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Editorial: Will your dinner make you sick?
USA Today
People don't ordinarily think of cantaloupes as killers, but during the past two summers 32 Americans have died after eating contaminated pieces of the popular fruit.

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    Monsanto, DuPont spending millions to oppose California's GMO labeling law
    Forbes
    This November California voters will make a decision that could have broad implications for food producers throughout the country: whether or not to require labeling of genetically modified organisms in food. Other states have tried to pass similar measures and failed, but California is taking the issue directly to voters, who have largely been in favor of labeling.

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    Groups to FTC: McDonald's, General Mills violate kids' privacy
    National Journal
    A bevy of advocacy groups filed five separate complaints Wednesday with the Federal Trade Commission accusing major companies, including McDonald's, General Mills and Viacom, of violating children's online privacy rules. More
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    Obama campaign relies on strong ground game against Romney
    The Washington Post
    When President Barack Obama campaigned in Las Vegas Wednesday, his aides had laid the groundwork by opening 18 field offices around the city. Mitt Romney's state operation has opened three. More
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    Obama camp expects Romney to get bump from GOP convention
    The Hill
    The Obama campaign expects Mitt Romney to get a bump in the polls following next week's Republican convention, but it argues the controversy surrounding Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin has hurt the GOP ticket severely. More
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    Obama leads Florida, close in Ohio, Wisconsin
    POLITICO
    The latest polling from The New York Times, CBS and Quinnipiac University show President Barack Obama with an edge in several swing states — but not a commanding one — and give the president a solid advantage in the Medicare debate.>br>
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    FDA: Chamberlain Farms cantaloupe possible source of outbreak
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is announcing a recall of cantaloupe by Chamberlain Farms of Owensville, Ind., because of possible contamination with Salmonella Typhimurium associated with a multistate outbreak. The investigation into this outbreak continues in order to determine whether there are other possible sources. The CDC reports two fatalities and 141 illnesses in 20 states.

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    Cool Lumens Inc.
    Cool Lumens was founded in 2010 to design and develop the industry’s highest-performance LED lighting solutions for industrial and commercial environments. The company has filed for six patents for its designs and began shipping its products in 2012

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    Poll: 60 percent of New Yorkers oppose Bloomberg soda ban
    The New York Times
    Three weeks before a scheduled Board of Health vote on the proposal, New Yorkers are cool to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's plan to prohibit sales of large sugary drinks in city restaurants, stadiums and movie theaters, according to a new poll by The New York Times. More
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    Coalition of 39 groups urges 'Farm Bill Now'
    Farm Futures
    Thirty-nine agricultural organizations have joined forces in an effort to raise public awareness of the need for Congress to pass a comprehensive five-year farm bill before current farm programs expire in September. More
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    Highway board denies petition for greenhouse gas amendments
    Office of the Federal Register
    The National Highway Traffic Administration is denying the petition of Plant Oil Powered Diesel Fuel Systems Inc. to amend the final rules establishing fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The agency disagrees with POP's argument that a failure to consider vegetable oil fuel technology as a feasible alternative led to less stringent standards. More
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    South Korea urges G20 action on grain prices
    Reuters
    South Korean President Lee Myung-bak sent a letter Thursday to G20 members calling on them to step up joint action to stabilize international grain prices, the presidential office said. Lee suggested five measures including that the Group of 20 countries should work together to ease export controls on food items and impose more regulation over market speculation in raw materials, the office said. More
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    Fruit As It Should Be!

    Wawona demonstrates passion for food quality, delivering the best fruit from the orchard to your freezer. Wawona remains a family owned business with principles on quality, innovations and excellent customer services.
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    CO-PACKING. PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT. SOURCING & SUPPLY

    Harvest creates and manufactures innovative frozen food products for some of the best brands in the industry. From ingredient supply to complete meal creation, we can help you every step of the way. Harvest Food Group…Leading the Way in Frozen Foods.
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    USDA, McDonald's, Costco stop buying from Central Valley Meat
    The Huffington Post
    The federal government and McDonald's Corp. suspended purchases of meat Wednesday from a California slaughterhouse under investigation for animal cruelty and possible health issues.

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    Kraft's Back to Nature sale to drive growth
    just-food
    Kraft Foods has indicated the sale of its majority stake in the Back to Nature brand will better position the business for future growth. The sale of the shares to private-equity firm Brynwood Partners comes ahead of Kraft's plans to split its snacks and grocery businesses in October. More
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    Grocery products power Hormel's higher results
    Reuters
    Hormel Foods Corp. reported higher quarterly earnings on a strong performance at its grocery products division, and the maker of Jennie-O turkeys reaffirmed its full-year earnings forecast while warning that the rise in grain costs could pose a challenge. More
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    Beef herd tumbles to 40-year low on feed cost surge
    Money News
    The worst U.S. drought in a half-century and record feed prices are spurring farmers to shrink cattle herds to the smallest in two generations, driving beef prices higher. Beef output will slump to a nine-year low in 2013 after drought damaged pastures from Missouri to Montana, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates. More
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    DeIorio Foods facing almost $55,000 in fines
    Utica Observer-Dispatch
    DeIorio Foods faces up to $54,900 in fines after being cited recently by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 14 serious violations that allegedly exposed workers to unsafe working conditions. More
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    JR Simplot acquires Dorman Brothers
    PotatoPro
    Dorman Brothers, an agricultural supply company with locations in Kansas Colorado, will join Simplot's AgriBusiness Group as part of the Simplot Grower Solutions network. More
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    Label company launches nutrition fact label creator
    PRWeb via Digital Journal
    OnlineLabels.com®, a supplier of blank labels for laser and inkjet printers, has launched a free nutrition label generator. Available on the company's website, anyone looking to create a label with nutrition facts for their food or beverage product can do so in just a few steps. More
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    Market research: Private-label manufacturing in food, beverage
    PR Newswire via MarketWatch
    ReportLinker has released "Private-Label Manufacturing in the Food and Beverage Industry 2011-2012: Survey Intelligence." The report summarizes opinions and expectations for the private-label sector, drawing on research conducted by Canadean among leading food and beverage industry executives. More
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    UK: Greencore buys own-label ready meal business
    Food Manufacture-UK
    Chilled food manufacturer Greencore has acquired the own-label chilled ready meal business International Cuisine Limited from the Hain Daniels Group in the U.K. for an undisclosed sum. More
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