Goldman downgrades beer stocks, while Heineken imports new beer brands to the US market. A California winegrower association submits a request to the FDA to exempt winegrapes from produce safety rules, and newly published research by the University of Exeter indicates alcohol may have positive effects on memory. These are the new stories we’re thinking about today at SevenFifty Daily.

July 25, 2017

Progress on winegrape exemption from FDA's produce safety rule

The Senate Committee on Appropriations approved a bill that includes a policy urging the FDA to distinguish between grape varietals so that growers of winegrapes may be eligible for exemption or exclusion from the Food Safety Modernization Act’s produce safety rule. The California Association of Winegrape Growers submitted a request to FDA to exempt winegrapes from the produce safety rule on the basis that they are rarely consumed raw.