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By Elaine S. Povich / www.routefifty.com

Forty-three states have their own food date label requirements, but they vary widely.

This story was originally published by Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts.

Rummaging through your refrigerator, you come across a jar of mayonnaise labeled “BEST IF USED BY 06/10/19.” If it’s mid-July, are you risking illness by slathering it on your sandwich and eating it?… Read the rest

 


Stateline Article March 27, 2019

By: Sophie Quinton / www.pewtrusts.org

Driving around his potato and barley farm in his silver Ford F-150 crammed with yellowing notebooks, Thad Elliott looks out on fields that have been in his family for over a century.

He didn’t want to be a farmer as a kid growing up here in the San Luis Valley, but after decades of planting and harvesting — first as his father’s partner, and then as the farm’s owner — he’s learned to appreciate the family business.… Read the rest

 

Are you sustainable, traceable, and transparent?

by Jonathan H. Harsch, www.agri-pulse.com

Food industry stakeholders, from farmers, feedlots, and major food companies, to supermarkets and the corner grocery, are re-engineering the supply chain in response to increasingly insistent and ever-changing consumer demand and new technologies.

In one example of major food and ag companies going where the growth is, meat-industry leaders Cargill and Tyson Foods have already shifted operations and new investments toward plant-based meat substitutes and cell-cultured products, produced in labs rather than in feedlots.… Read the rest