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Supporters say food can be frozen and fresh
Most of us grew up with them, and some of us shudder at just the mention of "TV dinners." But the frozen food industry says it wants to change your impression of frozen food.
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AFFI push heats up the $52 billion frozen food market (Food Production Daily)
Is frozen food good for you after all? (Refinery29)
Senators to FDA: Stop using draft guidance for substantive policy changes
Four U.S. Senators have written a letter to FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg to express their concern about the agency's use of draft guidance documents to make "substantive policy changes."
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Wal-Mart feels snap of US food stamp decline
Bloomberg's Scarlet Fu displays the declining number of Americans receiving food stamps and public assistance.
No tea party candidates are ahead in next Tuesday's big primaries
The Washington Post
After Nebraska crowned Ben Sasse as its Republican senate candidate on Tuesday night, many were quick to give the tea party that endorsed him a share of the glory.
Senate Democrats press House on immigration
After months of being on the receiving end of criticism that they're not doing enough on immigration, Senate Democrats are aggressively pushing the focus back to House Republicans.
Poll: Hillary Clinton sweeps GOP in Ohio
Hillary Clinton is the top choice for Ohio voters as she leads a pack of potential Republican 2016 opponents, according to a new poll released Thursday by Quinnipiac University.
Genetically modified food: Why the fuss?
Virginia Phillips writes, "My sister had visitors from California. She said her friends wouldn't eat corn because they were aware almost all corn is genetically engineered and they didn't want to ingest GMOs. Discussion revealed that nobody could put their finger on what they feared."
Related: GMO labeling bill moves through California legislature (International Law Office)
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Report: Breakfast cereals loaded with too much sugar
U.S. children are consuming more than 10 pounds of sugar annually if they eat a typical morning bowl of cereal each day, contributing to obesity and other health problems, and cereal makers and regulators are doing little to address the issue, according to a study released Thursday.
Opinion: Organic marketing not truthful, often misleading
The Des Moines Register
Why are so many people willing to pay premiums up to 100 percent or more for items that carry an organic label, and do they really understand what that label means and — even more important — what it doesn't mean?
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Fruit juice time bomb: Health experts advise only 1 glass per day
In the U.K., teens' "appalling" diets show that many are already putting themselves at risk of diabetes, obesity and heart disease. And health experts warn that fruit juice — seen by many as a healthy option — should be drunk no more than once a day because of its high sugar content.
Food groups seek more time to analyze FSMA sanitary transportation rule
Food Chemical News (subscription required)
The poultry industry is teaming up with transport groups and other segments of the food industry to ask FDA for more time to analyze the Food Safety Modernization Act's sanitary transportation rule, a regulation they say will have wide-ranging effects.
UN Global Compact launches 6 principles for sustainable food industry
The U.N. Global Compact unveiled a set of six principles that food and agriculture businesses worldwide can adopt to meet food security challenges more effectively and sustainably.
EU adopts new measures to limit cadmium in food
The European Commission has adopted new measures to reduce consumers' maximum levels of exposure to cadmium in foods such as chocolate and infant formula.
Goya Foods adapts to changing tastes
Fox News Latino
The Latino population keeps growing. Tastes within the Latino community are changing; there is a growing demand for the old familiar dishes to be made more healthful without losing flavor. And increasingly, Latino dishes and condiments are becoming part of many non-Latinos' dining repertoire. So Goya is in the midst of a quarter-billion dollar expansion.
E. coli outbreak in Michigan linked to eating undercooked ground beef
Detroit Free Press
At least five Michiganders have been sickened — and three of them hospitalized — after contracting the bacteria E. coli O157 most likely from undercooked ground beef while dining out, according to state health officials.
Good food on every table
The Huffington Post
Building the Good Food movement is the core of FamilyFarmed.org's daily work. So a discussion on the future of food was, shall we say, organic when FamilyFarmed.org President Jim Slama convened a group at his home this week to participate in The Chicago Community Trust's "On The Table 2014."
Producer price gain offers cautionary note on inflation
U.S. producer prices recorded their largest increase in 1.5 years in April as food prices surged, in a potential sign inflation pressures may be creeping up. The Labor Department said Wednesday its producer price index rose 0.6 percent, the biggest gain since September 2012.
Food technology firm moves ahead with regional expansion plans
After nearly three years of stalled activity, a Connecticut-based food safety technology firm is ramping up its expansion plans in greater Wilmington, North Carolina.
Managing production flow key to efficiency
From pallets to picking units, the variables involved in creating efficient storage facilities for food and drink products are many, complex and often required to operate effectively in low temperatures. Managing production flow is the key to maximizing efficiency.
Food manufacturing accidents: The biggest causes
Paul Gander asks how businesses and health and safety professionals plan and train in order to reduce accident risk.
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