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Protecting food still a concern for processors
Capital Press
Food safety rules recently proposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration did not include provisions for preventing intentional contamination that manufacturers had been expecting. Regulations dealing with the threat of intentional contamination have been "pulled out" from the recent proposal and will likely be subject to separate rule-making in 2014, said Lance Reeve, food defense director for the AIB International research firm. More
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Apples are covered, kale is not: A look at the produce safety rule
Food Safety News
Most stakeholders agree the proposal for national safety standards in the produce industry is a huge step toward building a more preventive food safety system. So what exactly is covered — and what's not?

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    Wendy's CEO: Rising food costs are manageable
    CNBC
    Rising food prices look manageable this year and Wendy's doesn't expect have to raise menu prices much, CEO Emil Brolick told CNBC's "Closing Bell" Wednesday. More
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    What the next two months will tell us about Congress
    The Washington Post
    President Barack Obama's decision to press forward with a comprehensive set of legislative proposals aimed at curbing gun violence adds a volatile element to what is already shaping up to be a decidedly unstable next few months in Congress.

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    Democrats have hard road to taking House in 2014
    POLITICO
    Democrats are promising an all-out blitz to win the House in 2014. There's just one lingering question: Which Republicans can really be unseated? More
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    Why Republicans have no incentive to compromise
    The Washington Post
    According to a new national Pew survey, 50 percent of Americans would prefer to have their elected officials "make compromises with people they disagree with" rather than "stick to their positions" (44 percent). More
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    Proposed legislation would make reduced school lunches free
    KEYC-TV
    Getting enough nutrition is critical for students when it comes to making it through the day. Under a new proposal at the Minnesota state legislature, reduced lunches would be eliminated and instead be provided at no cost. More
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    DOT commences CSA audit
    Truckinginfo
    Following up on a request from Congress, the Department of Transportation's Inspector General has begun work on an audit of the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program. The agency is going to look into the quality of CSA data used to evaluate carrier performance, said Assistant Inspector General Joseph Comé this week in a memo to Anne Ferro, chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. More
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    Critics attack Coke's anti-obesity ad
    USA Today
    A new Coca-Cola ad, which encourages people to come together to fight obesity, is drawing fire from consumer advocates and obesity experts. More
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    Expert: New food labels create safer food supply chain
    Food Logistics
    The U.K.'s Insignia Technologies will be launching their color-changing labels this spring, with the purpose of decreasing food waste and boosting food safety. More
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    Decline in US beef production forecast
    Global Meat News
    Analysts have warned that U.S. beef production is likely to decline further over the next couple of years, pushing prices up to "all-time highs." More
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    Mexican food market continues expansion in UK
    Caterer
    The popularity of Mexican food in the U.K. dining industry has been on the increase for some time, with brands such as Chipotle, Wahaca and Chilango revolutionizing the fast-food sector. More
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    USDA turns beets into disposable food packaging
    Packaging Digest
    U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists and university cooperators have developed a biodegradable plastic that could be used in disposable food containers. The thermoplastic becomes soft when heated. More
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    Improving supply chain, quality of prepared frozen meals
    Trends in Food Science & Technology
    Researchers examining the frozen prepared meal segment in Europe have proposed to distribute frozen meal components for foodservice in the chill chain.This new distribution principle results in a stable sub-zero product temperature. More
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