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US inspection 'misses' results in higher recalls
Global Meat News
Product recalls in the U.S. are tracking well above last year and are on course to be more than four times higher, delegates to the International Production and Processing Expo in Atlanta were warned.

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Vermont calls for more GMO hearings, extends comment deadline
WAMC
The Vermont Attorney General's office is calling a second public hearing on the state's rules to implement the ban on genetically modified organisms. In addition to the second hearing scheduled Feb. 4 at the Vermont Statehouse, the state has extended by two weeks the deadline for submitting written comments on the proposed rules.

Related: Arizona lawmakers want to require labels for foods containing GMOs (KTVK)

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WHO's cancer agency could deem red, processed meats carcinogenic
Meatingplace
The World Health Organization's cancer agency is discussing the possibility of deeming red meat and processed meat as carcinogenic agents. The International Agency for Research on Cancer will take up the issue in a meeting to be held in October in France.
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Republican leaders look for escape plan on immigration
The Hill
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, are struggling to find a way to fund the Department of Homeland Security while meeting conservative demands to unwind President Barack Obama's executive actions giving legal status to millions of immigrants who would otherwise face deportation.
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Why Romney is thinking about 2016
The Hill
One of the questions dominating the political class lately is: Why is Mitt Romney even thinking of running yet again in 2016? The answers are really quite simple.
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The importance of being Ernst
Politico
Sen. Joni Ernst hasn't been in office a month, but she's already delivered the GOP response to the State of the Union. And now the Iowa Republican is looking to parlay her newfound celebrity into something more powerful: influence in the 2016 presidential campaign.
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White House wants to nearly double funding for antibiotic resistance fight
Food Safety News
President Barack Obama wants to nearly double — to more than $1.2 billion — federal funding for combating and preventing antibiotic resistance.
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Trade chief pitches 'fast-track' to Congress
The Hill
The nation's top trade official sought Tuesday to smooth the way for passage of major international pacts, reassuring Congress the Obama administration is committed to building bipartisan support for its ambitious global trade agenda.
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Durbin, DeLauro to announce bill to create single food safety agency
Food Poison Journal
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill, and Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., will hold a press conference call Wednesday announcing their bill to create a single food safety agency. The Safe Food Act of 2015 would create a single, independent federal food safety agency.
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Fed 'Decision Day' guide: From rate patience to too-low inflation
Bloomberg
Here's what to look for when the Federal Open Market Committee releases its policy statement at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Washington.
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The strange case of Bisphenol-A
The Weekly Standard
Keeping us safe from ourselves has become a multibillion-dollar industry. Consumer groups, environmental organizations, the trial bar, the medical establishment, university researchers and the government are all working together, doing all they can to prevent us from making what they consider to be bad choices. A case on point involves Bisphenol-A.

Related: Earlier assumption about BPA exposure confirmed (Pacific Northwest National Lab)

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Yum's salty predicament
Fortune
Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC all rely on salt to bring in hungry, flavor-driven young men. Can owner Yum Brands reduce salt and bolster its image without alienating a core constituency?
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Packaged Facts: 5 key functional food ingredients for 2015
PR Newswire via Consumer Electronics Net
Today's consumers want and expect more than great taste and belly-filling from the foods and beverages they consume.
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Tyson switches foodservice plant to retail supply
just-food (subscriber story)
U.S. meat group Tyson Foods has decided to switch production at a domestic site from serving foodservice suppliers to supplying retailers.
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'Pop-up' dining company Dinner Lab rebels against food industry
CBS News
Dinner Lab is a unique pop-up restaurant company that, like its founder Brian Bordainick, is rebelling against conventional notions in the food industry.
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Report analyzes funded research in food safety
Business Wire via Digital Journal
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Funded Research in Food Safety" report to their offering.
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Food processors shine with stainless steel motors
Process and Control Today
Attitudes about food hygiene are changing markedly as the supply chains lengthen — often to global proportions. With ever more plant and machinery used in food production, storage, processing and logistics, OEM engineers are looking to design-in cleanliness.
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Surging demand to modernize food safety drives banner year for Sample6
Food Safety Magazine
Sample6 on Tuesday announced a milestone 2014 as the food industry embraces the shift to proactive testing to make food safer. Sample6's advanced bioillumination technology and analytics platform reduces testing time to a single shift and simplifies the analysis process.
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