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Consumer groups warn of loopholes in food safety rules
The Hill
Consumer advocates are finding fault with the food safety overhaul proposed by the Obama administration, arguing it does not go far enough to prevent contamination. While generally supportive of the proposals, food safety advocates fear they create too many loopholes as written. They're also concerned Congress might not provide the funding needed to ensure strong enforcement. More
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FDA adds FAQs concerning food facility registration
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
As the Jan. 31 food facility registration deadline approaches, FDA officials have added two questions to its Food Safety Modernization Act FAQ section. Both new questions help clarify the correct process for food facility registration under the new rules.

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    Bloomberg's super-size soda ban hearing set for Wednesday
    Food Navigator-USA
    Oral arguments in a lawsuit brought against New York City's health board over Mayor Michael Bloomberg's super-size soda ban will be heard at 10 a.m. Wednesday, the American Beverage Association has confirmed.

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    Barack Obama's post-crisis presidency
    The Washington Post
    A sense of crisis haunted and constrained the first-term Obama administration more profoundly than simply by demanding several weeks of debate and negotiation over stimulus, even accounting for the attendant political scars that resulted. More
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    House Republicans plan to hold debt limit but suspend it until May
    The Washington Post
    Forget about raising the federal debt limit. House Republicans are proposing to ignore it altogether — at least until May 18. The House plans to vote Wednesday on a measure that would leave the $16.4 trillion borrowing limit intact but suspend it from the time the bill passes until mid-May. More
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    Budget tax increases would put Democrats in tough spot in 2014
    The Hill
    Congressional Republicans will try to use a Senate Democratic budget that would raise tax revenues as a weapon against vulnerable incumbents seeking re-election in 2014. More
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    Some lobbyists resist straight skinny on calories
    POLITICO
    An old-fashioned political food fight among chain restaurants and grocery stores is why much of the country has yet to see how fattening their favorite restaurants' food is — and why they're not likely to see it anytime soon. More
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    FSIS sets new process for ongoing equivalence verifications
    USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
    In an advance copy of a document being submitted to the Office of the Federal Register, USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service is describing the new methodology to conduct ongoing equivalence verifications of the regulatory systems of countries that export meat, poultry or processed egg products to the U.S. More
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    CARB issues first fine under 2004 TRU rules
    Truckinginfo
    The San Bernardino County, Calif., Superior Court has fined Foster Enterprises, an Ontario-based refrigerated transportation and cold storage business, $300,000 after a California Air Resources Board investigation revealed the company failed to upgrade older diesel engines in its refrigerated trailer fleet as required to meet current emissions standards. More
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    New Mexico eyes amendment for labeling GMO ingredients
    The New Mexican via Cibola Beacon
    Food that contains genetically modified ingredients would have to be labeled as such under a proposed amendment to a New Mexico state law. Sen. Peter Wirth, D-Santa Fe, introduced an amendment to the New Mexico Food Act to address what he calls a "common-sense consumer information" issue. More
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    Japan may relax US beef import rules in February
    Reuters
    Japan could, from next month, allow U.S. beef imports from cattle up to 30 months old, easing a restriction in place since 2005 on what was once the biggest market for U.S. exports. The move, which Tokyo has been mulling since 2011 under pressure from Washington as concern over mad cow disease ebbed, would allow U.S. exporters like Cargill Inc. and JBS USA Holdings Inc. to regain lost market share in the world's No. 2 beef importer. More
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    US, Canada agree on animal disease zoning
    USAgNet
    Canada and the United States are to recognize each other's zoning measures during highly contagious foreign animal disease outbreaks. "Cross-border trade in live animals, meat and other animal products and by-products contributes billions of dollars each year to Canada's economy," said Canada's Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz. "This arrangement will keep U.S. market opportunities open for Canadian producers should a foreign animal disease outbreak occur, all while protecting human and animal health." More
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    PBH salutes 15 retailer role models, champs
    Progressive Grocer
    Produce for Better Health Foundation has named 15 supermarket retailers as Fruits & Veggies – More Matters role models and champions for 2012 in recognition of their support for the national public health campaign and for PBH. Six retailers achieved role model status (the top level of recognition) and nine achieved champion status. More
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    Financial speculation raising global food prices?
    New Europe
    The London-based World Development Movement said Monday there is statistical evidence that financial speculation causes price volatility. WDM criticized the move by Deutsche Bank to abandon a March 2012 moratorium on trading new food commodity products. Moreover, the NGO announced that Goldman Sachs made up a profit of more than $400 million from speculating on food, including wheat, maize and soy.

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    Cheat sheet: Guide to navigating federal consumer safety measures
    Inside Counsel
    The Food Safety Modernization Act and Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act place new regulatory burdens on manufacturers, processors and suppliers. More
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    US losing taste for corn sweetener as dieters shun soda
    Bloomberg
    Consumption of high-fructose corn syrup, used to sweeten products from Coca-Cola Co. to HJ Heinz Co. ketchup and linked to obesity, is falling in the U.S. as health-conscious consumers drink less soda. More
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    Decontamination tactics in war on meat pathogens
    Food Production Daily
    Decontamination procedures are vital in the war against germ transmission in the meat supply chain, although they are no substitute for a comprehensive health and safety policy. More
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    How Whole Foods Market innovates in employee health care
    Bloomberg
    Providing employee health care has become a real challenge for businesses, especially in the United States, where costs keep rising inexorably. Whole Foods Market is combating rising health care costs through a range of innovative health care and wellness plans. More
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    New report is 'opportunity to put confusion behind us' in GM debate
    Food Navigator
    The publication of a new report on GM foods is an opportunity for industry, consumers and policy makers to put aside the confusion of the past and "take a fresh look" at the evidence for GM safety, according to EuropaBio and the Agricultural Biotechnology Council. More
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    Western-style chilled processed meats gaining in China
    Meatingplace
    A new Euromonitor report indicates continued strong growth in the Chinese chilled processed foods sector, with chilled meats dominating the sector, according to the Irish Food Board. More
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    New food safety training center focuses on food exports to EU
    Food Production Daily
    The Food and Environment Research Agency and Waters Corp. have partnered to open a food safety training facility in the U.K. today, aimed at improving compliance with EU food import standards. The center will train scientists concerned with exporting foods to Europe. More
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    Chicken salad sandwiches recalled on Listeria fears
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration
    Knott's Fine Foods Inc. of Paris, Tenn., is voluntarily recalling certain chicken salad sandwiches after routine testing revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled sandwiches were distributed in 35 retail locations in west Tennessee, western Kentucky and north Mississippi.

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    Idaho firm recalls 33,500 pounds of meat, poultry
    USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
    LJD Holdings Inc., doing business as B & D Foods of Boise, Idaho, is recalling approximately 33,500 pounds of fully cooked meat and poultry products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The problem was discovered by the company through microbiological testing, and a wide range of meat and poultry products are being recalled because of concerns about cross-contamination. More
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    Incorrect gluten-free label leads to chicken nugget recall
    USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
    King's Delight, a Gainesville, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,572 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets labeled as gluten-free because they contain wheat. The firm notified FSIS of the problem after a consumer familiar with the product noted a color difference. More
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