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As FDA seeks fees to fund food safety, much of industry remains opposed
Food Safety News
While the Obama administration continues to make it clear that it will look to registration, inspection and import fees to fund food safety efforts at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in the future, much of the food industry continues to make it known they are downright opposed to the idea.

Editor's note: This story references the American Frozen Food Institute's efforts to marshal opposition to proposed new FDA food facility and import fees.

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Cargill: Harper's piece a 'fable-like tale'
Lincoln Journal Star
Cargill is criticizing Harper's Magazine for sending a reporter undercover as a USDA inspector to its beef plant in Schuyler, Neb. — when it didn't need to — and for a variety of inaccuracies, some minor, some significant.

Related: Ted Conover goes undercover as a USDA meat inspector (Harper's Magazine)

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Too much food? Try the alternatives
The Wall Street Journal
Food companies are slow growers, yet the group now trades at an average of 19 times current-year earnings forecasts. That's more expensive than Google.
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Advocates of immigration reform fight back against push for delay
The Washington Post
The Senate's leading supporters of overhauling the nation's immigration system sought Sunday to blunt a conservative effort to slow the pace of debate over their bill, saying the Boston Marathon bombings are a reason to move quickly to make changes.
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House GOP program to shore up shaky incumbents
Politico
Congressional Republicans, seeking to counter efforts by President Barack Obama and Democrats to win the House next year, are launching a program Monday aimed at preserving their 17-seat majority.

Related: Karl Rove, Koch brothers lead charge to control Republican data (Politico)

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DSCC outraises NRSC by $2 million
Politico
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee raised $5.2 million in March, beating its Republican counterpart by $2 million. Senate Democrats have grown their money advantage so far in 2013, as incumbents from red states last week and now the committee all reported sizable first-quarter hauls.
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House ag committee farm bill mark-up announced
USAgNet
The House Agriculture Committee will mark up its version of long-term farm policy next month. Reports from Washington, D.C., say Committee Chair Frank Lucas plans to start marking up a new five-year farm bill on May 15.
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Opinion: The food industry should learn to say 'oops'
Food Navigator
It doesn't matter if you have the best intentions in the world if your customers think your intentions are rotten — and more and more often, consumers are saying they view Big Food in the same way as Big Tobacco.
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Food safety threat? Proliferation of food eco-labels
Food Safety Magazine
The number of eco-labels in the food industry is expected to continue to proliferate in 2013. More than 200 seals and logos represent some ecological, ethical, ingredient or sustainability attributes in the global food industry. The mushrooming number of eco-labels could have adverse consequences on food safety.
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Jury trial for PCA executives likely to start in October
Food Safety News
The criminal jury trial for former Peanut Corporation of America executives should start Oct. 7, according to an agreement by attorneys involved in the case. Picking the start date for the federal criminal trial is one of several important logistical decisions U.S. District Court Judge W. Louis Sands is expected to make today during a pretrial hearing in his Albany, Ga., courtroom.
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NMI: Low-carb trend still packs a punch
Supermarket News
The low-carb trend is alive and well, despite arguments from some quarters that it's run out of steam, according to Steve French, managing partner, Natural Marketing Institute.
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Chipotle for breakfast?
Food Business News
Burritos for breakfast? How about tacos before 10 a.m.? Those are questions Denver-based Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. is considering at it relates to expanded day-parts.
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Dollar menu fails: Fast food giant declines in sales
Food World News
Although McDonald's still posted an increase in profits for its first quarter sales, about $1.27 billion, the fast food giant failed to increase sales with their Dollar Menu.
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Burger King tests delivery service
Los Angeles Times
You can have almost anything delivered to your door: pizza, wings, bread sticks, sushi? Done. You can even order an entire week's worth of groceries. And the next time you need a Whopper, you can have Burger King deliver too — if you live in Glendale, Calif.
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Study: Berries may protect brain functioning
Nutra-Ingredients
A diet supplemented with berries could help to protect brain functioning during aging, says new animal data presented at the Experimental Biology event.

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Washington moves ahead with GMO label proposal
Food Production Daily
Washington's state legislature is one step closer to voting on a ballot initiative that would require labels on biotech foods. Similiar measures have failed elsewhere.

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Industry balks at 'food safety tax'
The Hill
A coalition of food industry trade groups, led by AFFI, is urging Congress to ax proposed food safety fees they say would be passed along to families.

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Despite hurdles, food entrepreneurs persist
BC Democrat
Whether it's Mattie Pearl's original barbecue sauce, the proceeds from which will be used to support youth programs in a distressed Tulsa, Okla., community, or Tim Ferrell's organic jams, made from fruit grown on his Brighton, Colo., farm, there's no shortage of food entrepreneurs eager to put their name on common products like spreads and salsas.
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Cargill invests $5.5 million in case ready meat packaging plant
UkrAgroConsult
Minneapolis-based Cargill Inc. invested $5.5 million in new equipment technology in its Hazleton, Pa., case ready meat packaging plant to increase efficiency and improve product quality and ergonomics for workers.
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WhiteWave Foods to expand Virginia plant
Food Business News
The WhiteWave Foods Co. plans to invest $69.8 million to expand its beverage processing plant in Mount Crawford, Va., which makes Silk, Horizon Organic, International Delight and Land O'Lakes products. The expansion project will include a new warehouse and equipment to expand production.
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DSM patent aims for shelf life benefits
Food Production Daily
DSM has filed a patent for a packaging material for food, feed and agricultural products to increase shelf life. The company said the material can breathe at a rate that maintains a desired mix of oxygen, carbon dioxide and water vapor inside the packaging system.
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Nanomaterials knowledge gaps highlighted
Food Production Daily
The possibility of a "Trojan horse effect" of nanomaterials needs more research, according to a study identifying knowledge gaps in the risk assessment of the substance.
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