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Opinion: Listeria outbreak shows need for single food agency

The Atlantic
There are more than a dozen recommendations for avoiding tainted cantaloupes. How about we build a food safety system that actually works?

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  • How safe is America's food chain? (The Christian Science Monitor)
  • At epicenter of outbreak, farm town shares nation's puzzlement, fear (The Washington Post)
  • Opinion: Deadly cantaloupe, deadly Congressional decisions (Los Angeles Times)

    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. More
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    Feds might soften controversial food marketing guidelines

    Adweek
    The federal government's proposed food guidelines for marketing food to children, though voluntary, caused an uproar in the food and advertising industry, leading to an aggressive lobbying campaign on the Hill to modify the regulations or stop them altogether.

    Editor's note: This story links to a piece from The Hill that first reported the administration's letter on changes to proposed food marketing restrictions. The Hill's original coverage quotes the American Frozen Food Institute on efforts to halt implementation of the proposed restrictions.
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    FDA sets action plan for Retail Food Safety Initiative

    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
    In its latest step to increase the safety of the American food supply, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced a Retail Food Safety Action Plan that includes several measures to help assure the safety of food sold in food stores, restaurants, schools, and other foodservice operations in the United States. More
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    Hermain Cain: The GOP's next big thing?

    The Washington Post
    Almost lost amid the buzz this week over the possibility that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie might seek the Republican nomination for president was the potential rise of a candidate already in the race: Herman Cain. More
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    5 big questions for third-quarter fundraising reports

    The Washington Post
    The third-quarter fundraising period comes to an end this weekend, and candidates everywhere are scrambling to pad their totals in hopes of demonstrating momentum. More
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    Wall Street bearish on Perry's electability

    The Wall Street Journal
    The red meat Rick Perry is serving up to Republican primary voters is causing him problems with deep-pocketed Wall Street donors. More
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    GOP kingmakers in Iowa: Support for Rick Perry weakening

    The Hill
    Republican kingmakers in Iowa say support for Rick Perry has weakened as he struggles to gain traction among social conservatives and proponents of border-control reforms.

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    Obama administration widens challenges to state immigration laws

    The Washington Post
    The Obama administration is escalating its crackdown on tough immigration laws, with lawyers reviewing four new state statutes to determine whether the federal government will take the extraordinary step of challenging the measures in court. More
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    House GOP looks to curb EPA rules on concrete

    USA Today
    Last fall, amid growing signs of Republican gains in Congress, cement industry lobbyists began meeting with GOP lawmakers to share their complaints about new Environmental Protection Agency rules that would sharply reduce mercury and other pollution from their plants. More
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    USDA announces $80 million for new research initiatives

    The Associated Press via CBS News
    Washington state's two large universities will lead efforts to develop biofuels and regional renewable energy markets under $80 million grants that are among the largest ever awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the agency announced Wednesday. More
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    Wisconsin judge: 'No fundamental right' to produce, consume food

    The New American
    In a court case sure to go down in history as one of the most bizarre rulings, a Wisconsin judge has held that American citizens do not have a "fundamental right to produce or consume foods of their choice." More
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    Obama appoints new USDA undersecretary, staff

    USAgNet via Wisconsin Ag Connection
    President Barack Obama announced his intention to nominate Michael Scuse as USDA's undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services. More
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    Is it time to accept food irradiation?

    Food Safety News
    When it comes to ensuring food enters the market carrying as few pathogens and insects as possible, the large majority of health, governmental and scholarly authorities seem to agree: Food irradiation is an effective final safety measure. More
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    Comment period extended on proposed 'enhanced products' rule

    American Meat Institute via Perishable News
    The Food Safety and Inspection Service is extending the comment period on a proposed rule announced this summer to establish common or usual names for raw meat and poultry products that include injections, marinades or have otherwise incorporated added solutions (sometimes referred to as “enhanced products”). More
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    Little Lady Foods opens expanded culinary center

    Marketwire via MarketWatch
    Little Lady Foods, which recently expanded to new corporate headquarters, has put the finishing touches on a new culinary center in Illinois that is meant for product development, recipe testing and quality control. More
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    Listeria fear prompts recall of bagged romaine lettuce

    UPI
    A California farm is voluntarily recalling 90 cartons of chopped romaine because of the possible taint of Listeria monocytogenes, but no illness is reported.

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    Friendly's restaurant chain weighs Chapter 11

    The Wall Street Journal
    Friendly Ice Cream Corp., which employs roughly 10,000 people and operates more than 500 restaurants known for sundaes and hamburgers, could seek protection from creditors as soon as next week, according to people familiar with the matter. More
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    Campylobacter found in raw milk from New York

    Food Safety News
    After two people were sickened by Campylobacter, the New York State departments of Health and Agriculture on Thursday warned consumers in Tompkins County and surrounding areas not to drink unpasteurized milk produced at Jerry Dell Farm in Freeville because of possible contamination. More
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    Nestle acquires ice cream assets from Alicorp

    just-food
    Nestle has acquired a clutch of ice-cream assets from Peruvian food processor Alicorp. More
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    Nominations sought for food safety award

    Supermarket News
    Supermarket News is seeking nominations for its 2011 Food Safety Innovation Award, recognizing one food retailer for exceptional practices and leadership in food safety. More
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    Research: Definition of food value varies by consumer's age

    Quality Assurance & Food Safety
    While consumers tend to be driven by value in the purchasing decision of lunch options, the definition of "value" varies widely according to the age of the consumer, recent research from Technomic has shown. More
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    Study: Bleaching flaxseed meal improves food ingredient uses

    Food Navigator
    Lightening the color of protein-rich flaxseed meal by bleaching it with hydrogen peroxide will improve the potential for using it as an ingredient in foods, researchers have reported. More
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    Sunshine puts pressure on UK food suppliers

    Food Manufacture
    The freak September heat wave is providing a welcome boost for the food industry but placing impossible demands on some parts of the supply chain. More
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    Chinese food executives study food safety in Europe

    China Daily
    Chinese food providers have a lot to learn from their European counterparts in improving food safety and sustainability, business leaders said. More
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