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Obama administration: Food safety rules coming ASAP
Food Safety News
"The Obama administration is committed to food safety, and we have taken key steps including putting out a food safety rule cracking down on Salmonella in eggs and expanding E. coli testing for beef," an OMB spokeswoman wrote to The Huffington Post Tuesday, in response to an article posted earlier in the day suggesting the presidential election had held up the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act. More
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FDA urged to prevent nasty reinspection fee surprises
Food Chemical News (subscription required)
Texas produce importers want to give FDA a new job in relation to the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act: Confirm that U.S. agents are willing to pay tens of thousands of dollars in the event that a foreign food manufacturer requires a reinspection visit. More
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TIME magazine, MSNBC show how frozen fruits, vegetables are as nutritious as fresh
MSNBC
In its second annual look at food, TIME magazine's "What to Eat Now" edition explains how food technology has made frozen food as nutritious as organic, fresh, locally grown products. More
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Republicans, 2016: In full swing
POLITICO
Tired of presidential politics? Get over it: Upwards of 15 prominent Republicans are privately contemplating 2016 campaigns for the presidency — and the most serious and ambitious of the bunch are already plunging in, some quite publicly.

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    Advocates at odds over how to tighten campaign finance rules
    The Washington Post
    After record spending on the 2012 election, many advocates for tighter regulation of money in politics are agitating for a big overhaul of campaign finance rules. They just can't seem to agree on what that overhaul should include. More
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    Holding earlier political conventions an option in 2016
    The Hill
    After Mitt Romney's loss on Election Day, Republicans began to float suggestions on how their party could capture the White House in 2016. One, from GOP strategist Karl Rove, was to hold an earlier nominating convention, and the idea seems to have struck a chord with political types from both parties. More
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    Emulsifying Protein Enhances Frozen Sauces
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    Canada: House votes unanimously in favor of food safety bill
    CBC News
    In the aftermath of the massive E. coli scare at the XL Foods plant, the House of Commons has passed legislation to modernize, consolidate and add consistency to Canada's food inspection system. While the legislation is not a direct response to September's XL Foods shutdown, federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said Bill S-11 will provide a "more consistent" approach to food inspection, allowing a "uniform approach" across all food commodities. More
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    Will EOBRs miss another deadline?
    Commercial Carrier Journal
    Now that 2012 is nearly in the books, perhaps you might be looking ahead to 2013. One of the questions the trucking industry hopes to have answered next year is this: Will the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issue a rule mandating the use of electronic onboard recorders? More
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    FMCSA seeks to extend entry-level commercial driver certification requirements
    Federal Register
    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is accepting public comment until Dec. 21 on its request to continue training certification requirements for entry-level commercial motor vehicle operators, particularly tractor-trailer drivers. More
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    Hostess headed for final closing
    CNN
    Time will likely run out for Hostess Brands Wednesday, after a last-ditch mediation effort by a bankruptcy court judge failed to produce a deal between the company and its striking bakers' union. More
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    Food safety: Using automated workflow to achieve compliance
    Global Food Safety Resource Center
    Workflow software enables producers to automate both manual and digital processes involving people, systems and equipment. Most important for food and beverage processors, workflow software vastly improves documentation of processes, measurements and results to help achieve industry and government regulatory compliance, replacing manual and paper-based procedures. More
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    White paper: The food safety, quality and compliance storm
    Refrigerated & Frozen Foods
    Regulatory, non-regulatory and customer-driven compliance is one of the biggest challenges for today's food safety and quality professionals. SafetyChain Software's white paper tackles the specific hurdles and solutions that exist in today's market. More
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    Algae-based biodiesel for sale in California
    Truckinginfo
    For what is being touted as the first time in history, algae-based biodiesel is available to consumers in a retail setting at various locations in the state of California. PropelFuels, a retailer of renewable fuels and clean mobility solutions, and Solazyme Inc., a renewable oil and bioproducts company, are bringing algae-derived fuel to retail pumps. More
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    Alfa Laval target US, Asia as acquisition opportunities
    Food Production Daily
    Alfa Laval has targeted the U.S., China and Korea as part of its three-dimension plan outlining acquisitions, a company official said Tuesday. More
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    Food processing machinery market to reach $53 billion by 2016
    PRWeb via Digital-Journal
    Growth in food processing machinery demand in the world's developed economies was much slower than in industrializing nations between 2006 and 2011, and sales gains in most developed nations will continue to trail the world average through 2016. The main impetus for gains in the food processing equipment industry will come from greater demand for processed foods in developing nations as personal incomes rise. More
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    Salmon recalled on Listeria worries
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration
    Michaels Gourmet Delicacies of Miami is recalling a batch of its wild Alaskan sockeye salmon over concerns that it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

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    Foreign particles force recall of 16,100 pounds of sausage
    USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
    Stanley's Market Brands LLC, headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, is recalling approximately 16,100 pounds of kielbasa products because they may contain tiny shards of plastic. Because some of the product may have been repackaged — thus no longer bears the identifying product information — the company and FSIS are urging distributors and consumers to be cautious. More
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    Label development geared for 'individual requirements'
    Food Production Daily
    Michael Zwilling, head of production at label maker KHS, said the firm's new platform-based labeling system is "geared entirely toward the individual requirements of the companies that use it." More
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