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Challenges remain for salt reduction: Expert forum
The U.K.'s salt reduction program has been hugely successful — but it has challenges ahead, according to experts speaking at FoodNavigator's Salt Reduction Forum last week.
Millennials, Hispanics and coffee: IRI picks rising stars in CPG marketplace
Consumers — and specific groups of consumers — are changing how, when and where they shop, with the influence of millenials and Hispanics set to grow over the next decade, says a new report from IRI.
Angst grows over Obama's plans for action on immigration
Angst over President Barack Obama's post-election plans on immigration is growing amid revelations that the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service has issued a procurement request for as many as 34 million work permits and green cards.
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Party preparations: Senate maneuvering begins
The Wall Street Journal (subscriber story)
With Republicans looking increasingly likely to take control of the Senate, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are already considering how they will operate in the chamber if the levers of power are reversed.
Economic anxiety dominates 2014
If Democrat Michelle Nunn is going to defy the odds and win a Senate race in the deep South it's going to be because of people like Elizabeth Grubbs, a 30-year-old Waffle House waitress and student who feels stuck and anxious in the troubled American economy.
Poll: Ernst maintains edge over Braley
Iowa Republican state Sen. Joni Ernst holds a 2-point lead over Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, in a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday.
Clinton headed back to Iowa (The Hill)
RNC: Iowa GOP making historic gains in early voting (The Hill)
NAMA urges West Coast port deal to speed shipments
The North American Meat Association has joined 60 other associations in writing a letter to West Coast port authorities urging that a new labor agreement be reached to avoid delayed shipments.
Vermont farmers, food industry reps react to GMO labeling proposals
North Country Public Radio
While a lawsuit contesting Vermont's GMO labeling rule is pending, lawmakers are tweaking the specifics of the new rules and running through the proposals in a series of public hearings. As it turns out, sticking a label on GMO foods is no simple task.
Related: GMO labeling initiatives back in the spotlight (Food Business News)
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OMB adds unapproved suppliers, dietary supplement changes to FSVP plan
Food Chemical News (subscriber story)
Importers would be able to use unapproved suppliers in the event of temporary supply disruptions and still meet the new food safety controls in the Foreign Supplier Verification Program requirements, according to changes the Office of Management and Budget made to the FSVP proposal.
FDA rules: What can consumers expect?
Food safety specialists say the FDA is going through the largest overhaul of food safety regulations in 70 years. The changes are based on thousands of comments from farmers and consumers.
Halloween prep time! And time for a blueberry trick or two in these
blueberry treats: Blueberry mystery muffins (a big juicy dollop of
blueberries hiding in the middle); Blue Moons, crescent moon-shaped
blueberry buttery cookies); Blueberry Bats and Boo-scotti (frighteningly
good). US Highbush Blueberry Council.
U. S. Highbush Blueberry Council
Consumer watchdog group takes aim at impulse sales
The Center for Science in the Public Interest is again going after impulse purchases at the checkout counter.
Groups petition FDA to ban imported PFCs in paper products
A group of consumer and health organizations has filed a petition with the FDA asking the agency to ban perchlorate and perfluorocarboxylates in paper products that are imported into the U.S., citing potential harm to human health.
Russia most active in WTO over animal health, food safety
The Cattle Site
In just over two years since joining the World Trade Organization in August 2012, Russia has become one of the most active members of the body dealing food safety and animal health issues — the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Committee.
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