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Birds Eye sets sail again as US investors buy Iglo
The Guardian
Birds Eye, the food maker famous for its fish fingers and frozen peas, is to be sold by its private equity owner to a pair of U.S. consumer goods tycoons.
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Genetically modified food becoming the next battleground in food wars
Consumer Affairs
The subject of food is packed with emotion these days. A growing number of consumers have strong feelings about what they eat, where it comes from and how it is raised.

Related: Koch-backed law seeks to block GMO labeling (Wisconsin Gazette)

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How shipping containers are changing the food industry
The Washington Post
An ambitious attempt to change the way we eat is playing out in a shipping container plopped in a parking lot in Minneapolis.
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POLITICS


Senate races in 2016 look poised to set spending records
The Washington Post
Yes, the 2016 presidential race will be the most expensive in history. But the battle for control of the U.S. Senate in November 2016 also looks likely to smash spending records.

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  • Senate GOP brings in $4.9 million for March (The Hill)

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    The New Hampshire GOP summit: 6 takeaways
    Politico
    Nothing was settled, but a few things were clearer after the big Republican cattle call in New Hampshire this weekend. There's no clear frontrunner. The fight for the nomination is unusually fluid. And while the Obama administration continues to be deeply loathed on the right, the GOP field is beginning to turn its attention to Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee.
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    On the heels of GOP crowd, Clinton will be a field of 1 in New Hampshire
    The Washington Post
    After a weekend in which 20 Republican candidates or potential candidates competed for attention in New Hampshire, Hillary Rodham Clinton will be a field of one there on Monday.
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    US regulators may recommend testing food for glyphosate residues
    Reuters
    U.S. regulators may start testing food products for residues of the world's most widely used herbicide, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday, as public concern rises over possible links to disease.
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    Whole grain biscuits? Healthy food a hard sell in NC schools
    Asheville Citizen-Times
    In Western North Carolina, the battle lines are firmly drawn around the biscuit: whole grain and unappealing to many in school lunchrooms across the region.
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    FSMA Update: Annual report to Congress on use of mandatory recall power
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration
    A second annual report required by FSMA section 206 outlines the mandatory recall activities undertaken by FDA during fiscal year 2014.
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    United Food and Commercial Workers Union backs claims against Wal-Mart
    Reuters
    Some employees accused Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Friday of closing a location in the Los Angeles area for six months in retaliation for workers demanding for better wages and benefits.
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    New guidance procedures set for technology notifications, protocols
    USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
    USDA has issued a new compliance guide governing how inspectors are to approach new technology notifications and protocols, including HACCP systems validation.
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    INDUSTRY NEWS


    Nestle chairman: Heinz owners have 'pulverized' the food industry
    Pittsburgh Business Times
    Nestle S.A. Chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe has made it known he isn't a fan of H.J. Heinz Co.'s proposed merger with Kraft Foods Group Inc.
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    Bird flu confirmed on 2nd farm in Ontario, Canada
    Reuters
    Preliminary testing has confirmed the presence of H5 avian influenza on a second Ontario farm, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said Saturday.
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    How to restore consumer confidence after a food scandal
    Food Navigator
    Accountability is key to rebuilding consumer confidence in the industry following a food scandal — a company's response to accusations of contamination is almost as important as its actual role in causing it, according to a new study.
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    Entrepreneurs redefine snacking
    Food Processing
    From uncool cabanossi to trendy jerky, meat snacks have come a long way. Sales of meat snacks are booming, with growth of 20 percent annually for many countries between 2012 and 2014.

    Related: Money manager has an appetite for snack-makers (Journal Sentinel)

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    7 foods that changed the world
    The Epoch Times
    When Europeans eat potatoes, Americans eat bananas or Africans eat corn, there are whole, fascinating and even troubling histories behind them. For better or for worse, read on for some of the foods that changed the world.
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    Report outlines natural food colors market to 2020
    WhaTech
    The natural food colors market is expected to grow owing to presence of nature based ingredients such as vegetable, plants and spices — namely beet, carrot and turmeric, according to a new report from Grand View Research.
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