Regulations. Claims. I suppose the field must be kept as even as possible in this competitive business of ours. But keep your innovations coming, dears! Let those ideas run amok! And then, with grace, refine them to a digestible form, one new but somehow familiar.

That's simply a little poetry recitation -- a short piece delivered at my high school graduation by our valedictorian. What a glorious day!

But I will not bother you with that. We are here to immerse ourselves in research, and that is what we shall do. This week… articles concerning regulations and claims as the pertain to the development and formulation of food products.

Now that the rubber is hitting the proverbial road, I beg of you, go forth!

The guidelines are an important tool for public health experts and policymakers as they work in their specific country situations to address noncommunicable diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer and chronic respiratory diseases.

The American Beverage Association has adopted, and encourages all energy drink companies to adopt, a Guidance for the Responsible Labeling and Marketing of Energy Drinks.

The new EU food labelling legislation which will apply from December 2014 will include origin labelling of fresh meat from pigs, sheep, goats and poultry.

The ordinance defines energy drink as a bottled or canned beverage that contains more than 180mg of caffeine and containing taurine or guarana.

President Barack Obama signed into law historic food safety legislation—the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

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