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Frozen food: Study shows it can lead to better health
University of Utah Health Care
A new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found that people who regularly ate frozen meals consumed 253 fewer calories and 2.6 less grams of saturated fat per day than people who ate fast food. Additionally, adults who ate frozen meals had higher daily intakes of important nutrients such as protein, fiber and potassium.
Consumers finding value in dollar-store grocery aisles
Arizona Daily Star
Dollar stores have generally been known for cheap gift supplies, party decorations and cleaning supplies. But a growing number of consumers are frequenting dollar stores for groceries.
2 dead, 3 sick from Listeria in mung bean sprouts
Food Quality News
Mung bean sprouts contaminated with Listeria have been linked to the death of two people and illness of three others, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Can Republicans hold on to Senate majority in 2016? Reason for doubt
The Washington Post
Looking at the 2016 Senate map, there's reason for doubt about whether the GOP can hold the majority for more than two years. Republicans will have to defend 24 seats, compared with 10 for Democrats. And the raw numbers don't even tell the whole story.
Young guns vs. gavels: Guide to the GOP Senate's new war zones
As the party takes control of the Senate, establishment Republicans like Thad Cochran, Orrin Hatch, Chuck Grassley and John McCain are about to pick up the chairman's gavel, setting up a classic conflict between governing and campaigning with the party's White House-aspiring young guns.
Rand's grand plan
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has made key decisions about how to launch his presidential campaign for the 2016 Republican nomination, including a plan to headquarter his effort in Louisville and opting to run for re-election to the Senate at the same time he moves forward with the national race.
USDA approves genetically modified potato
The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday approved a genetically modified potato for commercial planting and use in the United States.
DGAC work group makes case for 'added sugars' on labels
Food Chemical News
An Added Sugars Work Group organized by the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee made a strong case last week for listing "added sugars" on the revised Nutrition Facts label proposed by FDA.
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GAO finds fault with government tests for pesticide residues
Food Safety News
Government agencies in charge of monitoring food for pesticide residues must step up their testing programs, said the Government Accountability Office in a new report.
Will USDA's new E. coli rule lead to more beef recalls?
Food Poisoning Bulletin
For the past few weeks, USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service has been using a new procedure to more quickly trace the source of ground beef that tests positive for E. coli. The change is meant to remove contaminated products from the market faster and prevent incidents of contamination from occurring.
Wal-Mart to focus on food safety in China: Asia chief
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is focusing on food safety as the world's largest retailer aims to boost profitability of its more than 400 stores in China, Wal-Mart Asia chief executive Scott Price said.
Food costs eating into consumers' saving at the pump as holidays near
Retailers hoping for a lift to the year-end shopping season see promise in gas prices, which last week fell below $3.00 for the first time since 2010. But rising food costs are making consumers wary and dashing hopes for the holiday retail forecast.
Whole Foods fights 'whole paycheck' nickname with lower prices, perks
Whole Foods Market hopes to ditch its unwanted moniker "whole paycheck" and reinvigorate slowing sales by lowering select product prices and expanding its reward program nationwide in 2015.
McDonald's October sales hold up better than expected
The Wall Street Journal (subscriber story)
McDonald's on Monday said its sales in October held up better than expected as the fast-food giant continues to confront a host of problems across its business.
Burger King tests India waters, starts with 12 outlets
U.S. fast food chain Burger King Worldwide will open about 12 outlets in India over the next three months, Rajeev Varman, chief executive of the hamburger chain's India unit, said Saturday.
Pizza Hut adds curry, ginger flavors to menu amid US sales slide
The Associated Press via Daily Reporter
Pizza Hut is letting customers play mad scientist, giving them the freedom to make pies with honey Sriracha sauce or add curry flavor to the crusts.
Corn, soybean price forecasts cut on supply
Morgan Stanley reduced its price forecasts for corn, soybeans and wheat because global surpluses are larger than expected and said rates will probably fall to a level that may curb supplies in high-cost producers like Brazil.
Unilever alleges false advertising in lawsuit against Hampton Creek Foods
Unilever has filed a lawsuit against Hampton Creek Foods, accusing it of falsely advertising its egg-free Just Mayo spread and causing "irreparable harm" to Unilever's Hellman's mayonnaise brand and the category as a whole.
Study suggests front of pack symbols do not indicate healthier foods
Products that display front-of-pack "health" symbols do not have better nutrient profiles than those that do not, a study has suggested.
Spray-on DNA barcodes a future weapon against foodborne pathogens?
Food World News
Outbreaks related to foodborne illnesses affect 1 out of 6 Americans annually, according to research. Due to this, a startup company is now developing bar codes that would detect any foodborne illnesses on fruits and vegetables.
Researchers develop biodegradable containers for oily food
Packaging Business Review
The Biomat group at the Polytechnic University School of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has developed renewable, biodegradable polymer container for both liquid and solid oily products.
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