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Senate considers FDA, USDA budgets this week

Food Safety News
The Senate is considering its fiscal year 2012 agriculture appropriations bill — which includes spending levels for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration — this week, with votes on amendments likely to begin Tuesday.

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    CEO: PepsiCo lineup to look healthier in 10 years

    Reuters via The Baltimore Sun
    PepsiCo Inc. expects healthier products to make up as much as 30 percent of its portfolio in 10 years, as the company expands its range of juice, dairy and grain products. More
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    Study: Teens more susceptible to large portions than children

    Food Navigator
    Teens are more likely to overeat when presented with excessive amount of food than young children because physiological cues signaling hunger levels appear to exert less influence than environmental cues such as portion size, according to new research. More
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    Obama bus tour shows campaign in full swing

    The Washington Post
    Setting the stage for a long, bruising re-election fight, President Barack Obama returned to North Carolina, a critical battleground state, for the second time in as many months on a bus tour that made clear — in pageantry and message — that his campaign already is in full swing. More
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    In tight Virginia races, Democrats cutting ties to Obama

    The Washington Post
    Three years ago, Democrats in Virginia couldn't get enough of Barack Obama — a popular, transformational figure running for his first term as president. Now some Democrats are distancing themselves from him. More
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    Republican debate: 5 things to watch

    The Washington Post
    With tonight's CNN/Western Republican Leadership Conference debate,the gauntlet of back-to-back fall debates ends and the candidates won't have face-to-face meetings until next month. More
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    Wall Street to Democrats: You can't have it both ways

    POLITICO
    After the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee sent a recent email urging supporters to sign a petition backing the wave of Occupy Wall Street protests, phones at the party committee started ringing. More
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    Report: School produce program increases consumption

    The Packer
    A report evaluating the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program said the program increased average fresh fruit and vegetable consumption among students by 15 percent, or about a quarter-cup per day. More
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    White House sees trade agenda hurt by spending bill

    The Hill
    The White House budget office said important elements of the Obama trade agenda could be hurt by budget cuts in the 2012 spending bill that came to the Senate floor Monday. More
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    First lady celebrates Healthier US School Challenge success

    The White House Blog
    First lady Michelle Obama welcomed more than 1,000 school officials to a White House reception Monday afternoon to celebrate her "Let's Move!" goal of doubling the number of schools enrolled in the Healthier U.S. School Challenge run by USDA. More
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    Corn Refiners Association petitions FDA over labeling

    FoodBev
    The Corn Refiners Association has petitioned the FDA to allow manufacturers the option of using corn sugar as an alternative ingredient name for high-fructose corn syrup because they believe consumers would benefit from a clearer name. More
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    EPA: Farm dust rule a 'myth'

    The Huffington Post
    The EPA is trying to put to rest what it calls a "myth" that it is going to crack down on farm dust. More
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    Dairy task force doubles probiotic species on 'safe' list

    Nutra Ingredients
    An International Dairy Federation task force has updated a 2002 inventory of safe probiotic strains, increasing the number to 221 on a list it hopes will be exempt from EU novel foods and U.S. new dietary ingredient regulations. More
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    India Food Safety Act expands responsibility of companies

    Food Ingredients First
    India's new Food Safety and Standards Act means all food business companies — from manufacturers to food ingredient sellers — are responsible for food safety, EAS has said. More
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    Food service firms see benefits from GS1 standards

    Refrigerated Transporter
    Dozens of major food service companies are seeing measurable benefits as part of the industry-driven Foodservice GS1 U.S. Standards Initiative, according to a new report. More
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    E. coli confessions: Part VIII

    Food Safety News
    This is the eighth installment 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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    Foreign firms feel China's heat

    The Wall Street Journal
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s woes in a major Chinese city could be a sign of an increasingly tough path for U.S. companies there, China watchers say, as local governments grow more assertive while the central government bolsters domestic rivals. More
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    Coke profits rise but costs pose challenge

    The Wall Street Journal
    Coca-Cola Co.'s third-quarter earnings rose 8.1 percent as the company sold more drinks in each region and continued to perform better than rival PepsiCo Inc. in North America. More
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    GNP launches new frozen chicken range

    Quick Frozen Foods International
    GNP Co. of St. Cloud, Minn., has launched a new frozen chicken product line promising the flavor of fresh chicken and the versatility of frozen. More
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    Intevation: 'Vegetables just got more fun'

    Marketwire via MarketWatch
    Intevation Food Group LLC, an independent frozen food manufacturer of appetizers, snacks and potato specialty products, announces the retail debut of Crunchtables™, a line of crouton-coated vegetables. More
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    Which front-of-package label most effective?

