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Frozen food and beverage business boosts US economy
The frozen food and beverage business plays a significant role in the U.S. economy, according to a new study commissioned by the American Frozen Food Institute. The
study found that in 2012, the industry contributed $56
billion to U.S. GDP and accounts for 670,000 jobs across 49 states.
House Speaker John Boehner to resign at end of October
The Washington Post
House Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, faced with a constant conservative rebellion, told Republicans that he will resign at the end of October, according to aides and lawmakers in a closed-door meeting.
America wastes 2.3 billion pounds of seafood each year
Nearly half of the edible seafood supply in the United States is wasted each year, according to new research from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future.
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Boehner, GOP settle on strategy to prevent Oct. 1 shutdown
Top House Republicans hope to convince their members to keep the government open by using a fast-track process known as reconciliation to try to defund Planned Parenthood.
If Republicans nominate a strong conservative, it could hurt them on Election Day. A lot.
The Washington Post
In June 2014, Senator Ted Cruz told The New Yorker's Jeffrey Toobin this:
"It is amazing that the wisdom of the chattering class to the Republicans is always, always, always 'Surrender your principles and agree with the Democrats.' That's been true for my entire lifetime. The chattering classes have consistently said, 'You crazy Republicans have to give up on what you believe and become more like Democrats.' And, I would note, every time Republicans do that we lose."
GOP insiders: Jindal and Pataki quit next
Bobby Jindal and George Pataki are the next two quitters in the Republican field.
That's the assessment of Republicans in the Politico Caucus, our weekly bipartisan survey of the top activists, operatives and strategists in Iowa and New Hampshire.
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Chinese buyers agree to buy $5.3B worth of US soy
Buyers from China agreed to buy $5.3 billion worth of U.S. soy, totaling more than 484 million bushels of U.S. soybeans, during a signing ceremony today hosted by the U.S. Soybean Export Council.
Government wants to be able to jail egg executives for food safety violations
Food Safety News
Just after the federal government put a former food industry CEO in prison for the longest term ever handed down for a food safety-related crime, a top official in the U.S. Department of Justice has filed arguments to make jail time for such executives more routine.
USDA to expand group food safety certification for small growers
Food Safety News
Farmers who want to sell their produce in certain markets, such as big-box stores, have to get certain food safety certifications, but not everyone can afford to scale up. USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service is trying to help.
Stanford study indicates school meals may expose children to unsafe levels of BPA
Federal standards for school meals are intended to keep kids healthy. But with emphasis solely on nutrition, schools are missing another component critical to students' health — exposure to toxic chemicals, according to a study led by Jennifer Hartle, a postdoctoral researcher at the Stanford Prevention Research Center.
Putting a face to food: Celebrity impact on the industry
Celebrities are everywhere. From professional athletes and musicians to models and actors, the faces of revered stars regularly pop up to promote both major food companies and up-and-coming brands.
Frank's RedHot sauce moves into UK frozen food
The Authentic Food Company, the U.K. frozen-food maker, has teamed up with Reckitt Benckiser to take the FMCG giant's Frank's RedHot sauce brand into the category.
More stuffed and breaded chicken recalled
The Cedar Springs Post
The U.S. Department of Agricultures Food Safety and Inspection Service) announced that frozen, raw, stuffed and breaded chicken products produced by Aspen Foods, a division of Koch Poultry Company, of Chicago, have been confirmed as having the same Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak strain that was part of a July 15 recall.
Grand View Research Inc.: Commercial refrigeration equipment market will reach $46.40 billion by 2022
The global commercial refrigeration equipment market is expected to reach $46.4 billion by 2022, according to a new report by Grand View Research Inc. Rising disposable income and advent of industrialization and other demographic shift has resulted in considerable changes in food consumption over the past few years.
Trucking company settles discrimination lawsuit over strength exam
Los Angeles Times
Trucking company Central Refrigerated Service has agreed to settle an age and sex discrimination charge filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over a strength exam, the federal agency said.
Global frozen bakery market size growth and demand forecast to 2020 shared in new research report
The increasing awareness about the importance of nutrition among people, along with hectic schedule is the factor, which is driving the growth of the global frozen bakery market. Bread is consumed by majority of households and is considered to be one of the leading staple foods worldwide. A significant increase in over the counter and retail bakeries has been observed within the market during the past few years. The changing lifestyle of the population and convenience factor of frozen bakery are the major reasons for the growth of frozen bakery products.
3 ways to use technology to identify food waste
Food waste is a huge problem across the nation. In fact, one report found that Americans squander the equivalent of $165 billion each year by tossing out food.
Sbarro looks beyond food courts in post-bankruptcy comeback bid
Sbarro, the pizza chain synonymous with shopping-center food courts, is venturing outside the mall.
After filing for bankruptcy twice in the past five years, Sbarro is staking a comeback on becoming a more traditional pizza chain — complete with stand-alone locations and delivery guys — putting it in closer competition with Pizza Hut, Domino's and Papa John's.
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