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CDC: Cyclosporiasis stems from different sources in different states
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
As investigators continue to track a Cyclospora-driven outbreak spanning 22 states and 610 people, the CDC said Monday that preliminary analysis of Texas cases does not show a connection to Taylor Farms de Mexico, confirming that evidence suggests not all of the cases in the various states are directly related to each other.
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Who will pick our produce?
Take a drive up the 101 Freeway North in California, and you'll notice something striking. Fields once filled with migrant workers are somewhat empty, and a lot of produce that relies on these workers for harvest is on the verge of rot.
FDA looks into fortified snacks
The FDA has submitted to the White House's Office of Management and Budget the required paperwork to launch a study into whether artificially adding vitamins to snack foods and carbonated drinks causes consumers to believe that substituting them for more nutritious foods ensures a healthier diet.
How fall fiscal debates could make or break Americans' economic confidence
The Washington Post
If someone were to put together a soundtrack to welcome Congress back to Washington next month, it should begin with "Waiting for October" by Polaris. Why? Because there are two big fiscal deadlines in coming in October.
Why immigration reform is in trouble, Jeff Denham edition
The Washington Post
Perhaps more than anybody in the House, California Republican Rep. Jeff Denham exemplifies why comprehensive immigration reform faces a very difficult road when Congress returns next month.
Radio ad from right hits Mitch McConnell on Obamacare defunding
The Senate Conservatives Fund's latest target is the GOP's leader in the Senate. The group has launched a radio ad in Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's Kentucky district that scolds him for not supporting an effort that risks a government shutdown over funding Obamacare.
Barbara Boxer pushes $10 minimum wage
Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., thinks minimum wage should be raised to be about $10 an hour to help close the ever-growing gap between the working poor and the rich and to promote a healthy nation.
CDC: US schools are getting healthier
Fewer U.S. schools offer students junk food or allow soda companies to advertise on campus, while more are improving the nutritional choices of the food they offer, according to an assessment by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Big day for challenge to US country-of-origin labeling rule
Food Safety News
Led by the powerful American Meat Institute, most of North America's meat industry today will be asking a federal court in Washington, D.C., for a preliminary injunction to stop USDA from enforcing its new county-of-origin labeling law.
Related: Opinion: Protectionism not COOL (Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP via Mondaq)
UK: Scrutiny of suppliers across the food supply network rises
Companies across Britain's food industry have raised the scrutiny of their suppliers, as concerns about supply chain assurance and traceability have increased over recent years.
Millennials seek restaurant-like home dinners
The struggling economy has been tough on millennials, who are cautious about how they spend their limited budgets. But what's bad news for restaurants is good news for food marketers: Millennials source more than two-thirds of their dinner meals from home.
McCain marketing drive includes baked potato-scented frozen aisles
McCain Foods is planning to bring the aroma of baked potatoes to frozen aisles in up to 500 supermarkets in the U.K. as part of a new $54 million marketing drive set to launch next week.
New formulas reduce pay of Smithfield Foods CEO
Food Product Design
Larry Pope, the president and CEO of Smithfield Foods Inc., earned nearly $11 million in the 2013 fiscal year. But thanks to reduced profits and new formulas for calculating executive compensation, Pope earned $9.4 million less than he did just two years earlier, according to a regulatory filing.
Food trucks could be slowly replacing fast food
Fast Company's Co.Exist
Taco trucks and other street fare are becoming the preferred alternative to grabbing lunch at the quick-serve restaurant up the block, a survey finds. Will the fast food industry adapt?
No time for breakfast: Convenience is king
Bakery & Snacks
A new survey has revealed that far from enjoying a traditional full English breakfast each morning, many Brits are skipping breakfast because they say they do not have enough time.
'Mighty Wings' landing at McDonald's
McDonald's is moving off the sidelines and into the chicken-wing business, with a limited-time roll-out of Mighty Wings planned next month.
Starbucks makes a move into Whole Foods
Next time you stop into Whole Foods, you're likely to find a Starbucks-owned product on the shelf that's not coffee: Evolution Fresh juice.
United Natural Products Alliance adopts industry food safety standard
The United Natural Products Alliance today announced its commitment to food safety by endorsing and agreeing to promote the use of track and trace technology from ReposiTrak, a solution provider backed by international food safety consultants Leavitt Partners and retail technology experts Park City Group.
3M testing technology helps fuel $9 billion market
Food Production Daily
Technology advanced by 3M and other companies is helping fuel the rapid growth of the global food testing market.
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