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FDA official talks about FSMA delay at IAFP opening session
Food Chemical News (subscription required)
Stressing that publishing the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act's long-awaited regulations on preventive controls is just "like passing a baton to start the next phase of the relay," Jenny Scott, senior adviser at FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, told the opening session of the International Association of Food Protection's Annual Meeting that the rules are not held up for the agency's lack of desire to publish them.

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    Hearing on soda ban should be lively
    Crain's New York Business
    The New York City Board of Health hearing Tuesday will draw a big crowd, including the 49 people who are registered to speak either in support of or against Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to ban sugary drinks exceeding 16 ounces.

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    Supermarket spending down in real terms since recession
    Philadelphia Business Journal
    Grocery shoppers are more discount-minded since the recession, a survey of supermarket owners shows. In response, supermarkets are offering more sales promotions, discounts on staples, coupon notification, social media campaigns, rewards on fuel purchases and other incentives to win shoppers, according to the Food Marketing Institute's "U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends 2012 Overview." More
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    Poll: Romney leads on economy despite Obama's Bain attacks
    The Hill
    A strong majority of Americans say Mitt Romney's background in the private sector, including his management at the private equity firm he founded, Bain Capital, would help him make the right decisions on the economy. More
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    How super PACs are saving Mitt Romney
    The Washington Post
    Republican-aligned super PACs and other outside conservative groups have spent more than $144 million on general election ads in swing presidential states, a huge outlay of cash that has allowed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to not only combat but also exceed heavy early ad spending by President Barack Obama.

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    McConnell promises busy Senate if GOP retakes upper chamber
    The Hill
    Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Monday the Senate will be "much busier" in 2013 should the GOP take control of the upper chamber, criticizing what he said is the Democrats' penchant for closing up shop at 6 p.m. More
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    McCarthy: Still no plan to move farm bill
    POLITICO
    Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of California, the No. 3 House GOP lawmaker, said there is still no plan to bring up a bipartisan farm bill but conceded the chamber might have to pass legislation to help farmers affected by a crippling drought. More
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    Mobile labs part of US strategy on food safety
    The San Diego Union-Tribune
    In a globalized economic atmosphere that relies on quick communication and low trade barriers, the U.S. government is responding with a multiagency strategy for regulating and protecting the nation's food supply. Part of this trend was on display Monday at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry, one of the busiest commercial ports along the U.S.-Mexico border. A series of nondescript trailers housed mobile labs from the FDA and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, all focused on food safety and funded by the Department of Homeland Security. More
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    Opinion: Food firms can't afford to ignore intellectual resources
    Food Navigator
    Food and drink manufacturers can't afford to ignore their intellectual capital and are weaker at taking stock of it than companies in other industries, according to consultancy ClearFood. More
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    Experts: 'Proper' regulations could slash heart disease by half
    Food Navigator
    Consumer-oriented strategies — including supporting healthier diets through taxation and regulation of advertising — could cut cardiovascular related deaths in Europe by half, according to a new position paper from the European Society of Cardiology. More
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    EU: RASFF report shows food safety controls effective
    European Commission
    A European Commission report shows the EU's Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed is effective: Many food safety risks have been averted or mitigated and safety controls ensure food is safe. More
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    FSA: Consumers 'prepared to take risks' at restaurants
    FoodBev
    Almost 3 out of 4 people are prepared to take a chance with food safety when eating out, according to a survey of more than 2,000 people carried out for the Food Standards Agency. More
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    US is world's No. 1 cheese producer
    PRWeb via Food Product Design
    The global cheese manufacturing sector is estimated to reach $55.3 billion in 2012, with the United States leading the market as the world's single-largest cheese producer, according to market researcher IBISWorld. More
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    What would Batman eat?
    Forbes
    The fact that cartoon characters often are used to make junk food more appealing to children is no secret. But a clever new study from Cornell shows we can "exploit" popular cartoon characters in a similar way, effectively "priming" kids to make their own healthy food choices. More
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    Target begins last phase of remodels in 2012 to boost fresh food
    Progressive Grocer
    Target Corp. has begun remodeling 30 general merchandise stores that will offer an expanded selection of fresh foods. Scheduled for completion in October, stores currently being remodeled are part of the last of three cycles of remodels this year and span markets from Cincinnati to Jacksonville, Fla., and Nashville, Tenn. More
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    Palm oil-free ingredients could be emerging trend
    Food Navigator
    A shift toward palm oil-free foods and ingredients could be emerging in Europe, according to market analysts. Tate & Lyle Food Systems and Sensient Food Colours Europe both have introduced products without palm oil, and market research firm RTS Resource predicts more of the same.

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    Z Trim targets cleaner, greener industrial ingredients for food
    Food Ingredients First
    Z Trim Holdings Inc., a functional ingredients supplier, has created an industrial ingredients division to address a broad range of new markets and "help our customers produce cleaner, greener and better finished products." More
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    Neogen reports growth as food safety remains key focus
    PR Newswire via MarketWatch
    Neogen Corp. reported an 11.4 percent increase in fourth-quarter revenues year-over-year, ending fiscal year 2012 with $184 million in revenues — up 6.6 percent from the previous year. An increasing focus on food and food-animal safety is speeding growth and development at the company, officials said. More
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    KFC to run university degree course
    Farming Show
    Kentucky Fried Chicken will become the first fast food chain to run a full, three-year degree course in restaurant management at a British university. More
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    Foxtail Foods plans gluten-free products
    PR Newswire via MarketWatch
    Foxtail Foods, a producer of wholesale, private-label and custom baker goods for food service operators, is planning an Aug. 1 rollout of several gluten-free products, including chocolate chip cookie dough pucks and brownie sheets. More
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