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December 13, 2018

United States Announces Filing of Food Additive Petition

Food Additive News December 13, 2018

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On December 13, the U.S. FDA announced that it has received a food additive petition regarding the use of soy leghemoglobin.

The United States food additive regulations are included in the Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

December 13, 2018

U.S. EPA Amends 6-Benzyladenine MRLs

Global MRL News December 13, 2018

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On December 13, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of 6-benzyladenine in or on various commodities.

Objections and request for hearing must be received by February 11, 2019. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on December 14, 2018.

December 10, 2018

Sarah Gelpi Judges Culinary Competition at UpperCrust in Mumbai

Company News December 10, 2018

Sarah Gelpi Judges Culinary Competition at UpperCrust in Mumbai
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India is an emerging market for the U.S. cranberry industry, and BCI works with the Cranberry Marketing Committee to increase awareness and utilization of U.S. cranberries through a mix of promotional, educational, and trade relations activities.  As a part of these efforts, CMC leads a USDA-funded Global Broad-Based Initiative project in India in collaboration with California Walnuts, USA Pears, the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council, and Washington Apples to promote the use of these U.S. agricultural products as premium ingredients. 

At the UpperCrust Food and Wine show this weekend in Mumbai, BCI Marketing team-member Sarah Gelpi served as a judge for a culinary and mixology competition during which these products were featured in dishes and cocktails made by budding and professional chefs and mixologists.  Sarah said: “The creativity in using our U.S. agricultural products—including the fusion into Indian cuisine—was great to witness and to taste.  Activities like these reinforce the idea that U.S. ingredients like cranberries are versatile, and can complement Indian flavors well.  And while India does have a reputation for being difficult to penetrate, the market potential is evident.  With a growing middle-class, solid economic growth, and increasing demand for healthier foods, the market is ripe for development for products like U.S. cranberries.”   

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