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Top five reasons your training might be frozen in time
American Frozen Food Institute
Have you ever wondered how your training program aligns with the industry? Globally, food safety professionals agree that training results in improved product quality and higher employee morale, according to "Food Safety Training Initiatives," an unprecedented survey by AFFI Advantage Partner Alchemy Systems.
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Time to do something about food waste
U.S. Department of Agriculture
In advance of World Environment Day, USDA and the EPA on Tuesday launched the U.S. Food Waste Challenge. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack and EPA Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe announced their agencies' commitments to reduce, recover and recycle food waste — and called on others to join in the effort.

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    Is America finally kicking its sugar habit?
    USA Today
    In a nation obsessed with weight loss and healthier eating habits, children are eating far fewer sugary sweets than they did 15 years ago, according to data crunched exclusively for USA Today by the research specialist NPD Group.
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    Polls show controversies taking toll on Obama
    The Washington Post
    President Barack Obama, who has long enjoyed strong marks when it comes to his personal integrity, has lost a little mojo in light of recent scandals and controversies, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

    Related: Poll: Americans pessimistic about government (The Wall Street Journal)

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    Democrats push for faster White House approval of pending rules
    The Hill
    In a letter to the Obama administration, Democrats urge compliance with an executive order that requires the White House Office of Management and Budget's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs to finish reviews of pending regulations within 90 days.
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    Marco Rubio: Immigration bill short of 60 votes
    Politico
    Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., doesn't believe the Gang of Eight immigration bill — which he authored — has enough votes to break a possible filibuster on the Senate floor.
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    New York expands fight against soda to juice drinks
    Bloomberg
    The New York City Health Department, locked in a court fight with an industry group that includes Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo Inc. over a sugary soda ban, is now going after sports drinks, teas and energy drinks that it says can be just as deadly.

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    Debbie Stabenow: Cloture nearing on farm bill
    Politico
    With time running out, the Senate's farm bill supporters are pushing for a cloture vote Thursday in hopes of expediting an agreement on the final amendments and completing passage this week.
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    National parks dishing up healthier fare this summer
    USA Today
    Today the National Park Service is announcing a new nationwide plan — the Healthy and Sustainable Food Program — to make certain all its parks offer healthy food and beverage choices.
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    FDA plan for menu labels too costly, Kroger argues
    Cincinnati.com
    Grocers around the country — including Cincinnati-based Kroger Co. — are trying to persuade the Food and Drug Administration to reconsider proposed rules that would expand the requirements for posting nutritional labels on prepared food items at supermarkets.
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    Listeria death rate shows US food safety shortcomings
    Bloomberg
    One in five Americans sickened by Listeria over a three-year period died, according to government data that highlight how little has been done to curtail the pathogen linked to tainted cheese and produce.

    Related: Outbreaks persist as FSMA implementation lags (Food Product Design)

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    Health professionals ask Obama for stronger action on antibiotics in ag
    Food Safety News
    Citing the growing threat from antibiotic resistant infections, nearly 800 health care professionals signed onto a letter sent to the Obama administration Tuesday urging more limits on antibiotics used in food animal production.
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    Teamsters again challenging Mexican truck program
    Truckinginfo
    The Teamsters Union, along with the Sierra Club, on Monday asked for a rehearing on their challenge to the U.S. Department of Transportation's long-haul cross-border trucking program.
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    Frozen berry Hepatitis A illness count now at 49
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    The number of hepatitis A infections linked to a frozen berry mix sold nationwide has now climbed to 49, the CDC said Tuesday.

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    Wal-Mart, Costco step up game in high-stakes food
    MarketWatch
    Now more than ever, food is the bait big retailers use to reel in cautious shoppers, hoping they'll snag other items while pursuing their next meal.

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    GMOs: Connecticut will label, New York will not
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    The winds of change are blowing on the GMO front, as most U.S. food marketers and retailers — but not all — stamp at brush fires in every direction.

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    Unilever: Americold Nevada facility is Frozen Distribution Center of the Year
    American Frozen Food Institute
    Americold, the global leader in temperature controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry, recently announced that its Henderson, Nev., facility is the recipient of the Unilever 2013 Temperature Controlled Quality and Excellence Distribution Center of the Year Award.
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    Pizza Hut deal gets you a $5.55 pizza
    USA Today
    On Wednesday, Pizza Hut, the nation's largest pizza chain, will roll out (for a limited time) a $5.55 large pizza with one topping promotion, ostensibly to observe its 55th anniversary — but also to compete in a tough market, analysts say.
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    Dunkin' Donuts to debut breakfast sandwich Friday
    AP via KSHB-TV
    Calling Friday "National Donut Day," Dunkin Donuts has planned a nationwide rollout of its new glazed breakfast sandwich.
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    Private sector adds 135,000 jobs in May
    Reuters
    Companies picked up the pace of hiring in May, though job growth remained sluggish and fell short of economists' expectations as the goods-producing sector shed payrolls.
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    Voluntary sodium reduction not working, researchers report
    Medill Reports
    The fast food industry and processed food manufacturers still have not made a significant change in the sodium levels of their products, researchers from Center for Science in the Public Interest and Northwestern University are reporting.
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    Thermo Fisher Scientific opens contamination screening center
    Food Production Daily
    Thermo Fisher Scientific has opened a product contamination evaluation facility in Sugar Land, Texas, to help food manufacturers tackle safety and quality concerns.
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    Seafood products recalled after Listeria found during sampling
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration
    New York-based Prime Food USA is recalling its Latis brand seafood after state inspectors confirmed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. The products are packaged in various sizes, in plastic oval containers. The seafood came from Latvia and has been sold nationwide.

    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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