In announcing the proposed merger to its members, FPMA noted that the aim is to provide the members of each association the strongest possible programs to meet the challenges and exploit the opportunities of the new millenium.
After years of trying to sort out who should regulate such culinary delights as the bagel dog, the Food and Drug Administration and the Agriculture Department may be coming to a resolution. On Dec. 15, the FDA and the Agriculture Department's Food Safety and Inspection Service , the nation's two federal agencies with primary responsibility for food safety, will hold a public meeting on jurisdictional issues that affect the regulation of foods containing meat and poultry.
After nearly a decade of grappling with the need for more-healthful offerings, food-industry executives at the Grocery Manufacturers Associations first Future of Food conference seem no closer to a solution.
A new soft drink made in Colombia may not be cola, but it's definitely coca. A Nasa Indian company in southern Colombia has created a golden, carbonated drink made from coca leaf extract, and they plan to market it as an alternative to Coca-Cola.