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FDA-regulated food recalls surged in fourth quarter of 2011
Food Safety News
Foods regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration were recalled 50 percent more in the fourth quarter of 2011 and affected more than 80 percent more units when compared with the previous period, according to the ExpertRECALL™ Index.

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Trucking group sues to overturn hours of service rule
American Trucking Associations
American Trucking Associations filed a petition Tuesday with the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia asking the court to review the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's recently published final rule changing the hours-of-service regulations for commercial truck drivers. More
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Survey: Half of Americans eat breakfast
Progressive Grocer
According to a new survey released by Kraft Foods' belVita Breakfast, 63 percent of Americans admit they sometimes feel low on energy in the morning, which is not a surprise given fewer than half eat breakfast every day. More
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2012 air war goes national
POLITICO
With the Republican presidential primary moving to a far larger political battlefield, Mitt Romney's campaign and super PAC have embarked on a national television and radio offensive aimed at reclaiming his front-runner status and halting Rick Santorum's rise. More
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Santorum off to an early start in the West
The Washington Post
Rick Santorum, emboldened by a winning streak and national polls that show him neck-and-neck with Mitt Romney, brought his brand of social and fiscal conservatism to a standing-room-only crowd in Idaho Tuesday, a move that puts him in front of his competitors in courting Republicans in the West. More
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Opinion: Obama's dive into the super PAC deep end
The Washington Post
The Obama campaign, defending its decision to embrace the super PAC supporting the president's reelection, contends it would be foolish to disarm unilaterally. Fair point. But the Obama campaign's move goes beyond unilateral disarmament.

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    Boehner delays highway bill vote
    The Hill
    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, is delaying a vote on the $260 billion transportation bill that was scheduled this week, saying it is "more important that we do it right than that we do it fast." More
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    E. coli testing: New start date June 4
    USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
    In an advance copy of material that will be printed in the Federal Register, USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service has set a June 4 start date for implementing the new sampling and testing procedures targeting six non-0157 Shiga toxin-producing E. Coli strains.

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    McCaskill: Adopt mad cow rule to improve US beef exports
    USAgNet
    U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., is urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture to establish a comprehensive rule for bovine spongiform encephalopathy that will pave the way for increased exports of U.S. beef products. More
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    EU, US organic goods partnership could boost food trade
    Reuters
    A deal announced Wednesday to allow organically produced goods certified in Europe or the United States to be sold as organic in both regions is expected to boost transatlantic trade in the growth food sector, officials said.

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    FDA issues warning letter over arsenic in pear juice
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning letter to Tree Top Inc. after inspectors found unacceptable levels of inorganic arsenic in several samples of Tree Top's pear juice and did not receive a satisfactory response from the company. More
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    Maine activists propose new BPA restrictions
    WCSH-TV
    A Maine group that successfully got Bisphenol-A banned from baby bottles now is trying to make sure the substance is banned from any containers used for food sold in stores. More
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    Updates for meat, poultry and egg export requirements
    USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
    The export requirements have been updated for exporting meat, poultry and egg products to Kuwait, which is accepting beef from all U.S. states except Oklahoma; New Zealand, which has updated its certification requirements for pork; and Saudi Arabia, which now allows pork for U.S. diplomatic or military use. More
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    PepsiCo adds water to Tropicana products to juice margin
    Bloomberg Businessweek
    PepsiCo Inc. has a strategy to sell more Tropicana brand orange juice: Add water to its new products. More
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    Kellogg to buy Procter & Gamble's Pringles business
    Canada Newswire
    Kellogg Company today announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Procter & Gamble's Pringles® business for $2.695 billion, in pursuit of its goal to build a global snacks business on par with its cereal business. More
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    Study: Smaller serving size on labels shifts consumer behavior
    Medical Xpress
    In a recent study, Colorado State University marketing professor Gina Mohr has uncovered facts about nutrition labeling that might change how food purchasing decisions are made. By adopting a smaller serving size, food manufacturers are able to reduce the reported calories, fat, sugar and carbohydrates in a product serving, which can influence a buyer's feelings about purchasing and consuming that food item. More
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    Panama Canal expansion to boost New York-to-Ohio traffic
    Truckinginfo
    Increased intermodal traffic from the New York and Baltimore ports to the Ohio River Valley region likely will be the first effect when the Panama Canal opens its new, larger logs in late 2014, according to Scudder Smith, a consultant who has advised the U.S. Maritime Administration and the Panama Canal Authority. More
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    Frozen seafood maker launches site for Spanish speakers
    PRWeb
    Spanish-speaking seafood consumers have a new resource to get seafood on their plates twice a week, in accordance with USDA's MyPlate dietary guidelines: the Gorton's Seafood Spanish-language microsite, which expands the company's outreach to the U.S. Hispanic population. More
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    Busy seafood processor moves to bigger building
    SouthCoastToday.com
    A growing seafood processor has expanded its business operations with the recent acquisition of a 15,000-square-foot building in New Bedford, Mass. More
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