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FDA updates guidance, begins accepting food facility registration
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
The FDA on Tuesday updated its guidance for the use of food product categories in food facility registrations, which it began accepting in mid-October, several weeks behind its original target date. The deadline for food facilities to register, however, is still Dec. 31.

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    FDA records: Internal concern over voluntary antibiotics approach
    Food Safety News
    Internal U.S. Food and Drug Administration documents recently made public show the agency has some concern over whether its voluntary approach will successfully reduce the non-judicious use of antibiotics in food animal production. The memos and emails, posted online last week by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, provide a small window into the deliberation over FDA's current approach. More
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    How vulnerable is Prop 37 to a legal challenge?
    Food Navigator-USA
    If Californians approve controversial GMO labeling initiative Proposition 37 next month, could food industry opponents challenge it on First Amendment grounds? Quite possibly, according to lawyers exploring what form a legal challenge might take. More
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    Post-ABC tracking poll: Romney 49 percent, Obama 48
    The Washington Post
    The new Washington Post-ABC News national tracking poll has 49 percent of likely voters supporting Republican Mitt Romney, and 48 percent President Barack Obama, a seesawing result that shows the continued narrowness of the contest. More
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    Polls show Obama up in Ohio, Virginia
    The Hill
    A new set of battleground polls hold encouraging signs for President Barack Obama, with the incumbent leading in both Ohio and Virginia — two battlegrounds Republican nominee Mitt Romney will likely need if he is to win the White House. More
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    Candidates battle to lock up key states
    The Wall Street Journal
    Backed by a ramp-up in TV ad purchases, Mitt Romney will spend much of the final two weeks of the campaign presenting himself as a bipartisan bridge-builder, aides said, while President Barack Obama tries to persuade voters that his Republican rival is painting a centrist veneer over conservative policy positions.

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    Labor unions, liberal groups fear lame-duck betrayal by Obama
    The Hill
    Major labor unions and dozens of liberal groups working to elect President Barack Obama are worried he could "betray" them in the lame-duck session by agreeing to a deal to cut safety-net programs. More
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    Emulsifying Protein Enhances Frozen Sauces
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    Obama's vow on 'fiscal cliff' offers hope
    The Washington Post
    Washington is growing increasingly jittery about the prospect of automatic spending cuts decimating federal agency budgets in January. So when President Barack Obama declared in Monday's debate that the cuts "will not happen," people took note. More
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    FSIS advises inspectors on Salmonella control process changes
    USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
    USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued new examples to its inspection personnel to help clarify when it's appropriate to request an expedited Salmonella verification set after an establishment has substantially altered its food safety system or temporarily changed its process without validation of the HACCP plan. More
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    Vilsack applauds US-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement
    USAgNet
    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Monday applauded the U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement that becomes effective next week, calling it part of a combined effort to bring an additional $2.2 billion in agricultural exports. More
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    Canada: Feds give XL Foods OK to reopen slaughtering plant
    Postmedia News via Leader-Post
    The Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced Tuesday it has reinstated the operating license of XL Foods Inc.'s plant in Brooks, Alta., nearly a full month after the federal agency suspended it over the plant's failure to manage E. coli risks. More
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    UK announces consistent food labeling system
    Netdoctor
    A new, consistent system of front-of-pack labeling is to be introduced in the U.K. next year to help consumers make healthier choices when buying food, the government has said. Health minister Anna Soubry confirmed the proposed system today and revealed it will consist of a combination of guideline daily amounts, color coding and high/medium/low text. More
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    North Carolina trucking company sentenced over faking HOS
    Land Line
    A North Carolina trucking company has been sentenced for its role in a scheme to falsify truck drivers' hours of service records. Larry Morris Trucking was sentenced on Oct. 10 in U.S. District Court in Greensboro, NC, to five years of probation for making false statements, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General. More
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    Fruit As It Should Be!

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    CO-PACKING. PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT. SOURCING & SUPPLY

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    Industry-driven child-advertising effort reports success on cereals
    Food Chemical News (subscription required)
    An effort by the food manufacturing, beverage and fast food industries to regulate themselves on the quality of products advertised to children is reporting a significant improvement in the quality of cereals being promoted. More
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    Manufacturers taking 'bold gamble' on R&D
    Food Production Daily
    European food and drink manufacturers are making a "bold gamble" on research and development investment in the tough economic climate, according to results from the latest IPA 2012 survey. More
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    Target completes fresh food expansion at 3 Cincinnati stores
    Business Courier
    Target Corp. completed remodels this week at 30 stores, including three in greater Cincinnati. The Target stores in Springdale, Fairfield Township and Milford expanded their fresh food selection. The remodeled stores now have 10,000 square feet dedicated to fresh food choices, including produce, packaged meat, and pre-packaged baked goods, in addition to dry and frozen food offerings. More
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    Better For You Foods acquires A.C. LaRocco
    Frozen & Refrigerated Buyer
    Better For You Foods LLC, owner of the "Better4U!" all-natural brand of gluten-free and thin crust pizzas, is now the owner of A.C. LaRocco — another all-natural and healthy frozen pizza brand. Between Better4U! and A.C. LaRocco, the company now offers a total of 15 varieties of frozen pizza. More
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    Indiana pizza shop adds delivery service to busy farmers
    Pizza Marketplace
    One Indiana pizza shop has added a new service specifically delivering food to farmers in the area who are too busy working through harvest season. According to the Journal & Courier, Buck Creek Pizza Co., in Buck Creek, Ind., added the unique service for farmers who don't have time to leave their fields during this busy season. More
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    Meat processor going beyond recall order to protect public
    Hawaii News Now
    The company whose packaged ground beef was recalled because of suspected E. coli contamination has taken strict measures to protect the public. Higa Foodservice recalled 4,100 pounds of processed meat that went out last Wednesday.

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    Research: Acrylamide may cause low birth weight
    Food Manufacture-UK
    New research has linked foods rich in acrylamide, such as chips, to a higher risk of low birth weight children, while levels of the chemical in chips are rising, according to a separate report the European food watchdog the European Food Safety Authority. More
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    Georgia food company focuses on people
    Manufacturing.net
    One of Georgia’'s largest food manufacturing companies, Southeastern Mills, has been thriving around a workplace culture and philosophy that puts its people first, no matter what level of the company they operate on, showing that mutual trust, respect and valuing employees can be the three most important ingredients for success. More
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