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Promoting nutrition, Disney to restrict junk food advertising
The New York Times
The Walt Disney Company, in an effort to address concerns about entertainment’s role in childhood obesity, plans to announce on Tuesday that all products advertised on its child-focused television channels, radio stations and Web sites must comply with a strict new set of nutritional standards.

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    New tactic in war on obesity: Attack portion size
    The Washington Post
    After obesity rates in the United States began soaring in the 1980s, federal, state and local governments started to push back. Calorie counts were mandated for food packages and in many restaurants. School lunches were made healthier. Unhealthful trans fats were phased out. Yet American waistlines continued to swell.

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    Poll: Consumers want widespread calorie labeling
    Food Safety News
    The majority of Americans would like to see calories listed next to many menu offerings that are set to be exempt from new labeling regulations, according to a recent survey of approximately 1,000 adults. The poll, commissioned by consumer advocacy group Center for Science in the Public Interest, found consumers may disagree with exceptions that have been built into the law.

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    Cathy McMorris Rodgers emerges as top Romney surrogate
    POLITICO
    GOP Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says the Republican "war on women" is a "liberal myth" ginned up by Democrats to discredit Mitt Romney and his party. But even if she dismisses that "myth," it's creating a major political opportunity as Republicans have turned to McMorris Rodgers as one of the party's top surrogates on women's issues.

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    Campaign: $87 million in Obama, Romney ads target 9 states
    USA Today
    President Barack Obama, Republican challenger Mitt Romney and their allies already have spent $87 million on television ads, The Associated Press reports — most of it in nine battleground states. More
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    Poll: Record number of independents buck parties
    USA Today
    More Americans now call themselves politically independent than at any time in the past 75 years, according to a new poll that shows Republicans and Democrats are more polarized than they've been in a generation. The findings come from a new Pew Research Center poll that highlights the values gap between the two major parties. More
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    Farm bill on the move in Senate
    POLITICO
    Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow said Monday she has the 60 votes to move ahead on the new farm bill this week and remains "very optimistic" about getting across the Senate floor by the end of this month. More
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    FDA urged to rethink on antibiotics in animal feed
    Reuters
    A federal judge asked the Food and Drug Administration Monday to re-examine its decision to reject citizen calls to restrict the use of antibiotics in animal feed, court filings show. More
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    Research: Food trade so complex it threatens traceability
    Wired
    The global trade in food has become so complex it almost precludes any ability to trace the path of food sold into the network. As a result, the ability to track any contaminated food or any product causing foodborne illness also is at risk, according to a study published last week in PLos ONE.

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    Schools turn their noses up at pink slime
    The Associated Press via Bloomberg Businessweek
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the vast majority of states participating in its National School Lunch Program have opted to order ground beef that doesn't contain the product known as lean finely textured beef. Only three states — Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota — chose to order beef that may contain the filler. More
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    Congressmen weigh in on Mexico's poultry antidumping plan
    meatingplace
    In the wake of Mexico's proposal to impose duties of 64-129 percent on U.S. chicken leg quarters, 49 congressmen have sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk to voice their concerns about the effect on the U.S. poultry industry. More
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    FDA updates Reportable Food Registry in effort to track trends
    Food Quality News
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has introduced a questionnaire to its Reportable Food Registry in an effort to improve the program's information gathering capabilities. More
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    Streamlined US-EU trade of organic products begins
    USAgNet
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that organic products certified in the United States or European Union now may be sold as organic in either market, as trade opened June 1 under a new U.S.-EU equivalency partnership. More
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    Tests detect little to no gluten in Domino's new crust
    Pizza Marketplace
    Inspired by recent controversy surrounding Domino's Pizza's new gluten-free crusts, CeliAct, producers of nutritional supplements for people with celiac disease, conducted tests on the pizza to see if it contained gluten. Using a lab with strict gluten thresholds, CeliAct tested Domino's new pizzas from three major cities. Two of the pizzas had no detectable gluten, while a third had trace levels considered safe by nearly all standards. More
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    Meat industry could save millions with quality testing robots
    Food Production Daily
    A groundbreaking project that aims to use machines to measure the eating quality of meat has reached a milestone after the successful testing of a robot in-line at an abattoir in Scotland. The Integrated Measurement of Eating Quality initiative is developing new automated technology similar to the kind used on car production lines in order to gauge key factor such as carcass pH and temperature. More
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    Can frozen foods and 'natural' coexist?
    Food Processing
    Food processors' ability to keep foods natural while improving their taste has risen in tandem with consumers' expectations, and the progress can be traced to the right stabilizers. More
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    Kroger adopts gestation crate-free pork policy
    Retailing Today
    Kroger has joined other food retailers in moving toward a policy of offering only products made from gestation crate-free pigs. The company announced it has begun informing suppliers of a new policy statement regarding gestation crates that are used to house pregnant sows. More
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    Lawyers: Deal is close in Colorado Listeria lawsuits
    The Associated Press via Bloomberg Businessweek
    Lawyers involved in lawsuits against a Colorado farm identified as the source of a deadly Listeria outbreak last fall said Monday they were close to a settlement in the case. More
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    Lab warned of Salmonella risk before massive egg recall
    The Associated Press via msnbc
    An Iowa State University scientist found evidence that sick hens at farms owned by an Iowa egg producer were "almost certainly" laying eggs contaminated with Salmonella months before one of the nation's largest outbreaks of foodborne illness came to light, newly released records show. More
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    Toppers Pizza eyes core markets for aggressive growth
    Pizza Marketplace
    Wisconsin-based Toppers Pizza plans to more than triple its footprint by the end of 2015. The 41-unit pizza chain is eyeing core markets such as Wisconsin, as well as Chicago and Minneapolis. More
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    OSI, Millard launch new factory for frozen food production
    Business Wire via MarketWatch
    OSI Group LLC and Millard, a refrigerated warehousing and distribution services company, are opening a new OSI plant attached to the existing Millard facility in Geneva, Ill. The new operation is producing branded and private-label frozen dishes for mass distribution. OSI also will use the facility as a consolidation point for shipments. More
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