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Mars: Include labels for added sugar
Washington Business Journal
It's a controversial move for a candy company: McLean-based Mars Inc. is throwing its support behind a proposal to include sugar measurements in the required Nutrition Facts food labels, something other major food companies have been fighting.

Related: M&M maker wants labels for added sugar (The Wall Street Journal)

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Re-Krafting mac'n cheese: Going 'natural' a matter of survival for food brands?
Forbes
A number of major food companies that produce products we've come to think of as comfort food have acknowledged we’'ve all become uncomfortable with some of the "modern" ingredients they've folded in. Moreover, this is becoming a significant business factor that is more than mere marketing and positioning. In fact, it may mean the difference between surviving or not.

Related: KIND is just latest 'health' food company to be called a liar (MarketWatch)

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POLITICS


Trade fight heats up as Obama, Reid battle for votes
The Hill
President Barack Obama and Harry Reid are battling one another for Democratic support ahead of an important vote on trade next week.

Related: McConnell tees up trade war (Politico)

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Immigration puzzle confounds Republican 2016 field
The Wall Street Journal (subscriber story)
Republicans are girding for a 2016 campaign debate with Democrats on immigration, but their presidential candidates are still unsure of the best way to handle an issue that could make or break their party's ability to win back the White House.
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Poll: Clinton trails Bush, Paul and Rubio in New Hampshire
The Hill
Hillary Clinton trails three of her Republican challengers — former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) and Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) — in a new WMUR Granite State Poll from the University of New Hampshire.
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POLICY


Roberts determined to rewrite child nutrition law this summer
Agri-Pulse
Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts said he's intent on enacting a new child nutrition law by Sept. 30, giving schools more flexibility in meeting standards for school meals.

Related: Republican lawmakers vow changes to school lunch program (The Wall Street Journal)

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Attorneys say food industry running out of time in Vermont GMO battle
Food Navigator-USA
As widely predicted, the Grocery Manufacturers Association is appealing a federal court ruling denying its bid to halt implementation of Vermont's GMO labeling law (Act 120) until a lawsuit over the Act is resolved. However, legal experts predict an appeal may not help manufacturers in the short term.
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Decision to list BPA on Proposition 65 contradicts extensive scientific record
News.Gnome.Es
Steven G. Hentges, Ph.D., of the Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group of the American Chemistry Council, says his group strongly disagrees with the decision by California authorities to list bisphenol A on Proposition 65.
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Detwiler: Food safety from a consumer perspective
Food Safety News
Darin Detwiler, adjunct faculty at Northeastern University and Senior Policy Coordinator at STOP Foodborne Illness, sat down with Food Safety News at the 2015 Food Safety Summit to discuss food safety from a consumer perspective.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Minnesota grocers run short on eggs because of bird flu
Star Tribune
Twin Cities grocery shoppers may have noticed a dearth of eggs this week, as prominent supermarkets — including Cub Foods — are grappling with a bird flu-induced disruption of their egg supplies.
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Records show problems at Blue Bell plant date back to 2013
International Business Times
New evidence revealed Thursday from a federal investigation suggests Listeria was first detected at Blue Bell's Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, plant in 2013, and investigators stated the company has failed to adequately address the problem.

Related: Jeni's to reopen after $200,000 overhaul of kitchens (The Plain Dealer)

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Inventure CEO: Company will rebound from Listeria recall 'low point'
Phoenix Business Journal
The Inventure Foods Inc. quarterly earnings conference call was dominated by talks of the company's recent recall of certain frozen products.
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New report: Major food companies must adapt to escalating global water risks
Environmental Expert
Major U.S. food companies need to adopt far stronger practices to use limited global water resources more efficiently, according to a report released today by Ceres, a nonprofit sustainability advocacy group.
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China's Bright Food eye private equity owned Classic Fine Foods
Reuters
German retail group Metro and China's state-owned Bright Food Group Co. are among the suitors in talks to buy private equity-owned Classic Fine Foods in a deal potentially worth $300-$400 million, including debt.
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Noodles & Co. announces clean label commitment
Food Business News
More and more restaurant chains are announcing major menu moves toward simple ingredients. Joining the likes of Panera Bread and Chipotle Mexican Grill is Noodles & Co., the Colorado-based fast-casual chain with 455 restaurants, which said it plans to remove all artificial colors, flavors and preservatives from all of its soups, sauces and dressings later this year.
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Sarafina introduces new line of gluten-free meals
PRWeb via Virtual-Strategy Magazine
The Gluten-Free Certification Program in partnership with the Canadian Celiac Association is pleased to announce that Sarafina Fine Foods Inc. gluten-free products have recently become certified by the GFCP in Canada.
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True food innovation means 'disruptive' change
Food Navigator
Breakthrough innovation is marked by a total transformation of an organization and is completely different to developing food or drink products that just follow the latest fad or trend, according to a leading consultant.
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    Jeni's finds the source of Listeria breakout (Sun Times)
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