This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Click here to advertise in this news brief.




  Mobile version   RSS   Subscribe   Unsubscribe   Archive   Media Kit May. 25, 2012

Home   Public Policy   Member Services   Industry Resources    Events    News & Media   About Us  

 

Holiday Observance

In observance of Memorial Day Frozen Express will not be published Monday, May 28. Regular publication will resume Tuesday.



Opinion: Colorado's Listeria outbreak and food safety reform
The Denver Post
The unfortunate reality is the Food Safety Modernization Act and nearly all food safety programs at all government levels are woefully under-funded to provide the protection the public deserves.

Related article:
  • Human behavior's role in food safety (Food Processing)
  • More

    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article



    Understanding your food recall insurance policy
    Food Logistics
    The Food Safety Modernization Act has granted the FDA substantial new powers to police and, for the first time, order the recall of a food. Public consciousness of the dangers of contaminated food has soared. While the plaintiffs' bar has zeroed in on contaminated food as its next gold mine, the food industry can expect liability arising out of contaminated food will continue to grow.

    Editor's note: Members of the American Frozen Food Institute have access to AFFI's unique Product Recall Insurance Program. Ensure you're protected during a food safety crisis using AFFI's one-of-a-kind program. For more information, please click here.
    More

    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    'Obesity genes' might influence food choices, eating patterns
    Nutrition Horizon
    Researchers from The Miriam Hospital's Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center say people with variations in certain "obesity genes" tend to eat more meals and snacks, consume more calories per day and often choose the same types of high-fat, sugary foods. Their study is published online by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article



    Obama stumbles out of the gate
    POLITICO
    Nothing inspires Democrats like the Barack Obama swagger — the supreme self-confidence on stage, the self-certainty in private. So nothing inspires more angst than when that same Obama stumbles, as he has leaving the gate in 2012.

    Related article:
  • 270 to win (POLITICO)
  • More

    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article



    Romney holds advantages for financially struggling white voters
    The Washington Post
    In an election year in which the economy ranks as Americans' top concern, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney holds significant advantages over President Barack Obama among white voters who are struggling financially and buffeted by job loss, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    Unions mad at Democrats over lack of help in Wisconsin recall
    The Hill
    Top union officials are lashing out at Washington Democrats, claiming they haven't done enough to help them unseat Republican Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin's recall election. More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article



    China files WTO case challenging US trade penalties over 22 products, widening trade battle
    The Associated Press via The Washington Post
    China filed World Trade Organization cases Friday challenging U.S. anti-subsidy tariffs on 22 Chinese goods, including steel — widening a conflict between the two giant trading partners. The cases come as a weakening global economy fuels trade frictions while governments try to boost exports and create jobs. More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    Senate Agriculture Committee files farm bill
    POLITICO
    Setting the stage for floor debate in June, the Senate Agriculture Committee formally filed its new farm bill with the full chamber late Thursday, after making final adjustments in a supplemental crop insurance option to ensure a lower-cost score from the Congressional Budget Office.

    Related article:
  • Farm bill introduced (U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry)
  • More

    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    FSIS updates process for refusing meat, poultry imports
    USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
    In the wake of recent regulatory changes, USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service issued new guidelines to its inspectors, advising them of step-by-step procedures for denying entry to meat, poultry and egg product imports. Additionally, inspectors will begin following new guidelines for the reinspection process, effective May 29. More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    UK issues guidance on desinewed meat moratorium
    Food Standards Agency
    The U.K.'s Food Standards Agency has produced guidance to help meat processors comply with the moratorium on the production and use of desinewed meat from pig bones and poultry carcases. The moratorium takes effect Saturday. More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    WHO develops tools to combat childhood obesity
    Food Product Design
    The global prevalence of obesity is considered as one of the most serious health challenges of the early 21st century. To help combat this global epidemic, the World Health Organization released a set of tools to determine and identify priority areas for action in the field of population-based prevention of childhood obesity. More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article


    From Concept to Consumer!
    Move your product from the shelf to the cart with graphics that sell! Let Western Concord contribute to your sales efforts with vivid colors and higher resolution images! Western Concord knows how to utilize its’ 10 color capability to help bring your package to life! MORE
    Need a quick start
    to freezing?

