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GMO labeling campaign amps up the star power
PR Newswire via The Sacramento Bee
Emmy Award winners Michael J. Fox and Julie Bowen, along with singer Ziggy Marley and 24 other entertainers, are featured in a new Just Label It video calling for the FDA to require labeling of genetically engineered foods. More
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Wal-Mart sales miss Wall Street view, shares down
Reuters
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported quarterly sales below analysts' expectations Thursday, while sales at established U.S. discount stores trailed Wall Street estimates and traffic fell in China. More
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Not so golden: McDonald's US chief leaves
The Associated Press via USA Today
McDonald's is replacing the head of its U.S. operations after the world's biggest hamburger chain reported its first monthly sales decline in nearly a decade. The company, based in Oak Brook, Ill., said its global chief restaurant officer, Jeff Stratton, will succeed Jan Fields as president of McDonald's USA effective Dec. 1. More
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Common ground may be easier to find in the Senate
The Wall Street Journal
In the great tax and budget showdown taking shape in Washington, most of the attention is focused on President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner: Can the Democratic president and the Republican leader of the House figure out a way to get together on a deal that prevents a dive off that fiscal cliff of big tax increases and spending cuts at year's end? But it's just possible the better prospects for finding common ground lie across the Capitol from Boehner's office, in the Senate. More
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John Cornyn on Senate races: GOP bungled it
POLITICO
Texas Sen. John Cornyn, the incoming Republican whip who led his party's Senate campaign efforts this year, candidly acknowledged the GOP bungled a prime opportunity to take control of the chamber through a combination of poor polling, poor candidates and a poor job of selling its message. More
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The House races that slipped away
POLITICO
They're the ones that got away, the House races each side woke up after last week's election wondering how they managed to lose. And in 2014, they'll be at the top takeover targets for Democrats looking to net the 17 or so seats they'll need to take back the chamber — and Republicans intent on stopping them. More
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Vilsack urges 'reform-minded' farm bill
Reuters
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Wednesday urged Congress to break a logjam and pass a reform-minded farm bill, but two lobbyists said the deadlocked $500 billion bill may not be enacted for months or even a year. More
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Group urges FDA crackdown on Cracker Jack product
The Hill
A nonprofit health group is urging federal regulators to act against a new Cracker Jack product that contains caffeine, arguing the snack is unhealthy for children. The Center for Science in the Public Interest wrote to food makers and regulators Wednesday, warning about a growing number of caffeinated snack products that could endanger children's health. More
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China's next president puts focus on food safety
Fresh Fruit Portal
The Chinese Communist Party has named Xi Jinping as its new general secretary, and as China's next president he has singled out food safety, health and agrotechnology as key issues. The man who will take leadership of the Asian giant in March rallied for improved public knowledge about food and health, in a bid to put public attention towards food safety and prevent misconduct in the industry, media outlet Xinhua reported. More
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Taking the food stamp challenge
Sun Sentinel
Could you survive on a food budget of just $31.30 a week? That translates to $4.50 per day, or $1.50 per meal. And while some might think it nearly impossible to do, others are determined to give it a try during the Nov. 11-17 Jewish Community Food Stamp Challenge Week. More
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Major food producers keep calories front-of-pack
Food Ingredients First
Twelve leading European food and beverage manufacturers and retailers have committed today to harmonizing nutrition labeling and information across all markets in the EU, in response to the new EU regulation on food labeling. More
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Frozen food body commits to ongoing health pledge
FoodBev
The British Frozen Food Federation has been named one of only 16 founding signatories to the Department of Health Responsibility Deal's new Fruit & Vegetables Pledge, as part of the ongoing work it undertakes to support government public health initiatives. More
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Another E. coli illness linked to XL Foods
Sun News
Another case of E. coli illness in the province traced to the XL Foods plant in Alberta, Canada, is a reminder beef consumers need to remain vigilant, said a federal health official. And the still-recurring E. coli cases are no help to a local beef industry still getting back on its feet following the five-week closure of the meat processing plant, said Cameron Bruett, spokesman for its operator JBS USA. More
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Bill Marler's most difficult cases and lobbying Congress
Miami New Times
In the second of a two-part series, attorney and food safety advocate Bill Marler discusses food safety concerns, his most difficult cases and what it was like to lobby Congress in support of the Food Safety Modernization Act. More
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Target quarterly profit tops forecasts with food boosts
Reuters
Target Corp.'s quarterly profit beat Wall Street forecasts as the discount chain lured shoppers with a wider variety of food products and 5 percent discounts for its cardholders. More
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Supergrains: Why quinoa, farro, chia, amaranth should be in every formulator's toolkit
Food Navigator-USA
"Supergrains" — from farro, spelt, kamut, millet, quinoa and amaranth to chia, freekeh and teff — are high in fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals. They also come with a wholesome image and in many cases, gluten-free credentials. But are these ancient grains a flash in the pan or a sustainable growth trend? And which ones have the most potential? More
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Americold introduces new service for LTL, full truck shipments
Refrigerated & Frozen Foods
Americold, based in Atlanta, has introduced Xpedite, a 24/7 service providing coordination and expedited delivery of LTL and full truckload shipments. More
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Birds Eye takes a fresh approach to frozen food industry
The Telegraph
Every Birds Eye pea is frozen within 150 minutes of being picked. It's this commitment, supported by Norbert Dentressangle, that reaffirmed the brand's success. More
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Frozen Food Express Industries show improvement in Q3
Globe Newswire via 4-traders
Frozen Food Express Industries Inc. announced its financial and operating results for the quarter. "We are excited to show strong improvement over the third quarter of 2011, led by continued tonnage and yield growth in our LTL services," said Russell Stubbs, president and CEO. More
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Do nanomaterials pose health risks? What science has to say
Food Safety News
Engineered nanomaterials have great potential to benefit animal and human health. But there are uncertainties surrounding the long-term effects of applying ENMs to food and pharmaceutical products consumed by humans and animals. More
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Study: Essential-oil blend reduces Salmonella contamination
University of Georgia via Medical Xpress
Oil and water may not mix, but a University of Georgia study found feeding chickens a blend of plant-based oils in their drinking water can help prevent Salmonella contamination before the meat reaches the dinner table — or even the grocery store. More
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