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More than 50 companies already have put the Facts Up Front label icon on the front their products to show consumers key nutrition information on the front of the product, and this summer and fall the Grocery Manufacturers Association and the Food Marketing Institute are making a big push to raise awareness.
It’s one thing to have a corporate food safety program but entirely another to make sure the executive suite is aware of its importance and the rest of the company buys into a food safety culture, experts said at the 2014 Food Safety Summit.
Food safety programs must be well-funded, integrated in all systems and departments, and receive support starting at the CEO level.[…] Continue Reading »
Hal Hamilton founded and now is co-director of the Sustainable Food Lab in Hartland, Vt., which helps companies adopt sustainability practices, gathers data on sustainability efforts and shares that information to promote the sustainability movement. He talks with SmartBlogs about how the lab works and the future of sustainable agriculture.
How did the Sustainable Food Lab get started and what are the priorities?[…] Continue Reading »
School nutrition experts have long touted the benefits of student breakfast programs, but some have found that breakfast-in-the-classroom models can be a tough sell to principals and other district officials.
Such programs now are generating some data, supporting the position that breakfast-in-the-classroom models may produce academic benefits and have a positive affect on district’s bottom lines, even bailing out less-financially lucrative student-meal programs.[…] Continue Reading »