    Food Navigator
    Results of the Institute of Medicine's study of front-of-packaging food labels will be published Thursday, three weeks after food manufacturers announced the national, industry-driven "Facts up Front" labeling campaign. More
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    Stabilizing frozen products

    Food Product Design
    Early advances in frozen food technology likely focused on finding enough snow to cover an entire slab of dinosaur ribs. Then came Clarence Birdseye's research in liquid freezing technology. What's next? More
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    The power of pouched packaging

    Food & Beverage Packaging
    Examine the materials and systems behind the rise of pouches as a flexible packaging option. More
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    Poultry the winning protein in next decade

    The Meat Site
    The prospects are bright for the global poultry industry, says a new Rabobank report, despite the current turbulent environment and the challenge of meeting a 30 percent rise in global demand in the next decade. More
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    Artificial vision helps with food inspection

    Food Processing
    Traditionally, rotten oranges have been detected manually in dark rooms with the help of ultraviolet light that illuminates the essential oils in damaged rind through fluorescence. However, a team of researchers from Valencia has created a machine that can carry out the task automatically. More
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    Busting myths about ammonium hydroxide

    Meat & Poultry
    The American Meat Institute, in conjunction with the American Meat Science Association, have expanded their "Meat MythCrushers" campaign with the first of seven new videos designed to set the record straight on the use of ammonium hydroxide to process some beef products. More
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    CEO discusses demand for functional packaging

    Food Production Daily
    Tetra Pak CEU Dennis Jonsson, who will address delegates at the World Dairy Summit 2011 in Parma, Italy, discusses the demand for less packaging but better functionality. More
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    Consumer reports: Fruits, vegetables common causes of foodborne illness

    The Washington Post
    You probably know that eating undercooked eggs or meat is risky, but you might not have thought that some nasty bacteria could lurk in jalapeno peppers. You wouldn't be alone. More
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    Food without preservatives — because of self-cleaning equipment

    Food Ingredients First
    Researchers have devised a system that cleans itself automatically after every batch of dough. This means the dough is sterile — and for the first time, it can be made in large quantities off-site for delivery to bakeries. More
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    Ice cream recalled over undeclared allergen

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration
    The Kroger Co. said it is recalling select containers of Private Selection Extreme Moose Tracks Ice Cream sold in 10 states because it may contain peanuts not listed on the label. More
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    Improving sanitation of food processing surfaces

    Food Technology Magazine
    Nanoscale modification of surfaces can produce antimicrobial properties that can be recharged through sanitizing. More
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    Kraft Foods spotlights sub-Saharan Africa

    Achieving Business Excellence
    The growth potential of sub-Saharan Africa is enormous, but unlocking it requires a sound grasp of a very different set of business drivers and challenges, according to Johan Van Zyl, manufacturing director of Kraft Foods sub-Saharan Africa. More
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    Nanofoods: Coming to a plate near you?

    EUobserver.com
    Chocolate that's not fattening, "meat" made from plant protein, burgers that offer all the vitamins you need: Welcome to the world of nanofoods, a bold new future in which, as industry would have it, food will become smart and worries about its nutritional effects a thing of the past. More
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    Open Innovation Summit promises benefits for food industry

    The Food & Drink Innovation Network
    The Open Innovation Summit, scheduled Nov. 24 in the U.K., promises educational sessions on everything from food marketing to process collaboration. More
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    PepsiCo split? Nooyi says no

    Food Business News
    Announcements by Kraft Foods Inc., Sara Lee Corp. and Ralcorp Holdings Inc. that management had initiated plans to separate the businesses in an effort to maximize shareholder value has led to speculation PepsiCo Inc. could follow suit and split its beverage and snack businesses. But in an Oct. 12 conference call with financial analysts to discuss the company's third-quarter earnings, CEO Indra Nooyi explained why PepsiCo is on the right track with its snack and beverage businesses combined. More
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    Pro Mach acquires Matrix Packaging Machinery

    Packaging Digest
    Pro Mach Inc. has acquired Matrix Packaging Machinery, a leading manufacturer of vertical form/fill/seal machinery. Matrix will join Pro Mach's primary packaging business unit, which provides machinery solutions and consumables for many of the world's most recognized food, beverage and consumer goods companies. More
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