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America's frozen food habit: Secrets we keep
According to a new survey by Nestle USA, 25 percent of Americans confess to having passed off frozen meals as their own culinary creation. Another 14 percent admit to having "accidentally" taken a co-worker's frozen meal in the workplace. These and other findings were released in a national poll by Nestle USA (commissioned with Impulse Research), which explored how today's consumers perceive and use frozen foods.
Horse meat scandal exposes weakness in global food chain
The horse meat substitution scandal that broke in Europe has struck a nerve, as people wonder what else they're eating that isn't what they think it is.
SymphonyIRI report: Crickets in aisles 1 to 15
The Lempert Report
Shoppers seem so financially stressed and unmoved by what they see in the packaged-goods aisles of supermarkets that 1 out of 6 shoppers purposely skips aisles to avoid the temptation of unnecessary impulse purchases.
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Obama loses polling advantage on economy
President Barack Obama's poll numbers are heading in the wrong direction, especially as it relates to the economy and the Republicans. While most Americans favored Obama over the Republicans on economic issues after the president's re-election in November, more recent polls indicate that advantage is now gone.
Report: Democrat Johnson to retire from Senate
U.S. Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson, a South Dakota Democrat, does not plan to run for re-election when his current term ends in 2014, sources close to the matter and key Capitol Hill staffers said Monday.
Study: Rubio, Christie lead the media's 2016 GOP field
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are leading the 2016 Republican pack of presidential contenders — at least according to the media. A Smart Politics media analysis by the University of Minnesota's Eric Ostermeier found that Rubio and Christie were the only two potential candidates named on each of the dozen 2016 presidential power rankings lists studied.
Obama: 'Time has come' to move immigration reform in Congress
President Barack Obama used a naturalization ceremony at the White House Monday to declare "the time has come" to move immigration reform through Congress. Obama said he expects debate on an immigration bill to "begin next month" at a ceremony where 28 people, including 13 armed service members, became citizens.
School lunches help battle obesity
Kids eating school lunch in Chatham County, Ga., are getting three times the dairy, two times the fruit, seven times the vegetables and 29 percent fewer calories as lunches they would bring from home.
Junk food fight heats up
The Christian Science Monitor via CNBC
From the successful campaign against trans fats to San Francisco's ban on toys in McDonald's Happy Meals to first lady Michelle Obama's campaign against childhood obesity, it's clear that makers of so-called junk foods face a widening public relations battle.
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Opinion: Mike Taylor and the myth of Monsanto's man
Food Safety News
Bill Marler, who participated in a panel discussion at the recent annual meeting of the Association of Health Care Journalists, says the FDA's Michael Taylor — long accused of being "Monsanto's man" in government — has put to rest those rumors.
New pizza-friendly menu labeling provisions introduced
The American Pizza Community has endorsed The Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2013, introduced Thursday by Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., and Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif.
Hawaii GMO food labeling bill tabled
The Hawaii Senate committee on agriculture, consumer protection and health decided Friday to table a proposed bill that would have required food containing genetically modified ingredients to be labeled.
Related: Which states are pushing for GMO labeling? (Nutritional Outlook)
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China looks to enhance trade, food safety with US
Chinese government officials met Thursday in Denver with U.S. beef and pork export industry leaders to discuss the potential for increased trade between the two nations.
Couple sues school food supplier over child's Salmonella illness
Food Poison Journal
A Salmonella lawsuit was filed last week against OrganicLife LLC, a school food supplier whose meals were identified as the source of a Salmonella outbreak among students of six Chicago-area private schools in September and October of 2012.
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ConAgra nails $22 million worth of sustainability savings
ConAgra Foods saved $22 million in 2012 through sustainability initiatives, such as cutting landfill waste and carbon emissions and optimizing packaging.
Food sales help Dollar General's quarterly profits soar
Dollar General Corp. said Monday that its sales growth this year could surpass the strength it saw in 2012, as selling more food and other basics helps drive gains despite consumers' concerns about the economy.
Why you should focus on reverse logistics
By Archita Datta Majumdar
Though it's not a new concept, the importance of reverse logistics is being more keenly felt in the past decade. Dealing with returned, recycled and damaged goods is an entire area of business by itself.
From mushrooms to dandelions, foraged food finds way to US tables
An unusual salad was one of the offerings at what organizers believe is the first U.S. market devoted to wild food and herbs, a kind of non-farmer's market that will be held monthly in Carrboro, N.C. A similar weekly market is scheduled to open next month in Asheville, making North Carolina the latest hot spot in the growing movement toward eating food foraged from forests and fields rather than cultivated on farms.
Smithfield hires Goldman to weigh options
Smithfield Foods Inc., the largest U.S. hog producer, has hired Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to help it weigh options after a key shareholder urged the company to break up, according to four people familiar with the matter.
Top 500 restaurant chains show recovery
The 500 largest U.S. restaurant chains saw 4.9 percent sales growth in 2012, a marked improvement over 2011's 3.5 percent and a growth level not seen since 2007, according to foodservice consultancy Technomic.
Powell: Adult film industry 'more responsible' than food industry
Food Production Daily
The adult entertainment industry is "more responsible" than the food industry when it comes to safety and recall issues, according to Dr. Doug Powell, professor at Kansas State University.
A new spin on fats and oils
Food Business News
Ever since the war on trans fats began with the 2003 announcement that the Food and Drug Administration would require labeling for trans fats, bakers and snack food producers have been struggling with the weakest links in their products: the fats and oils.
Caputo's to use transcritical refrigeration in hybrid location
Angelo Caputo's Fresh Markets, a six-store operator in Illinois, plans to open a combined warehouse/commissary/retail store this year that will include one of the first environmentally friendly transcritical refrigeration systems to be deployed in a U.S. food facility.
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