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Guyana rice millers need better labels...

The Guyana National Bureau of Standards has told rice millers and middelmen to accurately label all packages of rice that are to be marketed due to repeated customer complaints about unlabelled and inaccurately weighed bags. "The packages should contain the brand name of the product, its net contents, a date and place of manufacture as well as an expiration date," the GNBS said.Source: Stabroek News
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Bend it like Mrs. Beckham?

British celebrity couple David and Victoria Beckham are expanding the soccer ace's pefume line by launching his and her fragrances.
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Microwave meats...

Ninety-two percent of homes in the United States have microwaves and meat processors are taking advantage of the fact, meeting the growing consumer demand for convenience.
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Water made "fun" for kids...

In an era where sugary drinks are under attack, Nestle' Waters North America introduces Aquapod in a fun bubble-shaped bottle.
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China brands not known worldwide...

A new survey of almost 3,000 business people from more than 40 countries attending a China Export Commodity Fair, said that while they may recognize the names of Chinese companies, they are unfamiliar with the brands they produce.
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The truth behind Wal-Mart's green makeover...

Despite the inflammatory title, this is actually a pretty favorable article on a rather left-leaning website.
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Also in China, cold chain begs improvement...

Serious problems exist in the processing, packaging and transportation of perishable goods in China.
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Virus as food additive...

The FDA approved the first ever bacteria killing virus to be sprayed on meats prior to packaging.
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Controversy over U.K. wine health warnings...

"Jacques Chirac, chief detractor of eating in Britain, would lead the laughter," says food critic Egon Ronay, regarding the move to put health warnings on wine labels.
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On a related note...

Lactose intolerance affects millions of Americans, and sales of no- and low-lactose dairy products are expected to surpass $500 million by the end of 2006.

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