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New campaign urges consumers to take a fresh look at frozen
American Frozen Food Institute
The American Frozen Food Institute today launched a national effort to encourage consumers to take a fresh look at frozen foods through the "Frozen. How Fresh Stays Fresh." category education and promotion initiative.
Kellogg traders bet on Buffett takeover as stock climbs
Kellogg Co. options traders haven't been this bullish in seven years as speculation increases that Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. may make an offer.
Opinion: Our ability to cope with foodborne outbreaks hasn't improved much
Food Safety News
Food poisoning is more common today than a century ago — and Hugh Pennington, a professor emeritus of bacteriology, says there are many reasons for this.
2014 poll: Voter enthusiasm sinks
Voter enthusiasm is at its lowest level for midterm elections in at least 20 years, according to a new Gallup survey.
Obama: Time running short for House on immigration reform
President Barack Obama on Tuesday said the House has a "very narrow window" of two or three months to move forward on immigration reform.
Strategists expect negative 2014 battle
Strategists in both parties are predicting a negative 2014 campaign focused on scaring base voters, they said in a panel discussion hosted Tuesday by The Hill.
Vermont attorney general seeks public input on GMO labeling law
Nexstar Broadcasting Inc.
Now that GMO labeling is law in Vermont, Vermont's Attorney General has started the rule making process and opened a public comment period for those who will be affected by the law.
GMO labeling bill advances in Massachusetts House (The Recorder)
Oregon county's GMO fight gains higher profile (Mail Tribune)
Maui anti-GMO group pays $5 per signature on petition (Honolulu Civil Beat)
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Drop in food stamp enrollment picks up steam
The Wall Street Journal
The number of Americans receiving food stamps is now falling at a faster clip, with more than 1.2 million people moving out of the program between October and February, according to federal data.
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Trash it or eat it? The truth about expiration dates
Health Hub from Cleveland Clinic
Upwards of 91 percent of consumers have thrown away food based on the dates on packaging. But the dating system isn't as clear as it seems. Nobody wants food poisoning, but few people want to waste food, either. Let's get some clarity.
EFSA calls for Listeria risk data
Food Quality News
The European Food Safety Authority has launched a call for tender concerning Listeria Monocytogenes in ready-to-eat foods.
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A 'high risk' industry: How can food producers survive and succeed?
Food Production Daily
Food producers need to keep up with technology, adopt risk management practices and work together to meet the increasing demand for food in the coming years, according to Frost & Sullivan.
Birds Eye creates pop-up restaurant where an Instagram picture buys dinner
Birds Eye has launched a pop-up restaurant that allows customers to settle the bill by sharing an Instagram picture of their food using the tag #BirdsEyeInspirations.
Is Hillshire paying too much for Pinnacle?
Hillshire Brands' acquisition of Pinnacle Foods will result in a company that is strongly positioned to lead the refrigerated and center-store grocery categories in the U.S. But it comes with hefty debt.
Texans woo Sriracha factory as California officials plan vote
Texas officials traveled to California to persuade the maker of Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce to relocate a plant whose odors are generating complaints dire enough to prompt the Irwindale, California, city council to consider a nuisance resolution this week.
Michael Pollan explores evolution of food preparation in 'Cooked'
New York Times bestselling author Michael Pollan is a cult hero to foodies everywhere. His new book, "Cooked," looks at the crucial role of cooking throughout human history.
The secret Brazilian Happy Meal McDonald's keeps under wraps
With 35,429 restaurants in 119 countries, McDonald's has long offered food tailored to local tastes, from the McKafta in Egypt to the Filet O Shrimp in Japan and the McVeggie burger in India. While its Brazilian options are kept under wraps, they're available for purchase to avoid criticism the restaurant is serving employees special meals customers can't buy.
What we'll be eating in 5 years
Gen Z is adopting food preferences to an even greater degree than the millennials. The country's next generation is all about homemade breakfast, crunchy greens and savory snacks.
Mauser sold for $1.6 billion, former Unilever board member to lead
Food Production Daily
Private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice will buy Mauser Group, maker of bulk containers for the food industry and other sectors, for $1.6 billion and install Vindi Banga, a former member of the Unilever Executive Board, as chairman.
Automation and innovation in the warehouse
Today, robotics and improved warehouse management systems are now enabling an increase in automation with systems that have reasonable flexibility.
'Chameleon' sanitation towels change colors to indicate effectiveness
Food Production Daily
Sertun hand and surface sanitation towels from ITW change colors to indicate when they contain insufficient sanitizing chemicals.
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