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FSIS targets 'Big 8' food allergens; new inspections on the way
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
In a memo to inspectors Tuesday, the Food Safety and Inspection Service takes aim at the eight most common food allergens, outlining a new monthly verification task that will launch in April to determine whether food producers accurately control and label the "Big 8" allergens.

Related: Schools look for ways to avoid food allergy reactions (Chicago Tribune)

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Suspected bird flu in Arkansas poultry threatens exports
Reuters
A suspected case of avian influenza has been identified in poultry in Arkansas, the third-largest U.S. turkey producer and home to Tyson Foods Inc., the nation's biggest chicken company, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday.
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Economist finds consumers willing to spend more for biotech potato products
Phys.Org
New research from an Iowa State University economist found consumers were willing to spend more for genetically modified potato products with reduced levels of a chemical compound linked to cancer.
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POLITICS


Clinton fails to calm email storm
The Hill
The political storm over Hillary Clinton's use of a private email account intensified Tuesday as she revealed that more than 30,000 "personal" messages have been erased from the server in her home.

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  • Democrats urge Hillary Clinton to launch campaign (Politico)
  • Clinton's strategy on email use: 'Trust me.' But how will voters respond? (The Washington Post)

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    Jeb Bush, Scott Walker emerging as front-runners for GOP nod — and rivals
    The Washington Post
    It started with a subtle poke at Jeb Bush almost two months ago, when Scott Walker suggested that Republicans need "a new, fresh approach." Since then, Walker has continued jabbing, casting himself as the "son of a preacher" — instead of, say, a president — and warning Republicans against "looking to the past."

    Related: Criticism by Obama raises Scott Walker's stature in 2016 field (The Hill)

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    In Senate, majority changes yield changes of heart on filibusters
    The Washington Post
    Well, that didn't take long: The new Senate majority sounds a lot like the old majority, and the new Senate minority sounds pretty similar to the old minority.
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    POLICY


    DGAC 2015 report 'demonizes' sugar, meat and potatoes, former members say
    Food Navigator-USA
    Sugar, meat and potatoes — common staples in the American diet — are "demonized" by the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, according to several former committee members.

    Related: NAMI describes full-court press against Dietary Guidelines report (Food Chemical News)

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    FSIS extends comment deadline for poultry verification tesing proposal
    Federal Register
    May 26 is the new deadline to submit comments on USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service's proposed performance standards for Salmonella and Campylobacter verification testing in poultry production.
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    NLRB asks judge to nix Chamber's election rule challenge
    Law360 (subscriber story)
    The National Labor Relations Board has urged a D.C. federal judge to uphold a final rule aimed at speeding up the union election process that is being challenged by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and several trade associations, saying the rule is consistent with the National Labor Relations Act.
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    Biofuels group to ask Congress for revamped Renewable Fuel Standards
    The Wall Street Journal
    Companies that make alternative fuels, pressured by lower oil prices and regulatory uncertainty, are launching a push for legislation to make it more likely fledgling segments of the biofuels industry can survive.
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    Senate Ag Committee to hold hearing on trade with Cuba
    Midwest Producer
    Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, announced the committee will hold a hearing next week on opportunities and challenges for agriculture trade with Cuba.
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    USDA report: 1 in 4 Americans 'rely' on federal food assistance
    CNSNews.com
    In a press release put out last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said 1 in 4 Americans "rely" on federal food assistance programs.
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    Northeast US continues to be hot spot for GMO labeling bills
    Food Safety News
    Mark Lynas, a British environmentalist and author, recently wrote in The Washington Post that activists should not be more convincing than scientists when it comes to issues like GMO food. But in Massachusetts, activists aren't letting such concerns stop them.

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  • Greenpeace co-founder supports GMO Golden Rice (Asian Pacific Post)
  • EU law on GM crops clears the ground for wave of approvals (Reuters)

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    China's make-or-break year for food safety reform
    Food Navigator-Asia
    We are now in the third month of what could be a landmark year for food safety in China.
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    INDUSTRY NEWS


    Alchemy Systems continues M&A strategy, buys Georgia firm
    Austin Business Journal
    Austin-based Alchemy Systems LP, a food safety company, has acquired Chilton Consulting Group Inc., a Georgia-based firm. Alchemy CEO Jeff Eastman said Tuesday the acquisition reflects Alchemy's strategy of growing organically combined with buying "strategic add-ons."
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    Tyson continues effort to cut antibiotics from chicken production
    Reuters
    Tyson Foods Inc. has removed gentamicin, a key antibiotic for human use, from company hatcheries, the company said Tuesday.
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    Kroger: Simple Truth natural brand generated $1.2 billion in sales in 2014
    Food Navigator-USA
    Kroger's natural and organics brand Simple Truth notched up sales of $1.2 billion in 2014 and continues to generate double-digit growth, said CEO and chairman Rodney McMullen at the company's fourth-quarter earnings call last week.
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    USDA makes surprise cuts to corn, wheat stockpiles outlook
    Bloomberg
    The U.S. government made surprise cuts to its outlook for global corn and wheat stockpiles amid signs of improving grain demand.
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    8 factors that could predict 'next big thing' in the food and beverage industry
    Food Navigator-USA
    Pressure to launch new products that meet consumers' rapidly shifting interest in natural and organic foods and beverages from conventional products is reducing the time manufacturers have to distinguish between short-term fads and long-term trends with staying power, according to an industry expert.
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    The mischief of 'regrettable substitutions'
    Forbes
    "Regrettable substitutions" occur when, capitulating to the demands of activists, manufacturers substitute ingredients or processes that prove to be inferior or actually harmful. The result can be a morass of customer dissatisfaction, damage to their brand and litigation for product liability.
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    Supply chain disruptions: What McDonald's supplier closure can teach us
    Supply & Demand Chain Executive
    Supply chain disruptions aren't just nuisances; they can significantly impact a business's financial performance and reputation. And in some cases, they can even force significant organizational change.
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    SGS and Trace One partner for supply chain transparency
    Food Quality News
    SGS is using Trace One software to help customers reduce risk and ensure compliance throughout the supply chain.
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