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Taylor: Sequestration would be "huge blow" to food safety progress
Food Safety News
Unless Congress does something dramatic, most government agencies will see an automatic 8 percent budget cut as of the first of the year — a consequence of the deal struck during the contentious fight over raising the debt ceiling in 2011. This impending sequestration has the Alliance for a Stronger FDA pretty nervous. More
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Whole Foods Market supports California GM labeling
Food Ingredients First
Whole Foods Market has said it supports California Proposition 37 requiring mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods by Jan. 1, 2014, because it has long believed in the customer's right to know how their food is produced.

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Farm bill 'stuck,' may pass in November
Reuters
It may be November before the U.S. Congress completes the new $500 billion U.S. farm bill as lawmakers cannot agree on how much to cut support to farmers or food stamps for the poor. "We're stuck at the moment," said Senate Agriculture chairwoman Debbie Stabenow. More
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Romney ramps up campaign schedule as Obama enjoys post-convention bounce
The Washington Post
It's crunch time in the 2012 presidential campaign, but at least in public, Mitt Romney is hardly showing it. Rather than a mad dash of rallies and photo ops through swing states, the Republican nominee's recent schedule usually has been limited to one public event each day and sometimes none at all — his days filled instead, aides said, with a much more robust behind-the-scenes docket.

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    Obama's favorability holding steady amid weak jobs reports
    The Hill
    Several key indicators monitored by Gallup show voters feel better about the economy now than they did when President Barack Obama entered office. By and large, those surveyed think their standard of living has improved since Obama was sworn in, according to Gallup. More
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    3 Senate races lurk as sleepers
    POLITICO
    The big battleground races that will decide control of the Senate are settled and will probably stay that way — Brown-Warren in Massachusetts, Kaine-Allen in Virginia, Mandel-Brown in Ohio, to name a few. But what makes this cycle so hard to predict is the possibility of a second-tier surprise, an upset in a state everyone thought was securely in the Republican or Democratic column. More
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    Residue sampling procedures updated for imported meat, poultry
    USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
    Beginning Sept. 11, USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service began following updated procedures for scheduling, conducting and submitting sample testing for residues in imported meat, poultry and egg products. More
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    From FSMA to SFCA: Implications for food import supply chain
    TraceGains via GlobeNewswire
    In the near future, as pending United States and Canadian food safety legislation — the Food Safety Modernization Act and the Safe Food for Canadians Act — becomes reality for food, ingredient and raw material importers, supply chain transparency and documentation will become even more important than they presently are. More
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    FSIS updates Salmonella, Campylobacter standards
    USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
    Sampling standards and procedures to test for Salmonella and Campylobacter in chilled carcasses at young chicken and turkey slaughterhouses have been updated, according to a notice from the Food Safety and Inspection Service. More
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    Food tycoon gives $20 million to Cornell recruiting efforts
    The Ithaca Independent
    Cornell University's sports recruiting gained a $20 million boost Monday. Seneca Foods CEO Art Wolcott donated the money to Cornell's Award Match Initiative, aimed at competing with other Ivy League schools' financial aid programs. More
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    Scientists: Meat reduction should not be based solely on health
    Food Navigator
    Dietary recommendations to cut back on red and processed meat could help the U.K. government toward its target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, as well as providing health benefits for individuals, claims a new study published in the British Medical Journal. More
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    H.J. Heinz finds niche in frozen food field
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    The frozen food aisle typically is found midway along or even at the end of the grocery store maze, positioned so customers can load up without fear that the goods will thaw before they arrive home. That may be a few steps too far, according to H.J. Heinz CEO William R. Johnson. More
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    McDonald's worldwide sales swell 3.7 percent in August
    Food Ingredients First
    McDonald's Corp. has announced that global comparable sales increased 3.7 percent in August, helped by its breakfast offerings. More
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    Pro-Pac expands food processing business
    Food Production Daily
    Pro-Pac Packaging has acquired the business and assets of Start Food Tech Australia for an undisclosed amount. More
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    Seafood recall linked to July onion scare
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration
    3fish Inc. of Gastonia, N.C., is issuing a voluntary recall of seven types of seafood cakes and stuffed fish items that contain onions produced by Gills Onions, which were the subject of a recall in July after Listeria contamination was discovered.

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