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Survey: Despite outbreaks, Americans see food supply as safe
Food Safety News
The continuous drum beat of multistate foodborne illness outbreaks has not done much to shake consumer confidence in the U.S. food supply, according to a new study released this week by The NPD Group. More
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EU cuts use of food-based biofuels
The Financial
The European Commission said Wednesday it is cutting targets for the use of biofuels so as to reduce the negative impact on food production and prices. Critics said the measure did not go far enough, while a U.N. official called for the European Union and the United States to abandon biofuels altogether because land used to produce them is needed by farmers to grow food instead. More
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Labeling GMO food
The Washington Post
It's not a national event, but it might as well be. California's Nov. 6 vote on Proposition 37, which would require the labeling of genetically modified organisms in food, has turned into a broader referendum on our food supply.

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  • Dr. Oz endorses GMO labeling (PR Newswire via The Sacramento Bee)

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    Obama 'absolutely not' giving up in 3 battleground states
    The Hill
    Obama traveling press secretary Jen Psaki said Wednesday that the campaign was "absolutely not" giving up efforts in Florida, North Carolina and Virginia, three battleground states where the president has slipped behind Mitt Romney. More
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    Democratic Senate hopefuls wrestle with threat from Obama
    The Hill
    Democrats running for Senate in red states have deployed various tactics to fend off the biggest threat to their campaigns: the unpopularity of President Barack Obama at home. Democrats with the toughest races have been the most vocal in criticizing Obama.

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  • Senate candidates in tough races raise $57 million (The Hill)
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    A fierce ground war for votes
    USA Today
    Nevada has just 2.7 million residents and only six of the 270 electoral votes needed to win presidency. But President Barack Obama, challenger Mitt Romney and their allies are fighting hard for each vote in a state that has sided with the White House victor in every election since 1980. More
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    Officials: Obama to veto 'fiscal cliff' bill without tax hike for rich
    The Washington Post
    President Barack Obama is prepared to veto legislation to block year-end tax hikes and spending cuts, collectively known as the "fiscal cliff," unless Republicans bow to his demand to raise tax rates for the wealthy, administration officials said.

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  • CEOs to Washington: Focus on fiscal cliff (The Wall Street Journal)
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    Waxman bill wants antibiotic transparency
    Pork Magazine
    Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., announced this week that he will introduce legislation to increase information on the amount and use of antibiotics in animals raised for human consumption. He is calling it the "Delivering Antibiotic Transparency in Animals Act" or DATA Act. More
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    Cross-border trucking program heading to court
    Commercial Carrier Journal
    A three-judge panel from the U.S. District Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., will hear oral arguments Dec. 6 from the Owner-Operator Independent Driver Association against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's cross-border pilot program with Mexico. More
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    Canada rolls out eManifest requirements
    Truckinginfo
    As the Nov. 1 deadline looms for all Canada-bound loads to comply with Canada's eManifest program, the Canada Border Services Agency is urging carriers to get up to speed with the program before the new requirements go into effect. More
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    CDC selects Colorado as food safety center of excellence
    The Holyoke Enterprise
    The CDC has named Colorado as one of five Food Safety Centers of Excellence in the nation, Dr. Chris Urbina, executive director and chief medical officer at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, announced Tuesday. The other states are Minnesota, Oregon, Tennessee and Florida. More
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    Food safety still a focus in 2012 USDA grants
    Fresh Plaza
    Food safety is still a part of the focus this year in the USDA specialty crop grants: 8.4 percent of the total umber of grants are going toward food safety-related projects, including for research, education and initiative support. The majority of such grants are heading to small-scale farming operations. More
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    Customer satisfaction with beverages stable
    CSP Daily News
    Customer satisfaction with nondurable categories comprised of everyday consumer purchases remains relatively stable, according to a report by the American Customer Satisfaction Index. Purchasers of beer and soft drinks are still pleased with their chosen product, with the beverage industry showing changes in its ACSI scores of 1 percent or less compared with a year ago. More
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    Juices, teas power Coca-Cola North American sales
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    Coca-Cola's noncarbonated drinks — Fuze tea, Powerade and Minute Maid Light juices — continued to lift the Atlanta-based company's fortunes in the third quarter while overall sales of sparkling beverages such as regular Coke didn't move in North America but grew 3 percent globally. More
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    Nestle adding 2 China R&D centers
    The Wall Street Journal
    Nestle, the world's largest food company by sales, is opening two new research and development centers in China.

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    Modern manufacturing still to catch on in meat processing
    Troy Media
    If only XL Foods had incorporated Japanese manufacturing innovations to its assembly line, the current E. coli outbreak — and its resulting consequences &mdash could have been avoided, says one expert. More
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    Food safety institute to work with Saudi Arabia
    The Enquirer
    The Battle Creek, Mich.-based International Food Protection Training Institute announced this week it will work with the government of Saudi Arabia to establish a Regional Food Safety Academy there. More
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    Nutritional tags, eco labels causing widespread confusion
    CPGmatters
    Many CPG makers may have good intentions when they put labels on packages indicating the nutritional content of foods or that a product is environmentally friendly. But too many consumers and companies around the world are simply confused and skeptical of such labels, say recent studies. More
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    Carob plant leaves could hold key to Listeria control
    Food Production Daily
    The leaves of the carob plant contain antibacterial substances that can help in the fight against Listeria, according to new research. More
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    Food analysis simplified with new software
    Food Production Daily
    Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched software for gas and liquid chromatography analysis that simplifies the process and makes it more user-friendly. More
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    Growing trend: Efficiency in food industry's X-rays
    Food Production Daily
    The trend toward energy-saving X-ray equipment for the food industry continues to increase momentum, and equipment manufacturers are responding by introducing wave after wave of next-generation machines. More
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