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Stone-cold boxes: Frozen food is looking good
The Wall Street Journal
TV dinners don't have to taste like the cardboard they're packed in. A few companies are making frozen food that's actually cool. Here are four top picks.
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Schumer urges FDA action against filthy food suppliers
The Associated Press via The Wall Street Journal
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., is urging the Food and Drug Administration to implement a plan to address recent reports of rat-infested warehouses that supply food to restaurants.
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90 percent of Americans more likely to trust brands that back social causes
Mashable
If your brand doesn't support social causes, it's missing out on a huge audience.
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Both parties agree: Economic mobility will be defining theme of 2016
The Washington Post
Presidential hopefuls in both parties agree on at least one thing: Economic mobility, and the feeling of many Americans that they are being shut out from the nation's prosperity, will be a defining theme of the 2016 campaign.
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With Romney and Bush, GOP's 2016 field gets tricky and more interesting
The Washington Post
Two months ago, the 2016 presidential race was shaping up as a sort of "American Idol" for the next generation of Republican stars. Today, it looks a little like a reunion tour for a famous band from way back when.

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  • For Bush and Romney, history of ambition fuels possible 2016 collision (The Washington Post)

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    Veto battles set to begin
    The Hill
    This could be the year of the veto for President Barack Obama. The White House and congressional Republicans are already in a pitched battle, less than a week into the 114th Congress.
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    USDA proposes major changes to food program for first time in 4 decades
    Meatingplace
    The USDA is seeking input on a proposed rule released Friday on new nutrition standards for meals provided through USDA's Child and Adult Care Food Program — the first major update of the CACFP meal patterns since the program's inception in 1968, according to the agency.
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    Farmers divided over GMO labeling
    Idaho Statesman
    Some Idaho farmers would like the Legislature to pass a bill to forestall a statewide initiative that would require labeling of all genetically modified foods.
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    Why are the unions supporting a rise in the minimum wage?
    Forbes
    The standard economic analysis of unions states they they do exactly what they say on the tin" They work for the benefit of union members and that's it.
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    Recordkeeping move to affect food products made with beef
    Federal Register
    The Food and Drug Administration is announcing that a collection of information titled "Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for Human Food and Cosmetics Manufactured From, Processed With, or Otherwise Containing, Material From Cattle" has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget.
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    FDA issues draft environmental impact statement for food proposal
    Federal Register
    The Food and Drug Administration has made available for public review and comment the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed rule establishing standards for the growing, harvesting, packing and holding of produce for human consumption.
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    Pope calls for more market regulation
    Reuters
    Pope Francis has called for more regulation of financial markets and rejected suggestions that his criticisms of unbridled capitalism smack of Marxism.
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    German minister: Food issues will not block EU-US trade deal
    Reuters
    Disagreements about food safety and farming are not likely to stand in the way of a free trade agreement between the European Union and the United States, Germany's farm minister said Monday.
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    Lineage Logistics doubles presence in Pacific Northwest
    Lineage Logistics
    Lineage Logistics, a member of the AFFI Advantage Partner program, announced Friday that it has acquired Columbia Colstor, a third-party warehousing and logistics company headquartered in Moses Lake, Washington. The move doubles its presence in the Pacific Northwest.
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    Gulf States doubling capacity in Savannah
    Business in Savannah
    Gulf States Cold Storage, a private, Georgia-based firm that moved into the Savannah market just 18 months ago, will add 55,000 square feet to its local facility, doubling its cold-storage capacity for poultry and other proteins.
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    Yum's HQ will stay in Louisville, new CEO says
    The Courier-Journal
    In his first local media interview, Yum! Brands CEO Greg Creed said the planet's largest restaurant company will remain headquartered in Louisville.
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    Canadian vegetable grower plans greenhouse project in Ohio
    The Associated Press via The Washington Times
    A Canadian company that grows and sells produce will start construction later this year on a greenhouse near Toledo, Ohio, that eventually will cover 175 acres and create as many as 300 full-time jobs.
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    Starbucks to require more humane animal-welfare standards from suppliers
    Food Safety News
    The humane treatment of farm animals won a huge public show of support last month when Starbucks announced plans to require dairy, meat and egg products served in its coffee shops to come from suppliers that follow certain animal-welfare standards.
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    Apples, smoked salmon, veggie burgers recalled
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration
    Companies throughout the U.S. are working with FDA officials on product recalls:
  • Bidart Brothers of Bakersfield, California, continue to work with federal and state authorities to determine the source of Listeria monocytogenes that have contaminated apples and led to deaths and illnesses.
  • The Santa Barbara Smokehouse of Santa Barbara, California, is voluntarily recalling specific batches of cold smoked salmon after routine testing indicated the possibility of Listeria monocytogenes.
  • MorningStar Farms of Battle Creek, Michigan, is recalling certain shipments of spicy black bean burgers and chipotle black bean burgers because of undeclared peanuts.


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    New tech application keeps bacteria from sticking to surfaces
    Phys.Org
    Just as the invention of nonstick pans was a boon for chefs, a new type of nanoscale surface that bacteria can't stick to holds promise for applications in the food processing, medical and even shipping industries.
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    Traceability booms as consumers demand transparency
    Food Processing
    Increasing consumer demand for transparency has led to a growing number of food traceability certification schemes and analytical tools, according to Organic Monitor.
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    Researchers aim to improve 'may contain' allergen advice
    Food Navigator
    Better defined thresholds at which common allergens trigger reactions in a majority of allergic consumers could improve "may contain" labeling, according to researchers from the University of Manchester.
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    Sainsbury's recruits food bloggers for Love Your Freezer campaign
    Campaign
    Sainsbury's is featuring two food bloggers in ads promoting its frozen food offering as part of a campaign called "Love Your Freezer."
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