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Ahold, Delhaize in talks to create top 20 global retailer
Reuters
Supermarket groups Ahold and Delhaize are in merger talks to create a top 20 global retailer with a major presence in the United States, the two firms said Tuesday, confirming recent media reports.

Related: At a glance: Ahold's potential takeover of Delhaize (The Wall Street Journal)

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Jeni's plans to 'fire up' production this week after Listeria shutdown
The Columbus Dispatch
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams shut down 18 days ago after Listeria was found in a pint of Dark Chocolate ice cream, but the company's fans might not have to wait much longer to restock their freezers.
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2015 bird flu outbreak largest in US history
Farm Futures
A new update from the University of Illinois reports that the 2014-2015 outbreak of bird flu in the U.S. is the largest recorded — topping outbreaks in 1924, 1983 and 2004.

Related: Different bird flu strain detected in Indiana backyard flock (The Associated Press via WANE)

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POLITICS


The fiercest Senate races of 2016
The Hill
Democrats have a great chance to win back the Senate in 2016 after losing their majority last fall. Republicans must defend 24 seats, compared with only 10 for Democrats, and they must do so in a presidential election year when turnout could favor their opponents.
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Obama's trade pact faces cliffhanger vote
Politico
The centerpiece of President Barack Obama's economic agenda faces a cliffhanger vote in the Senate on Tuesday, as Democratic leaders move to block his trade bill — leaving one powerful Oregon Democrat who may hold the key to the outcome squeezed between his party leaders and the White House.

Related: Dems turn up heat on eve of trade vote (The Hill)

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Poll: Republicans close in on Clinton in New Hampshire
The Hill
Three Republicans presidential hopefuls are within striking distance of Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire after her lead over the GOP narrowed this spring, according to a new poll.

Related: Jeb Bush: 'Take a chill pill on the polls' (The Hill)

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Warren and DeLauro: Who is writing the TPP?
The Boston Globe
Lawmakers Elizabeth Warren and Rosa DeLauro say the Trans-Pacific Partnership raises a major concern about the U.S. trade policy going forward.
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A proactive plan: First step to FSMA compliance
Food Safety News
It's been four years since Congress passed the Food Safety Modernization Act, and the time has finally come for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to implement its requirements.
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Local Oregon County considers GMO ban
Food Chemical News (subscriber story)
GMO opponents and organic interests are pressing voters in Oregon's Benton County to approve a ban on genetically modified crops, arguing the measure is needed to protect the local food supply.
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FDA names finalists for inaugural Food Safety Challenge
FDAVoice
Five finalists have been chosen in FDA's first Food Safety Challenge, a groundbreaking effort to better protect the food supply by fostering innovation in technologies that will more quickly detect pathogens in produce.
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Trials scheduled for Iowa defendants in Halal case
Food Safety News
The founder of an Iowa-based global supplier of Halal meat and poultry products is scheduled for a federal criminal trial starting July 7. Another trial is scheduled for Sept. 28 for his two sons and the company he founded, the entity that certifies its products as Halal.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


US Foods CEO: We'll kill Sysco deal if court delays merger
The Wall Street Journal (subscriber story)
A US Foods Inc. executive said in federal court Monday that his company would walk away from its planned merger with rival Sysco Corp. if the presiding judge issues an injunction to preliminarily block the deal.
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El Nino has emerged, Asia braces for crop damage
Reuters
In 2009, the El Nino brought the worst drought in four decades to India. It razed wheat fields in Australia and damaged crops across Asia. Food prices surged. A closely watched forecast by Japan on Tuesday confirmed its return this year.
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Wal-Mart commits to investment in China with 115 new stores by 2017
PotatoPro
Speaking live at an event in Beijing, Wal-Mart's global president and CEO Doug McMillon recently reiterated the company's commitment to growing its business in China.
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Dean Foods profit beats estimates as raw milk costs fall
Reuters
Dean Foods Co., the largest U.S. milk processor, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as the company benefited from its decision to not pass on lower milk prices to customers.
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Listeria outbreak a 'wake-up call' for apple industry
Capital Press
The president of the U.S. Apple Association says food safety has become the top concern in the Washington apple industry following a Listeria outbreak in California apples that caused three deaths last winter.
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Report: World frozen fruits and vegetables industry
MarketWatch
A new report analyzes the worldwide markets for frozen fruits and vegetables in separate product segments, offering both historic analysis and future forecasts.
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Special report: Food fraud
WLOS
Do you really know if what is in your food is safe? Scientists say many of the foods we eat are packed with things that aren't supposed to be there — a practice known as food fraud.
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