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US food lobby fighting hard to defend ads for children
Reuters
Some of the world's biggest food companies won a partial victory in a battle over junk food advertising for children, and now they are going for the kill. The issue is expected to come up Nov. 15, when the Senate Commerce Committee holds hearings to consider the nomination of Jon Leibowitz to remain head of the FTC. More
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Listeria fears boost US food recall rates
Food Production Daily
Six times as many foods products were affected by recalls in the U.S. from July to September compared to the second quarter, with potential listeria contamination accounting for 25 percent of the affected products.

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Will Obama's plan to clamp down on trade associations hurt nonprofit advocacy?
The Nonprofit Quarterly
Trade associations are protesting an Obama administration proposal to restrict "government employees from attending educational programs, trade shows and similar events conducted by nonprofit organizations and trade associations." Sounds like a nonprofit advocacy-rights question, right? Well, there are nonprofit associations for nonprofits and there are nonprofit associations representing interests that are distinctly not nonprofit.

Editor's note: AFFI President and CEO Kraig R. Naasz is a member of ASAE's Key Industries Associations Committee, which is leading an effort to repeal or modify proposed restrictions to limit government employees from attending business association events.
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Conservatives grow concerned about Cain allegations
The Wall Street Journal
Conservatives say they are giving new weight to allegations of sexual harassment against Herman Cain after Sharon Bialek of Chicago came forward at a news conference to say Cain groped her in 1997 after she asked for help finding a job. More
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Does Ohio hold key to Obama's 2012 hopes?
The Washington Post
A provocative new analysis by Brookings Institution scholar William Galston argues that, in 2012, President Barack Obama would be wiser to focus on traditional heartland battlegrounds like Ohio first, rather than on some of the peripheral states that he put into his column in 2008 or others his campaign is considering. More
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Poll: Voters deeply torn
The Wall Street Journal
A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll has found an electorate that is convinced the country's economic structures favor an affluent elite and is deeply torn about whether President Barack Obama or any of his Republican rivals can pull the nation out of decline. More
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Opinion: State races hold tea leaves for 2012
POLITICO
Should President Barack Obama lose his re-election bid, it will be for two reasons — and both have to do with momentum. More
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Study: Sugary drink ban in schools doesn't cut consumption
The Wall Street Journal
Some states have banned the sale of sugar-sweetened beverages in school vending machines and other on-campus venues in the hopes that children will drink fewer of them. A just-published study, however, suggests it might take more than school restrictions to curb overall consumption of soda, sports drinks and fruit beverages. More
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27 House members warn against 'secret' 2012 farm bill
Food Chemical News
Some 27 House members, led by Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wis., have sent a letter to the supercommittee opposing consideration of a "secret" 2012 farm bill being prepared by leaders of the House and Senate agriculture committees. More
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California changes rules for transport refrigeration units
Refrigerated Transporter
The California Air Resources Board recently approved amendments to the Transport Refrigeration Unit regulation. The amendments are designed to provide flexibility, improve enforceability, improve compliance rates and clarify existing requirements. More
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California ports to ban 2006 and older trucks, ax clean truck fee
Truckinginfo
Beginning Jan. 1, trucks with an engine year of 2006 and older will be banned from California's Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach. More
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Senate committee to vote on highway bill this week
Truckinginfo
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will vote on a two-year, $109 billion highway reauthorization bill this week. Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century, as the bill is called, is intended to preserve current spending levels. The committee has not said how it will pay for the $12 billion needed to do that. More
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Michael Pollan: Big Food as part of the solution?
The Washington Post
An interview with healthy food advocate Michael Pollan discusses everything from marketing guidelines to taxation policies affecting consumers and the food industry. More
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USDA seeks input for committee on food hygiene
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Office of Food Safety, in conjunction with the Food and Drug Administration, is holding a public meeting Tuesday, Nov. 15, to draft U.S. positions to be discussed at the 43rd Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission Committee on Food Hygiene, which will be held in Miami Dec. 5-9. More
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EFSA launches draft Science Strategy, seeks public comment
FoodBev
The European Food Safety Authority has launched a public consultation on its draft Science Strategy 2012–2016. The document explains the scientific contribution EFSA will make to the European food safety system during the next five years, laying down strategic objectives to drive quality and optimize risk assessment capacity across the EU. More
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FSA invites participation in food safety research
Food Standards Agency
The FSA is inviting researchers to tender for two projects: one to develop a tool to identify good and bad aspects of the culture toward food safety in businesses, and the other to evaluate the risk of buying food through the Internet. More
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Supreme Court will not hear renewable fuel case
MarketWatch
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a request from the oil and chemical industry to strike down the Renewable Fuel Standard.

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    Good news for US frozen potato exports
    Quick Frozen Foods International
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture forecasts a 5 percent increase in frozen potato product exports this year compared to last year, driven by strengthening economies of key importers and global fast food expansion. More
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    McDonald's reports strong sales
    The Wall Street Journal
    McDonald's Corp.'s reported strong sales for October, as the fast food giant benefited from its Monopoly game promotion and the popularity of featured products such as locally relevant menu choices in Europe. More
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    Fast food's biggest customer: Not poor, but middle class
    Time
    Contrary to popular wisdom, eating at McDonald's isn't exactly cheap, costing almost $28 for a family of four. This might help explain the results of a recent study from the University of California, Davis, which found people's visits to fast food joints increased along with their incomes, and poor people were spending fewer dollars on fast food than lower-middle and middle-income Americans. More
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    Retailers, contractors debate alternate refrigeration systems
    Supermarket News
    The systems supermarkets rely on to keep products chilled and frozen are beginning to change in profound ways. Many of these changes are being driven by the Achilles' heel of commercial refrigeration: leaks of refrigerant gas into the atmosphere. More
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    Pork processor rebuffs Humane Society complaint
    The Meat Site
    U.S. pork processing giant Smithfield Foods has hit back at allegations made by the Humane Society of the United States regarding the company's animal welfare practices; the complaint was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. More
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    Sara Lee finalizes sale to Grupo Bimbo
    FBR
    American consumer goods company Sara Lee has completed the sale of its North American Fresh Bakery business to Mexico-based Grupo Bimbo for $709 million, including the assumption of debt. More
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    TreeHouse set for expansion following strong third quarter
    just-food
    U.S. private-label manufacturer TreeHouse Foods has announced plans for expansion, following an increase in sales and profits in its third quarter. More
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    Bayer CropScience sues Dow AgroSciences over soybean
    FoodBev
    Bayer CropScience has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware against Dow AgroSciences, based on Dow's submission to the USDA for approval to commercialize a three-​gene herbicide-tolerant soybean under the Dow Enlist brand name. More
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    Beef jerky recalled because of Salmonella contamination
    USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
    Whittington's Jerky, Inc., of Johnson City, Texas, is recalling approximately 126 pounds of beef jerky products that could be contaminated with Salmonella. More
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    Challenges, benefits of implementing sustainable supply chain
    Food Production Daily
    The incorporation of sustainability throughout the supply chain involves constant innovation, commitment from company leadership and a realization that it is an indefinite process, according to Datamonitor. But experts say companies willing to make the commitment will reap rewards in financial terms and brand enhancement. More
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