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China food scandal spreads to Starbucks, Burger King, McNuggets in Japan
The latest food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in U.S. coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King Worldwide Inc. and others, as well as McDonald's products as far away as Japan.
China to check eateries sourcing meat from Yum's vendor (Bloomberg)
Meat supplier in China 'appalled' by allegations (The Wall Street Journal)
China's bloggers don't swallow fast food safety scandal (Reuters via The Boston Globe)
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Study finds elementary students like new healthier lunches
The Wall Street Journal
When the federal government implemented new school-meal regulations in 2012, a majority of elementary school students complained about the healthier lunches, but by the end of the school year most found the food agreeable, according to survey results released Monday by the University of Illinois at Chicago.
3 years since people died from cantaloupe; what's changed?
Food Safety News
It has been almost three long years since dusty Holly, Colorado, became the epicenter of a Listeria monocytogenes human tragedy. PrimusLabs' "scorched earth" litigation strategy will change the audit industry, and retailer responsibility is up next, Bill Marler predicts.
Issues pile up in Congress
This summer was supposed to be easy on Capitol Hill. But a series of crises is forcing a sleepy city to wake up and pay attention — even if an unproductive Congress does its best to keep a low profile.
Related: … and Congress punts (Politico)
Scorched-earth Georgia primary draws to a close
Georgia Republicans will be relieved come Wednesday, when the party has nominated either Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., or Republican businessman David Perdue as the party's Senate nominee.
Related: Georgia Republican Senate runoff: 5 things to watch (Politico)
RNC presses voters to 'fire Harry Reid'
In 2010 Republicans urged voters to "Fire Pelosi" and return the House to GOP control. Four years later, the GOP has a new target: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Activist groups file motion to help Vermont defend GMO labeling law
The Vermont Public Interest Research Group and anti-GMO activist group the Center for Food Safety have formally asked for permission to help the state of Vermont defend its new GMO labeling law in the wake of a legal challenge from food industry associations.
Related: Agribusinesses challenge Hawaii GMO law in federal court (The AP and Honolulu Star-Advertiser)
New serving sizes on Nutrition Facts label could have unintended effects
FDA proposals to change the way serving sizes are calculated to better reflect real-life eating behavior could encourage some people to eat even more unless the wording is changed or the move is accompanied by strong consumer education, behavioral science experts have warned.
Related: Health officials: 5 steps to better food labels (The AP via Montgomery Advertiser)
TTIP and America food products
The Wall Street Journal (subscriber story)
How do you derail a free-trade agreement between Europe and the U.S. that could boost growth on both sides of the Atlantic by an estimated $100 billion annually? Well, fear-mongering might work. And that's the path taken by sundry environmentalists regarding the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
Health Canada orders labeling of mechanically tenderized beef
International Business Times
Health Canada has ordered processors and sellers of mechanically tenderized beef meat to label their packages, effective Aug. 21.
A bold frontier in food: The millennial mom
The Wall Street Journal
For the big packaged food manufacturers, there's a growing market ripe for the picking: The millennials are reproducing, and their children are hungry.
Panera's CEO: We are changing the fast food industry — again
For years, the fast food industry was synonymous with hamburgers and fries served in a plain dining environment. Panera Bread founder, chairman and CEO Ron Shaich shook up the establishment in the 1980s and is trying to do it again with Panera 2.0.
Campbell Soup to launch more than 200 new products in 2015
During a presentation with investors, president and CEO Denise Morrison shared her perspective on the state of the packaged food industry and the consumer environment, saying the company will launch more than 200 new products next year to meet changing tastes, preferences and needs.
iCix raises $25 million to tackle food safety, supply chain issues
iCix, a San Francisco-based company specializing in food safety and supply chain management, has raised $25 million for a suite of new products designed to improve food safety and supply chain issues.
Frozen food maker to close Tulsa plant
Frozen foods manufacturer Windsor Foods will close its Tulsa, Oklahoma, plant in September, cutting about 70 jobs.
Record harvest has some farmers crying the berry blues
British Columbia's blueberry harvest is expected to set a record this year, but some farmers fear a glut will hurt the industry as growers continually add to the province's current inventory of 11,000 hectares devoted to production of high-bush blueberries.
GraceKennedy buys American frozen food business for $26 million
Trinidad & Tobago Guardian
Regional conglomerate GraceKennedy is buying La Fe, the top Hispanic brand in the frozen food category in the U.S. Northeast, as a way to fuel growth in North America.
Smart Fog to unveil new cold storage humidification technology
Smart Fog is planning to demonstrate new cold storage humidification technologies at the upcoming Fresh Summit Convention & Expo.
Package printing for the food industry: The advantages of web offset
Since even the slightest migration of inks can turn into a major disaster, package printers have to satisfy the high expectations of food producers. The VSOP variable web printing press from Muller Martini can help printers address this issue.
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