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Professor: Americans playing 'food lottery' with safety
Food Production Daily
Dr. David Dausey, the founding director of the Mercyhurst Institute for Health, says Americans are playing a "food lottery" with the current food safety system and called for more stringent regulation. More
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UN: 1 in 8 people worldwide going hungry
Reuters
One out of every 8 people in the world is chronically undernourished, the United Nations' food agencies said Tuesday, and aid groups warned that rising food prices could reverse gains in the fight against hunger. More
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Soda industry: Vending machines will show calories
The Associated Press via USA Today
As criticism over sugary sodas intensifies, Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper are rolling out new vending machines that will put calorie counts right at your fingertips. The counts will be on the buttons of the machines, which will also feature small posted messages reminding the thirsty that they can choose a low-calorie drink. The vending machines will launch in Chicago and San Antonio municipal buildings in 2013 before appearing nationally. More
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Pew poll: Romney takes 4-point lead among likely voters
The Washington Post
Mitt Romney has jumped out to a slight national lead among those likeliest to vote Nov. 6, according to a new poll from the Pew Research Center. Pew, which in mid-September showed Romney trailing President Barack Obama by 8 points, now shows him leading the president by 4 points among likely voters — the first time Romney has led by that much.

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    Across electoral map, a mixed picture ballot-wide
    The Washington Post
    In the past six years, there have been three national elections, each of them producing a wave, in which races up and down the ballot moved in generally the same direction. This year, however, the better analogy in many states may be a breeze. The presidential contest will ripple the waters but not necessarily determine which way they flow. More
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    Top 10 Senate races to watch
    The Washington Post
    Senate races in a widespread range of states could change the tone of the legislature. These 10 races are the ones to watch.

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    Emulsifying Protein Enhances Frozen Sauces
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    Farm bill expiration threatens major programs
    Food Chemical News (subscription required)
    Expiration of the 2008 farm bill last week has resulted in the termination of several important agricultural programs and will adversely affect many farmers and ranchers, as well as ongoing market development and conservation efforts, a coalition of 15 agricultural groups is warning. More
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    Nutrition group says GM label opponents mischaracterize position
    Food Ingredients First
    The Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics is calling for California voters to be made aware of an error in the California Official Voter Information Guide regarding Proposition 37. The group says the guide inaccurately states that the Academy "has concluded that biotech foods are safe."

    Editor's note: AFFI is a member of a diverse coalition of food, nutrition, tax and consumer organizations working to stop this misguided food labeling scheme. For more information, please click here.

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  • GMO in California: A food label we don't need (Forbes)
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    CSA, hours of service top list of concerns in trucking survey
    Truckinginfo
    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Compliance, Safety, Accountability tops the American Transportation Research Institute's list of top 10 critical issues facing the North American trucking industry for the first time in ATRI's annual survey of more than 4,000 trucking industry executives. More
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    Hunger report: Safety nets must be top priority
    World Food Program via AlertNet
    Solving global hunger requires support for sustainable economic growth, especially in agriculture, and the broader use of social "safety nets" to protect the most vulnerable, according to a new report by the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Food Program and the International Fund for Agricultural Development. More
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    Food safety projects receive funding boost
    Food Quality News
    Ten projects aimed at answering critical food safety questions have been selected for grants by the Center for Produce Safety at the University of California, Davis. Scheduled to begin in January, all the projects are aimed at safety practices for fruit, vegetable and tree nut production, harvest and post-harvest handling. More
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    Deloitte: CPG companies not keeping up with explosive growth of dollar channel
    Drug Store News
    Only 58 percent of consumer packaged goods executives view dollar stores as a strategic channel, according to Deloitte's new "Dollar Store Strategies for National Brands" study. Deloitte advises that CPG companies may not be keeping pace with the explosive growth of the $56 billion dollar store industry and should act now to maximize market share and profits. More
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    As Americans rush to fresh food, supermarket chains follow
    CNBC
    Love them or hate them, locavores have gone mainstream, shedding their elitist, niche image. Health advocates, doctors and first lady Michelle Obama are convincing Americans across income groups to eat more fresh fruit and vegetables. And fresh is increasingly interpreted to mean locally grown. More
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    What makes the perfect food scientist?
    Food Navigator
    Researchers are seeking to produce a database of the most desirable skills for food scientists and technologists in different parts of the European Union in an effort to better align training programs with food industry needs. More
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    Study: Wendy's the fastest in fast food, Burger King slowest
    ABC News
    Magic mirror on the wall, who's the fastest fast-food joint of them all? Wendy's takes the crown with an average 129.75 seconds, according to Quick Service Restaurant Magazine's annual Drive-Thru Performance Study of six national fast food chains and one rotating brand. More
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    More illnesses tied to XL Foods; recall expands to Hong Kong
    Food Safety News
    Illnesses linked to a massive recall of Canadian beef have more than doubled this week as the recall continues to expand, most recently to include Hong Kong. Eleven E. coli O157:H7 cases have now been linked to XL Foods Inc., including the first case reported in British Columbia. More
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    Experts set sights on sustainability in food, beverage
    Business Wire via EON
    Sealed Air Corp. hosted its first SmartLife® sustainability event Sept. 25-26, demonstrating the leadership of the newly combined company in food safety and security. The exclusive two-day event, called Sustainable Futures, was hosted at Sealed Air's Packforum® in Paris and featured leading sustainability experts from the food and beverage industry, retail and nonprofit organizations who addressed three of the most challenging sustainability issues in the food industry: food safety, food waste and food access. More
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    Antimicrobial uniforms used for cooking schools
    Nanotechnology Now
    Dermott Reilly, CEO of NanoLandGlobal , who masterminded the new hygiene uniforms for French Dining School says, "We have seen nothing yet in terms of next-generation hygiene in the food sector." More
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    Preferred Freezer Services opens 5th facility
    Refrigerated & Frozen Foods
    Preferred Freezer Services recently opened its fifth facility, located in Avon, Mass. The Chatham, N.J.-based cold storage provider worked through a joint venture with HN Gorin and Campanelli to convert a warehouse that was originally built in 1986 into a like-new facility. More
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    FDA approves Z Trim label for use in meat applications
    PR Newswire via The Sacramento Bee
    Z Trim Holdings Inc. today announced the FDA has approved the labeling of Z Trim products in meat applications. Specifically, the FDA has approved the use of Z Trim ingredients in ground, emulsified and processed meats and poultry. More
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    New genome sequence scanning technology speeds food testing
    PRWeb
    PathoGenetix's automated benchtop system will provide strain-level identification of foodborne pathogens from complex samples in just four hours, offering significant advantages to food companies and government agencies working to ensure safe food. More
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