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How school lunch became the latest political battleground
The New York Times
When Michelle Obama started Let's Move!, her campaign against child obesity, in 2010, the members of the School Nutrition Association were her natural allies. But as the government began turning broad guidelines into specific rules — specific rules with specific consequences for specific players — life became more difficult. What began as a war on obesity turned into war among onetime allies.

Editor's Note: AFFI President and CEO Kraig R. Naasz is quoted in this story and provided The New York Times reporter with more extensive background information on the history of the federal school lunch program and the efforts of AFFI's members in supporting access to nutritious school meals and snacks.

Related: The 'common calorie' revolt (National Review)

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Frozen food's global outlook: Double-digit growth ahead
Transparency Market Research
A new report from Transparency Market Research predicts a 13 percent CAGR for frozen ready meals from 2012 to 2019, driven by changing lifestyles and evolving demographics around the world.
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Foods labeled 'natural' often contain GMOs, group reports
Reuters
A majority of U.S. packaged foods labeled as "natural" and tested by Consumer Reports actually contained a substantial level of genetically modified ingredients, according to a report issued Tuesday by the nonprofit product testing group.

Related: Consumers are misled about organic safety (The Des Moines Register)

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House Democrats: We've been abandoned
The Hill
House Democratic strategists are frustrated that key outside groups are putting their money into the fight for the Senate, leaving House campaigns starved for cash.

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  • Senate GOP sets $15.5 million fundraising record in September (The Hill)
  • Democrats retrench to protect incumbents (The Hill)

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    Republicans brace for 2016 free-for-all
    Politico
    The message from Republican officials has been crystal clear for two years: The 2016 Republican primary cannot be another prolonged pummeling of the eventual nominee. Only one person ultimately benefited from that last time — Barack Obama — and Republicans know they can't afford to send a hobbled nominee up against Hillary Clinton.
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    Traditionally Republican Kansas may keep Senate Democratic
    The Hill
    When you think of the GOP, Kansas immediately comes to mind. Located dead center in the country, it conjures up rural images, small towns and plenty of farms and farmers. But this year, Kansas may very well be the state that saves the Democrats from losing control of the U.S. Senate.
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    New anti-GMO PAC forms after biotech group spends $820,000 on TV
    Honolulu Civil Beat
    The Center for Food Safety has formed the Coalition for a Safer, Healthier Maui to support a temporary moratorium on genetically engineered farming in Hawaii.
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    Inside the FDA: The realities of rulemaking
    Quality Assurance & Food Safety
    Given the four-year spread between FSMA being signed into law and being implemented, and the fact that FDA has not met the Congressionally scheduled deadlines for most of the steps to date, one has to wonder why it takes so long to publish rules and why it's so difficult to meet the due dates. Is it just to be expected of the slow grinding of wheels of our federal government and the bureaucracy that goes along with it?
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    Time to take stock of your food company's FDA registration
    Food Safety Magazine
    Does your food company need to register with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration? "Yes" is the answer to that basic but critical question for each company, domestic and foreign, that manufactures, processes, packs or stores human or animal food for consumption in the United States.
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    Advocacy groups file amicus brief opposing new poultry inspection system
    Food Chemical News (subscriber story)
    Consumer and worker rights groups late last week filed a joint amicus curiae brief with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in the case of Food & Water Watch v. USDA, which challenges the department's New Poultry Inspection System.
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    Whole Foods to adopt produce ratings program
    Food Business News
    Whole Foods Market, Inc. is going to introduce a produce ratings program on Oct. 15, said John Mackey, co-chief executive officer of the Austin, Texas-based retailer.

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    McCain heats up the frozen food aisle
    The Globe and Mail
    In the new McCain's ad campaign launching today, the Canadian frozen food manufacturer is responding to a demographic shift and rebranding for health over convenience.

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    Will synthetically modified outpace GMOs?
    Liberty Voice
    Technologically speaking, GMOs are old news, and science is embarking on a new wave of food production techniques and improvements — led by synthetic modifications.

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    McDonald's Japan forecasts 2014 loss, first in 11 yrs, amid food scare
    Reuters
    McDonald's Holdings Co. (Japan) Ltd. forecast on Tuesday a net loss of $156.7 million for 2014, its first loss in 11 years, after a food safety scandal hit sales already weakened by stiff competition from convenience stores.
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    Yum stumbles again in China
    The Wall Street Journal (subscriber story)
    Yum Brands pinned a lot of its hopes on China. But after a food scare hurt its sales there, the fast food operator may wish it hadn't.
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    Wal-Mart announces initiative to make food healthier, more affordable
    MaineNewsOnline.com
    Wal-Mart, the largest retail chain in the World, on Monday announced an initiative which will help to reduce food wastage and will improve the nutrition in their customers' diets.
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    Global firms race to capitalize on Korea's food cluster
    Korea Herald
    Top global food companies are eyeing South Korea's food cluster Foodpolis with keen interest as it is expected to serve as a stepping stone for expanding into China, Asia's largest food market.
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    Grocery shopping offers 'thrill of the hunt'
    CSPnet.com
    Most shoppers now like to grocery shop, according to new research from Acosta Sales & Marketing, which found that 54 percent of total U.S. shoppers say they enjoy grocery shopping — largely for the "thrill of the hunt."
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    Heron Foods success shows broader frozen food appeal
    IGD Retail Analysis
    As Heron Foods reports a successful year, we look at key drivers of growth, plans for further expansion and how its competitor set is evolving.
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    Diamond Foods investing in innovation center
    Food Business News
    Diamond Foods Inc. will break ground on a new innovation center this week that will be based in Salem, Oregon.
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    California firm recalls beef due to possible processing flaw
    USDA Food Safety and Inspection
    Galant Food Company, a San Leandro, California, establishment, is recalling approximately 410 pounds of beef products because the meat filling used in the products did not meet its cooking critical limit.

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    Kroff, Xgenex join forces to offer green solutions for food processing
    Food Safety Magazine
    Both public demand and federal regulations for more sustainable practices have food processors rethinking the way they operate. It's a challenge Kroff Food Services and its strategic partner Xgenex are confronting head-on.
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    California thermoformer expanding into the Midwest
    Plastics News
    Plastic Package Inc. expects its second facility to be up and running next month in La Porte, Indiana, through a $1.3 million project.
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