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New report calls for government regulations to curb obesity
Governments could slow or even reverse the growing obesity epidemic if they introduced more regulation into the global market for fast foods such as burgers, chips and fizzy drinks, researchers said Monday in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization.
Opinion: Food stamp's heat-and-eat scam
Like attorneys who comb through the tax code looking for loopholes to exploit for wealthy clients, clever state officials browsing through food-stamp rules have figured out a way to game the program for their poorest citizens.
Couric vs. first lady in statist food fight
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First lady Michelle Obama and former CBS news anchor Katie Couric are squaring off over Couric's food industry documentary "Fed Up," in which Couric says the first lady shares some blame for obesity in America.
Senate Democrats break from Obama
President Barack Obama is counting on Senate Democrats to help approve his legislative agenda during his final years in office. And though they are his staunchest allies on most economic issues, many Democratic senators are breaking with him on key issues in very public ways.
Bring on 2014: Q4 fundraising winners and losers
While the final quarter of an off year can be sluggish for many candidates, some House and Senate candidates impressed, even in the midst of the holiday rush, using the past three months to pad their coffers heading into 2014. But others — both new and veteran members — flatlined and are beginning to show glaring weaknesses as November quickly approaches.
2016 contenders off and running in the money race (Politico)
The Democrats' well-oiled money machine (Politico)
Ryan: Immigration bill 'clearly in doubt'
Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., one of the driving forces behind immigration reform, said Sunday that, despite the release of new House GOP principles on immigration, passage of a bill this year is "clearly in doubt."
New deadline set for commenting on 2 FSMA proposals
FDA is extending the comment period for two proposed FSMA rules, "Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals" and "Qualitative Risk Assessment: Risk of Activity/Animal Food Combinations for Activities (Outside the Farm Definition) Conducted in a Facility Co-Located on a Farm." Comments may be submitted until March 31, rather than the previous deadline of Feb. 26.
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Opinion: ABC's slime-time news
Did flashy reporting go too far when it stirred up hysteria over lean finely textured beef? ABC's reporting on "pink slime" is the latest dustup in a long line of crusading, consumer-oriented journalism, aimed primarily at women, that has prompted legal backlash.
FDA seeks input on high-risk food identification method
Office of the Federal Register
Tomorrow's Federal Register is scheduled to contain a notice with the FDA's draft methodological approach to identifying high-risk foods — a mandate under the Food Safety Modernization Act. The agency is seeking comments and scientific data to help refine its approach.
FDA addresses safe transportation of food
FDA has released the Proposed Rule on Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food that would require certain shippers, receivers, and carriers who transport food by motor or rail vehicles to take steps to prevent the contamination of human and animal food during transportation.
Starbucks readies products for major push into grocery stores
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz the company, with $1 billion in annual grocery sales already, is only getting started in its attempt to take over vast swaths of supermarket real estate in the U.S. and elsewhere.
Is online grocery finally ready for launch?
With Amazon and Wal-Mart among those joining the fray, some are predicting 2014 will be the breakout year for online grocery.
Hershey 'very excited' about mystery new product
Hershey's chief executive John Bilbrey says he is "very excited" about a mystery new product that will unveiled later this year and believes fruit and chocolate snack brand Brookside could become a $500 million global brand.
Nielsen: Global consumer confidence remains steady
Global consumer confidence held steady last year, according to consumer confidence findings from Nielsen. Survey results from November show consumer confidence increased in 43 percent of markets measured by Nielsen, compared to 57 percent in Q3 2013.
Tyson rises most since November 2012 as profit beats estimates
Tyson Foods Inc., the second-largest U.S. pork producer, jumped the most in 14 months as profit exceeded analysts' estimates and the company forecast further growth this year and next.
National Beef to close Calif. plant, affecting 1,300 workers
National Beef Packing Co. announced plans to shutter its Brawley, Calif., beef packing plant due to a declining supply of fed cattle in the region. Some 1,300 employees will be out of work come April 4, the last day of production at the Brawley plant.
Pesticide toxicity vastly understated, claims new Seralini study
Major pesticides are more toxic to humans than their declared active principles, according to a new study by divisive French scientist Gilles-Eric Séralini.
New York grapes headed to school lunch programs
New York state's two U.S. senators, Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, say they have persuaded the USDA to buy concord grape juice for programs like school lunches, helping the state's grape growers.
Colorado firm recalls various meat products on misbranding
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
House of Smoke Inc., a Fort Lupton, Colo., establishment, is recalling approximately 144,000 pounds of meat and poultry products (including bratwurst, fully cooked sausage-type products and raw fresh products) because of an undeclared allergen and misbranding.
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Whole-chain traceability via a bar code
Consumers trust the foods they eat are safe and the industry is working hard to make sure that food safety remains a top priority. But as food industry leaders, we continue to ask ourselves, how can we do even better to deliver on our promise of providing safe food to consumers?
Drive solutions for the food industry
As well as cutting-edge innovations in the field of 24-volt technology, Interroll will exhibit integrated drive solutions such as drum motors for belt conveyors, DC-powered and non-powered rollers for conveyor systems and the latest ConveyorControl for unit-handling conveyors designed around zero-pressure accumulation.
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