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Wal-Mart sued over juice labels; echoes of POM Wonderful vs. Coke?
Six weeks after the Supreme Court gave POM Wonderful the green light to sue Coca-Cola over its juice labels, Wal-Mart has been targeted in a consumer class action lawsuit making near-identical allegations.
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5 detained in China food scandal probe, including Shanghai Husi Food chief
Shanghai police said Wednesday they detained five people in an investigation into a Chinese-based supplier of foreign fast food brands including KFC and McDonald's over allegations the firm supplied out-of-date meat.
Related: Enforcement issues cloud food safety in China (Bloomberg TV)
Will a multi-part plan help reduce food waste?
The Christian Science Monitor
Americans throw away 1,400 calories of food per person each day, wasting food and money. A four-part plan involving governments, businesses and other local organization could help reduce food loss.
Republican businessman wins hard-fought Georgia Senate runoff
Businessman David Perdue (R) has won his hard-fought Senate primary, setting up a general-election battle against charity executive Michelle Nunn (D).
Related: Battleground Georgia: Democrats see 2014 flip (Politico)
The Democrats' Obama problem, in perspective
The Washington Post
President Barack Obama is unpopular. In the 12 states that will decide control of the Senate this November, though, he's even more unpopular: A new poll from Democratic pollster Democracy Corps shows 60 percent of people in these states say they disapprove of Obama — and 50 percent "strongly" disapprove.
Clinton sharpens her message
Hillary Clinton is sharpening her message months ahead of a likely bid for the White House. After a rocky first few months back in the spotlight where she struggled to offer crisp sound bites, Clinton is now test-driving various campaign themes.
Ag leaders watching school lunch debate
Today the Senate Agriculture Committee holds a hearing on school meal programs across the country. Up for debate is the food fight over nutrition requirements in the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010.
Related: Room for improvement in lunches, snacks from home (HealthCanal)
Signs GMO labels are coming: A corn-growing state says so
There are 10.1 million acres of soybean growing in Iowa this year, and nearly 25 million acres of corn — which makes an editorial in the Des Moines Register on the topic of GMO labeling all the more powerful.
Related: DeFazio predicts win for GMO labeling in Oregon (Politico)
Mexico restricts junk food ads; time for rethink on advertising?
Mexico announced last week that it is restricting television advertising on high-calorie food and soda in an effort to stem the rising tide of obesity. Registered dietitians weigh in on the impact of the measure, which is the furthest any country has gone to restrict advertising.
6 pillars of Paul Ryan's new anti-poverty plan
The Wall Street Journal
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., plans to target six themes in his anti-poverty proposal Thursday, including ways to address incarceration and education and to encourage employment, according to people familiar with the matter.
Made in house? Prove it, French law demands
The New York Times
The black-and-white symbol looks like a saucepan with a roof for a lid. And if it sits next to an entry on a restaurant menu, it signals that the dish is "fait maison" — house-made. Or does it?
Breakfast sandwiches: Balancing protein and calories
The Wall Street Journal
As food companies look to cash in on the decline of cereal sales, expect protein-rich foods to headline their fare.
Q-and-A: California fruit recall
Food Safety News
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has posted a list of all fruits recalled to date from the Wawona Packing Co., including packing numbers, searchable lot codes and Block ID numbers, along with photos of the packaging used.
Misbranding forces recall of 82,000 pounds of sausage
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
A facility doing business as Sara Lee Foodservice in New London, Wisconsin, is recalling approximately 82,440 pounds of smoked sausage due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.
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Refrigerated trailer monitoring for food safety, profitability
The next phase of the Food Safety Modernization Act focuses on preventing food safety issues proactively — and places responsibility on the food industry's supply chain. Fortunately for refrigerated fleet operators and shippers, technologies are available that enable them to comply with these impending regulations.
U.S. Army investigating 3-D printers for food production
Lauren Oleksyk is a food technologist investigating 3-D applications for food processing and product development at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center. She leads a research team within the Combat Feeding Directorate, trying to find ways to produce food for soldiers.
Recycling-friendly PET labels land a packaging award
Food Production Daily
The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers is hailing The Kennedy Group for its PureVue recycling-friendly, sustainable labels for PET containers.
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