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Multistate E. coli O145 outbreak confirmed; child dead
Food Safety News
The E. coli O145 outbreak that killed a 21-month-old girl in New Orleans May 31 is connected to at least 11 illnesses throughout the southern United States, multiple state health departments confirmed. The Louisiana, Georgia, Alabama, Florida and Tennessee state health departments say they are working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate the outbreak. More
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FAO: World food prices fall sharply in May, should keep falling
Reuters
World food prices dropped in May for a second month in a row, hit by steep falls in dairy products, sugar and other commodities, and are likely to fall further in the coming months, the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization said Thursday.

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    FDA, FSIS funding set to be cut after bill approved
    Food Quality News
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration looks set to receive a budget cut of $16.3 million for the fiscal year 2013, despite requesting an additional $253 million in funding to boost its food safety efforts.

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    Romney narrows gender gap
    The Hill
    Mitt Romney has narrowed the gender gap significantly with President Barack Obama despite massive Democratic attacks on the GOP over a variety of issues.

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    Romney delegate tally now at 1,398
    The Wall Street Journal
    Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee in waiting, added to his delegate total in Tuesday night's primary elections in California, New Jersey, Montana, New Mexico and South Dakota. More
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    Survey: Jobs numbers not that bad
    POLITICO
    Fewer than half of Americans thought last week's unemployment numbers — described by President Barack Obama's critics as "devastating," "pathetic" and "extremely troubling" — were negative, according to a Gallup Poll Thursday. More
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    Senate farm bill faces big vote Thursday
    Farm Futures
    A farm bill cloture vote Thursday would allow lawmakers to start debate on the measure — and on a potential range of amendments.

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    Bill introduced to raise the minimum wage
    The Nation
    Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., has introduced the Catching Up To 1968 Act of 2012, proposing to raise the federal minimum wage to $10 per hour for the first year after enactment and then tying the minimum wage to the Consumer Price Index. More
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    Highway bill conferees given new instructions in House vote
    The Hill
    The House passed a motion Wednesday that instructs House highway bill conferees to accept language guaranteeing each state receives more guaranteed highway money from the federal government. More
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    Brazil seen as US ally in pending Codex battle on ractopamine
    Food Chemical News
    Darci Vetter, USDA deputy under secretary for farm and foreign agricultural services, views Brazil as a leading ally when the U.S. again seeks adoption of maximum residue limits for the controversial feed additive ractopamine at the Codex Alimentarius Commission meeting, July 2-7 in Rome. More
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    US import regulations on Canadian meat products too stringent?
    Fraser Institute via Supply Chain Brain
    A simplified "Product of Canada and the USA" labeling system should apply to beef and pork as well as livestock raised, processed and traded between Canada and the United States, says a study released by the Fraser Institute, a Canadian public policy think tank, and the Competitive Enterprise Institute of Washington, D.C. More
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    Frozen food processor fined for 27 safety violations
    Occupational Health & Safety
    OSHA has cited New Jersey-based Pinnacle Foods Group LLC for 27 serious safety and health violations at the company's Fayetteville, Ark., facility, including exposing employees to inhaling ammonia, among other workplace hazards. Proposed penalties total $156,700. More
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    JBS: Lawsuit to challenge Greenpeace report
    Reuters
    Brazil's JBS, the world's largest meat company, said Wednesday it plans to sue environmental organization Greenpeace for what it called false claims that could cause it to lose business and hurt its image. In a report it released this week, Greenpeace accused the company of breaking an accord JBS and other Brazilian meat packers signed in 2009 promising not to purchase cattle raised on deforested pastures.

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    Trans fat transition
    Drovers CattleNetwork
    Ready for your dose of positive news for the week? A group of medical researchers have concluded that natural trans fats in beef are not harmful to health — and in fact could be beneficial. The researchers presented findings of several studies last week during the 10th Congress for the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids & Lipids. More
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    Misbranding leads to lasagna recall
    USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
    Windsor Quality Food Co. is recalling approximately 96,408 pounds of meat lasagna products that contain egg and soy, both known allergens that were not declared on the product labels. The Illinois-based company initiated the action after receiving two consumer complaints.

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    Food meets pharma as Nestle fights for health claims
    Reuters
    Nestle opened a new clinical development unit in Switzerland Wednesday to conduct trials into nutrition for both sick and healthy people, as the food industry comes under pressure to back up health claims for its products with scientific research. More
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    Research: 1.5 percent of shoppers decide success of products
    Food Product Design
    Only a tiny fraction of shoppers — 1.5 percent — determine the success of new consumer packaged goods product launches, according to a new Catalina Marketing report that examined consumer purchasing dynamics surrounding 25 top product launches in 2010 across a variety of sectors, including frozen foods, boxed dinners, dairy, bakery, snacks and beverages. More
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    Taco Bell introducing more upscale menu items
    The Associated Press
    Taco Bell, often a late-night indulgence with its inexpensive fare, is going more upscale. The chain said Wednesday it plans an early July rollout of a menu addition created by celebrity chef Lorena Garcia for its nearly 5,600 U.S. restaurants. New items feature such ingredients as black beans, cilantro rice, citrus- and herb-marinated chicken and cilantro dressing. More
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    Dairy Queen turns up heat with new menu items
    Restaurant News
    The Dairy Queen® system is kicking off the summer season in June by adding to its menu, including the debut of the Sweet Apple BBQ GrillBurger®, the Turtle Brownie Blizzard® and new flavors of the award-winning Royal™ shakes. More
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    Van Drunen Farms introduces freeze-dried kale
    Food Processing
    Kale, previously regarded as a garnish, is making its way to the center of the plate, and Van Drunen Farms' new product — individually frozen, freeze-dried kale — helps capitalize on that trend. More
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    Report: Visits to US restaurants strongest since 2008
    Restaurant News
    Motivated by mild winter weather, consumers increased their visits to restaurants and other commercial food service outlets by 1 percent in the first quarter of this year compared to the same quarter year ago, the strongest rate of traffic gain since spring 2008, reports the NPD Group. More
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    Fruit processors get bad news in wake of killing frost
    MLive
    Because of devastating frosts that hit Michigan orchards this spring, many apple and cherry growers may not even attempt to harvest the meager crop that survived, fruit processors were told at this year's 57th Annual Michigan Frozen Food Packers Association Fruit Crop Guesstimate. Blueberries appear to be the only fruit crop that escaped the frost damage. More
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    New market study: Frozen food in China
    SBWire
    Mintel Global Market Navigator has released "Frozen Food in China," a market snapshot of annual growth and five-year trends in China's frozen food sector. More
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    Corporations boost agricultural research funding
    The Associated Press
    The gap between federal support for agricultural research at large public universities and private investment continues to grow — and the divide comes with increased threats to academic freedom and more instances of meddling in the lab, a new research report suggests.

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