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USA: Health advice on fish consumption could do more harm than good

20 Oct 2005

A study that examined the benefits and risks of eating fish found that current advice may be undermining consumer confidence, preventing people gaining the undisputed nutritional benefits of regular fish consumption.

USA: NFPA names new president and CEO

6 Dec 2004

Cal Dooley, a Member of Congress from California for the past 14 years, has been named the new president and CEO of the National Food Processors Association (NFPA), effective early 2005.

USA: NFPA to change name to Food Products Association

1 Dec 2004

The US National Food Processors Association (NFPA), which represents the country’s food and beverage industry, has announced that it plans to change its name to the Food Products Association (FPA) during the first half of 2005.

USA: NFPA chief executive to retire in early 2005

25 Aug 2004

The US National Food Processors Association (NFPA) has announced that John R. Cady, president and CEO, is to retire from the NFPA in early 2005.

USA: NFPA appoints executive vice president of government affairs

17 Aug 2004

The US National Food Processors Association (NFPA) has announced the appointment of Thomas Hunt Shipman as executive vice president of government affairs and communications.

US bioterror rules: Fair precaution or unfair trade barrier?

4 Aug 2004

The US is tightening up rules to thwart bioterrorists. From this August all companies exporting food to the United States will have to give prior notice of shipments. All the facilities from which the food comes have to be registered. After 9/11 the American public wants protection, but some fear trade flows will be disrupted. Chris Lyddon reports.

USA: NFPA opposes nutrition label footnote for trans fat

18 Jun 2004

In comments to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Food Processors Association (NFPA) has opposed both the creation of a nutrition label footnote and the establishment of a percentage daily value for trans fat.

USA: NFPA seeks FDA support for label statements on health benefits of fish

9 Jun 2004

The National Food Processors Association (NFPA) and the National Fisheries Institute (NFI) have said that they have sought the Food and Drug Administration’s acknowledgement of and support for dietary guidance label statements on the health benefits associated with eating fish.

EU: EU GM labelling rules come into force

19 Apr 2004

New EU rules on the labelling and traceability of genetically modified foods came into force at the weekend. Under the new regulations, all food and feed containing more than 0.9% genetically modified material will have to be labelled as such.

USA: House passes bill to ban obesity lawsuits

11 Mar 2004

The US House of Representatives has voted to approve a bill that seeks to block lawsuits that try to hold the food industry responsible for obesity.

USA: Senate passes food allergen labelling act

10 Mar 2004

The US senate has passed new food labelling legislation aimed at protecting consumers who have food allergies.

USA: NFPA calls for clear, flexible framework for health claims on labels

26 Feb 2004

The US National Food Processors Association (NFPA) has urged the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to provide flexibility for making qualified health claims or dietary guidance statements on food labels.

USA: USDA announces plan to update biotechnology regulations

23 Jan 2004

US Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman has announced the US Department of Agriculture's intention to update and strengthen its biotechnology regulations for the importation, interstate movement and environmental release of certain genetically engineered (GE) organisms.

USA: NFPA opposes nutrition label footnote on trans fat

9 Oct 2003

In comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be filed on 9 October, the US National Food Processors Association (NFPA) has voiced its opposition to the creation of a nutrition label footnote on trans fat.

US food industry winning favour in government decisions

1 Sep 2003

The food industry offered generous financial backing to George Bush’s presidential election campaign and has continued to support Republicans in Congress. Has this generosity eased the path of regulatory decisions in their favour, possibly at the expense of public health? James C. Webster, former assistant secretary for governmental and public affairs at the USDA, investigates.

USA: FDA announces trans fat labelling rule

10 Jul 2003

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a final rule for including mandatory information about trans fat content in nutrition information labels on food packaging.

US caught up in food labelling debates

24 Mar 2003

Long-standing tenets of US food labelling philosophy, established in law and upheld by federal regulators for generations, are under siege on a multitude of fronts. A pending requirement to label several foods according to country of origin and proposals to mandate labelling of biotechnology-derived foods are just two issues commanding headlines in US media, reports James C. Webster.

US producers’ softly-softly approach to growing organic market

25 Nov 2002

The US organics sector may still be dominated by small food producers, but the multinationals are dipping their toes in the water. Wary of launching organic products on the US market, US food manufacturers are increasingly using organic-friendly Europe as a test bed, or buying up existing organic brands, reports Philip Fine.

USA: Contamination incidents fuel GM debate

15 Nov 2002

US biotech company ProdiGene is facing federal investigations into two incidents in which the company accidentally contaminated crops in Nebraska and Iowa. ProdiGene has been criticised for its failure to keep separate its plant-produced pharmaceuticals from crops destined for the US food supply.

