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Wal-Mart doubles down on Sam's Club, consumers
The Washington Times
This week Sam's Club officials announced its back-to-the-future proposal. Here’s how it will work: Use Wal-Mart’s mobile check-in feature to order your groceries, including produce and frozen food. Next, approximate your pick-up time. Then, pull up and voila. Stash and go.
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Smucker's will launch more 'clean' and 'healthy' products in fiscal 2016, executives say
Food Navigator-USA
Peanut butter and jelly maker J.M. Smucker Company plans to introduce more than 100 new products in the coming year – most of which will be "clean" and "healthy," according to company executives.
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NFL star Russell Wilson backs a frozen-food startup
Fortune Magazine
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is putting his money where his mouth is, becoming the second major American athlete to invest in a frozen-food startup called Luvo. Luvo is a maker of frozen-food entrees,  selling a wide range of pizzas, burritos, and other entrees at major retail chains such as Kroger.
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Harry Reid to block spending bills
Politico
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is vowing to use Senate rules to block the entire appropriations process — an aggressive new phase in the Democrats’ legislative strategy that could invite charges that he’s creating the same kind of gridlock Reid accused Republicans of when they were in the minority.
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Democrats fret over recent Hillary Clinton polling
Politico
Early-state Democrats are evenly divided over whether Hillary Clinton’s campaign should be worried about recent polls showing her highest unfavorability ratings in years. That’s the assessment of this week’s survey of the Politico Caucus — a bipartisan group of influential activists, operatives and elected officials in Iowa and New Hampshire.
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Obama and his GOP allies launch big effort to win trade fight in the House
The Washington Post
President Obama opened an intense final round of lobbying to win support for his sweeping Pacific Rim trade accord ahead of a crucial vote in the House as soon as next week, expressing confidence that he will overcome deepening skepticism among fellow Democrats.
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POLICY


US wins WTO appeal by India over US agricultural products ban
Food Chemical News
The U.S. has once again prevailed in its challenge before the World Trade Organization of India’s ban on certain U.S. agricultural products including poultry meat, eggs and live pigs.
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Canada, Mexico hope to penalize US trade over meat labels
The Wall Street Journal (subscriber story)
The U.S. could face more than $3 billion in retaliatory trade measures from Canada and Mexico in the long-running dispute over information on meat packaging.
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Senators want USDA to finalize poultry pathogen standards
Food Safety News
Senators Dianne Feinstein, D-CA, Dick Durbin, D-IL, and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, are asking Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to finalize USDA’s Salmonella and Campylobacter performance standards as soon as possible.
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Nutritionist looks at proposed changes to child care meal guidelines
Health Canal
The guidelines for meal requirements in child care settings are being revised for the first time since 1968, something a Kansas State University nutritionist says is a victory for both children's nutrition and business owners.
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Transportation sector gains 13K jobs in May
The Hill
The transportation sector gained 13,100 jobs in May as the national unemployment rate ticked up slightly up, according to statistics released by the Department of Labor on Friday.
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Managing for Salmonella in 2015 continues to present challenges
Food Safety News
Despite decades of efforts to control contamination rates, Salmonella has long been the most common illness-causing bacteria in food, and it remains the leading cause of death and hospitalization from food borne illness in the U.S.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Former Trader Joe's exec opens super cheap nonprofit supermarket
TIME
On Thursday, a new not-for-profit grocery store called the Daily Table opened in Dorchester, Massachusetts. The new store is the baby of Doug Rauch, the former president of Trader Joe’s and the prices of many items are incredibly affordable.
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Nearly 25,000 tons of pork sausage products recalled for possible foreign materials
Food Safety News
Quincy Street Inc., is recalling approximately 49,308 pounds of pork sausage products that may be contaminated with foreign materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Thursday.

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5 emerging multicultural ingredients with cross-generational appeal
Food Navigator-USA
Multicultural wellness ingredients are emerging as a tie that binds the diverse desires of multiple generations together, according to the latest Packaged Facts’ Culinary Trend Tracking Series report . The report revealed that avocados increasingly are appearing in drinks, from smoothies and cocktails. Based on this Packaged Facts suggests the ingredient will start appearing in more ice cream and frozen products.
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Why Whole Foods' plan to open a cheaper store could backfire
Business Insider
Whole Foods is opening a discount grocery store targeting millennials. The new chain is meant to fend off growing competition in the organic foods market. But the cheaper prices could end up hurting Whole Foods' existing stores, according to Deutsche Bank analysts.
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Pork addresses key industry issues
AgWired
The 2015 World Pork Expo the National Pork Producers Council hosted a press conference to address three issues impacting pork producers, swine businesses and organizations and the consumer.
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What's the highest calorie chain-restaurant meal in America?
Los Angeles Times
Red Lobster takes the cake for serving the highest calorie chain-restaurant meal — including cocktail — in America, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s annual survey of chain-restaurant meals, the Xtreme Eating Awards.
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