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Frozen Food Foundation recognizes academic excellence
American Frozen Food Institute
The Frozen Food Foundation — in conjunction with the International Association for Food Protection — last week honored Dr. Juming Tang of Washington State University as the 2014 Frozen Food Foundation Freezing Research Award winner.
2014 Freezing Research Award winner named (Business Wire via Digital Journal)
Chosen for frozen: Researcher awarded for technology (Food Production Daily)
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China halts some US pork imports over feed additive use
China has barred pork imports from six U.S processing plants and six cold storage facilities, effective Wednesday, to enforce its ban on the use of a feed additive that promotes lean muscle growth, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday.
Kellogg to set targets for suppliers to cut carbon emissions
Global food giant Kellogg's will set targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions from its worldwide supply chain, it announced Wednesday, responding to consumer pressure to be accountable for its contribution to climate change.
GOP needs impeachment to go away — along with its lawsuit against Obama
The Washington Post
Republicans are in a hurry to stop talking about impeachment — so much so that even Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who usually lines up with the most conservative Republicans on pretty much anything, is trying to change the subject. And a new poll shows precisely why: It's killing the GOP among swing voters.
Clinton promises cease fire on Obama, for now
A split between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama was inevitable. Now that they've made peace, keeping it will be the challenge.
Related: Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama: Let's hug it out (Politico)
Republicans ignoring their own advice on immigration
Republicans already are steaming about President Barack Obama's expected executive action to potentially allow millions of undocumented workers to remain in the country.
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Justice Department seeks information on Tyson-Hillshire deal
The Wall Street Journal (subscriber story)
Tyson Foods Inc. and Hillshire Brands Co. have received requests for additional information from the Justice Department's Antitrust Division in connection with Tyson's pending $7.7 billion purchase of Hillshire.
Iowa senator presses for government scrutiny of Tyson-Hillshire deal (The Pig Site)
Tyson, Hillshire extend offering period (Globe Newswire via Virtual-Strategy)
Hillshire Brands employees move forward (WHNT-TV)
Hillshire delivers strong Q4 growth (Business Wire via The Wall Street Journal)
California's Brown reaches $7.2 billion drought bond deal
Gov. Jerry Brown and California Democratic lawmakers enlisted business support of a $7.2 billion plan composed mostly of new bonds for water storage and delivery to drought-stricken cities and farms.
Feed industry submits comments to FAO on sustainability guidelines
The Fish Site
The American Feed Industry Association has submitted comments to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on the Livestock Environmental Assessment Performance, or LEAP, draft guidelines regarding the animal feed supply chain.
Opinion: Playing Russian roulette with food
Time and time again, international conflicts among nations compel governments to use food as a weapon of sort. But manipulating the food industry often guarantees an untenable form of influence and authority.
China orders arrest of ex-Bright Food chair on suspicion of graft
Chinese prosecutors have ordered the arrest of the former chairman of state-owned Bright Food Group Co. Ltd. on suspicion of bribe-taking and embezzling public funds.
Alchemy Systems to present on AFFI Listeria summer webinar series
American Frozen Food Institute
AFFI Advantage Partner Alchemy Systems, the global leader in providing innovative food industry technologies and services, will present during an AFFI webinar on Tuesday, Aug. 19, to teach participants how to develop a systems-based approach for the control of Listeria monocytogenes.
A Whole Foods yogurt conspiracy? Lawsuit claims so
The lawyers who made headlines for suing Subway over the length of its so-called footlong sandwiches filed a lawsuit in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court this week claiming that Whole Foods is selling Greek yogurt with nearly six times the sugar listed on the label.
See-through food packaging boosts sales
The Wall Street Journal
The grocery store is having a moment of clarity. Yogurt to granola to tortilla chips are showing up in clear packages. The thinking: Shoppers are more inclined to buy when they see what they're getting.
Another Simplot plant extends production
The J.R. Simplot plant in Aberdeen, Idaho, is still up and running, after it was scheduled to officially close its doors on July 31, but a delay has it rescheduled to close Sept. 2.
Chicken nuggets recalled after consumers find plastic bits
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
Perdue, based in Gainesville, Georgia, is recalling approximately 15,306 pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken nugget products after consumers reported finding small pieces of plastic in the nuggets.
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Listeria-infected cold cuts kill 12 in Denmark
An outbreak of Listeria tied to contaminated Danish meat has killed 12 people since September last year, with most of the deaths coming in the past three months, Danish health authorities said Tuesday.
Sysco names executive team following proposed US Foods merger
Food Safety Magazine
Sysco Corporation last week announced the senior leaders who will guide the company upon completion of its proposed merger with US Foods.
Remote panels enable greater access to Carrier Transicold unit controls
Carrier Transicold's new APX™ remote panels add convenience and efficiency for refrigerated transport operations by placing trailer refrigeration controls in locations more easily accessible to operators.
Building a successful foodservice supply chain
We've heard it time and time again: Foodservice is the future. With its steep learning curve and generous profit margins, it's viewed by industry experts as a high-risk, high-reward offering for retailers.
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