture techniques and tutorials designed to make women's lives easier and turn makeup into a source of liberation rather than a constraint — another vision that she shares with the brand. Whether natural or glamorous …
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Consumer Reports: All natural may be misleading
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How Do You Make Republicans Care About Animal Testing? Anthony Bellotti
Look, $ 12 billion tax dollars per year for animal experiments is simply the floor, not the ceiling of the government's animal experimentation budget. It's just what the NIH publicly admits to (and doesn't even include EPA, USDA, Pentagon and other …
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VIASPACE Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Elite Therapeutics – Chairman
1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — VIASPACE Inc. (OTC: VSPC) today announced that it has signed a nonbinding Letter of Intent (LOI) to acquire luxury cosmetics company, Elite Therapeutics ( VIASPACE and Elite Therapeutics have …. The …
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Drought talk around Thanksgiving table: Farmers versus urbanites
The microchips inside them require water to manufacture. Bill Patzert, one of the foremost weather scientists who works at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge, wants to see California appoint a secretary of water who would tell farmers …
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Business booming for Alaska berry growers
Two and a half years ago, Alaska Berries was licensed to make and manufacture wine. “The reception of our wine since we've opened up has been tremendous,” Olson said. “(Local customers) have sustained our farm for 10-12 years through the plant, fruit …
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