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Putting food traceability at consumers' fingertips
Food Safety News
As supply chains have gotten more complex and foodborne illness outbreaks continue to take a toll, many food companies have sought to improve traceability, or their ability to rapidly track products from field to customer.
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Will 3G Capital make big changes at Heinz?
The $28 billion sale of Heinz could go through in the next few weeks, and more than one industry analyst has suggested the company's frozen food operation soon could go on the selling block.
Decline in biodiversity of farmed plants, animals threatens food supply
A decline in the diversity of farmed plants and livestock breeds is gathering pace, threatening future food supplies for the world's growing population, the head of a new United Nations panel on biodiversity said Monday.
John Boehner's shrinking power
House Speaker John Boehner, who by title and position should be the second most powerful person in Washington, sure doesn't seem or sound like it.
Conservatives stymied in attempts to weaken immigration reform law
The Washington Post
Over the past three weeks, Sen. Jeff Sessions tried everything he could to blow up a comprehensive immigration bill. The Alabama Republican offered 17 amendments, championed the concerns of border-enforcement employee unions and decried the cost to taxpayers.
Rand Paul's 2016 ambitions make the front page
The Washington Post
Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul has been unabashed in expressing his interest in running for president in 2016. And the biggest and most influential newspaper in his state is taking notice.
USDA Inspector General: Food safety, slaughter laws being ignored
The Huffington Post
Two weeks ago, the USDA's Office of the Inspector General released a report that, once again, proves our food system is broken: First, FSIS doesn't meaningfully attempt to stop repeat violations of food safety laws. Second, it has allowed a 15-year-old pilot program with faster slaughter and fewer inspectors to proceed without review. Third, it all but ignores its humane slaughter mandate.
Canada threatens retaliation against USDA's final rule on COOL
Food Chemical News (subscription required)
Canada has once again threatened economic retaliation against the United States if it fails to adjust its country-of-origin labeling rules to meet the demands of its beef and pork industries.
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Finding a consumer state of mind: General Mills' marketing evolves
In his 25 years at General Mills, Mark Addicks has managed some of the world's best-known consumer brands. Now, as chief marketing officer, Addicks directs the $17 billion company's efforts in an arena that's changing virtually daily.
Kellogg joins in tornado relief effort
Kellogg is committing more than 640,000 servings of food to support disaster relief efforts following the devastating tornado in Moore, Okla.
Prince of Wales launches scathing attack of food industry
The Prince of Wales has called on Europe to "recalibrate and re-gear" its food systems toward a local model of food production and distribution — while issuing a wide-ranging attack on current practices within the food industry.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta: The war on foodborne illness
Food poisoning remains a national health concern. Why, and what can you do to protect your family?
Natural, clean label trends 2013: How clean is your label?
Recent data from Symphony Consulting shows that while U.S. retail sales of products making "natural" claims still grew in 2012, the pace of that growth slowed noticeably compared with the 2009-11 period.
Lineage Logistics acquires University Park facility
Lineage Logistics, a warehousing and logistics company sponsored by Bay Grove Capital LLC, announced today it has acquired the real estate and assets of the University Park facility located in the greater Chicago market of University Park, Ill. The acquisition of UP, built in 2004, adds a high-quality property in a core logistics market that has strong strategic value for Lineage and its customers.
Conference Board May consumer confidence index leaps to 76.2
The Conference Board's consumer confidence index rose in May to 76.2 from an upwardly revised 69.0 in April, the private business research group reported Tuesday.
Twinkies' return is mostly sweet news for Kansas town
The news of Hostess' return to Emporia, Kan., sparked an ecstatic response in this beleaguered town — even though there will be only half as many jobs.
Research: Antioxidants could take acrylamide mitigation to the next level
Researchers and industry wishing to reduce acrylamide levels in food should put more work in to understanding the full formation mechanism of the potential carcinogen — and how antioxidants can be used to block these steps, according to a study in Food Research International.
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