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New report recommends food advertising controls should extend to age 14
Food Chemical News (subscriber story)
A national panel of experts convened by Healthy Eating Research released a study Tuesday that recommends food marketers should restrict advertising to children up to 14 years of age, not up to 11 years old as recommended by the industry's benchmark, the Children's Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative.
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IRI report: CPG industry sales trends are 'stagnant'
Dollar sales of foods and beverages edged up a modest 2.1 percent to $470 billion in the U.S. retail market in 2014, but unit sales (an indication of volumes) were pretty flat (up just 0.9 percent), according to Chicago-based market research firm IRI.
Food and drink M&A hits record level in 2014
Food and drink sector mergers and acquisitions reached a record level in 2014, according to specialist consultancy Zenith International.
The battle for Iowa begins
The starting gun for the GOP presidential race is about to sound. More than a half-dozen likely candidates are gathering in Des Moines Saturday to woo conservative activists and hone campaign messages just over a year away from Iowa's Feb. 1, 2016 caucuses.
Related: Rubio moves toward 2016 bid (The Hill)
Harry Reid in winter
The Senate Democrats' wounded leader is eager to show that he's still pulling the strings.
This chart should make Mitt Romney think twice about 2016
The Washington Post
The new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows Hillary Rodham Clinton leading five potential GOP presidential candidates by between 16 and 20 points. But as the good folks of social media were quick to point out, it is January 2015, and the 2016 election isn't until November 2016.
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McDonald's is being sued over 'racist' franchise
Ten former workers filed a lawsuit Thursday against McDonald's, alleging rampant racism, sexual harassment and illegal terminations at one location, in a case that will test the company's legal responsibility for decisions of its legions of franchisees.
Related: McDonald's lawsuit to test NLRB decision (The Wall Street Journal)
Blueberry formats mean reductions in sugar or high-fructose corn syrup and the ability to tout the product’s nutritional benefits. Blueberries' offer fresh appeal and natural high sugar levels that help remove the sour taste associated with yogurt products. Consumers view blueberries as a value-added, healthy ingredient adding real flavor bursts, lush mouth feel and delicious sweet-tart blueberry flavor.
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Democrats cite 'frivolous' delays, tout NLRB election rule
Law360 (subscriber story)
A group of Democratic Senators urged the National Labor Relations Board's chairman Thursday to "vigorously defend" the board's recently finalized rule to streamline the union election process against lawsuits, saying employers have used "frivolous" challenges to delay elections too frequently.
Opinion: Obama is wrong about 'fast track' trade policy
President Barack Obama has outlined an ambitious agenda to help the middle class. But his eagerness to find some area of compromise with Republicans in the form of trade policy risks undermining all his other plans.
Junk food, booze could follow tobacco in plain packaging push
Plain packaging laws for cigarettes have thrown the Marlboro Man off his horse in Australia and now the U.K. is set to follow. Junk food and alcohol could be next.
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Food technologists in Chicago take on global obesity
In Chicago, the Institute of Food Technologists is currently developing and spotlighting cutting-edge strategies and science that may help drive down the skyrocketing rate of obesity around the world, through the FutureFood 2050 initiative.
Sales jump at Starbucks, at outset of a bold push for growth
The New York Times
Starbucks, the company that turned legions of Americans into coffee cravers, on Thursday reported robust gains in sales and earnings during this past holiday quarter.
Schwan Food names new CFO, VP of finance
Schwan Food Co. has appointed Robin Galloway its new CFO and vice president of finance at the privately held frozen food manufacturer based in Marshall, Minnesota.
Dean Foods appoints new EVP
Dean Foods Company has appointed Marc L. Kesselman as executive vice president, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Government Affairs. Kesselman will join the company Jan. 26 and report to CEO Gregg A. Tanner.
Rhode Island launches 'Make it in RI' campaign to lure food businesses
Touring a Burrillville maker of specialty meats, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo and her nominee as Commerce Secretary pledged to help existing Rhode Island businesses and to tap their experience to help attract new companies to the state.
Study: Raindrops could spread pesticides, E. coli
When raindrops fall, pesticides and E. coli in the soil could be splashed into the air and carried long distances by the winds, according to new research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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