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Industry wary of dioxin guidelines
The Wall Street Journal
Farmers and the food industry are asking the Obama administration to ease coming federal guidance that will advise consumers to minimize their intake of dioxins, chemicals that may be harmful at certain levels. Dioxins are a byproduct of paper, metal and cement production, but the primary source of exposure for people is food.

Editor's note: The American Frozen Food Institute is a member of the Food Industry Dioxin Working Group, which sent a letter to the White House in December regarding the proposed dioxin rules; that letter is referenced in this story.

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    New UN food chief sees volatility
    The Associated Press via Bloomberg Businessweek
    Jose Graziano da Silva, the new director-general of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, told reporters Tuesday he expects food prices to remain volatile in 2012 and more people to go hungry.

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    Study: New compound to control Listeria
    mBiosphere
    The authors of a new study in mBio screened 57,000 small molecules to find one compound that can stop Listeria in its tracks. This needle-in-the-haystack approach has turned up a compound that could lead to novel therapeutics for foodborne illness. More
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    Romney leaves Iowa with same problems he had in 2008
    The Washington Post
    There was a dark side to Mitt Romney's close finish in the Iowa caucuses. After first approaching Iowa with reservation and then scrambling hard in the final weeks to win, he leaves the state with roughly the same share of votes he snagged four years ago in the Republican presidential caucuses. More
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    8 lessons the Iowa caucuses taught
    The Washington Post
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's eight-vote victory over former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum in the 2012 Iowa caucuses is only a few hours old — and already is one of the legendary results in the history of presidential politics. More
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    Montana tests Supreme Court political spending ruling
    The Wall Street Journal
    The U.S. Supreme Court decision in 2010 striking down federal limits on corporate and union political spending doesn't apply to similar state laws, the Montana Supreme Court has found, renewing a legal debate over how sweeping the high court intended its ruling to be. More
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    Bachmann calls it quits after humbling Iowa finish
    The Hill
    Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., announced Wednesday she is dropping her candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination one day after finishing sixth in the Iowa caucuses. More
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    Top 12 legislative issues of 2012
    Targeted News Service via InsuranceNewsNet.com
    The National Conference of State Legislatures reports 46 states will hold legislative sessions in 2012, and for the first time in six years, lawmakers will not spend the first part of the session addressing new budget shortfalls. More
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    Mexico gives an inch in access to US beef
    meatingplace.com
    Mexico's recent removal of a couple of U.S. beef variety meats from its list of banned products signaled progress in efforts by the United States to fully open that market. More
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    FDA to assist agencies with outbreak preparation
    Food Safety News
    On Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced plans to supply guidance and "limited financial support" to 10 state and local health departments to complete one of its "FREE-B" outbreak preparation scenarios. More
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    AMS requests extension to specialty crop grants
    Office of the Federal Register
    The Agricultural Marketing Service is asking the Office of Management and Budget for an extension of and revision to the currently approved Specialty Crop Block Grant Program-Farm Bill. More
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    Agriculture issues sure to surface in 2012
    National Hog Farmer
    Congress and the Obama administration will face a number of issues important to U.S. agriculture in 2012, ranging from the new farm bill to food safety initiatives. More
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    Hong Kong keeps ban on some poultry imports after flu link found
    Bloomberg
    Poultry imports from the part of southern China where a man died from the H5N1 virus remain banned in Hong Kong after genetic tests linked the man's strain of the disease to the version found in wild birds in the city. More
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    PFS plans 3 cold storage warehouses in China
    Refrigerated Transporter
    Preferred Freezer Services opened its first temperature-controlled warehouse in Shanghai, China. The company's second facility is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2012 in Waigaoqiao, while a third facility is under construction in Tianjin. More
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    Survey: Consumers conscious of 'free from' foods
    Food Navigator-USA
    Health- and eco-conscious consumers are just as interested in the ingredients their foods do not contain as those that make it onto the ingredient list — but price remains a top priority, according to a new survey. More
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    ConAgra executive to head AMERIPEN
    Food Production Daily
    ConAgra Foods' Gail Tavill has been announced as president of the American Institute for Packaging and the Environment. More
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    National Beef acquisition complete
    MeatPoultry.com
    Leucadia National Corp. has completed its acquisition of a controlling interest in National Beef Packing Company LLC. More
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    Ingredient makers Savena, Sfinc to merge
    Food Ingredients First
    Savena Group and Sfinc Group, European providers of food ingredient mixes, have agreed to a merger. More
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    Better knowledge of natural sugars could lead to development of 'designer sweeteners'
    Food Navigator
    Better defining the relationship between chemical structure and digestibility of under-used natural sugars could help industry to produce a new generation of "designer sweeteners," according to researchers. More
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    UK frozen sector rides out food service dip
    The Grocer
    The U.K. food service market may be shrinking, but frozen food still is performing well in the market, according to data compiled by Horizons FS. More
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