This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Advertise in this news brief.




Text Version   RSS   Subscribe   Unsubscribe   Archive   Media Kit March 23, 2015

Home   Public Policy   Member Services   Industry Resources    Events    News & Media   About Us  

 



LEADING THE NEWS


GMO labeling bill back with a twist
Politico Pro via American Frozen Food Institute
The next industry-backed GMO labeling bill that Congress sees won't just attempt to quash state efforts to mandate such a requirement. It will also seek to set a standard for GMO-free food.

Editor's note: The American Frozen Food Institute is a member of the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food, which is supporting federal GMO labeling legislation.

Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE
Looking for similar articles? Search here, keyword GMO.




General Mills revamps product development, marketing to mirror small brands
Food Navigator
Food giant General Mills is tearing a page from the playbook of the startups and small brands with which it competes to change how it develops and markets new products.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


King re-introduces 'No Hungry Kids' Act
Congressman Steve King's Office
Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, on Friday re-introduced the "No Hungry Kids" Act, HR 1363, which would repeal the USDA's school lunch reform, would prohibit USDA calorie limits and would allow parents to send children to school with foods of their choice.

Related: School meal legislation goes to Christie's desk (Courier-Post)

Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE

POLITICS


Seeking an edge, Ted Cruz kicks off season of 2016 announcements
Politico
Shortly after midnight on Monday morning, Ted Cruz confirmed on Twitter that he will run for president, making him the first official candidate of the 2016 race and kicking off a season of campaign launches, with several other candidates expected to jump in in coming weeks.

Related articles:
  • Ted Cruz is a conservative icon, but plenty of Republicans don't care for him (The Washington Post)
  • Cruz is starting with less prior-year support than anyone since Bill Clinton (The Washington Post)

  • Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE


    SPONSORED CONTENT


    Make-or-break week for the GOP Congress
    Politico
    House and Senate Republicans face their biggest week of the 114th Congress so far, one that could go a long way toward setting up their overall strategy — and set the tone for what they accomplish — heading into the heart of the legislative year.

    Related: Budget debate puts GOP credibility on the line (The Hill)

    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE


    Ready for Hillary ready to step aside as she prepares campaign
    The Hill
    As Hillary Clinton readies her campaign, Ready for Hillary is getting ready to step aside. Founded to convince the former secretary of State to run for office, the organization is planning to dissolve as soon as possible after Clinton formally announces.
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE


    Missed an issue of Frozen Express? Click here to visit the Frozen Express archive site.

    POLICY


    FDA approves genetically engineered potatoes, apples as safe
    The Associated Press via Arizona Daily Star
    Potatoes that won't bruise and apples that won't brown are a step closer to grocery store aisles, but some food suppliers say they don't want any part of it and others are staying silent.

    Related: New GMO potato heads for test market this summer (Headlines & Global News)

    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE


    PRODUCT SHOWCASE
     
    Supply + Demand = Opportunity

    Blueberries are one of the hottest ingredients in all types of beverages. Part of the reason is health but part is also the across-the-board appeal of blueberries with consumers of all ages and with product developers who appreciate the multitude of blueberry products available year-round.

    U. S. Highbush Blueberry Council
    www.blueberrytech.org
    @happyblueberry
     


    From soda bans to nutrient labeling: What really helps reduce obesity?
    Food Navigator
    Trans-fat bans and limiting the availability of sugary and fatty foods are the best ways to battle obesity, while nutrition information fails to deliver benefits, says a new review of anti-obesity policies.
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE


    After Target wage hike, labor groups turn to drugstore chains
    Reuters
    The United Food and Commercial Workers International, a union that played a key role in pressuring Wal-Mart, said it will accelerate its efforts to organize Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. workers to demand better pay.
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE


    Scientists model global trends in animal antibiotic use
    Food Safety News
    A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences attempts to map antimicrobial consumption in livestock, especially food animals, to offer a baseline look at the global importance of antibiotic use.

