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In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Frozen Express will not be published Monday, Jan. 16. Regular publication will resume Tuesday.



Coke, Pepsi try to ease orange juice fears
The Wall Street Journal
Coca-Cola Co. said Thursday it has been contacted by a "relatively small number" of consumers with questions about an unapproved fungicide the company reported finding in orange juice sold by it and competitors in the U.S.

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    FAO: World food prices on down trend after December fall
    Reuters
    World food prices likely will extend recent falls in the coming months as recession fears sap demand and supplies remain strong, but they can rebound on adverse crop weather and rising demand, the United Nations' FAO food agency said Thursday. More
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    Opinion: Fatter cows, sicker people
    Los Angeles Times
    The FDA has restricted the use of a minor antibiotic used by the meat industry. It's a small step to counter the widespread overuse of antibiotics on healthy animals, which helps create antibiotic-resistant bacteria that harms humans. More
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    Obama seeks more power to streamline government
    The Washington Post
    President Barack Obama asked Congress Friday for the power to consolidate parts of the federal government, proposing a first step of merging several trade- and commerce-related agencies under a plan the White House said could eliminate more than 1,000 jobs and save $3 billion during the next 10 years. More
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    Obama unlikely to break billion-dollar fundraising mark
    The Washington Post
    President Barack Obama appears increasingly unlikely to break the billion-dollar fundraising mark for his 2012 re-election campaign — although he almost certainly will have a financial advantage over his eventual Republican opponent in November.

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    Romney pushes back on Bain criticism
    The Washington Post
    In a new ad airing in South Carolina, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is pushing back on criticisms of his career at a venture capital firm. More
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    Democrats top GOP in donations in 2011
    The Wall Street Journal
    President Barack Obama's re-election campaign, combined with the Democratic National Committee, brought in $244 million in 2011, giving the president a big head start over the eventual Republican presidential nominee. More
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    US trade deficit wider than forecast
    Bloomberg via The Washington Post
    The U.S. trade deficit widened more than forecast in November as American exports declined and companies stepped up imports of crude oil and automobiles. More
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    Bill would remove downer animals from food supply
    Pork Network
    U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman, D-N.Y., has reintroduced the Downed Animal and Food Safety Protection Act to permanently prohibit all downed livestock from entering the nation's food chain. More
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    Cantaloupe-specific guidance to be developed
    Produce News
    By the end of January, the produce industry's major trade associations have agreed to develop a framework by which new cantaloupe-specific food safety guidance will be developed and disseminated.

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    Lawyer: Brands have nothing to gain, everything to lose from Internet domain expansion plan
    Food Navigator-USA
    Food manufacturers have nothing to gain and everything to lose from moves to expand the number of top-level domain names allowed on the Internet, according to one legal expert. More
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    Nestle looks to Ohio as site of new research facility
    Sun News
    Nestle officials invited the Solon, Ohio, City Council to corporate headquarters for a special meeting Jan. 9 to unveil plans for a new research and development center likely to be based in Solon. More
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    Study: Antibiotic resistances from animals to humans lower than reported
    meatingplace
    British researchers are calling policies to restrict antibiotic use in animals "simplistic," citing a study in which they found few correlations between antibiotic use in animals and antibiotic resistance in humans. More
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    Food safety network names new leader of regulatory affairs
    The Packer
    Texas-based Food Safety Net Services, a national network of food safety laboratories, named Patricia Wester its vice president of regulatory affairs. More
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    Product packaging: Time for consumer research
    Packaging Europe
    Packaging is the poor relation when it comes to consumer research. A packaging and design expert from MMR Research Worldwide asserts it's time to apply the insights of psychology and sensory science to attain a more sophisticated understanding of the consumer. More
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    Study: Microwaving zaps Salmonella on fresh vegetables
    Food Quality News
    Exposing fresh vegetables to short bursts of microwave energy can reduce the presence of Salmonella Typhimurium significantly, according to new research. More
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    Canadian grocers looking to sell local through smart labels
    The Leduc Rep
    After some initial success in a trial late last year, a pilot project to get Canada's local goods into the hands of consumers is expanding to include stores in Leduc, Devon and Camrose. More
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    British frozen food player looks to expand
    TheBusinessDesk
    U.K. cold storage, distribution and frozen food wholesaler Harry Yearsley is looking for further acquisitions to boost its market presence after seeing profits hit by tough trading conditions. More
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    Morrisons launches M Kitchen frozen food convenience range
    Talking Retail
    Morrisons is launching its first M Kitchen frozen convenience range, which is part of the wider M Kitchen debut that will see more than 300 "restaurant-quality" recipes available in stores. More
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