This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Click here to advertise in this news brief.




  Mobile version   RSS   Subscribe   Unsubscribe   Archive   Media Kit Jun. 20, 2012

Home   Public Policy   Member Services   Industry Resources    Events    News & Media   About Us  

 




FSMA-related import programs taking shape
Food Safety News
While no timeline yet exists for implementing four key rules related to the Food Safety Modernization Act, import regulations are taking shape. FSMA's Foreign Supplier Verification Program and Voluntary Qualified Importer Program are two provisions of key interest to non-U.S. suppliers and importers. More
Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article



Pizza chains band together over proposed menu labeling plan
The Washington Post
A fledgling coalition of pizza chains — including Domino's, Papa John's, Little Caesars, Godfather's Pizza and Pizza Hut — are pushing for changes to a proposed menu labeling plan that would force chain restaurants and other food outlets to post the calorie counts of the foods they're selling. More
Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Farm bill politics mutes partisanship in Senate
The Washington Post
Despite the recent pattern in recent years of intense partisan acrimony, backroom bickering and publicly staged fights over nearly every piece of legislation, the Senate has begun to plod through a nearly $1 trillion farm bill that promises to yield a large bipartisan vote for its approval by week's end.

Related articles:
  • Food stamp fiasco (The Wall Street Journal)
  • Senate blocks move to preserve food stamp funding (The Wall Street Journal)
  • Senate rejects proposal to trim food stamp program (The Associated Press via WTOP-TV)
  • Food stamp funds may be reduced (Los Angeles Times)
  • More

    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article



    Bloomberg poll shows Obama with big lead
    The Wall Street Journal
    Barack Obama has built a double-digit lead over Mitt Romney despite skepticism about the president's handling of the economy and the deficit, a new Bloomberg national poll found. The poll is at odds with other surveys showing a much tighter contest.

    Related article:
  • Swing state polls: Obama, Romney tied in Michigan, Iowa (The Hill)
  • More

    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article



    Political wisdom: New twists in Romney VP race
    The Wall Street Journal
    Tuesday saw much speculation over who is being vetted to be picked as Mitt Romney's vice presidential candidate. More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    Romney super PAC raised $5 million in May
    The Washington Post
    The top super PAC supporting Mitt Romney's presidential campaign raised just shy of $5 million in May and ended the month with $8.4 million cash on hand.

    Related article:
  • Obama campaign asks Crossroads GPS to disclose donors (The Washington Post)
  • More

    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    Obama outdoing Romney in online ads
    The Washington Post
    So far, President Barack Obama is far outpacing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the online ad wars. Obama's re-election campaign has consistently bought more search terms than Romney's campaign, according to ComScore. In April, Obama spent three times as much on search. More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    LeMieux quits Florida Senate race
    POLITICO
    Former Florida Sen. George LeMieux ended his campaign for the GOP Senate nomination today and announced in a video that he's supporting frontrunner Rep. Connie Mack. More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article



    AMA support for bioengineered food will hurt labeling drive
    Law 360
    The American Medical Association's adoption of a platform Tuesday that upholds the safety of genetically engineered foods will stymie a ballot initiative in California and other efforts by consumer groups to require the labeling of the products, attorneys say. More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    Boxer: Congress aims to finish highway bill this week
    Bloomberg Businessweek
    House and Senate negotiators are trying to finish work this week on legislation to extend U.S. highway construction programs, Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., said after meeting with congressional leaders.

    Related articles:
  • Lawmakers fail to break transport bill deadlock (Reuters)
  • New offer from Senate Democrats (The Hill)
  • More

    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    Opinion: EPA emission proposal has little effect on trucking
    Truckinginfo
    The Environmental Protection Agency's proposed new standard for fine particle pollution is not likely to have much impact on highway trucking, although it could lead to retrofit requirements and anti-idling regulations in a few places. More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article


    From Concept to Consumer!
    Move your product from the shelf to the cart with graphics that sell! Let Western Concord contribute to your sales efforts with vivid colors and higher resolution images! Western Concord knows how to utilize its’ 10 color capability to help bring your package to life! MORE
    Need a quick start
    to freezing?

