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USDA plans to revise frozen vegetable grading system
Federal Register
USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service is proposing to revise eight standards for grades of frozen vegetables, bringing them in line with other grading standards that have been updated recently. The plan would simplify the grades to single letter grades (i.e. U.S. Grade A). Comments on the proposal are due by March 18. More
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Glorious food, wicked prices: Imminent hyperinflation
The Street
Those following agricultural markets and agricultural prices have seen two general trends emerging over the past decade: Rapidly rising (nominal) prices and steadily falling inventories. More
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Study links junk food with 40 percent spike in asthma, eczema
Food Poisoning Bulletin
A study published in Thorax, an international journal of respiratory medicine, has found a correlation between junk food or fast food consumption and an increase in asthma, eczema and rhinoconjuntivitis in children. More
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Debt debate: No easy path to avoid chaos
POLITICO
The White House and Congress are facing three critical deadlines — the country hits its debt limit as early as mid-February, $1.2 trillion in automatic spending cuts take effect March 2 and the government runs out of money to fund operations later that month. More
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Democratic field to replace Rockefeller could be crowded
The Washington Post
The Democratic race to succeed retiring West Virginia Sen. Jay Rockefeller, a Democrat, could be pretty crowded. While Republican Rep. Shelley Moore Capito is the early frontrunner on the GOP side, the state's Democratic bench doesn't have a clear standout. More
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Lawmakers see immigration reform — but unclear on path
POLITICO
Key lawmakers see opportunity this session to address immigration reform but remain stymied on a central issue: whether to tackle it in chunks or in one complete package. More
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Healthful school lunches: Are they all they're cracked up to be?
Today's Dietitian
Dietitians speak out about the new federal school meals program that many students say is leaving their stomachs growling by the end of the school day. More
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Vilsack to continue as USDA head
USAgNet
Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack will keep his job as head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The White House confirmed Monday that President Barack Obama has decided to keep his agriculture secretary as he begins his second term. More
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Iowa lawmaker pushing for better food labeling
KLJB-TV
As Iowa's 2013 legislative session begins this week, state Sen. Joe Seng, a Democrat, will be pushing for changes to the way food is labeled. The Iowa Senate will discuss whether there should be more labeling to make the distinction between produce that is grown from genetically modified seeds and produce that is grown from conventional seeds. More
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Activists call for no GMO foods at Obama inauguration
The Examiner
A group of safe-food advocates working through the Occupy Monsanto and Food Democracy organizations announced Monday their plans to demonstrate at President Barack Obama's inauguration, calling on him to follow through with his 2007 campaign promise to label foods with genetically engineered ingredients. More
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EPA to consider pesticide residue limits on food commodities
Office of the Federal Register
The Environmental Protection Agency will be considering several petitions that ask for limits to be set regarding pesticide residue in or on various food commodities. Before making a determination, EPA is accepting comments for 30 days following the proposal's publication in the Federal Register, which is slated for Wednesday, Jan. 16. More
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Port negotiations set to resume today
Truckinginfo
Negotiations are set to resume today regarding the potential East/Gulf Coast port strike planned for Feb. 6 between the United States Maritime Alliance and the International Longshoremen's Association. More
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Report: Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program lagging
Office of the Federal Register
A report in Wednesday's Federal Register will show several state agencies are experiencing a decline in the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program, with fewer seniors taking advantage of the program and fewer farmers' markets participating overall. More
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US worries about Canadian meat in flagged memo
CBC via The Huffington Post
An internal memo circulated within Canada's Foreign Affairs staff expressed concern that U.S. "confidence in the Canadian food safety system" could be undermined in the wake of last fall's XL Foods beef recall. More
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Women with a berry-snacking habit may have healthier hearts
NPR
When it comes to supernutritious foods, the blueberry has long had a health halo floating over it. Now, a new study published in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation suggests eating three servings per week of blueberries and strawberries helps cut the risk of heart attacks among some women. More
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In ads, Coke confronts soda's link to obesity
The New York Times
The Coca-Cola Company began a new television ad campaign Monday aimed at getting on the healthy side of the national debate over obesity — a novel step for a company built on sugary soft drinks. More
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Kosher gains ground as global QC measure
Food Navigator
Having foods and ingredients approved by Jewish rabbis may not seem a matter that would be of great importance to non-Jewish food and supplement manufacturers — but it is. Kosher certification, along with other measures like halal, is winning increasing favor. More
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Why restaurants have held back on hiking menu prices
Time
During the past year, consumers have heard plenty about rising food prices. Grocery prices were rising well before the summer of 2012 drought, and conditions are in place to push prices for meat and dairy up by another 4 percent or 5 percent in the year ahead. But by at least one account, restaurant menu price hikes haven't taken place to the extent one might expect lately. More
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Birds Eye goes green with new recycling partnership
Food Magazine
Frozen food brand Birds Eye has teamed up with a waste reduction business, RED Group, in an Australian- first nationwide recycling scheme. More
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Sysco acquires four food service companies
Refrigerated Transporter
Sysco Corp. has purchased Appert's Foodservice, a full-service broadline distributor based in St Cloud, Minn.; Buchy Food Service, a full-service broadline distributor based in Greenville, Ohio; Central Seafood Company, a seafood supplier based in Orlando, Fla.; and Distagro, the foodservice division for Montreal, Quebec-based grocery retailer Metro Richelieu Inc. More
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Wal-Mart names president, CEO for Latin America
Progressive Grocer
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has appointed Enrique Ostalé to oversee the mega-retailer's operations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua. More
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Shredded lettuce identified as source of E.coli outbreak
Food Quality News
Canadian officials have identified shredded lettuce as the likely source of an E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least 26 people. More
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Tracking food bugs with forensics
Youris.com via PhysOrg
Detective-style high-tech methods are being used in meat factories to trace harmful microbial contaminants. More
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Study: Paperboard chemical migration needs to be regulated
Food Production Daily
Regulation is needed on functional barriers to tackle the problem of migration of known and unknown food contact material components from recycled paperboard, according to scientists. More
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The importance of storytelling in the meat-free market
Food Navigator
It's not enough to have a great-tasting product — manufacturers of meat alternatives must tell a positive production story, according to the maker of an award-winning product taking the Dutch meat-free market by storm. More
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