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Colorado Listeria outbreak investigation continues

The Denver Post
Federal and state officials have isolated a deadly listeria outbreak to one cantaloupe farm east of Rocky Ford, prompting a recall and the first lawsuit filed by one of the 22 people made ill so far.

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FDA seeks public comment on reducing sodium intake

PotatoPro
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, with several key initial partners, this week launched Million Hearts, an initiative that aims to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes during the next five years. As one component of this initiative, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service are launching efforts to identify opportunities to reduce sodium in food in order to put more control into consumers' hands. More
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Nestle, Glaxo lobby UN over 'epidemic' battle

Bloomberg
Nestle, GlaxoSmithKline and SAB Miller face health lobbyists next week in New York as the first United Nations General Assembly on disease since the 2001 AIDS summit tries to combat the world's biggest killers. More
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Poll: Congress sinks even lower

POLITICO
Just 12 percent of Americans approve of how Congress is doing its job, matching the all-time record low, according to a new poll Friday. More
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Editorial: Boeing and Barack

The Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama so far has come down firmly on both sides of the debate over the National Labor Relations Board's attempt to stop Boeing from building airplanes in South Carolina. A vote in the House yesterday finally might force his hand. More
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Republicans rewriting state election laws in ways that could hurt Democrats

The Washington Post
Looking to capitalize on their historic gains last year, Republican lawmakers in several states are rewriting their election laws in ways that could make it more difficult for Democrats to win. More
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Opinion editorial: It wasn't really an upset

The Wall Street Journal
An upset is a surprise. The loss of Anthony Weiner's former seat to the Republicans was not a surprise. It was the latest in a long string of referendums on the president's leadership. More
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First lady makes headway calling for healthy foods

The Associated Press via The Advertiser
Calorie by calorie, first lady Michelle Obama is chipping away at big portions and unhealthy food in an effort to help America slim down. More
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The power and possibilities of food

The Nation via NPR
Frances Moore Lappe's essay from The Nation kicks off an NPR forum on the food movement. More
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Overnight energy: EPA seeks to quell climate concerns as greens fret

The Hill
The Environmental Protection Agency sought to quell concerns Thursday that climate change regulations will face the same fate as an ozone rule the White House scuttled this month. More
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Some food permit fees jump 258 percent in Indiana county

The Star-Press
The cost of doing business in Delaware County, Indiana, is going up. Food permit fees, which fund sanitation inspections of restaurants, supermarkets and other food establishments, now range from $150 to $430 a year, depending on square footage. This includes a 258 percent increase in food permit from the Delaware County Health Department. More
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Belgian panel: Warning on COOL protectionism

Meat Info
Country of origin labeling — COOL — may be motivated by protectionism and could lead to the decline of inter-European trade, delegates at the sixth annual Belgian Meat Roundtable were warned. More
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Walnut E. coli outbreak linked to California processor

KHSL-TV
Canadian food safety officials say an E. coli outbreak on their side of the border may have links to a Tehama County, Calif., walnut processor, and now the FDA is involved. More
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BRICs and beyond: PepsiCo's health drive in Mexico

just-food
PepsiCo plans to launch healthier snacks in Mexico to meet laws targeting obesity — and use its investment there as a base to sell the products further afield.
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Demand for natural additives drives growth

Food Manufacture
Food manufacturers continue to turn away from artificial sweeteners and preservatives in favor of 'natural' flavors and healthy, functional additives, a new report from Leatherhead Food Research has claimed. More
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Dole Food leads top 5 in financial performance

Financial News Network
Dole Food leads the list of the top five companies in the packaged foods and meats industry as measured by relative performance. This analysis was compiled based on yesterday's trading activity. More
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Procter & Gamble to release restructuring plan this year

Dayton Business Journal
Procter & Gamble is evaluating its restructuring options, company CFO Jon Moeller told Wall Street analysts last week. More
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Mondi packaging plants earn food safety certification

Food Production Daily
Two of Mondi's corrugated packaging plants have been awarded certification for food safety and sustainability. More
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