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American Frozen Food Institute
Immigration reform is without question one of the most hotly debated topics on Capitol Hill right now, and one of the leading voices in that debate — House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va. — is on the agenda for the forthcoming AFFI Government Action Summit, Sept. 10-12.
Publix the Wal-Mart slayer wins another round with low prices
The grocer Forbes recently dubbed "the Wal-Mart slayer" is pushing ahead with its own campaign comparing Publix prices to the discounter and telling shoppers how much they can save by shopping at Publix.
New study: Food companies trashed more than 4 billion pounds of food
The July Issue of Food Nutrition & Science includes the first-ever study examining food waste in the industry. Manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers together disposed of 4.1 billion pounds of food waste in the U.S. in 2011, results show.
Massachusetts leads the way on food waste (Natural Resources Defense Council)
Bloomberg launches 'Recycle Everything' ad campaign (MarketWatch)
App aims to reduce food waste by trading leftovers with strangers (Riverfront Times)
How millennials are reducing food waste (USDA)
Tax pitch is Obama's fall gamble
The Wall Street Journal
When President Barack Obama this week repackaged his business tax reform plan and suggested it could finance more spending on education and infrastructure, he wasn't expecting this to break the logjam with House Republicans over taxes and spending.
Immigration groups to target House GOP
Outside groups plan to target more than 100 House Republicans over the August recess with an aggressive ground game aimed at persuading lawmakers to embrace immigration reform.
Tom Cotton to run for Senate in Arkansas
Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., will run for the Senate, The Hill has confirmed. Cotton's decision to challenge Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., gives Republicans their top recruit in a must-win state for the party.
Related: Dave Camp mulling Senate run in Michigan (The Hill)
NLRB looks to revive poster rule case in 4th Circuit
Law360 (subscription required)
The National Labor Relations Board on Monday asked the Fourth Circuit to reconsider its decision that struck down the board's controversial rule requiring employers to display posters about workers' right to unionize, saying the court interpreted the board's rulemaking authority too narrowly.
Food defense plan survey starts Thursday
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
The upcoming annual food defense plan survey, the eighth in a series, will begin Aug. 1 and continue through Aug. 31, FSIS has announced. The survey will gather data about industry's voluntary adoption of food defense plans.
University of Minnesota forges new food safety partnerships with China
The National Center for Food Protection and Defense, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security center housed at the University of Minnesota, gained a new international partner this week as it signed an agreement with the Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine.
Putting the school nutrition puzzle together
Food Business News
Whole-grain rich products were shown in abundance at the School Nutrition Association's Annual National Conference in Kansas City this month. Yet it became clear that providing the right amount of whole grains is just one aspect of complying with complex USDA regulations for school meals and foods sold in schools.
Related: Lunch costs rise as schools meet healthy meal challenge (Star News)
The rising rebellion of the McDonald's worker
Starting Monday evening workers in fast food restaurants began a weeklong series of strikes in cities across the country. Tuesday's strike included workers in New York City, St. Louis and Kansas City, while future plans include walk-outs in Detroit, Chicago and Milwaukee. Organizers say they ultimately expect thousands of workers striking against an industry which has, until now, largely resisted any efforts at unionization.
Wage hike to $15 per hour would cost McDonald's $8 billion (24/7 Wall St.)
Fast food stocks unharmed by 'Living Wage' protests (Nasdaq)
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Mintel: Consumers spend smarter, not less
Candy & Snack Today
Rather than spending less, consumers are finding ways to get more value for their dollar, according to a new Mintel Group Ltd. survey.
As 372 fall ill, officials link Cyclospora outbreak to salad
An outbreak of a diarrheal disease that has sickened 372 people in 15 states since June may be linked to a bagged salad mix, Steven Mandernach, chief of the Food and Consumer Safety Bureau of the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals, said in a release Tuesday.
US economy finds momentum in Q2, further gains seen
U.S. economic growth unexpectedly accelerated in the second quarter, laying a firmer foundation for the rest of the year that could bring the Federal Reserve a step closer to cutting back its monetary stimulus.
Avure: 'Exploding population growth' threat to food industry
Food Production Daily
European and Asian food manufacturers and processors who operate Avure high pressure processing systems now have 24/7 access to its HPP technical service.
Man gets probation for falsely labeling meat as USDA inspected
Lincoln Journal Star
A Clearwater, Neb., man has been sentenced to a year of probation by a federal judge for falsely labeling hundreds of pounds of meat as inspected and approved by the United States Department of Agriculture.
Organic, local and natural go mainstream
Research detailed in a new white paper, "A Fresh Look at Organic and Local," all but confirms that the organic, local and natural food trends are no longer niche markets.
Burger King profit beats estimates as costs fall
Burger King Worldwide Inc. reported a higher-than-expected 30 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by a sharp fall in costs as the third-biggest U.S. hamburger chain moves to a fully franchised model.
Frozen Food Express Industries shares Q2 highlights
Globe Newswire via MarketWatch
Frozen Food Express Industries Inc. today announced its financial and operating results for the second quarter, in which total operating revenue was $102.4 million, a 7 percent increase to total operating revenue.
Cold chain market will grow 13 percent by 2017
A new report from Markets and Markets predicts the cold chain market will increase by 13.2 percent in the next four years, with North America contributing the largest portion of that growth.
Imported shrimp recalled after testing positive for Salmonella
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Lipari Foods of Warren, Mich., is recalling whole, peeled, cooked, tail-on 31/40 count shrimp, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The shrimp, imported from a supplier in Indonesia, has been distributed in eight states.
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Kellogg cracks the code on loyalty
Can the maker of Raisin Bran and Pop Tarts be considered cutting-edge? When it comes to managing consumer data, Kellogg Co. appears to be just that.
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