THAILAND: Managing Director Announced for NFPA-Asia

24 Sep 2002

The National Food Processors Association (NFPA) has named Charun Pornkuntham managing director of its first regional office in Bangkok, Thailand. “NFPA-Asia” will provide service and assistance to food companies conducting business in the Southeast Asia market. Until recently, Pornkuntham served with the Thai Department of Agriculture, where he headed the Department’s Center of Export Inspection and Certification for Agricultural Products (CEICAP). He has served as an FAO expert consultant, as a HACCP trainer, and as a participant in the FAO/WHO Global Forum on Food Safety Regulators. He holds a B.Sc. in Chemistry from Kasetsart University, an M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Georgia and a law degree from Thammasat University.

USA: Campbell Soup names Kelly Johnston as VP, government affairs

7 Aug 2002

Camden, NJ-based food giant Campbell Soup Company has named Kelly Johnston as VP, government affairs, effective 3 September 2002. Johnston most recently served as executive VP, government affairs and communications at the National Food Processors' Association (NFPA). At Campbell, he will coordinate federal, state, and local government relations in the US, oversee activities with the company's trade associations, and coordinate similar activities for Campbell businesses throughout the world. He will report to Ellen Kaden, senior VP, law and government affairs.

USA/THAILAND: NFPA launches regional office in Southeast Asia

10 Jul 2002

The US-based National Food Processors Association (NFPA) has launched its first regional office in Bangkok, Thailand.  NFPA-Asia will provide service and assistance to food companies conducting business in the Southeast Asia market. “Southeast Asia represents a key region for current and future food processing and trade, as well as for developing strategic alliances,” said John Cady, NFPA’s president and CEO.  “Such alliances will provide strong benefits to NFPA members.” 

USA: Charles Miller named security consultant for NFPA

9 Jul 2002

The National Food Processors Association (NFPA) has named Charles I. Miller as the Association’s consultant on security and food security issues, effective immediately.  Miller will work directly with Dr. Rhona Applebaum, executive VP, scientific and regulatory affairs, and with NFPA’s Security Committee on a variety of security-related projects.

USA: Acrylamide findings should not prompt dietary changes, says NFPA

26 Jun 2002

Dr. Rhona Applebaum, executive VP, scientific and regulatory affairs for the National Food Processors Association (NFPA), has said that consumers should not make dietary changes in light of recent research that acrylamide (a potentially cancer-causing chemical) can be found in certain foods.

USA: Final food provisions in Bioterrorism Bill are "vastly improved", says NFPA

23 May 2002

The final version of food security provisions in new bioterrorism legislation “represent a vast improvement over earlier versions,” according to John R. Cady, president and CEO of the National Food Processors Association (NFPA).  The US House of Representatives passed the final bill yesterday [Wednesday], and approval by the Senate is expected shortly.

USA: PepsiCo chairman calls for "new level of cooperation" between industry and government

20 Mar 2002

Steven Reinemund, chairman and CEO of PepsiCo has called for “a new level of cooperation” between the food industry and government to enhance the safety of the US food supply. “If there is a silver lining to the terrible attacks on our country, it is a heightened spirit of cooperation and partnership among those who work to keep our nation’s food safe and secure,” Reinemund stated. “We need to continue this strong, collaborative process in order to ensure the very safest food supply possible.”

USA: Crawford appointed FDA deputy commissioner, welcomed by NFPA

26 Feb 2002

Dr. Lester Crawford has been appointed deputy commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration by US president George W Bush, in a move that has been welcomed by food industry groups. National Food Processors Association (NFPA) president and CEO John R. Cady commented: "The NFPA applauds President Bush and Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson on the appointment of Dr. Lester Crawford as Deputy Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.

USA: NFPA says FDA food security guidance strengthens barriers to food security threats

9 Jan 2002

(Washington, D.C.) – The Food Security Preventive Measures Guidance developed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration offers a useful framework for food companies both large and small in making security assessments of their own operations, according to Rhona Applebaum, Ph.D., NFPA executive vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs.

USA: Surgeon General's report puts America "on track" to fight obesity, says NFPA

14 Dec 2001

(Washington, D.C.) - "The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity" puts America on the right track to combat the extremely complex challenge of overweight, obesity and lack of physical activity in this country, the National Food Processors Association said in response to the report's release.

USA: Food manufacturers attack House Bill on bio-terrorism

7 Dec 2001

US food manufacturers have attacked the government’s choice of approach in its fight against the potential threat of bio-terrorism, fearing that strict tightening of industry regulations will leave them at the mercy of intensive new inspection procedures and potentially damaging Food and Drug Administration

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