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The rise and fall of Subway, the world's biggest food chain
The Washington Post via Chicago Tribune
With 43,945 sandwich shops in 110 countries, Subway has become the world’s most ubiquitous restaurant chain, posting armies of “sandwich artists” in more U.S. outposts than McDonald’s and Starbucks combined.
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Food insecure states to expand summer meals for children
USAgNet
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined representatives from Milwaukee's Hunger Task Force, the Kohl's Corporation, and members of the Milwaukee community to bring attention to childhood hunger.
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Nomad renamed Nomad Foods as it completes Iglo acquisition
Undercurrent News
Nomad Holdings has announced it has completed its acquisition of Iglo Foods Holdings worth around €2.6 billion; with the closing of this transaction, Nomad has been renamed Nomad Foods.
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Obama's trade deal faces bipartisan peril in the House
The New York Times
The bruising battle over President Obama’s push for the power to negotiate two potentially far-reaching trade pacts will shift this week to the House, where the White House faces entrenched opposition from Democrats and the stirring of rebellion from the Republicans’ right flank.

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  • Dems in pressure cooker on trade (The Hill)
  • Major American companies lend backing for Trans-Pacific Partnership (The Wall Street Journal)

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    It's not just Hillary, Sen. Bernie Sanders is outdrawing Martin O'Malley
    The Washington Post
    For months, Martin O'Malley has mulled how to compete with front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton in the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. Now that he's officially a candidate, he also has to worry about Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.

    Related: In Iowa, O'Malley faces questions about his place in the race (The Washington Post)

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    Lindsey Graham launches presidential campaign
    The Washington Post
    Sen. Lindsey O. Graham, R-S.C., announced today in his hometown of Central, South Carolina, that he will run for president in 2016, adding to a crowded Republican field one of the party's most aggressive national security voices in a campaign that has focused often on foreign policy.
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    EPA proposal will put bigger trucks on a fuel diet
    The New York Times
    Inside the National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory here, a mammoth contraption, with steel rollers, advanced electronics and exhaust tubes, is nearing completion. The project — an enormous "truck treadmill" — is the new centerpiece of the Environmental Protection Agency’s complex.
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    FDA warning letters: Cows, seafood, sprouts, juice
    Food Safety News
    The warning letters published last week by the Food and Drug Administration dealt with cows, seafood, sprouts and juice. Five dairies and a feedlot were cited for illegal drug residues. A Colon, Michigan, dairy owned by Merlin R. and Mary J. Yoder was warned about selling a cow in November 2014 for slaughter as food.
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    USDA to invest up to $100 million to boost renewables infrastructure
    USAgNet
    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the USDA will invest up to $100 million in a Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership to support the infrastructure needed to make more renewable fuel options available to American consumers.
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    FDA expects a 'seek and destroy' environmental testing program under FSMA, Acheson says
    Food Chemical News
    The food industry may think FDA expects to see all negative test results from a facility’s environmental monitoring program when the Food Safety Modernization Act goes into effect, but instead the agency will be looking for a robust “seek and destroy” testing program, said David Acheson, president and CEO of The Acheson Group, during a Friday (May 29) webinar.
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    INDUSTRY NEWS


    Conagra Foods, Inc. short interest increases by 6.2 percent
    OTC Outlook
    ConAgra Foods, Inc., According to the latest information the short interest in Conagra Foods shot up by 6.2 percent or 446,715 shares. The final shorts are 1.8 percent of the total floated shares.
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    Phages transferring antimicrobial resistance present in frozen chicken
    Healio
    Phages capable of transferring antimicrobial-resistant genes to other pathogens were detected among frozen chicken meat purchased from Austrian food vendors, according to recently published data.
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    Nancy Kruse, Bret Thorn talk top food trends from the 2015 NRA Show
    Nation's Restaurant News
    Nancy Kruse and NRN senior food editor Bret Thorn discussed the hottest food trends at the recent NRA Show which included more frozen pastries — ready-to-cook croissants, ready-to-reheat or thaw Italian pastries and German pretzels — that allow operators the flexibility to use them whenever they want.
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    America needs a real definition of what a 'natural' food is
    Wired
    “Today’s customers want simplicity, transparency and choice in the foods they eat,” proclaimed the Bell’s broadsheet. while it’s great that fast food giants are listening to the public, there’s one problem: In terms of describing food, “natural” is almost completely meaningless.
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    Armenia bans import of poultry products from several US states
    Sputnik News
    Armenia banned poultry products import from a number of US states over bird flu concern, the press service of the Armenian Agriculture Ministry’s service on food safety said on Saturday. The ban list includes Arkansas, California, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, Oregon, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
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    Checkoff launches 'I love beef' trivia challenge
    USAgNet
    The national beef checkoff, through its Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative and in partnership with the South Dakota Beef Industry Council, encourages the public to test their Beef I.Q. through the "I Love Beef Trivia" Challenge for the chance to win tickets to the 23rd annual Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle in Washington, D.C., on June 27-28.
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    Are protein nanostructures safe for the food industry to use?
    Food Navigator
    While many foods already contain naturally occurring nanostructures that are perfectly safe to consume, the potential to develop new nanoscale proteins for foods may carry unexplored risks that must be dealt with on a "case by case" approach, say researchers.
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    'Surprising' discovery made about chronic wasting disease
    Food Safety News
    An infectious brain disease that has been killing deer, elk and moose both in the wild and on "captive farms" continues to stalk the land, expanding its domain to 23 states and two Canadian provinces since it was first identified in captive mule deer in a Colorado research facility in 1967.
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