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White House urged to drop food facility user fees by House Democrat
American Frozen Food Institute
U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., on Tuesday called on the White House to drop its repeated calls to impose new food facility user fees in order to help implement the Food Safety Modernization Act. An AFFI-led coalition of 50 food and agriculture groups has long advocated against the imposition of new FDA and USDA food processing and distribution facility fees.
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Schools win delay on whole grains rule
The Hill
The Agriculture Department on Tuesday announced that it would allow schools to obtain a two-year reprieve from new rules that require them to serve more whole grains in school lunch programs.

Related: Schools get a break on government food restrictions (The Wall Street Journal)

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Yum names Niccol as Taco Bell CEO after Creed gets promotion
Bloomberg
Yum! Brands Inc. named Brian Niccol as its next Taco Bell chief executive officer, filling a role that will be vacated when Greg Creed becomes Yum's CEO in 2015.
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Republicans receive boost in Senate primaries
The Washington Post
Republicans' hopes of taking back the Senate received a big boost in primary elections Tuesday, with Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) easily winning and other candidates favored by the party establishment beating back tea party challengers.
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McConnell crushes tea party challenge
The Hill
Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., easily defeated his primary challenger, businessman Matt Bevin, in a sour loss for the tea party Tuesday night.
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Senate Democrats aim at House on immigration
Politico
Senate Democrats huddled with immigration advocates at the Capitol Tuesday to rally them around a unified message: Train all your fire on House Republicans from now until August.
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Panel to cut red tape gains Democratic support
The Hill
Legislation unveiled Tuesday would establish a temporary federal commission aimed at pruning the government's increasingly dense thicket of federal regulations. Unlike a flurry of regulatory reform bills that have cruised through the GOP-dominated House in recent months, only to stall in the Senate, this plan has a measure of Democratic support.
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Rural Oregon voters back ban on GMO crops amid US labeling uproar
Reuters
Voters in two small Oregon counties on Tuesday approved controversial ballot measures to ban cultivation of genetically engineered crops within their boundaries, though one measure is vulnerable to legal challenge under a new state law.
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Does China pose threat to global food security? It says no
The Wall Street Journal
Twenty years ago, environmental advocate Lester Brown got in hot water with Beijing for writing a book called "Who Will Feed China?" On Wednesday, China's agriculture ministry again criticized Brown, saying it is unhappy with the notion it's being blamed for sharpening global competition for food.
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Public utility's control system hit by cyberattack, DHS says
Law360 (subscription required)
An undisclosed U.S. public utility's control system network was recently compromised in an attack by computer hackers, a unit of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security disclosed in a report released Friday.
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Opinion: Traffic light labels 'not the answer to obesity'
Food Manufacture-UK
Now that common sense has been confirmed by a consumer survey that traffic light labeling is confusing and misleading, maybe health officials should sit up, take stock and review the strategy on healthy eating.
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McDonald's fries cartons get into World Cup
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McDonald's is kicking off its World Cup sponsorship campaign by redesigning its fries packaging globally, turning the boxes into virtual reality football pitches.

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WHO: Unhealthy food taxes vital to fight obesity
Reuters
Unhealthy diets pose more risk to global health than the increasingly regulated sale of tobacco and governments should move fast to tax harmful food products, the U.N. says.

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Van Drunnen Farms builds freeze-drying plant
Post-Tribune
The former Dawn Foods in Crown Point, Illinois, is being replaced by a 136,420-square-foot building where Van Drunnen Farms will freeze-dry and process fruits and vegetables.

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Help support frozen food facts
American Frozen Food Institute
The Frozen Food Foundation has recently received tremendous success in enhancing the public’s appreciation for frozen foods. Of course, these latest efforts would not have been possible without the support of the industry. Find out about our progress — and learn how you can continue to drive positive change.
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Study: Many processed foods heavily dyed
Reuters Health
Some cereals, candies and cakes contain much more artificial coloring than parents probably expect, according to a new study from Purdue University. Prior research has suggested some children may be sensitive to artificial coloring or the preservatives that often accompany it.
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US approves deal that makes biggest flour miller even bigger
Reuters
ConAgra Foods Inc., Cargill Inc. and CHS Inc. won U.S. antitrust approval Tuesday to merge their North American flour mill operations after agreeing to sell four mills to a Japanese company.
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A new mascot in the old fight over fast food and kids
The Wall Street Journal
Ronald McDonald has been the face of McDonald's — and criticism of its child-friendly advertising strategy — for decades. But those critics need to get used to a new combatant in the fight over fast food marketing to children.
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US sees more than $8.4 billion in grassroots spending for food projects
Marketwired
Industrial Info is tracking more than $8.4 billion in active food and beverage grassroots spending projects across the U.S., with price tags ranging from $1 million to $252 million.
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Hormel profit rises on refrigerated foods growth
The Wall Street Journal (subscriber story)
Hormel Foods Corp. said its fiscal second-quarter earnings rose 12 percent, as the packaged-foods maker posted stronger sales in its main refrigerated foods business.
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Concerns rise over inks on microwaveable films
Food Manufacture-UK
The fledgling market for printed ovenable and microwaveable food-contact films is at risk from companies choosing to use or specify inks that can indirectly form carcinogens in food at high temperatures, converter TCL Packaging has warned.
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Naturex acquires Vegetable Juices
FoodBev.com
Naturex has agreed to acquire 100 percent of the capital of Chicago-based Vegetable Juices Inc., a company specializing in the production and distribution of natural vegetable ingredients.
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California salami maker breaks ground on $28 million expansion
Meatingplace
Columbus Foods has broken ground to expand its Hayward, California, salami curing and processing facility by 55,000 square feet. Slated for completion by July 2015, the new building will feature drying capacity for 23 million pounds of salami.
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