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Touting the nutritional benefits of frozen
American Frozen Food Institute
Frozen Food Foundation Executive Director Adrienne Richards recently attended the 2015 Produce for Better Health Foundation's Consumer Connection Conference, where AFFI, the Frozen Food Foundation and PBH strengthened their partnership to encourage Americans to consume more fruits and vegetables for better health.
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AFFI welcomes returning Advantage Partners
American Frozen Food Institute
AFFI is pleased to welcome the return of Alchemy Systems, Lineage Logistics and Sound Counsel Crisis Communications as AFFI Advantage Partners.
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Why 2015 is a big year for child nutrition
Mother Nature Network
The new Farm to School Act and the proposed renewal of federal child nutrition programs should make this an important time for kids and healthy eating.
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POLITICS


Indiana law backs GOP hopefuls into a corner
Politico
Mike Pence just lobbed a grenade into the Republican presidential field. The Indiana governor's religious freedom law has ignited yet another controversial culture war debate that has Republican contenders juggling awkward questions about issues they would just as soon not touch.

Related: Indiana law draws Republican White House hopefuls into culture wars (The Washington Post)

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Dick Durbin-Chuck Schumer feud over whip position escalates
Politico
A feud between Sens. Dick Durbin and Chuck Schumer escalated further on Tuesday, with spokesmen for the two Democratic leaders offering sharply different on-the-record accounts of whether the two men reached a power-sharing deal.

Related: Durbin, Schumer at odds over power (The Hill)

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Hillary approval ratings slip after State email scandal
The Hill
Hillary Clinton's email problems are taking a bite out of her approval ratings, raising the GOP's confidence that she can be defeated in 2016.
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POLICY


GOP seeks answers on WOTUS
Politico via American Frozen Food Institute
House Republicans are demanding that the EPA provide information on how it drafted the proposed Waters of the United States rule and correspondence with the White House and other agencies over the measure. Press reports say top agency officials are pushing the proposal through without consulting other offices and departments.
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Lawmakers: Disregard DGAC
Politico via American Frozen Food Institute
Seventy-one House members sent a letter Tuesday to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell to them to disregard the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee's recommendations on sustainability.
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Obama vetoes GOP attack on NLRB's union election rule
Law360 (subscriber story)
President Barack Obama on Tuesday used the fourth veto of his presidency to block a Republican-backed Senate joint resolution that would have killed a new National Labor Relations Board rule allowing speedier union elections, saying that halting the rule would "block modest but overdue reforms" and harm private-sector unionization efforts.
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Heinz loses bid to kill 'Smart Balance' frozen food trademark
Law360 (subscriber story)
The H.J. Heinz Co., which makes Weight Watchers "Smart Ones" frozen meals, has lost a long-running fight to block the makers of "Smart Balance" spread from registering their brand name as a trademark for frozen foods and snacks. Heinz and the previous owner of the "Smart Ones" brand have been litigating at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board for nearly five years.
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Time out on trade talks: Global negotiations stall
The Pig Site
Talks at the World Trade Organization over food safety and animal and plant health as part of the ongoing trade negotiations have come to an impasse.
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EU begins new labeling rules for meat
Agri.EU
Beginning today, the European Commission is applying new rules on the labeling of fresh, chilled and frozen meat from sheep, goats, pigs and poultry.
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Canada reducing number of meat inspections, union says
Reuters
The Canadian government, under pressure to eliminate its budget deficit, has reduced the frequency of inspections at certain Alberta meat-packing plants and plans to cut spending on food safety, the food inspectors' union said Tuesday.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Registration is now open for the 2015 Food Safety Preventive Controls Forum
American Frozen Food Institute
Register today for the Food Safety Preventive Controls Forum, hosted by AFFI and the Midwest Food Processors Association, scheduled for Oct. 19-22 at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
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Bin-busting corn supplies spur biggest price drop in 9 months
Bloomberg
U.S. corn supplies are even bigger than analysts expected, with prices tumbling the most since June on Tuesday after the government pegged reserves at a 28-year high.
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Large companies cede further share in CPG market
CPGmatters
As growth picked up moderately in the consumer packaged goods industry 2014, small- and medium-size companies continued clawing away market share from their larger competitors. This trend has been at work for the past several years, according to a new study by The Boston Consulting Group and Information Resources Inc.
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Kraft Heinz Co. poised to reinvent center store of supermarkets
CPGmatters
The mega-merger between Kraft Foods and H.J. Heinz, under the auspices of 3G Capital, surely will make the combined company a financially fitter competitor in an era of frustratingly slow growth in their industry. But the deal also promises to transform other aspects of both companies, including their center-store product lineups and relationships with retailers.

Related: Buffett defends 3G job-cutting approach as 'part of capitalism' (Bloomberg)

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Beef or chicken? Pilgrim's Pride weighs its next move
Bloomberg
Pilgrim's Pride Corp. may be ready to strike a big deal, and it has the means to do it.
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Pink pineapples and purple tomatoes: Next-generation GMOs
The Associated Press via Epoch Times
Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and less fatty vegetable oils may someday be on grocery shelves alongside more traditional products. These genetically engineered foods could receive government approval in the coming years, following the OK given recently given to apples that don't brown and potatoes that don't bruise.
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PLMA study: Grocery shoppers remain loyal to favorite stores
CPGmatters
Consumers in the all-important 25 to 45-year-old age group are increasingly demonstrating loyalty to only two stores they use for household grocery purchases, says a new national study from the Private Label Manufacturers Association.
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Expect the unexpected: Why food safety depends on staying one step ahead
Nestle via Food Processing
"I don't think most people are aware of the amount of work that goes into ensuring that the food they eat is safe," said John O'Brien, head of the Food Safety and Integrity Research Program at Nestle's international research centre. "It's only when something goes wrong that they sit up and take notice."
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CMS targets secondary poultry processing safety
Food Quality News
Stricter chicken part standards will mean changes for poultry processors and safer food for consumers, according to CMS Technology.
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Toshiba claims pathogen detection in less than 2 hours
Food Quality News
Toshiba and Kawasaki City have developed DNA chip technology they claim can simultaneously test 14 foodborne pathogens in less than 90 minutes.
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