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Annie's says GMO stance won't change under General Mills
Star Tribune
Annie's Inc. has been a vocal proponent of requiring labels on foods that contain genetically modified ingredients. General Mills Inc., like most large food companies, has fought such labeling efforts, notably in California and Washington. So now what happens to Annie's stance on labeling for GMOs?

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    US frozen food maker Windsor Quality sold to Japanese company
    Reuters
    Japan's Ajinomoto Co. Inc. said Wednesday it will buy unlisted U.S. frozen foods maker Windsor Quality Holdings for around $800 million as it seeks to expand in North America to offset slowing growth at home.
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    CDC focuses on reducing sodium in children's diets
    CDC Vital Signs
    The pressure is on to keep blood pressure down. CDC researchers estimate 90 percent of U.S. children eat too much sodium daily, with almost half of that intake found in 10 common foods.

    Related: Kids' food cravings a sign of too much sodium, CDC says (Bloomberg)

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    The lamest lame-duck session
    Politico
    December will be the lamest lame-duck session in a long time. Senate Democrats and House Republicans are privately saying that the post-election work period will be completely uneventful.
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    Clinton allies distance 'decisive' Hillary from 'passive' Obama
    The Hill
    Allies to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are casting a stark distinction between a decisive, assertive Clinton and a pragmatic, deliberative President Barack Obama on foreign policy.
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    Primary finale
    The Hill
    Tuesday marked the final night of primaries this cycle, with voters heading to the polls in Rhode Island, New York, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

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    Students would have a say in lunch menus under New Jersey bill
    NJ.com
    A bill that will be considered by New Jersey lawmakers Thursday would ask middle and high schools to set up advisory committees that would recommend school breakfast and lunch dishes that would "better reflect the cultural food preferences of the student body."

    Related: School nutrition standards impeding nutritious lunch, snacks? (National Review)

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    Canadians urged to cut 'added sugars' by half
    PostMedia News via The StarPhoenix
    The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada has issued a new position statement recommending Canadian adults and children limit their consumption of added or "free" sugars to no more than 10 percent of their total daily caloric intake — and ideally to less than 5 percent.
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    Foreign officials in Taiwan express mixed views on food scandal
    CNA via China Times
    Some foreign officials stationed in Taiwan said Tuesday that the current safety issue of recycled oil in food products is not a big deal, while others voiced concerns.
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    Demand for healthy food: Growing or not?
    Michigan State University
    People seem to be spending more money on fruits and vegetables, plus organic food. So why hasn't the food industry seen a substantial increase in consumption?

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    General Mills to acquire Annie's for $820 million
    FBR
    General Mills has agreed to acquire organic and natural foods producer Annie's, in a deal worth $820 million, to expand its growing natural and organic foods business.

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    Amid kale and quinoa, Pop-Tarts keep hanging on
    The Wall Street Journal
    Sales of soda, cereal and frozen food are down. Sales of Pop-Tarts have gone up each year for the past 32.
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    Can McDonald's and KFC bounce back in China?
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    We knew the tainted-meat scandal in China was going to be bad for the global food giants that do a significant amount business in the country, but Yum! Brands just reported Wednesday that the fallout at its KFC and Pizza Hut chains has been particularly severe.

    Related: McDonald's monthly sales slump worst since 2003 (Bloomberg)

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    Food distributor files for IPO
    Reuters
    Food distributor Performance Food Group Co., majority-owned by Blackstone Group, filed with U.S. regulators on Tuesday for an initial public offering of common stock.
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    Food sector to contribute heavily to rise of industrial jobs
    Industrial Info via Marketwired
    A variety of industries are going to be hiring as 2014 winds down. Research shows more than 26,000 new jobs will be created in the fourth quarter, with industrial manufacturing, pharma/biotech and food and beverage leading the push.
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    How to reduce your audit costs
    Food Magazine
    Time is money, and while audits are part and parcel of being a food manufacturer, you should be striving to make them as efficient and cost effective as possible, writes Martin Stone.
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    Sensient Flavors unveils breakthrough in natural masking technology
    FoodBev
    The solution to masking bitterness, astringency and other off-notes is not usually found in a single molecule or ingredient, but in an entire toolbox of ingredients that work together to mask off-notes and enhance flavor.
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    Blendhub offers 'fingerprint' library for nutrient blends
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    Spanish supplier Blendhub is taking the rare step of offering customers access to its new library of near infra-red spectroscopy analyses from more than 300 raw materials.
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    Industry tackles key themes at food safety summit
    Food Quality News
    Managing product quality through the supply chain, crisis management and establishing a partnership with suppliers were some of the key themes to come out of the first day of a global food safety conference in Madrid.
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