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Food companies quietly cut salt, fat from recipes
The Wall Street Journal (subscriber story)
McDonald's, Boston Market and Kraft are facing greater pressure to make products more nutritious. But when they alter their recipes to cut the salt, sugar and fat, they often do it quietly, afraid to turn away customers.
Food prices rise again, Texas Farm Bureau reports
San Antonio Express-News
Prices charged by suppliers of meat, dairy products and some vegetables have risen for two straight fiscal quarters and show no signs of slowing down, according to a survey released last week by the Texas Farm Bureau.
FDA proposal for 'added sugars' on Nutrition Fact panel sparks debate
Food Safety News
Last week, legal analysts for OFW Law published a blog arguing that "Added Sugars" should not be included in the Food and Drug Administration's revamp of the Nutrition Facts panel.
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Primary day: The 6 big questions
In a post-Eric Cantor world, anything seems possible. And Tuesday's races in Mississippi, Oklahoma and New York offer fertile territory for upsets and surprises.
Related: 5 primary night questions (The Hill)
Republican Senate primary drawing conservative groups from across US
The Washington Post
Republican Senate candidates Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel returned to core campaign themes ahead of a Tuesday runoff election as GOP leaders nervously looked on, unsure of who would win and worried that the spectacle of Mississippi politics has become a national headache for the party.
Related: Will Mississippi mudslinging give Democrats a chance in South? (The Hill)
Harry Reid's new challenge: His fellow Democrats
Harry Reid has a new dilemma on his hands: restless Senate Democrats who are frustrated they aren't casting enough votes.
GRAS debate kicks off IFT meeting
Food Chemical News
A sunrise session Sunday in New Orleans was not too early for more than 100 participants at the Institute of Food Technologists annual meeting to debate whether FDA's Generally Recognized as Safe notification system is broken.
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Beijing serves up new food safety penalties
Xinhua via Want China Times
A draft revision to China's food safety law had its first reading Monday; it pledges tough sanctions for offenders, promising the strictest food safety supervision system.
Related: Senator: Cracking down on food imports from China (USAgNet)
Let's Move claims salad bars boosting school lunch participation
The Washington Free Beacon
First Lady Michelle Obama's anti-obesity campaign is claiming salad bars have increased student participation in school lunch, despite a report that found 1 million children fled the lunch line in response to her new lunch standards.
Still hope for Pacific trade pact this fall?
Pacific trading partners hope to have a free trade agreement ready to present to the public and stakeholders in November, U.S. President Barack Obama said.
Can Revolution Foods become a $1 billion company?
Revolution Foods Co-Founder and CEO Kristin Groos Richmond discusses the company's growth and the state of U.S. school lunches.
Delhaize appoints Supervalu retail head as US chief
Belgian supermarkets group Delhaize has appointed the former president of retail operations of U.S. grocery group Supervalu as the head of Delhaize America after a nine-month search.
Quality of own-label brands on a par with branded goods
Almost a third of U.K. shoppers are buying own-label products more often than before as research shows shoppers consider retailer own-brands to be as good as, or better than, branded equivalents.
Top 11 advancements in food safety and quality
Food Production Daily
A veteran food scientist shares his views on the most important technological developments to hit the food safety and quality arena in recent decades.
Related: Product inspection tips for getting ahead of the competition (Food Quality News)
New freezing method giving fruits, veggies the 'eternal youth' treatment
Researchers in Sweden have developed a new method of freezing fresh vegetables and fruit keeping cells alive which they say preserves their firmness and taste after defrosting. The secret? Trehalose, a natural sugar found in yeast, fungi and grass types that survive cold winters better than plants and vegetables and prevents cells from breaking down when ice crystals form.
The next generation of GM crops has arrived — and so has the controversy
The first of a new generation of genetically modified crops is poised to win government approval in the United States, igniting a controversy that may continue for years and foreshadowing the future of genetically modified crops.
Big data's vital role in solving urgent food safety problems
Discover how food producers and transporters are turning to sensor-based technologies, scanners, other mobile devices and analytics to monitor and collect data about their supply chains.
E. coli research targets quicker quantification and detection
Food Quality News
A molecular assay to detect and quantify major genes specific for E. coli O157 has been developed and validated by researchers at Kansas State University.
Poll: Most US households have at least 1 person restricting their diet
Most Americans (87 percent) say they're making an effort to eat healthy — and with good reason, as a majority say they or someone in their household monitor or restrict their intake of a nutritional component like gluten or sugar, according to a new Harris Poll.
Summer webinar series puts Listeria under the microscope
American Frozen Food Institute
Back by popular demand, the American Frozen Food Institute will host the Listeria monocytogenes Summer Webinar Series.
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