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ABC News asks judge to toss pink slime lawsuit
The Associated Press via ABC News
Lawyers for ABC News asked a judge Wednesday to toss out a $1 billion defamation lawsuit filed by a South Dakota-based meat processor over a meat product that critics dub "pink slime," saying the news organization did not knowingly disparage the company or its product.

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    PIRG: US food safety systems are 'broken'
    Food Quality News
    Contaminated food makes 48 million Americans sick every year and costs more than $77 billion in aggregated economic costs, according to a Public Interest Research Group report. More
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    Big candy revives sugar fight on Halloween
    National Journal
    The sugar industry wants the federal government's sugar program — which places tariffs on most foreign sugar — to continue as it is in the current farm bill. The candy industry wants it repealed or reformed.

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    Romney sees Pennsylvania, Michigan, Minnesota ripening to red
    The Wasington Post
    After a season dominated by talk of Ohio, Virginia and Florida, Campaign 2012 suddenly shifted focus to a new trio of states Wednesday amid a new verbal battle about which candidate is better positioned to win. The new geographic front in the political war focuses on Pennsylvania, Michigan and Minnesota, three states that have backed Democrats dating back at least to 1988 but which Republicans say are ripe for GOP nominee Mitt Romney in his challenge to President Barack Obama. More
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    Ohio moves back into the 'toss-up' category
    The Washington Post
    The Washington Post is moving Ohio from "lean Obama" to "toss-up" in The Fix's presidential ratings amid a slew of polling that suggests the race has tightened during the past month, even as the incumbent retains the slightest of edges.

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    Senate races get ugly in final days
    POLITICO
    Democrat Shelley Berkley is corrupt. Republican Denny Rehberg is reckless. And the candidates in Wisconsin either personally profited off victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks or refused to honor them on the House floor. At least that's what their opponents would have you believe in the nasty, attack-filled closing days of the battle for the Senate. More
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    House panel demands study on Obama school lunch rules
    The Hill
    House Education and Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline, R-Minn., is asking government investigators to study the controversial school lunch rules implemented this fall by the Obama administration. "State and local officials, parents and students have raised concerns about a number of these changes, specifically the adequacy of the calorie maximum, the cost of the new requirements and increased food waste in school cafeterias," Kline told the Government Accountability Office Wednesday in a letter co-signed by Reps. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., and Phil Roe, R-Tenn. More
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    Survey: Parents support policies limiting food marketing
    Yale University via Medical Xpress
    Parents are concerned about food marketing and the way it impacts their children's eating habits and would support policies to limit the marketing of unhealthy food and beverages to children, according to a study from Yale's Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity. More
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    Investigation: USDA cut 60 percent of foreign meat inspections
    Food Safety News
    Sending U.S. Department of Agriculture officials overseas to inspect meat and poultry plants whose products are destined for American consumers has long been a bedrock of our modern import safety system, but an investigation by Food Safety News found the number of countries audited by U.S. officials each year has declined by more than 60 percent since 2008. USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service has also become less transparent. More
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    Embracing green supply chain for sustainability, business edge
    Consumer Goods Technology
    Our world is changing rapidly; the forces of nature are wreaking havoc, shifting environmental and turbulent weather patterns and ongoing calamitous and extreme conditions, which are all pointing toward "sustainability" and "embracing green" as the only long-term solutions to help regulate the damage before it has severe consequences. More
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    Top trends for 2013: Aware shopper forces accountability
    PR Newswire via U.S. Politics Today
    As the U.S. food industry awaits a vote from California on the mandatory labeling of GMO ingredients and several manufacturers face regulatory challenges over "natural" product claims, two of the key trends for 2013 are the "aware shopper" and "natural" cracks, according to Innova Market Insights. More
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    CSPI: Disney's new nutrition standards have holiday loophole
    Food Chemical News (subscription required)
    Remember a few months ago, when Disney introduced its nutrition standards for any foods sold in its parks or targeted to kids? The Center for Science in the Public Interest does, and it's asking the company to make those standards apply year-round. More
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    Automatically detect, manage food packaging supplier risks
    Globe Newswire via Virtual-Strategy
    There is a large shift in both consumer and manufacturer awareness in the latent but real risk that food packaging, and specifically food contact packaging, represents to the commercial viability of food as a finished good. Many manufacturers have begun to treat packaging like any other "ingredient," giving packaging and packaging suppliers the same scrutiny as they do with consumable ingredients. More
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    Lab-grown meat may solve food security crisis
    Food Manufacture
    Manufacturers should invest in the development of "cultured meat" as traditional animal husbandry can't meet growing global demand, says Compassion in World Farming. More
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    Frozen pizza business boosts Annie's earnings
    Food Business News
    The roll-out of frozen rising crust pizza products continued to gain momentum at Annie's Inc., helping to drive earnings in the second quarter of fiscal 2013. Net income attributable to common stockholders in the period ended Sept. 30 totaled $3,785,000, equal to 22 cents per share on the common stock, up sharply from $107,000 in the same period a year ago. More
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    Prinova USA gains 'Grade A' BRC certification
    Food Product Design
    Prinova USA received "Grade A" status and official certification from the British Retail Consortium, an internationally recognized certification program for global standards on food safety and quality and part of the Global Food Safety Initiative. More
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    Doctor shares weight loss secret: Focus on frozen foods
    EmaxHealth
    Jessica Bartfield, M.D., an internal medicine physician who specializes in nutrition and weight management at Loyola University Health System, has a weight loss secret that's also low-cost: Check your freezer. Frozen foods that are low-calorie, nutritious and portion controlled have several advantages as a dieting strategy. More
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