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Blue Bell, FDA had listeria warning signs at Alabama plant years ago
Austin American-Statesman
On the heels of reaching a deal with Alabama state health officials to boost testing and other safety measures, federal reports show Blue Bell Creameries was also warned of leaks and hygiene issues at its facilities in that state as far back as 2011.
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Nomad is in talks to acquire frozen-food producer Findus
Bloomberg
Nomad Holdings Ltd., the acquisition vehicle backed by entrepreneurs Martin E. Franklin and Noam Gottesman, said it’s in early talks to buy frozen-food producer Findus Group Ltd. The discussions are focused on Findus’s continental European business and its brand, Nomad said in a statement Wednesday.
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US agricultural exports forecast to fall to lowest levels since 2012
Global Meat
Total U.S. agricultural exports are forecast to fall to their lowest levels since 2012 as the strength of the dollar, combined with tighter trade restrictions in the poultry market, kick in.
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Congress turns away from post-9/11 law, retooling US surveillance powers
The Washington Post
Congress on Tuesday rejected some of the sweeping intelligence-gathering powers it granted national security officials after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, with the Senate voting to end the government’s bulk collection of private telephone records and to reform other surveillance policies.

Related: The NSA battle's winners, losers (The Hill)

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Gov. Bobby Jindal to make presidential announcement on June 24
The Washington Post
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal plans to declare his presidential intentions on June 24 with an event in New Orleans, an aide to the governor said late Tuesday. He is poised to enter a crowded Republican presidential field that already features nine announced candidates and likely will add a half dozen more in the coming weeks.
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Will the 'Three Amigos' survive 2016 elections?
The Hill
The familiar trio of Republican Sens. John McCain (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and Kelly Ayotte (N.H.) are plunging into election battles, with McCain and Ayotte facing competitive reelection races and Graham making a run for the White House.
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Obama goes into overdrive on trade push
Politico
President Barack Obama has begun to barrage House Democrats with phone calls in hopes of explaining to members of his own party why they should break their near uniform opposition and support his trade agenda. House Republicans, meanwhile, are feeling newfound optimism that at least 190 of their lawmakers will support so-called trade promotion authority giving the president power to fast-track free-trade agreements.

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  • White House's secret weapon on trade: Nancy Pelosi (Politico)

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    US meat, wine among Canada's targets in label fight: Minister
    Reuters
    Canada is whittling down its list of U.S. products that it may hit with steep tariffs in retaliation against contentious meat-labeling laws, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said on Tuesday. The Canadian government is likely to target beef, pork, California wines, mattresses, cherries and office furniture, possibly along with other goods, from an earlier list of three dozen U.S. products, Ritz said in an interview.
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    President declares federal policy for 'responsible use' of antibiotics in food production
    Food Safety News
    According to a memorandum signed by President Obama on Tuesday, it is now the policy of the federal government to encourage responsible use of antibiotics in the production of meat and poultry. The memorandum supports the supply chain for these products by directing federal departments and agencies to create a preference for acquiring them.

    Related: Solenis launches new antibiotic-free fermentation aids (Ethanol Producer Magazine)

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    INDUSTRY NEWS


    Margarine manufacturers working to eliminate already low levels of trans fats
    U.S. News & World Report
    The margarine category has led the food industry in reducing and, in the vast majority of products, eliminating partially hydrogenated oils, the source of trans fats, to offer healthier alternatives to butter.
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    Idaho now the 3rd largest milk producer
    USAgNet
    Idaho has surpassed New York State as the nation's third largest milk producer after California and Wisconsin, generating 13.9 billion pounds of milk in 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's latest report.
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    Discontent simmers among McDonald's franchisees
    The Wall Street Journal (subscriber story)
    Mounting financial strain is fueling frustration among McDonald’s Corp. franchisees just when the company needs their help to shake off a protracted slump.
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    Amy's Kitchen is starting a vegetarian drive-thru
    TIME
    Amy's Kitchen wants to be more than just a frozen food company. In late June, it will launch its first drive-thru restaurant in Rohnert Park, California to provide the same freshly prepared vegetarian foods the company is known for — but fast.
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    Grocery industry tries not to freak out as Amazon plans its own food line
    Recode
    Amazon has long been a frenemy to the businesses that sell goods on its site. Soon, grocery food brands are going to get their own taste of why an Amazon relationship can be so complicated. The company plans to introduce its own line of grocery items, including milk, cereal and baby food, under the Amazon Elements label that it launched last year, according to the Wall Street Journal.
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    Port of Wilmington breaks ground on cold storage facility
    American Journal of Transportation
    The North Carolina State Ports Authority, along with USA InvestCo, recently broke ground on a new 101,000-square-foot cold storage facility. The warehouse facility is expected to create more than 100 new jobs.
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    Soup – The millennials' meal du jour
    Food Business New
    Soup is hot and especially with millennials. This was confirmed by exhibitors at the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show this past May in Chicago.
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    18,000 pounds of turkey-and-cheese lunch kits recalled
    azcentral.com
    A company that produces lunch packages recalled its "Anytime Foods Turkey & Cheese Lunch Kit" because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen. Food in the four-compartment plastic tray packages contains egg, which is not declared on the product label, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

    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.

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    X-ray scanning to guarantee meat tenderness
    Phys.org
    SINTEF has been working with Norwegian and international meat and equipment suppliers and research centers to develop systems for grading meat quality and guaranteeing food safety.
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    Nestlé India says tests show Maggi Noodles are safe to eat
    The Wall Street Journal
    Nestlé India Ltd., maker of a popular brand of instant noodles, responded to a food-safety scare saying that tests of more than 1,000 batches of Maggi 2-Minute Noodles found the snack safe to eat. The Indian arm of Nestlé SA said Monday night in India that it tested its noodles after food-safety inspectors in one state filed a criminal complaint alleging the product contained dangerously high levels of lead.

    Related: Nestle's noodles are in hot water in India for the wrong reasons (Fortune Magazine)

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    Over half US grocery store purchases are highly processed foods, says study
    Fox News
    A new study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that almost two-thirds — 61 percent — of American grocery purchases are highly processed foods. In addition, 77 percent of American grocery purchases consist of either moderately or highly processed foods.
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    Lee's Sandwiches doubles meat recall to 440 thousand pounds of chicken, beef and pork
    KCBS-TV
    A firm with Bay Area ties has now doubled the amount of meat products it is recalling from restaurants in California and other states, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Garden Grove-based LQNN, Inc., which operates as Lee’s Sandwiches in the Bay Area, is now recalling more than 440,000 pounds of chicken, beef and pork products that were produced before May 26, according to the USDA.

    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.

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    Fat is back ... the rise of creamy yogurt
    The Wall Street Journal
    The yogurt aisle is getting fat. Leading brands and fast-growing niche players are coming out with new varieties of yogurt made with whole milk. The unabashedly full-fat yogurts are thicker, creamier and, executives say, more satisfying than the long-popular low-fat versions.
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    More Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota flocks test positive for H5N2
    USAgNet
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza in five additional flocks in South Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa.
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