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AFFI launches 'Cook it Safe' campaign

Progressive Grocer
The American Frozen Food Institute has joined forces with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the International Food Information Council and home appliance manufacturers to roll out the "Cook it Safe" campaign. More
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'Food insecurity' falls, still affects millions

Reuters
The percentage of households where adults sometimes go hungry or cannot put enough food on the table fell last year, but the problem still affects millions, government data released Wednesday shows. More
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2 deaths in Colorado Listeria outbreak

Food Safety News
The Colorado Listeria outbreak has produced one confirmed case every 24 hours for the 10 days through the Labor Day weekend, bringing the total to 13, including two deaths, since Aug. 1. The source of the outbreak remains unknown, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

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The Reagan Library Republican debate: Winners and losers

The Washington Post
The third — and most entertaining — debate of the 2012 Republican presidential race is over. Who won? More
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Perry, Romney spar over economy, jobs

The Washington Post
Appearing together for the first time on a debate stage, the two leading contenders for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination squared off Wednesday over the question most likely to shape the race: Who is better equipped to restart the country's economy? More
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Bachmann's rise and fall in the 2012 Republican primary

The Washington Post
In politics, things change fast. Less than a month ago, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann sat atop the political world fresh off her win at the Ames Straw Poll. Today, two new polls show Bachmann's support badly eroding. More
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Boehner invites companies facing regulatory burdens to Obama's jobs speech

The Hill
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has invited 13 industry representatives to sit in the House gallery during President Barack Obama's remarks to Congress tonight. More
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Who's down on Obama? Pretty much everyone

The Washington Post
With the economy in the tank and his public approval ratings at an all-time low, it's not just House Republicans who are dumping on President Barack Obama these days. More
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CEOs to Obama: 'Get out of the way' for job growth

USA Today
President Barack Obama's highly anticipated jobs package will be unveiled Thursday in front of Congress. Ahead of the economic speech, an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll showed Obama's overall job approval rating at a low of 44 percent. More
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FDA tests food tracking to curb disease

UPI
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says projects are under way to combat outbreaks of foodborne illnesses by tracking down contaminated foods quickly. More
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UN economist says global food prices will remain high

Bloomberg
Abdolreza Abbassian, senior economist at the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization, talks about its report on global food prices. He speaks from Rome with Maryam Nemazee on Bloomberg Television's "The Pulse." More
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Trade gap narrows sharply in July to $44.8 billion

Reuters
The U.S. trade deficit narrowed much more than expected in July as strong Latin American demand helped push exports to a new record and imports fell slightly, a government report showed on Thursday. More
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FSMA traceability improvement kicks off

Food Safety News
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced the launch of two pilot programs that will explore the best methods for tracing food to its source. The pilots are mandated by the new FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, which requires FDA to implement a set of record-keeping requirements for companies that produce high-risk foods in order to improve the traceability of these products. More
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Attack on Hawaii's genetically modified papaya spurs debate

Jim Prevor's Perishable Pundit
The headline on the Associated Press article by Jennifer Sinco Kelleher reads like a joke: "Hawaii's Genetically Modified Papayas Attacked." But it is a deadly serious matter. It touches on the rule of law, the integrity of democracy, the possible use of a veneer of public policy debate for private gain and a distortion of legitimate concerns regarding science and food safety. More
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EU court: French maize ban illegal

Reuters
France acted illegally when it imposed a ban on the cultivation of a genetically modified maize variety developed by U.S. biotech giant Monsanto in 2008, Europe's highest court ruled Thursday. More
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FSA rejects EC proposals to relax animal protein ban

Food Manufacture
The U.K. Food Standards Agency's board has rejected European Commission proposals to relax the ban on feeding animal protein to pigs, poultry and fish. More
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EU high court opens door to biotech liability

The People's Voice
On Sept. 6, the European Union's top court paved the way for farmers and beekeepers to recoup losses when their crops or honey become genetically contaminated from neighboring genetically modified fields. The European Court of Justice ruled that all food products containing GMOs — whether intentional or not — must undergo an approval process. More
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Getting ready for EU stevia approval

Food Navigator
In anticipation of stevia approval in Europe, a leading producer has announced opening its European headquarters in the U.K. to support customers in their launches throughout the region. More
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RFID and AIDC news: New life for the electronic product code information services?

Supply Chain Digest
Somewhat forgotten as RFID in consumer goods to retail floundered, the standards for RFID data management are seeing a comeback, especially overseas; U.S. retailers are just starting to get interested. More
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Need for paradigm shift in food processing industry

Food & Beverage News
In an environment of social change, where working women and men spend less time preparing meals, the emphasis is on innovation throughout the value chain in a bid to save time and offer quality, safe food. Therefore there is a need to shift science toward constant innovation in the area of food science and technology. More
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Organic food industry set for rapid expansion in US

SBWire
Nationwide concern for healthy food and food safety along with growing organic food options will drive the market to grow at a CAGR of 14 percent from 2011-2015, says RNCOS in its latest research report. More
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Survey: Heavy-duty transport engine quality improves

Refrigerated Transporter
Heavy-duty truck engine quality has improved since 2010, after technology changes related to emissions standards revisions caused a spike in engine-related problems during recent years, according to the recent JDPower and Associates 2011 U.S. Heavy-Duty Truck Engine and Transmission Study. More
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Restaurants fight for piece of food stamp pie

WDAY-TV
Restaurants are asking for a piece of the food stamp pie. Traditionally stamps are only used on food that isn't hot, like frozen pizzas or cereal, but popular fast food joints are lobbying so those using money on Electronic Benefit Transfer cards, or EBTs, can eat at their restaurants. More
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Decreasing picky eaters

ScienceDaily via Prepared Foods Network
A study has found eating together as a family may encourage children to be more open to trying new types of food, according to findings presented at the Developmental Psychology Section Annual Conference held at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne. More
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USCS and its several predecessor companies have been providing refrigerated storage services to the food industry since 1889. Today USCS is a leading national public refrigerated warehouse operator with 34 facilities located in 12 states. MORE
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