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FDA expected to issue rule on food additives process by 2016
Reuters
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to issue a final rule on its controversial food additive approval process by August 2016 as part of a legal settlement, according to court papers filed on Monday.
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World Trade Organization rules against country-of-origin labeling
Farm Futures
The World Trade Organization on Monday said the United States' revised Country of Origin Labeling law violates technical barriers to trade agreements because it provides less favorable treatment for Canadian and Mexican livestock.

Related: Manufacturing, ag leaders: COOL rules threaten jobs, growth (PR Newswire)

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Oregon GMO labeling initiative sets record
Bloomberg
New reports filed with the Oregon Elections Division show that Measure 92, the ballot initiative to require labels for any food containing genetically modified ingredients, is now the costliest in state history.
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Obama: Democrats avoiding me 'have supported my agenda'
The Hill
President Barack Obama delivered a blow to Democratic Senate candidates looking to distance themselves from his flagging approval ratings Monday, saying lawmakers avoiding him on the campaign trail were "strong allies and supporters" who have "supported my agenda in Congress."

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    GOP bullish with 2 weeks to go
    The Hill
    Two weeks from Election Day, GOP hopes of capturing congressional control continue to rise. "We are going to win the Senate. I feel very good about that," National Republican Senatorial Committee Executive Director Rob Collins said last week.

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    Gridlock could prove costly at polls
    The Wall Street Journal (subscriber story)
    In talking with people about the dysfunction in Washington in recent years, one simple question almost inevitably arose: What will it take to end the gridlock? The succinct answer has been equally simple: When voters start punishing rather than rewarding politicians for perpetuating gridlock, behavior will change.
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    Effects of new inspection rules on poultry and other meat
    Food Safety Magazine
    Touted as "privatization" of poultry inspection, critics raise concerns about the effectiveness and objectivity of the new inspection process that took effect this week. At the same time, the new system has raised questions about whether the transition has caused a decrease in the effectiveness of the entire USDA system.
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    Labeling changes strike 'fear' into SMEs
    Food Manufacture-UK
    Changes to food labeling rules have shaken small- to medium-sized food and drink businesses, which fear being put out of business, a leading industry adviser has revealed.
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    Food labels could reduce livestock environmental impacts
    Food Navigator
    The use of "single-focus" labels on food products could be a small change that leads to a big difference in reducing the environmental impacts of livestock on water availability, say researchers.
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    NPMA 2.0: Not your grandpa's trade group
    PCT
    The National Pest Management Association has made big changes to improve transparency and build partnerships. What does it mean for the food production sector?

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    Wal-Mart workers push for $15 minimum wage
    Law360
    Workers at nearly 1,700 Wal-Mart locations in the U.S. are pushing for the retail giant to raise its wage floor to $15 per hour, the United Food and Commercial Workers union said.

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    Inside the new school lunch in Nebraska
    The Atlantic
    Amid the furor over federal school nutrition regulations and the reports of students throwing away untouched lunches in droves, one town stands out: Lincoln, Nebraska.

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    Technomic's take: 2015 food trends
    PR Newswire via Consumer Electronics Net
    Technomic lays out 10 trends that its consultants and experts believe may be transformative in 2015. Predictions are based on Technomic research including consumer and operator surveys and site visits.
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    Frozen meals trump QSR meals for nutrition
    Food Processing
    What’'s healthier: a frozen meal or a meal from a quick-service restaurant? According to new research presented at the 2014 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, the frozen meal wins out in terms of dietary fiber, potassium, calcium and protein — and it has fewer calories and less saturated fat.
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    Goya Foods to expand West Coast headquarters in Industry
    San Gabriel Valley Tribune via Daily Breeze
    Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States, will unveil its newly expanded West Coast headquarters on Thursday with a new facility and distribution center in Industry, California.
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    McDonald's quarterly profit falls 30 percent
    Reuters
    McDonald's Corp. reported a 30 percent fall in quarterly profit, hurt by a food scandal in China and intense competition in the United States.

    Related: McDonald's struggles mean more tasty deals (The Daily Meal)

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    Coca-Cola Co profit falls; company expands cost-cutting
    Reuters
    Coca-Cola Co. said Tuesday that its quarterly profit fell 14 percent as sales of carbonated beverage volumes in North America declined.
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    Gluten-free convenience from the freezer
    Food Processing
    The gluten-free frozen category continues to explode, growing by more than 40 percent year-over-year, according to Boulder Brands Inc. In response, the company is expanding its Udi's Gluten Free frozen offerings to include premium breakfast and lunch burritos along with Italian-inspired skillet meals.
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    Food safety program gets funding boost
    Food Quality News
    More than $1 million in funding has been committed toward a goal of $3.4 million to create an Oklahoma State University food safety program.
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    3-D printed food for the elderly may hit shelves in 2016
    Food Navigator
    Researchers in Germany are working on a 3-D printed food for elderly people with chewing and swallowing problems, which looks and tastes like "real food."
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    UK research finds younger shoppers shunning frozen food
    Kam City
    Freezers across the U.K. are neglected, under-used and under-appreciated, with younger shoppers dubbing them "graveyards" for food that is soon to go off, according to the latest consumer research from IGD ShopperVista.
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    CMA CGM acquires 7,000 last generation reefer containers
    Hellenic Shipping News
    The CMA CGM Group has acquired more than 7,000 of last generation 40' High Cube Reefer containers including 6,000 low consumption engines.
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    FOODesign launches its vegetable chip batch fryers internationally
    Food Production Daily
    Food processing equipment manufacturer FOODesign, a tna company, has launched its hot oil batch-pro 12, a series of cookers and fryers outside of the U.S.
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