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Record attendance expected for this week’s USSEC/Midwest Shippers Association international conference in Indianapolis; But you can still arrange to attend! (08/28/2016)

Our big international event is upon us. REcord attendance is expected for this week’s 2016 Midwest Shippers Association/U.S. Soybean Export Council international conference in Indianapolis. But you can still join us!

Twists on traditional crops expand to meet demands -- MSA featured in Iowa Farmer Today look at specialty grains (08/28/2016)

With major grain commodities still working through a multiyear market downturn, more crop producers across the Midwest are targeting smaller, specialty grain markets to fetch a premium price by meeting specific consumer demands. Iowa Farmer Today reported on specialty grains demand earlier this month.

FDA extends certain FSMA compliance dates; issues draft guidance (08/28/2016)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is moving forward with implementing the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, with the first major compliance dates beginning next month for large food facilities. While the major provisions of the FSMA rules are being implemented as planned, the FDA issued a final rule that extends and clarifies the compliance dates for certain provisions in four of the seven foundational rules. These changes are part of the FDA’s continuing efforts to make the rules as practical as possible while still protecting public health. The final rule addresses technical issues and better aligns compliance dates across the four rules.

China’s Zika rules for U.S. exports easier than first disclosed - JOC (08/28/2016)

Containers shipped from the U.S. to China that are subject to that country’s regulations designed to prevent the spread of Zika virus won’t have to be fumigated but can instead be “disinsected”. a less demanding procedure, and government certification of the process is not required as once believed, the Journal of Commerce reported August 18.

General Mills targeted in latest “100% Natural” lawsuit over glyphosate (08/28/2016)

General Mills is the latest major consumer packaged goods company to be targeted in a class action lawsuit alleging it misrepresented selected Natures Valley bars and snacks as “100% natural” because they contain trace levels of pesticide residue (glyphosate), Food Navigator reports.

COFCO to acquire remaining shares in Nidera (08/28/2016)

BEIJING, CHINA — COFCO Corporation’s subsidiary, COFCO International Ltd., announced on Aug. 23 that it will acquire the remaining minority stake in Nidera Capital B.V., which is currently held by Cygne B.V., bringing COFCO International’s ownership of Nidera to 100%, World Grain reported last week. The closing of the transaction, which is subject to regulatory approvals, is expected to take place in the fourth quarter of 2016.

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