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Federal regulators rethinking guidelines on marketing food to children

The Washington Post
A federal proposal that would restrict the kinds of foods marketed to children soon might be substantially changed to address the concerns raised by the food and beverage industry, which has aggressively lobbied against the plan for months.

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    Editor's note: The American Frozen Food Institute will submit testimony on this issue for an Oct. 13 hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade and the Subcommittee on Health.
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    Success only so sweet in remaking cereals

    The Wall Street Journal
    General Mills Inc. has been working to make its cereals healthier since 2005, but with some products like Lucky Charms, it says it's reaching the end of the sweet spot. More
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    Study of breakfast habits in US could affect food marketing

    FoodBev
    One out of 10 Americans skip breakfast — presenting a significant opportunity for food and beverage marketers to reach this pool of 31 million consumers, according to a recent food market research study conducted by The NPD Group. More
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    Christie to endorse Romney at New Hampshire rally

    The Hill
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will endorse former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination in a Tuesday afternoon announcement. More
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    Herman Cain's moment

    The Washington Post
    In each of the first six debates of the Republican presidential race, Herman Cain has been an afterthought — on the receiving end of few questions from the moderators and virtually ignored by his better-known and better-financed rivals. That ends tonight. More
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    Daley to leave White House after 2012 election

    The Washington Post
    Win or lose, he's leaving. William Daley, the White House chief of staff, told the NBC Chicago television affiliate this week that he will leave his post after the November 2012 election. More
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    Opinion: Avoiding Smoot-Hawley redux

    The Wall Street Journal
    There's no question about it: China manipulates its currency. The value of the yuan is largely determined not by market forces but by a "managed float." Beijing sets a target range within which the yuan can be converted into U.S. dollars via markets in Hong Kong. The real questions are: What does the managed float mean for America, and what should be done about it? More
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    FDA: Attention will be on practices, not commodities

    The Packer
    The government's produce safety regulation will come in later than Congress mandated and with some changes from the Food and Drug Administration about how to gauge food safety risk at the farm level. More
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    Class actions filed over 'natural food' claims

    Mondaq
    Food manufacturers and marketers should be aware of what appears to be a growing trend of class action complaints to hit the industry — most of them centered on marketing and labeling. More
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    Food brands commit to health drive

    swissinfo.ch
    Nestle has joined Danone, Kraft Foods, Intersnack, Procter & Gamble and other food makers and retailers in the Swiss Pledge initiative, committing to reducing the amount of salt and saturated fat in its product lines. More
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    E. coli confessions: Part I

    Food Safety News
    This is the first part in a series written by John Munsell of Miles City, Mont., who explains how the small meat plant his family owned for 59 years ran afoul of USDA's meat inspection program. More
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    GM: Novel cuisine or unpalatable prospect?

    Food Standards Agency
    In its official magazine, Bite, the Food Standards Agency examines the role of genetic modifications in the food chain.

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    Wal-Mart China staff detained in probe

    The Wall Street Journal
    Several Wal-Mart Stores Inc. employees in Chongqing, China, have been detained as part of a government probe into whether the retailer fraudulently sold ordinary pork marked as organic, underscoring the charged environment that surrounds the retailer's operations in the southwestern city. More
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    Janney sees tough year ahead for food industry

    Bloomberg Businessweek
    The packaged food industry could be facing a year complicated by weak sales volume, fluctuations in the dollar and higher ingredient costs, Janney Capital Markets analyst Jonathan Feeney said. More
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    Cargill first-quarter income down 66 percent

    Bloomberg Businessweek
    Agribusiness conglomerate Cargill Inc. said its fiscal first-quarter earnings fell 66 percent amid a volatile global grain market. While net income fell sharply, revenue jumped 34 percent. More
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    PepsiCo expected to report higher profits

    Bloomberg Businessweek
    PepsiCo Inc. is expected to report an uptick in profits Wednesday when the food and beverage maker releases its fiscal third-quarter results before the stock market opens. More
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    Cheese plant to open in Colorado

    FBR
    Leprino Foods, a U.S.-based producer of mozzarella, cheese blends and pizza cheese, is set to open a $200 million cheese plant in Colorado in November. More
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    Freezing up and chowing down in India

    Brand Channel
    With more than 1.2 billion people, India is the second most populous country on the planet and offers ample opportunities for markets of all stripes. So why not frozen food? More
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    Legacy systems: Weighing costs, benefits, risks

    Food Engineering
    Too often, if a food processing business has a legacy system, the only option that comes to mind is to replace it. However, other options exist, including doing nothing, doing some renovation or adding functions. More
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    Meal replacement market to reach $2.2 billion in 2011

    Food Product Design
    Escalating obesity rates and consumer demand for convenient foods products are two of the primary factors driving the $2.2 billion meal replacement product manufacturing sector, according to a new report from market research IBISWorld. More
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    Odwalla to launch new smoothie line

    FBR
    American food company Odwalla is set to launch its new line of smoothies in mango-lime, mixed berry and pear-berry flavors. More
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    Sara Lee to sell bakery business in Spain, Portugal

    FBR
    American consumer goods company Sara Lee is continuing its sell-off, as Mexico's Grupo Bimbo — which last week announced its purchase of Sara Lee's North American Bakeries — now buys Sara Lee's fresh bakery businesses in Spain and Portugal. More
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    Sonoco to buy packaging company Tegrant for $550 million

    Bloomberg Businessweek
    Sonoco Products Co. has agreed to acquire packaging maker Tegrant Corp. for $550 million in cash, saying on Monday that the acquisition gives it access to several fast growing markets and increases the products it can offer customers. More
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    Sweet taste 'modulator' could influence food, nutrition

    Food Navigator
    Small molecules that modulate the human sweet taste receptor could help provide zero-calorie foods and drinks that have the "true taste of sugar," according to industry scientists. More
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    GIA: 'Muscle' foods packaging has strong flexible future

    Food Production Daily
    Flexible packaging is set to supersede rigid containers used for poultry, seafood and meat, according to a Global Industry Analysts report. More
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    Poll: Fairtrade most widely recognized label

    Food Navigator
    New research indicates Fairtrade is the most widely recognized ethical label in the world: Nearly 6 of 10 shoppers in 24 markets said they have seen the Fairtrade certification mark. More
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