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Food maker registration under FSMA starts Oct. 1
Food Safety News
All domestic and foreign facilities that manufacture, process, pack or hold food for human or animal consumption in the U.S. must register with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to the new Food Safety Modernization Act. Registering any time between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31 will keep food companies in compliance with FSMA. More
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How easy — or expensive — is it to source non-GMO ingredients?
Food Navigator-USA
With the debate over California's Prop 37 heating up, a new class action lawsuit over "all-natural" claims on products containing GMOs filed every week and Monsanto in the firing line following a damaging study on GM maize, more and more manufacturers are exploring how to avoid GMOs. More
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Sugary drinks may magnify the genetic risk of obesity
USA Today
For people who are genetically predisposed to obesity, drinking a lot of sugary beverages could make their weight problem worse by heightening the effects of their obesity genes, a new study suggests. "Almost everyone carries some genetic risk of obesity," says Frank Hu, professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health and an author of the study. More
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Obama, Romney leave some battle lines fuzzy
The Washington Post
It looks and feels like a presidential contest, but at times it sounds like a national experiment in mind reading — a great guessing game about the country's future. The two campaigns insist voters are about to make a momentous decision between sharply divergent visions for American life. But the candidates have largely failed to provide specifics about those visions, leaving voters to guess about the consequences of their choice. More
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Florida 2012 elections: Obama, Mitt a tossup in poll
POLITICO
After a constant stream of Sunshine State visits by President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney, after many millions spent on TV ads and even after a Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., Obama and Romney are essentially tied in America's ultimate battleground state.

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  • Obama tops Romney in new poll of small-business owners (The Washington Post)
  • Poll: Swing-state voters prefer Obama over Romney on Medicare (The Hill)
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    AFL-CIO revs up campaign in Massachusetts, Ohio
    The Hill
    The AFL-CIO is revving up its campaign operations this week, looking to play a role in a key swing state as well as a closely-watched Senate race. More
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    Five member-vs.-member races to watch
    The Hill
    Several House members were forced to run against fellow lawmakers this year and, while most primaries have been decided, five more member-vs.-member races have yet to be determined. More
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    Emulsifying Protein Enhances Frozen Sauces
    OptiSol® 1000 is a superior emulsifying protein providing freeze-thaw stability while improving overall quality in reduced fat sauces and spreads for frozen prepared foods. A natural, clean-label emulsifier, OptiSol 1000 improves flavor and mouthfeel, as well as enhances viscosity, cling and opacity. Get reduced fat with full fat quality at a lower cost than oil. Call Tim Harried at 608-316-8526.




    Lunches getting new look
    TribToday.com
    This year, like other local school districts, Warren, Ohio, is complying with new federal meal program guidelines that require them to offer students lower-calorie, lower-fat, healthier food choices. More
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    Audit: Georgia food makers might not be testing products
    The Associated Press via The Republic
    Food manufacturers in Georgia may be dodging a first-of-its-kind law requiring that they inform state food inspectors when their products test positive for contamination, according to an audit of the state's food inspection service. More
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    Opinion: No farm bill at all might be better than a bad bill
    The Washington Post
    House Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, has made it official: There will be no vote in the House on a new five-year farm bill until after the November elections. Predictably, some are decrying this as the latest example of Washington dysfunction. But for those who think, reasonably, that agriculture needs a bigger haircut than the Senate farm bill's $23 billion in savings over 10 years, the delay is not cause for concern at all. More
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    Big unions join push for USDA to abandon HIMP proposal
    Food Chemical News (subscription required)
    The AFL-CIO is among the 23 organizations and 16 individuals asking the USDA to abandon its proposed expansion of a plan to modify poultry inspections in a five-page letter sent last week to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. More
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    Food companies fighting to extend wind energy tax credit
    Sustainable Business News
    Nineteen companies — including Starbucks, Ben & Jerry's and Johnson & Johnson — have sent a letter to Congress requesting that it extend the wind production tax credit before it expires at the end of 2012. More
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    Fruit As It Should Be!

    Wawona demonstrates passion for food quality, delivering the best fruit from the orchard to your freezer. Wawona remains a family owned business with principles on quality, innovations and excellent customer services.
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    CO-PACKING. PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT. SOURCING & SUPPLY

    Harvest creates and manufactures innovative frozen food products for some of the best brands in the industry. From ingredient supply to complete meal creation, we can help you every step of the way. Harvest Food Group…Leading the Way in Frozen Foods.
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    Scientists propose packaging from trout skin
    Food Navigator-USA
    Trout skin could be used to create edible packaging for the food industry, suggests fresh research from Seoul Women's University. More
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    Salmonella risk forces recall of beef products
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration
    Kasel Associated Industries of Denver is voluntarily recalling its Boots & Barkley American Beef Bully Sticks product because it may be contaminated with Salmonella, which was discovered during routine testing.

    Editor's note: Members of the American Frozen Food Institute have access to AFFI's unique Product Recall Insurance Program. Ensure you're protected during a food safety crisis using AFFI's one-of-a-kind program. For more information, please click here.
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    Illinois firm recalls bratwurst because of misbranding
    USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
    Makowski's Real Sausage Co., a Chicago-based food maker, is recalling approximately 1,305 pounds of cooked bratwurst sausage products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, milk, that is not listed on the label. More
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    Canadian officials confirm presence of potato wart
    Melodika.net
    The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has confirmed the presence of potato wart in two fields on separate farms in Prince Edward Island. Potato wart poses no threat to human health or food safety. However, it is a quarantine pest that is regulated in Canada because it reduces yield and can make potatoes unmarketable. More
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    US growers weigh options for excess potatoes
    PotatoPro
    Leaders of two potato organizations have advised growers their best options for any unclaimed spuds this season may be to sell them as cattle feed or to leave them in the field for the fertilizer value. More
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    Traceability throughout the entire supply chain
    Food Logistics
    Food traceability can be a logistical nightmare for many companies, but as recent recalls and new legislation have proven, the ability to track products is a growing concern that will continue to be an important part of supply chain logistics that must be done. More
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    Study: More particulates from charbroiled burgers than diesel trucks
    Truckinginfo
    Just how clean is the latest clean diesel technology? Put it this way: A study by the University of California-Riverside found commercially cooked hamburgers emit more particulate matter than diesel trucks meeting EPA 2007 and EPA 2010 emissions standards. The UC-Riverside study was funded by the South Coast Air Quality Management District and the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District. More
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