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School lunch pros hungry for law change
Each school day, more than 30 million students take part in the school lunch program subsidized by the federal government. But each day, school nutrition professionals argue, too many of those students are left hungry, and foods they don't like are left in trash cans.
Sysco said to make last-ditch pitch to FTC on US Foods deal
Sysco Corp. made a last-ditch effort this week to win approval from U.S. antitrust regulators for its plan to buy rival food-distribution company US Foods Inc., according to a person familiar with the matter.
Republicans eye changes to food stamp program
The Wall Street Journal
House Republicans are laying the groundwork for a revision of the food-stamps program after its sharp expansion during the recession.
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Conservatives: Let Democrats take DHS off the cliff
A faction of House and Senate conservatives is pushing Republican leaders to take the battle over the Homeland Security Department to the brink, arguing the party would win the public relations war with Democrats if a standoff over immigration led to a shutdown of the agency.
Unease grows as Hillary Clinton stays on sidelines
The Wall Street Journal (subscriber story)
The Republican race for president already has the feel of a sprint, with likely candidates attending fundraisers and party forums all over the map. Some Democrats, meanwhile, are wondering: When will their front-runner join the contest?
Democrats pick Philly for '16 convention
Philadelphia has been chosen as the host city of the 2016 Democratic National Convention, party officials announced Thursday.
Republicans are holding their national convention in Cleveland the week of July 18. That means each convention is in a classic swing state.
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Government poised to withdraw longstanding warnings about cholesterol
The Washington Post
The nation's top nutrition advisory panel has decided to drop its caution about eating cholesterol-laden food, a move that could undo almost 40 years of government warnings about its consumption.
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Food labs urge FDA to expand environmental monitoring in FSMA rule
Food Chemical News (subscriber story)
Food laboratories are pleased FDA added product testing and environmental monitoring as verification tools to the latest Food Safety Modernization Act rules, but they say the agency should expand the types of firms that must conduct environmental monitoring to comply with FSMA.
Massachusetts lawmakers back plan to ID GMOs in foods
More than 150 lawmakers have signed on as co-sponsors of a bill to make Massachusetts the latest state to require food processors to label products with genetically modified ingredients, or food grown from engineered seeds.
Related: NY Assembly votes to help farmers fight GMO suits (The AP via The Wall Street Journal)
Court sides with insurers in Windsor Food dispute
Wilson Elser via JD Supra
In a case stemming from a massive 2008 recall linked to downer cows, a California appellate court has upheld the ruling that Windsor Food Quality Co. Ltd. is not entitled to an insurance settlement. The decision has implications for legal protections in the food supply chain.
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Safe substances list updated for meat, poultry production
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service has updated its list of safe and suitable ingredients that can be used in the production of meat, poultry and egg products. Three antimicrobial applications and one flavoring agent have been included in the new list.
EU: MEPs call for country of origin labeling on all processed meat products
Press and Journal
Plans to make country of origin labeling mandatory on all European processed meat products moved a step closer this week.
EU releases proposal for regulatory work in US trade talks
Law360 (subscriber story)
The European Commission on Tuesday published its proposal for regulatory cooperation in its ongoing trade talks with the U.S., which is aimed at slashing unnecessary duplications in the two partners' rules governing such hot-button areas as food safety, financial services and many others.
Do Americans prefer name brands or store brands?
Americans tend to purchase name brands for food and beverage products where flavor, arguably, differs more between brands, according to a recently released Harris Poll.
Michelle Obama vs. boxed mac and cheese: Has she gone too far?
Michelle Obama has nixed boxed macaroni and cheese from her family's menu and she's on a mission to have you do the same at your house — a move critics are calling "detached and elitist."
Cheerios now to be truly 'gluten-free'
The Wall Street Journal
Thanks to new technology in its production chain, General Mills will begin labeling Original Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios and three other varieties as "gluten-free," likely starting in July.
Frito-Lay snacks help PepsiCo top forecasts, despite falling profits
The Associated Press via The Wall Street Journal
PepsiCo said its profit fell in the fourth quarter as the maker of Frito-Lay chips, Gatorade and Mountain Dew was hurt by weakening foreign currencies and restructuring charges.
Mondelez beats profit forecast, sees higher margin in 2015
Mondelez International Inc. reported a better-than-expected adjusted quarterly profit and said it expects cost cuts to boost its full-year adjusted operating margin in 2015.
Whole Foods Market reports a rise in sales
The New York Times
Sales at Whole Foods Market stores rose 10 percent to $4.7 billion in the most recent quarter as the upscale grocery chain drew more customer traffic, the company announced Wednesday.
Wal-Mart invest $270 million in Canada
The world's largest retail chain seeks to expand its footprint in the country up north. It announced Wednesday it will be investing $270 million in fiscal year 2015, to expand its operations in Canada.
Perdue Farms appoints 35-year veteran as Perdue Foods president
Perdue Farms Inc. has named Randy Day — a veteran of its Perdue Foods operation — president of the Perdue Foods division, effective immediately, according to a company news release.
Is McDonald's getting its supply chain right?
The Strategic Sourceror
In an increasingly health-conscious world, even frequent patrons of the fast food chain are beginning to wonder what went into the food they're buying.
The 'green halo'? Consumers think eco-labeled foods taste better
Consumers perceive food and drink products labeled with eco-friendly claims to taste better, according to new research in Food Quality and Preference.
Study: Shoppers more likely to select unhealthy food when it's discounted
A new study has found while shops promote both healthy and unhealthy foods equally, people are more likely to buy unhealthy food when it is discounted: A 10 percent rise in promotions for unhealthy foods saw sales shoot up by 35 percent.
Turn your food safety program 'upside down'
Food Safety News
It's indisputable that sanitation is a top priority in the food service industry, but many businesses have difficulties with implementing and maintaining an effective prevention program.
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