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In observance of Independence Day, Frozen Express will not be published Wednesday, July 4. Regular publication will resume Thursday.



Study: 14 food pathogens costing Americans $33 billion per year
Food Chemical News
Scientists at USDA's Economic Research Service and the University of Florida's Emerging Pathogens Institute calculate that 14 major food pathogens cost Americans up to $33 billion annually in health care costs and loss of life or quality of life. More
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Scorching US weather sends corn, soybeans to highs
Reuters
Concern about the impact of extreme hot weather on U.S. corn and soybean yields sent benchmark Chicago corn to a 10-month high Tuesday, while soybeans jumped to their strongest since the 2007-2008 food price crisis, with worries building about the bottom-line impact of drought on world supply. More
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Why locavorism doesn't make us happier, healthier or safer
The Daily Beast
All the rage among foodies today is locavorism, the idea that you should buy local food, but Pierre Desrochers and Hiroko Shimizu defend the health, safety and economic benefits of our global food supply chain. More
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GOP 'freshmen are in good shape'
USA Today
The overwhelming majority of the 87 Republican lawmakers who swept into Congress in 2010 and took control of the U.S. House are likely to be re-elected this year, according to strategists and an analysis of redistricting changes. More
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Wall Street still giving to Obama
The Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama called Wall Street executives "fat cats," criticized their bonuses and tried to raise their taxes. The financial services industry, in turn, has directed a stream of complaints toward the administration, fueling perceptions of a rift between the president and a key 2008 donor group. But, defying expectations, the securities and investment industry has remained an important part of the Obama fundraising effort. More
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DCCC claims record fundraising in wake of health care ruling
The Hill
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee says it posted the "single biggest grassroots fundraising day in DCCC history" Saturday in reaction to the Supreme Court's decision to uphold a key part of the Obama administration's health care law. More
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Testing for drug residues in meat, poultry, eggs to expand
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
Later this summer, the Food Safety and Inspection Service will launch a new approach to its testing to protect the public from exposure to harmful levels of chemical residues in meat, poultry and egg products. More
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Deadly addiction to cheap meat
In These Times
America's cheap meat habit is costing more than we bargained for. The factory farming of cows, pigs, poultry and fish sucks up 29 million pounds — 80 percent — of antibiotics sold in the United States.

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    Nevada lawmaker pledges to propose 'fast food fee'
    Watchdog
    Nevada Assemblyman Harvey Munford says he will try again with a bill in the 2013 session to impose a fee on some items sold at fast food restaurants in an effort to help combat the national obesity epidemic. More
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    Public hearing to discuss proposed stability control rule
    Truckinginfo
    The Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a public hearing on the proposed rule for heavy vehicle electronic stability control systems. The July 24 hearing will begin at 10 a.m. at the U.S. Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C. More
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    OSHA, Pilgrim's Pride resolve whistle-blower case
    USAgNet
    The U.S. Department of Labor has entered into a settlement agreement with poultry processor Pilgrim's Pride to resolve an investigation by the department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration into the company's termination of an employee, who raised environmental complaints, in violation of the whistle-blower provision of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act. More
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    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.
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    Zebra chip disease detected in Idaho potato psyllids
    PotatoPro
    The University of Idaho extension has announced the potato psyllids found in Idaho tentatively tested positive for Liberibacter, or zebra chip disease, a threat to potato quality for growers and processors. More
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    Cracking down on poultry disease with egg yolk
    Agricultural Research
    Scientists at the Agricultural Research Service and collaborators from different universities and the Mexican company IASA have developed a novel, antibiotic-free method that uses hyperimmune egg yolk antibodies to control intestinal poultry diseases such as coccidiosis, which costs the poultry industry more than $600 million annually in the U.S. alone. More
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    Tesco 'could' exit US market
    Supermarket News
    Tesco told shareholders it will shut down the Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market chain, its U.S. presence, if it continues to disappoint, according to published reports. More
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    Toxic grass kills beef herd
    The Associated Press via Food Manufacturing
    Central Texas beef producer Jerry Abel's 15 dead cattle represent the first documented case of cyanide deaths being linked to a common Bermuda grass hybrid found in grazing lands across the Southeast. More
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    The gamification of vegetables
    Agricultural Research
    "Kiddio: Food Fight!" is a video game aimed at improving child nutrition. The smartphone app is being created by Tom Baranowski, a psychologist at the Agricultural Research Service's Children's Nutrition Research Center and a professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. More
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    Study: Youth sports routine includes junk food diet
    Diets in Review
    Researchers at the University of Minnesota have found children who play organized sports often are faced with unhealthy foods and beverages as part of the lifestyle. More
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    Fumigation for pest control on harvested fruits, vegetables
    Agricultural Research
    Entomologist Yong-Biao Liu, at the U.S. Agricultural Research Station in Salinas, California, is working on low-temperature fumigation with phosphine as an alternative to methyl bromide for control of pests on harvested fresh fruits and vegetables. More
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    Packaging companies call halt to 5 grease-proofing agents
    Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is announcing that five perfluorinated substances used as greaseproofing agents have been voluntarily removed from interstate commerce by their manufacturers. More
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    What is supply chain disruption costing your company?
    Supply Chain Standard
    Have you sat down recently and calculated what disruptions to your supply chain might be costing you? And not just the direct cost, but the impact in terms of lost sales and damaged reputations? More
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    Banks to food sector: Turn Olympics into export opportunity
    Food Manufacture
    Some U.K.-based banks are advising food and drink makers to turn global interest in the Olympics into export and market expansion opportunities for their products. More
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    American fast food raises heart disease risk in Southeast Asians
    Globe Newswire via MarketWatch
    Southeast Asians regularly eating hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries and pizza are increasing their risk of dying from coronary heart disease and developing Type 2 diabetes, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation. More
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    Packaging and food security
    Packaging World
    Packaging has always protected consumers from contamination (intentional or unintentional) and tampering, yet there is no legislation stipulating that packaging must perform this role. More
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