    Related: Soaring antibiotic use in animals fuels 'super bug' fears (Reuters)

    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE


    The research implications of the Global nutrition report
    SciDev.Net
    The Global nutrition report, published by the International Food Policy Research Institute, addresses the issue of global malnutrition. It aims to track progress in improving nutrition and, at the same time, identifies actions to accelerate progress and strengthen accountability.
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE


    PRODUCT SHOWCASE
      Your Supply Chain Logistics Solution

    Vantix Logistics is a leading provider of supply chain logistics solutions. Our combination of comprehensive supply chain expertise, advanced, customizable technology and superior carrier relationships enable us to deliver smarter logistics solutions for virtually any industry. See how you can optimize your supply chain today! MORE
     

    INDUSTRY NEWS


    Burger King brings back chicken fries, this time for good
    Bloomberg
    Burger King is bringing back Chicken Fries, the cult item that has appeared sporadically on its menu over the years, in an escalation of its battle with McDonald's Corp. over poultry fare.
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE


    General Mills rut could put Betty Crocker on notice
    Bloomberg
    General Mills Inc. already said hello to Annie — now it may be time to say goodbye to Betty Crocker. Divesting underperforming, slower-growing products such as Green Giant canned and frozen vegetables, Betty Crocker baking mixes and Hamburger Helper quick meals could be a logical next step, said Ken Shea of Bloomberg Intelligence.
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE


    How 'virtual' water could help ease California's drought
    The Wall Street Journal (subscriber story)
    While the recent rains in California are welcome, they've barely made a dent in the enduring drought, now in its fourth year. Solving the state's water problem will take radical solutions, and they can begin with "virtual water." Market incentives will reverse the economic logic that drives local farmers to plant more water-intensive crops.
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE


    Bill Marler: Why food will continue to get safer
    Food Poison Journal
    From E. coli to salmonella, the headline-grabbing pathogens that can contaminate our food supply are meeting their match, thanks to an array of technology advancements that will impact both food producers and consumers, say food safety research and policy leaders.
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE


    Supply chain changes could cut food waste
    Supply Management
    Changes to the supply chain could save millions in food waste by increasing the life of products, according to a new study.

    Related: How retailers are working with suppliers to fight food waste (Food Navigator)

    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE




    Amy's Kitchen recalls various products over Listeria concerns
    CBC News
    One of Canada's leading natural frozen food manufacturers is recalling more than 73,000 cases of product over concerns that organic spinach used may pose a listeria risk.

    Editor's note: Members of the American Frozen Food Institute have access to AFFI's unique Product Recall Insurance Program. Ensure you're protected during a food safety crisis using AFFI's one-of-a-kind program. For more information, please click here.

    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE


    Is 4-D printed food on the way?
    Gazette Inquirer
    3-D printed food is becoming more "real" at an impressive rate. Naturally, the next area of experimentation with printed food is the world of 4-D printing and the possibilities of that extra dimension.
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE


    Fresh & Easy closes 50 stores to focus on food convenience stores
    The Associated Press via St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    Fresh & Easy is closing about 50 stores in California, Arizona and Nevada in the coming weeks as the grocery chain pursues a new business model.
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE


    Del Monte closes vegetable processing operations
    Refrigerated & Frozen Foods
    On the heels of Del Monte Foods's acquisition of Sager Creek Vegetable Co., Siloam Springs, Arkansas, the San Francisco-based fruit and vegetable processor announced plans to consolidate its Pulaski, Wisconsin, vegetable processing operation.
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE


    Ball Corp. finishes $18 million expansion
    Wisconsin State Journal
    Ball Corp. in DeForest, Wisconsin, is expecting to hire up to 40 people in the next year to help staff an $18 million expansion adding an aluminum container line at the can-making plant, where steel packaging for food and household products has been made for decades.
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE


    TRENDING ARTICLES
    Missed our previous issues? See which articles your colleagues read most.

        Report: Top 150 Frozen Food Processors (Refrigerated & Frozen Foods)
    Nestle indicates limited patience for US frozen food business (just-food)
    FDA warns of more victims from deadly Blue Bell Ice Cream (Uncover Michigan)

    Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.


     

    Frozen Express
    Colby Horton, Executive Vice President of Publishing, (469) 420-2601
    Download media kit

    Valerie Hunt, Assistant Executive Editor, (469) 420-2690   
    Contribute news

    This edition of Frozen Express was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here -- it's free!
    Recent issues
    March 20, 2015
    March 19, 2015
    March 18, 2015
    March 17, 2015



    7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063