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World's biggest food companies to tighten marketing rules
Food Navigator
Eleven of the world's biggest food and beverage companies have signed a commitment to harmonize nutrition labeling and approaches to reformulation and marketing to children on a global basis.
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OSI cuts 340 workers from embattled Shanghai plant, shutdown looms
Reuters
U.S. food firm OSI Group LLC has cut 340 jobs at its embattled Shanghai plant, which supplied McDonald's and Yum Brands, bringing the facility close to shutdown, the firm said in a statement on its website on Monday.
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WHO targets a trans fat-free Europe
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The World Health Organization has called for a complete ban on trans fats throughout Europe as part of a new action plan on diet and health.
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Midterms: Karl Rove says GOP has enthusiasm, Democrats have cash
The Washington Post
Republican strategist Karl Rove and Democratic strategist Joe Trippi went through the Senate races and explained how they thought things stood as of Sept. 21.

Related: House Republicans get $20 million credit line (The Hill)

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Democrat poll: Pryor up in Arkansas
The Hill
Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., has a small lead over Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., according to a new poll conducted for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
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RNC launches voter 'challenge'
Politico
The Republican National Committee is tapping into the spirit of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge this week with a new social media campaign designed to pressure GOP voters into going to the polls by Election Day.
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Supply and demand at center of unpredictable food safety notifications
Food Quality News
Changing supply and demand is reflected in food recalls and notifications showing how unpredictable the industry is, according to the Stericycle European Recall and Notification Index.
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Booze wins big in food safety fight
The Hill
Purveyors of the nation's alcoholic beverages have something to toast in the Obama administration's revised food safety overhaul.
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FDA, produce community continue FSMA collaboration
Supermarket News
The Produce Marketing Association applauded the FDA's release of revised supplemental proposals for the Food Safety Modernization Act around produce safety and preventative controls for human food, animal feed and foreign supplier verification programs.
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Opinion: China bias on business could help
USA Today
Lately, sentiment among foreign firms in China has soured a bit. In its annual survey, the U.S.-China Business Council found that large American corporations in China are likely to be growing slower than in the past.
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Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards
Food Manufacture-UK
Allied Bakeries, Karro Food Group, Mash Direct and Tulip are just four of the firms vying for a Food Manufacturing Excellence Award, according to a new shortlist.

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Wal-Mart's fresh take on keeping food safe
China Daily
Wal-Mart announced on Thursday a series of measures to strengthen food safety in its Chinese stores after the world's largest retailer found itself again in the spotlight.

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FDA releases updated FSMA proposals
FDA
Based on extensive outreach and public comment, the FDA on Friday unveiled revisions to four proposed rules designed to help implement FSMA regulations.

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3 peanut company officials found guilty in deadly Salmonella outbreak
Reuters
Three former peanut company officials were found guilty on Friday in connection with a 2009 Salmonella outbreak that killed nine people and sickened hundreds, federal prosecutors said.
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Tomato growers lose 'takings' lawsuit against FDA
Food Safety News
Food safety warnings are not "regulatory takings" by the government, and, therefore, Uncle Sam does not have to compensate tomato growers who lost big money when the public was warned about a 2008 Salmonella outbreak.
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Mitsubishi bids $1.4 billion for Cermaq to expand in food
Bloomberg
Mitsubishi Corp., Japan's biggest trading house, proposed to buy Norwegian fishery Cermaq ASA $1.4 billion to expand its foods business.
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Food makers to revamp additive safety process
Chemical & Engineering News
Advocates say the GMA plan to increase transparency and improve the processes the industry uses to assess GRAS ingredients is a step in the right direction but falls short of ensuring safety and transparency.
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Organic production: To certify or not?
Food Navigator
Subsidies have led to high rates of organic certification in Europe — while costs and confusion often prevent U.S. organic producers from certifying their products, according to a new study.
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Corn declines with soybeans to lowest since 2010 on crops
Bloomberg
Soybeans and corn extended declines in Chicago to the lowest levels since 2010 as the harvest accelerated in the U.S., the world's top grower.
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