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Birds Eye freezes real cash to highlight savings of frozen food
Field Marketing
A 20-foot frozen billboard made entirely of ice and cash was unveiled as part of "iFreeze, iSave," a Birds Eye campaign to highlight the ways frozen food saves money and reduces food waste. As the sun melted the ice billboard, passers-by were able to collect cash from the campaign.
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30,000 cases of hummus recalled over Listeria fears
Reuters
Sabra Dipping Company voluntarily recalled 30,000 cases of its classic hummus nationwide over possible Listeria contamination, federal health officials and the company said Wednesday.

Related: Tons of pork, chicken tamales recalled for unlisted egg whites (USDA)

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Lawsuit challenges changes to US organic food production law
Reuters
A coalition of food advocacy groups and businesses have filed a lawsuit challenging changes made by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to how it approves synthetic chemicals used to produce organic food.
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POLITICS


Rahm shows Hillary how to tame the left
Politico
A win by Jesús "Chuy" García in the Chicago mayor's race this week would have sent a signal that the progressive wing of the Democratic Party would be a decisive force in 2016, and that Hillary Clinton better do what they want or get out of the way. But Garcia lost big.

Related: Warren: Hillary may or may not be the future of the Democratic Party (The Washington Post)

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Groups backing Ted Cruz raise $31 million in a single week
The Washington Post
GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz vaulted to the top tier of the 2016 money race Wednesday as supporters announced that super PACs backing his bid had raised $31 million in a single week.
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Hillary's path to victory?
Politico Magazine
Never mind the email server, Benghazi, Elizabeth Warren and all the other noise. The news Friday that Hillary Clinton has rented a campaign office in Brooklyn came on the heels of fresh polls last week that underscored a political truth: The former first lady, senator and secretary of state, who by all indications is on the brink of becoming an official presidential contender, remains the person to beat — both for the Democratic nomination and for the presidency itself.

Related: Poll finds Hillary Clinton slipping in Colorado and Iowa (Politico)

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POLICY


Petition calls for more deliberation for GMO salmon
Epoch Times
After waiting 20 years for approval, the world's first bioengineered animal developed for human consumption may soon become your next dinner.

Related articles:
  • Activists press New York lawmakers to require GMO labeling (The AP via Syracuse.com)
  • Proposal in Oregon looks to quash state GMO pre-emption (Food Dive)
  • GMOs, trade approvals and Europe (Farm Futures)

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    FDA may exempt farm-to-consumer sales from FSMA preventive controls
    Food Safety News
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a proposed rule to amend and improve its regulations on food facility registration.

    Related: Amendments to registration of food facilities (Federal Register)

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    FSIS updates food defense verification tasks for inspectors
    USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
    USDA inspectors have been given new guidelines for performing tasks at meat and poultry establishments and egg product plants, as well as at import inspection facilities. The updated guidelines implement new regulations related to terrorism and food defense.
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    Meaning of 'local' falls in the eye of the fork-holder
    Politico via American Frozen Food Institute
    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has made the promotion of locally grown and produced foods one of his top priorities since taking the helm of the department in 2009, dubbing it a pillar of rebuilding the rural economy. But what does "local" actually mean?
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    Food labels: Are emoticons more effective than color?
    Food Navigator
    Emoticons on nutritional labels could have stronger impacts on perceptions of snacks than color-coded labels, a study has claimed.
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    How you might be contributing to California's water woes
    The Washington Post
    In the wake of California Gov. Jerry Brown's decision to enact mandatory restrictions on the use of water given the state's ongoing, historic drought, people nationwide have become obsessed with almonds — and the water usage of various agricultural products.
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    INDUSTRY NEWS


    Update: 3 dead, 8 sick in Blue Bell-related Listeriosis outbreak
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    The CDC on Wednesday updated the case count of sicknesses and deaths tracked to Listeria contamination at a Blue Bell Creameries production facility.
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    IKEA seeks to drive food sales growth with eco-friendly menu
    Reuters
    Swedish furniture retailer IKEA said sales growth at its food business could accelerate in coming years, helped by a drive to meet customer demand for healthy and eco-friendly dishes.
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    Shifting demands: Where will the growth in healthy foods come from?
    Food Navigator
    With an ever-increasing consumer demand for healthier food products, many within the industry are asking where the growth in healthy foods will come from.
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    CPG expert says Heinz-Kraft merger comes from weakness, not strength
    Food Navigator-USA
    The impending marriage of Heinz and Kraft Foods Group will create a $29 billion consumer packaged goods powerhouse. But is bigger always better, or are megadeals like this more about making money for lawyers and shareholders than delighting consumers and driving cutting-edge innovation?
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    Biotech firm claims new solution will cut antibiotic usage in chicken
    Global Meat News
    An American biotech company claims to have developed a solution to help meet industry demand for antibiotic-free chicken.
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    Study to phase out fossil fuel-based packaging could go commercial in 2 years
    Food Production Daily
    A consortium of 18 companies from across Europe has been working on a project for two years to create food packaging materials based on polybutylene succinate, which may soon be commercialized.
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