    Introducing the Freshline® QS tunnel freezer – a quick, simple, low-risk choice for innovative food processors like you. Our "quick start" concept allows you to set up a high-quality freezing line with minimal upfront capital investment. Simple, quick and easy – the Freshline QS tunnel freezer is your quick start to freezing. MORE
    VISYS sorting systems
    Visys’ digital sorters detect and remove foreign bodies as well as defective, undesirable or contaminated product from your product streams on differences in color, biostructure, shape and/or density. Our world-class sorters incorporate the latest state-of-art technologies based on lasers, near-infrared, color, metal and x-ray sensors or any combination thereof.




    Burger King returns to public market with stock exchange debut
    The Associated Press via The Washington Post
    The New York Stock Exchange once again is the home of the Whopper: Burger King began trading as a public company Wednesday under the ticker symbol "BKW," with shares gaining 98 cents, or 6.8 percent, to $15.48 in morning trading. More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    Antibiotics-free choices require attention to food labels
    Consumer Reports
    A Consumer Reports investigation finds that shoppers have lots of "no antibiotics" choices in meat and poultry products, but they have to learn how to decipher product labeling. More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    Lawmakers earmark $10 million for food facility improvement
    NY1 News
    New York City's Hunts Point Market, the second-largest food hub in the world, is getting a $10 million facelift. New York lawmakers in Washington announced the grant Tuesday to modernize the Bronx facility and boost operating efficiency, food safety and environmental stability. More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    Marfrig earns Rainforest Alliance certification
    PR Newswire via The Sacramento Bee
    The Marfrig Group, a global meat processor, has become the world's first food company in the animal protein segment to track its entire beef production cycle in accordance with the standards developed by the Rainforest Alliance. More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    Antitoxin strategy may help target other pathogens
    Medical Xpress
    Researchers have unveiled a novel strategy for neutralizing unwanted molecules and clearing them from the body. The low-cost, easy-to-replicate tool has demonstrated applications against several different toxins, from those found in contaminated food to those used in bioterrorism, and may also prove effective in targeting other types of pathogens. More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    Study: Antimicrobial sprays help reduce pathogens in processing
    Food Production Daily
    Two pathogen-reducing technologies from Birko have received independent backing from an independent U.S. university study, which showed Beefxide and Porkxide were effective as antimicrobial interventions for reducing microbe numbers on intact beef and pork carcasses. More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    Cold plasma could be hot idea for food safety
    The Packer
    Brendan Niemira, lead scientist at USDA's Food Safety and Intervention Technologies Eastern Regional Research Center in Wyndmoor, Pa., has been studying cold plasma for nearly a decade. The process uses electricity and a gas — such as oxygen — to deactivate contaminating microbes on meats, poultry, fruits and vegetables. More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    McCain Foods to double retail network, boost potato production
    Business Standard
    Processed food player McCain Foods is set to double its retail network from 4,500 outlets to more than 9,000. And the company, a current potato supplier for McDonald's, also plans to double it potato cultivation in Gujarat in next several years. More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    Private equity firms unite for Birds Eye deal
    Sky News
    Two private equity firms vying for control of frozen food maker Birds Eye have joined forces in a buyout offer. Permira, the current owner of Iglo group's Birds Eye, has given permission for Blackstone and BC Partners to propose a joint offer for the company. More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    Instrument capable of multiple food safety tests
    The Packer
    Camarillo, Calif.-based Hygiena's Ensure platform is a quality monitoring system that uses a single instrument to collect, analyze and report data from many quality indicators, according to a company release. More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article


    Fruit As It Should Be!

    Wawona demonstrates passion for food quality, delivering the best fruit from the orchard to your freezer. Wawona remains a family owned business with principles on quality, innovations and excellent customer services.
    MORE
    CO-PACKING. PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT. SOURCING & SUPPLY

    Harvest creates and manufactures innovative frozen food products for some of the best brands in the industry. From ingredient supply to complete meal creation, we can help you every step of the way. Harvest Food Group…Leading the Way in Frozen Foods.
    MORE
     
    Frozen Express
    Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, (469) 420-2601
    Download media kit

    Valerie Hunt, Senior Content Editor, (469) 420-2690   
    Contribute news

    This edition of Frozen Express was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here -- it's free!
    Recent issues
    June 19, 2012
    June 18, 2012
    June 15, 2012
    June 14, 2012



    7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063