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 Bakers Disappointed In Obstruction Of Modest Sugar Reforms To Protect Special Interests
by American Bakers Association
Posted: Friday, May 18, 2018 at 3:54PM EDT

“ABA is extremely disappointed that once again the House chose to put Big Sugar’s interests over jobs, growth, and American families,” said ABA President and CEO Robb MacKie. “Despite the disingenuous doomsday rhetoric of Chairman Conaway and others, Rep. Foxx’s (R-NC-05) and Rep. Davis’ (D-IL-07) amendment represents very modest reform to the archaic sugar program.”


 Alliance For Fair Sugar Policy Disappointed In Sugar Program Reform Outcome
by The Alliance for Fair Sugar Policy (AFSP)
Posted: Friday, May 18, 2018 at 3:54PM EDT

The Alliance for Fair Sugar Policy (AFSP) today released the following statement expressing disappointment that the House failed to modernize the 80-year-old U.S. sugar program:


 FDA Extends Compliance Date For Certain Uses Of Partially Hydrogenated Oils In Food; Denies Petition For Certain Uses Of PHOs
by FDA
Posted: Friday, May 18, 2018 at 3:54PM EDT

To allow for an orderly transition in the marketplace, the FDA is allowing more time for products produced prior to June 18, 2018 to work their way through distribution. The FDA is extending the compliance date for these foods to January 1, 2020. This action balances the health benefits of removing PHOs from the food supply with the need to provide an orderly transition in the marketplace.


 US Grain Handler Bartlett To Merge With Logistics Firm
by Tom Polansek, Reuters
Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 4:11PM EDT

U.S. crop handler Bartlett and Company, which exports American grain to Mexico, will merge with logistics provider Savage Companies, the firms said on Wednesday, in the latest round of consolidation to hit the struggling agriculture sector.


 What Is West Virginia’s Signature Dessert?
by Candace Nelson, WV Culinary Team
Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 4:11PM EDT

When the sweet tooth comes calling, how do West Virginians answer? What is West Virginia’s sweet treat equivalent of the pepperoni roll? Is there a dessert that is deeply ingrained in our culture?



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