Welcome to The Checkout: an express lane for weekly news you need to know, always 10 items or less. Natural Products Expo West takes a toll on your inbox, making it easy to miss this week’s top industry news that occurred off the floor. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. The 14-year fight for animal welfare standards for the Organic industry has slowly evolved from a story of victory to heartbreak for many of the bill’s advocates. The U.S. Dept.
Last year, many Trader Joe’s locations had to institute purchase limits on its hottest new product. No, we’re not talking about “cookie butter.” Customers caught a different kind of craze: cauliflower rice. Yes, 2017 may have been the year of mashed and riced cauliflower and cauliflower pizza crusts, but for 2018 it seems the cruciferous vegetable hasn’t gone away, instead sprouting into other categories.
“Give us answers!” That’s been the cry of the food industry to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It started in 2010 when the agency announced its first major update to the Nutrition Facts label in 20 years. Now eight years later, after an administration turnover and repeated delays, it seems the agency has finally listened and provided more context, especially in regards to whether natural sweeteners like honey or maple syrup should be considered an added sugar.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".