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USDA expands list of banned E. coli

USA Today
Under a new rule to be announced Tuesday, any bacteria that sicken more than 100,000 Americans a year no longer will be allowed in raw ground beef.

Editor's note: The American Frozen Food Institute is organizing a series of instructional food safety webinars with leading experts to examine topics and issues related to implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act. To register, or for more information, please click here.
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Smaller corn surplus could push food prices higher

The Associated Press via The Daily Citizen
Food prices could rise next year because an unseasonably hot summer likely damaged much of this year's corn crop. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated Monday that a surplus of 672 million bushels of corn will be left at the end of next summer; this is down from last month's forecast and well below levels that are considered healthy. More
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Reinventing school lunch doesn't end pizza, chicken nuggets

Wisconsin Ag Connection
As part of its "Healthy Kids, Healthy Planet" mission, the Life Time Foundation is undertaking the goal of positively impacting children's health and wellness through an initiative designed to inspire healthier food in the nation's schools. More
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Florida Republican presidential debate: Winners and losers

The Washington Post
The fourth debate of the 2012 Republican presidential race is in the books! The Washington Post analyzes the candidates to see who won and who lost. More
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Romney uses Boeing union issue to appeal to tea party

The Washington Post
Mitt Romney's harsh critique Monday of the federal government's efforts to block Boeing from bringing thousands of non-union jobs to South Carolina was not a new line of attack for Republican presidential candidates who for months have used the conflict to portray the Obama administration as beholden to union bosses. More
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GOP balks at taxes to finance jobs plan

The Wall Street Journal
The prospects for President Barack Obama's $447 billion jobs plan grew dimmer Monday as he unveiled the fine print of how it would be paid for — primarily through tax increases that Republicans said would destroy jobs, not create them. More
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Poll: 'Gaping divide' between Democrats, 'switchers'

USA Today
President Barack Obama is lagging behind Republicans in the chase for political moderate voters in 12 battleground states, according to a new poll by the centrist Democratic group Third Way. More
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Editorial: Republican overregulation

The Wall Street Journal
Republicans rightly have criticized the Obama administration for overregulation, but they're not above doing economic harm as well. More
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Democrats in peril in New York special election sparks fear about November 2012

The Hill
A looming Democratic loss in New York's special election today would be seen as a sign of big political and policy problems for President Barack Obama and his party heading into next year's election. More
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Ban on E. coli in beef to extend to 6 more strains

The New York Times
The federal government will ban the sale of ground beef tainted with six toxic strains of E. coli bacteria that increasingly are showing up as the cause of severe illness from food. More
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IFT to lead FDA product tracing pilot studies

Food Navigator
The Institute of Food Technologists has said it will lead two pilot studies for the Food and Drug Administration to identify the fastest methods for product tracing, as required under the Food Safety Modernization Act. More
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UK considers 'calorie reduction challenge'

Haymarket Marketing
The "food network" of the Responsibility Deal, which involves brands making pledges to help combat issues such as obesity and high salt intake, has identified calorie reduction as a target. More
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EU food labeling law spotlights strength of industry lobby

EUobserver.com
Next month one of the most ferociously contested EU laws in Brussels' history is expected to be given the final nod by member states. The quest to change food labeling rules so consumers easily can tell whether a product is healthy provoked a bitter three-year battle between food companies, health campaigners and legislators. More
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UK: Lyons Seafoods launches chilled seafood meals

just-food
Seafood supplier Lyons Seafoods has revealed plans to launch a range of chilled, ready-to-cook seafood meals. More
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Chilling lessons: New websites to bridge skills gap

Food Manufacture
The U.K.'s Chilled Food Association is launching two new websites it hopes will bridge the U.K. food industry's skills gap. More
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Sara Lee North American CEO quits

The Meat Site
U.S. meat and food processing giant Sara Lee Corp. has announced that CJ Fraleigh, chief executive officer of North America, has resigned from the company to pursue other opportunities. More
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Russia: Nestle in talks to buy juice firm Progress

just-drinks
Nestle reportedly is interested in buying Russian juice and baby food producer Progress. More
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Savory aromas may aid salt reduction

Food Navigator
The addition of savory smells to foods helps mask the taste of sodium replacements such as potassium chloride, according to new research from Unilever scientists. More
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Alkaline: The new fashion in nutrition

FoodBev
Alkaline is fast becoming the new buzzword in nutrition. How will this growing trend affect the food industry? More
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