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New diet proposals: Eat your veggies, have some coffee
Americans are killing themselves with very bad food choices, a panel of experts said Thursday. New dietary guidelines should aim to get people to eat more vegetables, less fat and salt and to exercise more, the panel says.
Dietary panel considering nation's first added-sugar tax (Capital OTC)
Dietary guidelines group opens public comment period on recommendations (USDA)
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Healthy snack demand presents headwinds for flavoring companies
The days of the food industry peddling products packed with sugars, chemicals and artificial flavors are fast coming to an end, creating a challenge for the companies that supply those ingredients.
WHO unveils nutrient profiling to restrict marketing to kids
The World Health Organization has unveiled its nutrient profiling tool to restrict the marketing of unhealthy foods and drinks to children.
Related: Industry accused of targeting kids to build brand loyalty (Food Navigator)
White House isn't shy about its own 'dynamic scoring'
The Wall Street Journal
The president delivered a lot of good news — number of jobs up, unemployment and deficits down — in his annual (and bulky) "Economic Report of the President," which he sent to Congress Thursday.
DNC members unfazed by Hillary Clinton stories
The negative headlines for Hillary Clinton have come fast and furious in recent weeks: Public in-fighting at her affiliated PACs. Trouble with fundraising targets. Donations from foreign governments. But count the most committed Democratic party officials as unperturbed by — and in many cases unaware of — the fallout.
GOP pushes Rubio to seek re-election in 2016
Republican officials are pressuring Sen. Marco Rubio to play it safe and run for re-election to Congress instead of making a presidential bid, according to The Associated Press.
Related: Marco Rubio sharpens commander-in-chief pitch (Politico)
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Attack on meat has industry seeing red
The meat industry is sharpening its knives over a small federal committee that issued sweeping nutrition advice that essentially told Americans to drop the burger and grab a handful of kale.
NAMI slams 'flawed,' 'nonsensical' advice on meat consumption (Food Navigator-USA)
New guidelines won't help struggling low-cholesterol industry (Bloomberg)
Meat industry reacts to dietary guidelines advisory report (Meat + Poultry)
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Hawaiian senators advance bill on marking GMO foods
Honolulu Star Advertiser
Any genetically modified food offered for sale in Hawaii would need to carry a label that clearly identifies it as genetically altered under a bill that won approval from two Senate committees Thursday. However, the measure appears unlikely to get far in the state House this year.
Wal-Mart announces raise for 500,000 workers
Wal-Mart announced earnings Thursday, but the real nugget that people are talking about is the plan to boost wages for workers.
Related: Wal-Mart pay hike has limited reach (Politico)
Life in the food court: Lawsuits legally, factually cognizable — but stupid
There have been more than 200 class action lawsuits filed against food and beverage companies over allegedly deceptive labeling since 2012, 60 of which have been dismissed at various stages and 25 of which have been settled, but none have yet gone to trial, delegates were told at a legal webinar last week.
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US food companies change diet foods to attract more sales
Food World News
With American consumers' changing needs, companies such as Nestle and Kellogg are focusing on changing their approach by rectifying ingredients and offering different marketing strategies. Gone are the days when people are only bothered with low-calorie foods.
Mondelez has big plans for smaller platforms
Food Business News
Innovation platforms that, from modest beginnings, generate hundreds of millions of dollars in sales, are at the heart of growth strategies at Mondelez International Inc., said Irene Rosenfeld, chairman and chief executive officer.
Hormel profits up, boosted by Jennie-O turkey
Hormel Foods Corp. on Thursday posted a stronger-than-expected first quarter, anchored by a star performance from its Jennie-O turkey division.
Listeria contamination leads to beef recall
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
Kenosha Beef International, a Columbus, Ohio, establishment, is recalling approximately 21,427 pounds of ready-to-eat beefsteak patty product that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
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Dot Foods uses ERP software to reduce food supply chain costs
Supply Chain Digital
The largest foodservice redistribution company in the U.S., Dot Foods, has selected International Business Systems' Dynaman yard management tool to reduce costs in its food supply chain.
Cleaning and disinfecting: Improving safety, efficiency in food processing
Food Safety Magazine
Cleaning in the food industry is not an easy task. However, it is a critical step in food production since it is crucial to maintain and guarantee food safety. Understanding various soil challenges, why we clean and how detergents and disinfectants work is key to ensuring a safe, hygienic manufacturing environment.
Not easy for strawberry growers to avoid methyl bromide
Because the poisonous methyl bromide breaks down the ozone layer, an international treaty was signed to phase out the toxic fumigant's use. In California, strawberry growers aim to be methyl bromide-free by 2017. Organic strawberry fields are synthetic fumigant-free, but the nurseries supplying their starter strawberries use toxic methyl bromide, and there are no organic nursery alternatives.
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