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Senate approves farm bill without major food safety amendments
Food Safety News
The Senate approved a farm bill Monday evening that did not include major food safety amendments, including Sen. John McCain's provision to repeal the controversial catfish inspection program at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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    Senators to Nickelodeon: Scrap junk food ads
    Food Product Design
    In a letter, Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., urged the top executives of Nickelodeon and its parent company Viacom to implement nutrition standards that resemble a move announced one year ago by Walt Disney Corp.

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    Americans scoop up specialty foods
    Facts, Figures & the Future
    Three straight years of dollar sales growth — and a doubling of the growth rate in 2012 — suggest a deepening emotional dependence on specialty foods and beverages to feel a little better each day, a new report says.
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    Senate GOP leaders face tough choice on immigration reform
    The Hill
    Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Republican Whip John Cornyn of Texas plan to vote Tuesday in favor of the motion to proceed to the immigration reform bill, which is more than 1,000 pages long. But they are unsure whether to support final passage.

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    The tweet heard 'round the world: Hillary Clinton arrives on Twitter
    The Washington Post
    Her Twitter followers signed up fast, almost 1,000 of them a minute, to see what she had to say. And Hillary Rodham Clinton, debuting on the social media site Monday with a biography identifying her as a "hair icon, pantsuit aficionado, glass ceiling cracker," kept them guessing. The end of her bio read: "TBD . . . "
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    Capitol Hill fall preview: Shutdown, debt limit fight
    Politico
    With Washington consumed by scandals this summer, the White House and GOP congressional leaders are slowly lurching toward a potential debt default or government shutdown this fall.
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    Appeals court will consider blocked NYC soda ban Tuesday
    Reuters
    Lawyers for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration will try to convince an appeals court Tuesday to reinstate a ban on large sugary drinks, three months after a judge struck it down at the 11th hour as an illegal overreach of executive power.
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    New FRAC report finds summer meals continue to fall short
    PRWeb via WatchList News
    The Food Research and Action Center's new analysis of summer nutrition program finds that only 1 in 7 low-income students who depend on the National School Lunch Program for food also receives summer meals.

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    Faster Salmonella detection on the horizon?
    Food Quality News
    A technique looking at DNA sequences has been developed that is said to half the time it takes to identify Salmonella strains, according to U.S. scientists.

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    What Amazon's grocery delivery means for others
    The Drum
    Retail giant Amazon is set to move into online grocery shopping — which would have major repercussions for an already highly competitive sector.

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    Special K's 'hot cereal' concept a cultural change
    Bakery & Snacks
    U.S. consumers don't have the habit of eating hot cereal, but they are very open to new concepts and the Special K Nourish launch should do well as a result.

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    Report: Health and wellness spells opportunity in today's economy
    Drug Store News
    With renewed consumer confidence converting more shoppers into buyers, there is greater opportunity for companies in the health and wellness space, noted a report titled "The Why Behind the Buy Spring 2013," which recently was released by Acosta Sales and Marketing.
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    Dole Food receives unsolicited takeover offer from CEO
    The New York Times
    The chief executive of Dole Food, David H. Murdock, made an unsolicited offer Tuesday to buy the company in a deal that values Dole at almost $1.1 billion.
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    In fast food, five — as in $5 — now the magic number
    Time
    At a time when popular fast-casual chains are pushing the average diner bill upward, the $5 price point is especially likely to get the attention of deal hunters.
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    World's largest fast food chain plans massive expansion
    SmartPlanet
    It's already the world's largest fast food chain, overtaking McDonald's in 2010, but Subway, with its nearly 39,500 restaurants in 102 countries, is looking to have 100,000 stores by 2030, with 10,000 of those opening by 2017.
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    Diamond Foods names Silcock as finance chief, restates results
    Bloomberg
    Diamond Foods Inc. named a permanent chief financial officer and said it will revise fiscal second-quarter earnings per share after a restatement last year derailed its effort to buy the Pringles potato chip brand.
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    Company helps food processors 'clean' labels by replacing GMOs
    Food Production Daily
    Z Trim Holdings aims to help food manufacturers replace chemically modified foods with corn fiber. The Illinois-based biotech firm will present strategies at the Clean Label Conference in October.
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    Cooking system conserves energy, water during processing
    Food Production Daily
    Lyco Manufacturing has released a cooking system that helps food manufacturing operations recapture heat and water from cooker overflow in pasta, rice and vegetable processing.
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    German researchers: Listeria limits in RTE foods not always observed
    Food Quality News
    Microbiological criteria for Listeria are not always strictly adhered to in ready-to-eat foods, leading to an increased risk of infection, according to a study by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment.
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    Ticks spreading red meat allergy
    The Wall Street Journal
    Odd as it seems, researchers say that bites from the voracious lone star tick are making some people allergic to red meat — even if they've never had a problem eating it before.
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    The secret of tomato sauce's power
    The Wall Street Journal
    Scientists have identified a number of mechanisms by which lycopene, the compound that gives tomatoes their deep red color, helps enhance cancer-fighting properties in healthy prostate cells, according to a report in the journal Cancer Prevention Research.
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    UK: Focus on frozen food
    The Grocer
    The horse meat scandal hit frozen burger and ready meal sales hard, but did the key to category growth already lie elsewhere?
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