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Fulfilling the promise of FSMA: The importance of stakeholder engagement

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Speaking at the National Food Policy Conference, the vice-chair of the FDA's FSMA Imports Implementation Team emphasized the importance of stakeholders in providing information, practical scenarios and data as FSMA implementation proceeds. More
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USDA expects food prices to climb as much as 4.5 percent

The Wall Street Journal
The U.S. government said food prices are expected to climb 3.5 percent to 4.5 percent in 2011, an increase of one-half of a percentage point from its prior forecast, as higher commodity costs continue to filter down to consumers. More
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FDA issues guidance on administrative detention of food

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
This guidance document provides updated information pertaining to the Food and Drug Administration's authority to order the administrative detention of human or animal food under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. More
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Obama to Hollywood: 2012 campaign won't be as 'sexy' as 2008

The Hill
President Barack Obama acknowledged that his reelection effort "will not be as sexy as the first one" at a star-studded fundraiser Monday night in Hollywood. More
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Perry's economic plan would slash taxes, federal spending

The Washington Post
Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry has released an economic plan full of long-held conservative goals, including personal accounts for Social Security, an optional flat tax, major spending cuts and a series of tax cuts. More
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Perry hits NLRB for Boeing case in South Carolina economic pitch

The Hill
Rick Perry targeted the National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday as he unveiled his economic plan in South Carolina. More
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Cain ramps up in Florida

POLITICO
Much has been said about Herman Cain's lack of actual infrastructure in the early states, but he has some real hires in Florida now, according to a story in Florida's St. Petersburg Times. More
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Transportation's future a rocky road

POLITICO
Transportation experts said the federal highway and transit program needs two big changes: major systemic reforms and a large increase in funding. The problem is you can't have one without the other. More
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GOP chair: Supercommittee has 'plenty of time' to get debt deal

The Hill
The Republican chairman of the congressional supercommittee on deficit reduction downplayed concerns that the panel has made little progress as its deadline for action nears. More
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California workers head to court over warehouse practices

Food Logistics
The California group Warehouse Workers United has filed its own class action lawsuit charging Schneider Logistics and other logistics companies with labor law violations related to common tactics in the industry. More
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Packaging recovery label program seeks clarity, consistency

Food Production Daily
A new packaging recovery label pilot program to be rolled out next year in the U.S. is intended to help industry comply with federal guidelines, boost recycling rates and ease consumer confusion over how best to recycle materials, said sustainability nonprofit group GreenBlue. More
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Dole brings 2 new frozen fruit products to market

Business Wire
Dole® today announced the introduction of two new frozen fruit products, Fruit Smoothie Shakers® and Frozen Fruit Single-serve Cups. Both contain no artificial ingredients, providing consumers with new, convenient ways to enjoy the great taste of fresh fruit from the freezer. More
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Diamond Foods expands Breakfast on the Go line

Globe Newswire
Diamond Food Inc. is expanding its Emerald® Breakfast on the Go!™ line with a new oatmeal offering. More
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Frozen egg product recalled over Salmonella risk

Business Wire
American Egg Products of Blackshear, Ga., is recalling 5-pound cartons of frozen egg product that could be contaminated with Salmonella. More
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Wal-Mart reopens China stores

Reuters
Wal-Mart's stores in the Chinese city of Chongqing reopened to surging crowds Tuesday, two weeks after being shut down by local authorities for violating food and product standards.

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    Study: Scant promise for pulsed electric fields in poultry processing

    Food Production Daily
    Pulsed electric fields might not be suitable for controlling Campylobacter levels in raw chicken, but they potentially could be used to control levels in scalding or chilled processing water. More
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    Insurance giant funds grant for food packaging

    Salem-News.com
    Marion-Polk Food Share in Oregon received a $60,000 grant this week from Kaiser Permanente toward the purchase and installation of repackaging equipment that will enhance food distribution from the regional food bank warehouse in Salem. More
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    DuPont: DNA-based pathogen database can help food safety

    Food Quality News
    A DNA-based, pathogen-detecting database could provide assistance in the fight against seemingly increasing foodborne contamination, according to experts who developed DuPont Qualicon's RiboPrinter database system. More
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    Hain Celestial acquires UK natural chilled foods company

    PR Newswire
    The Hain Celestial Group Inc., a natural and organic products company providing consumers with A Healthy Way of Life™, has announced the acquisition of Daniels Group in the United Kingdom. More
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