    Introducing the Freshline® QS tunnel freezer – a quick, simple, low-risk choice for innovative food processors like you. Our "quick start" concept allows you to set up a high-quality freezing line with minimal upfront capital investment. Simple, quick and easy – the Freshline QS tunnel freezer is your quick start to freezing. MORE
    VISYS sorting systems
    Visys’ digital sorters detect and remove foreign bodies as well as defective, undesirable or contaminated product from your product streams on differences in color, biostructure, shape and/or density. Our world-class sorters incorporate the latest state-of-art technologies based on lasers, near-infrared, color, metal and x-ray sensors or any combination thereof.




    Molecular cuisine: The future of food
    Montreal Gazette
    Seattle chef Maxime Bile, head of research and development at the Cooking Lab near Seattle, explains the meaning, methods and machinery behind deconstructionist food production. More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    General Mills to acquire Brazilian snacks business
    Food Ingredients First
    General Mills will more than double its annual sales in Latin America — reaching nearly $1 billion — with the acquisition of Yoki Alimentos, a Brazilian food manufacturer and distributor. More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    Analyst predicts food and beverage winners, losers
    Food Navigator
    Bernstein Research gives sales forecasts for the top 10 food and beverage companies worldwide up to 2014. Overall, average growth at the top firms is expected to remain flat at 5.4 percent. More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    Frozen chicken recalled on undeclared allergen
    USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
    North Carolina's Mt. Airy Meat Center is recalling approximately 100 pounds of a frozen, raw chicken breast product because it contains wheat, which is not declared on the label.

    Editor's note: Members of the American Frozen Food Institute have access to AFFI's unique Product Recall Insurance Program. Ensure you're protected during a food safety crisis using AFFI's one-of-a-kind program. For more information, please click here.
    More

    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    Smoked bratwurst recalled because of labeling error
    USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
    Zenner's Quality Meat Products Inc., a Portland, Ore. establishment, is recalling approximately 3,660 pounds of a bratwurst product that contains soy protein but doesn't list it on the label. More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    Research: Fruit vendors help students eat better after school
    National Journal
    Policymakers looking for ways to help children eat less junk food and more fruits and vegetables may have one easy solution: pushcart vendors. Researchers reported in "Preventing Chronic Disease" that students passed up ice cream and cotton candy to buy bagged fresh mango and jicama from a fruit vendor in Oakland, Calif. — and said encouraging such sales might be one of many ways to help children eat better. More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    Food, water safety provide new challenges for sensors
    Phys.Org
    Sensors that work flawlessly in laboratory settings may stumble when it comes to performing in real-world conditions, according to researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. These shortcomings are important as they relate to safeguarding the nation's food and water supplies, said Ali Passian, lead author of a paper published in ACS Nano. More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    Albemarle offers liquid hypobromous acid for meat processing
    PR Newswire via The Sacramento Bee
    Albemarle Corp. has launched a new antimicrobial used in meat processing, enhancing the company's food safety portfolio to include a liquid form of hypobromous acid. More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    Canadian government helps expand frozen food processor
    Marketwire
    A frozen foods producer in Ontario, Canada, will increase its competitiveness and access new markets with the support of the Harper government. Minister of State Bal Gosal, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced Thursday an investment of nearly $200,000 to Eat-In Foods Inc. toward the purchase and installation of new equipment for its manufacturing facility in Mississauga, Ontario. More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    Canada: Restaurants balk as government funds frozen pizza maker
    iPolitics
    The Canadian government's $12 million grant to a frozen pizza maker setting up shop in London, Ont., came under immediate fire when it was announced Thursday. Canada's restaurant industry condemned the move, calling the subsidy to Dr. Oetker — a German company — "simply wrong." More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article


    Fruit As It Should Be!

    Wawona demonstrates passion for food quality, delivering the best fruit from the orchard to your freezer. Wawona remains a family owned business with principles on quality, innovations and excellent customer services.
    MORE
    CO-PACKING. PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT. SOURCING & SUPPLY

    Harvest creates and manufactures innovative frozen food products for some of the best brands in the industry. From ingredient supply to complete meal creation, we can help you every step of the way. Harvest Food Group…Leading the Way in Frozen Foods.
    MORE
     
    Frozen Express
    Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, (469) 420-2601
    Download media kit

    Valerie Hunt, Content Editor, (469) 420-2690   
    Contribute news

    This edition of Frozen Express was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here -- it's free!
    Recent issues
    May 24, 2012
    May 23, 2012
    May 22, 2012
    May 21, 2012



    7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063