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Dr. Oz: The hidden chemicals you're feeding your family
The Dr. Oz Show
What's in America's food and drinks? Dr. Oz's episode Wednesday examined chemicals being used by the food industry. More
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ConAgra seals Ralcorp deal to create $18 billion CPG powerhouse
Food Navigator-USA
Shareholders at Ralcorp have approved a mega-deal to combine Ralcorp with ConAgra Foods to create a one of the largest packaged foods companies in North America, with annual sales of $18 billion. More
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Food safety since Jack in the Box
Food Safety News
Today, 20 years after the Jack in the Box E. coli outbreak that is the meat industry's 9/11, food safety remains a serious public health issue in America. What progress has been made since then — and what is still to come? More
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Obama ready with own immigration plan
The Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama began rallying supporters Tuesday to back his immigration overhaul plan, while Republican Sen. Marco Rubio worked to persuade conservatives in his party to support a similar bipartisan plan that has gained momentum in the Senate.

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    Obama's popularity surges to three-year high
    The Washington Post
    President Barack Obama is riding a wave of personal popularity into his second term, with his highest favorability ratings since his first year in office, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. More
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    Unions, Hollywood open to bankrolling Obama's advocacy arm
    The Hill
    Labor unions and Hollywood donors are open to bankrolling Organizing for Action, the outside group that has been formed in support of President Barack Obama's second-term agenda. More
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    Report: Former Massachusetts chief of staff to take Kerry's seat
    The Hill
    Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, a Democrat, will appoint William "Mo" Cowen, his former chief of staff, to fill former Sen. John Kerry's seat until a special election occurs, according to CBS Boston. More
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    Emulsifying Protein Enhances Frozen Sauces
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    FDA staffer: Apple juice risk assessment stalled at OMB
    Food Chemical News (subscription required)
    The FDA had planned to release its quantitative risk assessment and draft action levels for arsenic in apple juice by now, but the documents remain tied up at the White House Office of Management and Budget, an FDA official revealed at a meeting in Washington, D.C., last week. More
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    Codex panel poised to approve food inspection guidance
    Food Chemical News (subscription required)
    The Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems is poised to approve a guidance document to help Codex member countries improve their food safety systems for domestic and imported foods. More
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    IPPE: FSIS official outlines recall investigation process
    MeatPoultry.com
    A daylong workshop, "Recalls and Public Health Investigations," was presented in advance of the International Production and Processing Expo this week. Dr. David Goldman, assistant administrator for the office of public health science at the Food Safety and Inspection Service, walked attendees through the process of a typical FSIS investigation. More
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    WTO considers US-Argentina beef import dispute
    Global Meat News
    A World Trade Organization disputes panel has been established to rule on whether U.S. bans on Argentine beef imports are legal under global trade laws. More
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    UCR compliance checks begin Feb. 1
    Truckinginfo
    Roadside safety inspectors are being encouraged to check for compliance with the Unified Carrier Registration program starting Feb. 1. UCR is a fee program that replaces the previous Single State Registration System. More
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    Canada's new food package rules allow innovation, choice
    The Windsor Star
    George Da Pont, president of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, outlines the advantages and intentions behind new regulations that affect packaging in Canada. More
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    Rabobank suggests supply discipline to pork industry
    USAgNet
    Rabobank has published a new research report on the global pork industry, in which the bank says that, as a result of continuing high feed costs, the key success factor for the industry will be supply discipline in 2013 and beyond. More
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    US economy contracts unexpectedly in Q4
    The Wall Street Journal
    U.S. economic momentum screeched to a halt in the final months of 2012 as businesses pared back inventories and government spending fell sharply, while lawmakers struggled to reach a deal on tax increases and budget cuts. More
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    Nanotech concerns highlight core research needs
    Food Production Daily
    Public concerns about nanotechnology in food processing highlight important areas for further research, according to a U.S. paper just published in the journal Nanobiotechnology. More
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    Online gourmet food starts to click
    The Wall Street Journal
    An increasing number of online stores are delivering gourmet food around the country to cater to discriminating palates in places where such items are not easily available. More
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    US pea protein market 'ready to explode'
    Food Navigator-USA
    For a long time in the shadow of soy as a plant protein source, pea protein is establishing itself in food and beverage applications, with the U.S. market set to explode, say industry experts. More
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    Peer Foods acquires Indiana-based meat processor
    Refrigerated & Frozen Foods
    Chicago-based Peer Foods Group Inc. acquired Emge Foods LLC, a Greenville, Ind.-based meat company specializing in retail-branded hams, bacon, hot dogs, sausage and a variety of other processed meats. More
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    Chipotle testing vegetarian menu items in San Francisco Bay area
    Restaurant News
    Chipotle Mexican Grill plans to test a new vegetarian menu item called "Sofritas" in seven San Francisco Bay Area restaurants beginning Tuesday, Feb. 12. More
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    GEA launches speedy freezer concept
    Food Production Daily
    GEA Refrigeration Technology is offering manufacturers better food quality, longer shelf life and improved capacity with the launch of a high velocity freezer unit. More
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    Sustainability coalition partners with NSF for safe produce
    PR Newswire via Environmental Expert
    Greener Fields Together, an industry-wide sustainability and local produce initiative launched by produce distributor PRO*ACT, has partnered with NSF International to provide food safety and good agricultural practices education and verification for local farms. More
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    EtQ designs food safety management for FSMA compliance
    PRWeb
    EtQ has developed a new "best practice" set of modules and processes to align with the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act and its recently proposed rules. More
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    Stimulus-aided food processing plant yet to open
    KEYC-TV
    A food processing company in Wells, Minn., that received local, state and federal loans has yet to open business, years after first receiving the money. More
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    Tips on keeping food purchasing costs down
    Pizza Marketplace
    Throughout the years, restaurants have used a variety of tips and tricks to keep food costs low, yet menu standards high. There are a few simple things that can be done to streamline and reduce purchasing costs for any restaurant. More
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