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Bakers hail new egg supplies from The Netherlands, but warn that avian flu outbreak is 'far from over'
Food Navigator-USA
The arrival of egg products from The Netherlands "may make up for about 10 percent of the supply that's been lost due to the impact of the avian influenza" in the U.S., says the American Bakers Association.
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Wal-Mart building an 'omnichannel' presence
Food Business News
Walmart expanded on its "omnichannel" strategy June 8 at the retailer’s annual management update for the investment community, and executives expressed a contrarian viewpoint to the loyalty programs many other retail and food service operators employ.
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Can home delivery save the fast food industry?
The Motely Fool
Standing out from the crowd is not easy anymore, which may be why fast food chains (already suffering as consumers switch to healthier eating habits) are now willing to bring their fare to your home.
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Fast-track vote still up in the air
Politico
Supporters of a controversial trade bill are increasingly confident they can secure the votes needed to pass so-called fast-track legislation when it hits the House floor, which could come as early as this week.

Related: Trade pacts face growing pushback (The Wall Street Journal)

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The 10 Senate seats most likely to switch parties in 2016 elections
The Washington Post
Senate Democrats are well positioned in 2016 both in terms of the landscape — they are defending just 10 seats compared with 24 for Republicans — and the early-recruitment wars. So much so that it’s clear they have at least a shot at winning back the Senate majority in November 2016.
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Scott Walker's 2016 decision to come 'shortly' after end of June
The Hill
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) says his decision about whether to run for president will come “shortly” after the end of June. In an interview with ABC News's “This Week” during a “Roast and Ride” event in Iowa Saturday, Walker was asked when he’ll make an announcement about his 2016 intentions.
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POLICY


Think TTIP won't affect your business? Think again ...
Food Navigator
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership will affect every European food company – for better or worse – according to a trade law expert at DWF LLP.
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Barack Obama poised to hike wages for millions
Politico
The Obama administration is on the verge of possibly doubling the salary levels that would require employers to pay overtime in the most ambitious government intervention on wages in a decade. And it doesn’t need Congress’s permission.
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NCSL maps state raw milk laws as 2015 legislatures reach adjournment
Food Safety News
Perhaps no other organization in the country is better positioned to know the best time for drawing a new map of current state raw milk laws and policies than the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).
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House subcommittee probes complaints about FDA's menu labeling rule
Food Chemical News
Panelists at a congressional hearing Thursday (June 4) agreed on the need to delay the December compliance deadline for menu labeling, but had differing views on the need for new legislation that would change the controversial law.
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South Africa agrees to resume importing US chicken
Agri Pulse
U.S. and South African trade officials have agreed on a framework to provide for renewed market access for U.S. bone-in chicken into the South African market, the two countries said in a joint release.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


The CEO and food safety
Forbes
The identification and diagnosis of foodborne illness diseases is an emerging science that is changing all sectors of the food business, and those chief executive officers and senior level directors and managers who do not keep up are bound to be at a significant disadvantage when making critical decisions about their businesses.
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Why chicken is going antibiotic-free 1st
Food Safety News
When McDonald's announced in March that it would be phasing out the use of medically important antibiotics in raising the chickens that supply its 14,000 U.S. restaurants, some asked, “What about the Big Mac and the McRib?”
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Drought fears rise in Canada's cattle country
Bloomberg
Dry conditions have worsened in pockets of Canada's cattle country, with some areas receiving less than 40 percent of normal rainfall, according to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
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74 percent of brands could disappear and most consumers would not care
Food Production
Most people in Europe want a brand to improve their lives and only one third of people think companies are delivering, according to Sara de Dios, global head, Meaningful Brands.
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The organic thing: For many, still a mystery 25 years later
U.S. News & World Report
2015 marks the silver anniversary of the federal Organic Foods Production Act, which legitimized a popular and growing American trend: The production and handling of foods labeled as organic. That milestone is significant for a variety of reasons, as organic is now a $35 billion industry and growing annually at double-digit rates.
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Is Shake Shack poised for long-term growth?
The Motley Fool
Despite the stock's performance, investors would be wise to question how Shack Shack plans to stay relevant and grow in a competitive industry, especially as traditional burger joints struggle to adjust to new trends.
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Non-profit grocery store opens in Boston
USA Today
A former president of Trader Joe's has opened what he is billing as the United States' first not-for-profit grocery store that focuses on providing healthy and affordable meals to low-income people.
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UA study: Buying food in bulk leads to waste
Arizona Daily Star
A new study by a University of Arizona graduate student found that buying in bulk and shopping infrequently contribute to the American habit of wasting food.
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National Pork Board defines antibiotics stewardship plan
USAgNet
The National Pork Board has announced a stewardship plan to guide and support the responsible use of antibiotics for the U.S. pork industry. The newly defined position statement and governing policy was approved at the board's June meeting and announced through a news conference at World Pork Expo.
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