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Judge rejects ABC News bid to throw out 'pink slime' lawsuit
Reuters
ABC News has failed to persuade a South Dakota state judge to dismiss a $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit by a meat processor complaining about a series of reports that referred to its signature product as "pink slime."
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FDA ready to finalize GMO labeling guidance
Politico
FDA will soon re-assert that it's unnecessary to mandate labels for foods that contain genetically engineered ingredients, FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said Thursday in a hearing on Capitol Hill.

Editor's note: This story highlights efforts by the American Frozen Food Institute to lead food group opposition to proposed new FDA food facility taxes.

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UK consumer statistics suggest private labels are here to stay
Food Navigator
Private label products have continued to grow in market share despite the U.K. economic recovery, according to new data from Kantar Worldpanel that suggests the trend for own-brand goods may be here to stay.
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The Obamacare report card
Politico
Time's up, Obamacare. Ready for your grades? After six months, the first enrollment season is coming to an end. So it's time to take stock, with Politico's report card that covers the highs and lows of the rollout.
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The PAC to end all PACs
Politico
Jonathan Soros, the son of the financier George Soros, has given prodigiously to Democratic interests — more than $2 million in the past few years to various candidates and causes. But now he's hoping his cash can buy him something more: He's quietly bankrolling an effort to limit the very influence of rich donors like him.
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Pelosi: Immigration reform more important than winning House
The Hill
Passing comprehensive immigration reform is more important than Democrats' success at the polls in November, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Thursday.
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Sponsors hungry for action on bill labeling GM food
NJSpotlight
A GMO labeling measure reintroduced in New Jersey draws bipartisan support and young backers, but businesses warn of financial and legal consequences.
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FDA updates guidance to account for FSMA imported food rules
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
FDA on Friday released "Guidance for Industry: Prior Notice of Imported Food Questions and Answers (Edition 3)." This draft guidance is updated to accommodate FSMA rules that requires that additional information be provided in a prior notice of imported food submitted to FDA.

Related: Imports under the FSMA (FDA)

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GOP lawmakers take aim at NLRB ambush election rule
Law360 (subscription required)
Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate announced on Thursday that they had introduced legislation to counter the National Labor Relations Board's proposed "ambush" election rule, saying the bills could protect workers' rights and stave off sweeping changes to established labor policies.
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How to break your addiction to junk food
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Chances are you sometimes feel powerless when faced with your favorite junk foods. Fortunately, following a few key steps can help you reduce your intake of junk.

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California GMO label bill clears committee
The Press Democrat
A bill proposed by state Sen. Noreen Evans requiring all foods containing genetically modified organisms to be labeled in California cleared its first hurdle Wednesday.

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How labeling changes affect food makers
Food Processing
If proposed rules are finalized without significant changes, nearly every food label that requires a nutrition facts box will need to be revised to be compliant with FDA regulations.

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Frozen veggies: The powerhouse convenience food
The News Review
During every trip to the supermarket we must make choices between the price, health and convenience aspects of the foods we buy. Most people tend to believe fresh is always the best option, and in many cases it is, but what about frozen vegetables?
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Do you know what's in your beef?
Reno Gazette-Journal
Americans consume approximately 5 billion hamburgers each year which equates to roughly 1.2 billion pounds of "meat." Fast food is big business. Most consumers presume that the hamburger they eat is composed primarily of meat. But is it?
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Nutriom responds to USDA recall announcement
Food Quality News
Nutriom has partially expanded a recall of egg products but said there is "no scientific or legal basis to further expand" it in response to a USDA statement saying federal authorities stepped in after the company declined to take action.
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Goya Foods bets $250 million on booming bean business
Food Production Daily
Hispanic-food producer Goya Foods has bolstered its business with four additional production facilities, as part of its $250 million investment in global expansion.
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Big day for Yum Brands, from China revamp to breakfast tacos
The Wall Street Journal
It's a day of reinvention for Yum Brands, as two of its three major restaurant chains roll the dice in a big way.
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Flagstone said to be valued at $1 billion as it seeks sale
Bloomberg
Flagstone Foods, the Minneapolis-based holding company for Ann's House of Nuts and Amport Foods working with banks to explore a sale, may be valued at about $1 billion, people with knowledge of the matter said.
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Billion-dollar food co-packer to change corporate ownership
Packaging World
A year after being merged with co-packer Ryt-Way Industries, billion-dollar Hearthside Food Solutions has been sold to Goldman Sachs and Vestar Capital.
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Active packaging pad keeps food moist and cuts waste
Food Production Daily
Essentra Packaging has launched its AquaSense pad, an item of active packaging that controls the moisture content within packs.
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Physician-author spreads the 'bitter truth' about bad food
Houston Chronicle
Among the healthful-living books that focus on sugar as one of the bad guys in the typical American diet is one by Dr. Robert H. Lustig, a California pediatric endocrinologist and a member of the Obesity Task Force of the Endocrine Society. Lustig first gained attention for his "Sugar: The Bitter Truth" lecture that has been seen by more than 4 million people on YouTube.
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