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'Ice storm' to hit supermarkets as shoppers warm up to online frozen food
Agriland
European consumers will turn more and more to online shopping and discounters to buy frozen food, a new report from Rabobank states.
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Exercise in a bottle is next food frontier for Nestle
Bloomberg
The world's biggest food company, known for KitKat candy bars and Nespresso capsules, says it has identified how an enzyme in charge of regulating metabolism can be stimulated by a compound called C13, a potential first step in developing a way to mimic the fat-burning effect of exercise.
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General Mills settles '100 percent natural' claim
The Wall Street Journal (subscriber story)
General Mills agreed to keep the phrase "100 percent natural" off a brand of granola bars and related products as part of a legal settlement, the food industry's latest concession in the battle over how to define natural foods.
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Democrats to Obama: You broke the party, now fix it
Politico
Enough, Donna Brazile told White House political director David Simas the day after the midterms. Democrats are in worse shape than when President Barack Obama came into office — the number of seats they have in Congress, the number of governors, a party approval rating that's fallen behind Republicans for the first time in recent history, enthusiasm, energy. The White House, Brazile said when she came to meet with Simas, has got to focus for the next two years on getting the party into better shape, and Obama's the best and most effective person to get out the message.
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Handful of bills could bridge the partisan divide, but will they start a trend?
The Washington Post
Despite gloomy predictions of continued acrimony and gridlock, a handful of bills suddenly stand a strong chance of making it into law by year's end.
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Republicans pounce on Landrieu's Keystone defeat
The Hill
Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., said Tuesday that the Senate's failure to pass a bill authorizing the Keystone pipeline doesn't undermine her re-election efforts. But Republicans were quick to disagree.

Related: Landrieu Keystone loss dominates Louisiana headlines (The Hill)

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FDA may weigh 'robust' third-party audit program in inspection priorities
Food Chemical News (subscriber story)
The Food Safety Modernization Act allows importers to rely on third-party audits in demonstrating the safety of certain food imports, and FDA is now eyeing whether to take into account a U.S. company's third-party audits when deciding the length and frequency of inspections here, said Roberta Wagner, compliance director at FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, at a meeting Monday.
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Vilsack: No 'regulatory fix' for COOL
Meatingplace
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the National Association of Farm Broadcasters that USDA doesn't see a regulatory "fix" for the U.S. country-of-origin labeling law.
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Conaway: Ready to work on next farm bill, immigration
Politico Pro (subscriber story)
"It's never too early to start on the next farm bill," said Rep. Mike Conaway, the next chairman of the House Agriculture Committee.
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Brazil declares war on potato chips, soda, chicken nuggets
National Journal
New guidelines in Brazil mark the first time a developing country has tried to stop a change in consumer behavior before junk food dominates — as it does in America.
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Nutritional policies and guidance labels 'failing'
Food Manufacture-UK
Nutritional policies and front-of-pack guidance on food products are failing to improve public health and curb the U.K.'s obesity epidemic, according to a leading expert.
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Report: Ads targeting kids still promote sugar and caffeine, not health
Food Navigator-USA
American children were exposed to significantly fewer TV ads for sugary drinks in 2013 compared with 2011. But not every soda giant got the memo, says a new report, which claims that children aged 2-11 saw 29 percent more TV ads for PepsiCo sugary drinks in 2013 than in 2010, and 64 percent more ads for Red Bull.
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Sugar refiner woes mount as Mexico deal seen choking supply
Reuters
At first blush, the powerful U.S. sugar industry seemed to clinch a big win last month when U.S. trade authorities struck a deal to restrict rising imports from Mexican rivals. With a closer look, however, it appears that big cane refiners might be the biggest losers because the deal could choke off imports of raw sugar from Mexico, cutting critical feedstock.
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McDonald's Moscow restaurant reopens after 3-month shutdown
Bloomberg
McDonald's largest restaurant in Russia reopened after local officials shuttered the location for three months, an optimistic sign for a company trying to return to business as usual in the country.
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Burger King scraps contracts in Germany
DW
Burger King has terminated its contracts with its biggest franchisee in Germany, Yi-Ko Holding, after reports of poor hygiene and working conditions emerged earlier this year.
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Unilever to use only sustainable palm oil in European foods by end of year
The Wall Street Journal (subscriber story)
Every drop of palm oil used by Unilever's European food business will come from sustainable sources by the end of 2014, the company pledged Wednesday.
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No time for family dinner? Try breakfast
The Wall Street Journal
Breakfast isn't necessarily just for packing in nutrition on-the-go. Families are finding the morning meal, or even just a cup of coffee, is as good a time as dinner to connect.
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Additional 6 tons of frozen pretzel dogs recalled on misbranding
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
After recalling 1.2 million pounds of frozen pretzel hot dogs earlier this week, City Line Foods Manufacturing Co. is expanding the recall to include an additional 12,282 pounds of product.

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Hydrocolloids market outlook: Growing in Asia
Markets and Markets
Growing application of hydrocolloids and rising health and diet consciousness among consumers drive the market for hydrocolloids, especially in developing countries such as India and China.
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Honeywell technologies track food products from grower to grocer
Food Production Daily
In post-FSMA America, traceability has become a huge issue throughout the food supply chain. Honeywell is leveraging its scanning and mobility technologies to help food companies comply with traceability requirements "from point of origin to point of sale."
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