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Court extends deadline for FSMA rules
Food Safety News
The Center for Food Safety's tug of war with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over the agency's delayed food safety rules continued last week as a judge ruled that FDA had more time to come up with a schedule for releasing the outstanding rules.
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Study: Potatoes and beans most cost-effective vegetables for school lunches
Medical Daily
The best intentions of the school lunch lady go unappreciated as students scrap entrees into the trash and toss away perfectly good vegetables and cups of canned fruit, some eschewing the meal entirely for a brown bag from home.
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Expert calls for 'food environment' to support consumer education
Food Navigator-USA
Educating consumers to read food labels to reduce their sodium intake does not work, says a new study.
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GOP moderates feud with conservatives over stall tactics on budget
The Washington Post
Long-simmering divisions among Republicans burst into public view Tuesday evening, when GOP moderates challenged tea party conservatives on the Senate floor over their refusal to proceed to formal negotiations with Democrats over the federal budget.
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Republicans advise Rogers: Pick Senate bid over FBI post
The Hill
Senior Republicans are pressing Rep. Mike Rogers to launch a bid for the Senate instead of accepting a possible offer from President Barack Obama to head the FBI.
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Pritzker gets encouragement from 2 GOP senators
The Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama's pick for commerce secretary, Chicago business executive Penny Pritzker, got a boost Tuesday, with one Republican senator endorsing her nomination and another calling her confirmation prospects "good."
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Senate judiciary panel passes immigration bill
POLITICO
The Senate Judiciary Committee gave final approval Tuesday to a sweeping immigration reform bill, setting up a debate on the Senate floor for early June. Three Republicans joined 10 Democrats to support the bill.

Related: Mitch McConnell won't block immigration bill (POLITICO)

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Farm bill beats back foes
POLITICO
Farm bill advocates in the Senate beat off attacks from the left and right Tuesday, challenging the level of savings from nutrition programs — chiefly food stamps for low-income Americans.
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Food safety tips for those impacted by storms
USDA Blog
Following a disaster, those affected should be aware of these safety tips: Anyone with questions about the safety of their food as a result of weather damage and power outages is encouraged to call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline.
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FDA food safety regulations delayed again as court grants extension in lawsuit
The Huffington Post
Is the Food and Drug Administration ever going to finalize the regulations mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act? We have to assume it will, eventually. But when?
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Assistance with FDA's detention without physical examination
Food Safety Magazine
The Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act authorizes the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to refuse admission of articles to U.S. that appear to be in violation of FDA regulations.
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Farmers, food processors support reform of Prop. 65
Ag Alert
California farmers, ranchers and food processors spend millions of dollars on nutrition studies promoting the health benefits of our products. What would happen if you have to start putting warning labels on food that imply it could cause cancer or reproductive harm?
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US fresh produce recall plan initiated
Food Quality News
A recall program for fresh produce has been launched by U.S. trade body the United Fresh Produce Association. The program is designed to help produce industry companies prepare for product recalls as well as provide professional assistance for managing recall events.
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Addiction to unhealthy foods explains the global opbesity epidemic
ScienceDaily
Research presented shows that high-fructose corn syrup can cause behavioral reactions in rats similar to those produced by drugs of abuse such as cocaine.
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Court extends deadline for FSMA rules
Food Safety News
The Center for Food Safety's tug of war with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over the agency's delayed food safety rules continued last week as a judge ruled that FDA had more time to come up with a schedule for releasing the outstanding rules.

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Obama's rating steady amid controversies, buoyed by rising economic hopes
The Washington Post
A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows the president's approval rating, at 51 percent positive, has remained steady in the face of fresh disclosures about the IRS, the Benghazi attack and the Justice Department's secret collection of telephone records of Associated Press journalists as part of a leak investigation.

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FDA, advocacy groups can't reach consensus on food safety rules
Law 360 (subscription required)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and two consumer groups asked a California federal judge Friday for more time to create new deadlines for the release of highly anticipated FSMA rules, with the groups asserting the FDA is disregarding the judge's instructions.

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People choose larger portions of 'healthy' foods
Reuters
People will choose larger portions of food if they are labeled as being "healthier," even if they have the same number of calories, according to a new study.
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Food safety group US works to stop genetically engineered Alfalfa
Women News Network
The U.S. Center for Food Safety is speaking out against GMOs — Genetically Modified Organisms on this week's decision by the U.S. 9th District Circuit Court to uphold USDA's deregulation of genetically engineered alfalfa, yet will pursue numerous legal options to halt the sale and planting of this harmful crop.
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As Canada moves forward, rule to label mechanicallly tenderized meat in US still stuck at OMB
Food Safety News
A U.S. Department of Agriculture proposal to require labeling for mechanically tenderized meats, which can be risky if pathogens are pushed into the cut beyond the exterior and the meat is not thoroughly cooked, has now been under review for eight months.
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