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OMB reviewing FSMA record access rule
Food Chemical News
The White House Office of Management and Budget, since at least Oct. 18, has been reviewing FDA's interim final rule with regard to the new record availability requirements provided for under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, Food Chemical News has learned. More
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Supercommittee failure means no farm bill in progress
USAgNet
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., and Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, said in a joint statement Monday that the failure of the Joint Select Committee to reach a deal on an overall deficit reduction package also has ended the effort to produce an accelerated farm bill. More
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Global food demand could double by 2050
Minnesota Public Radio
A new study from the University of Minnesota projects that global food demand could double by 2050. That's despite the fact the world's population is forecast to grow by less than 30 percent. More
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After supercommittee fails, parties pin hopes on 2012 elections
The Washington Post
On Monday, Washington finally gave up on the fantasy that 12 members of a divided Congress eventually would agree on a historic debt-reduction compromise, if they just spent enough time together in small rooms. More
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Supercommittee failure gives parties election ammunition
The Hill
The supercommittee's deadlock gives leaders in both parties plenty of ammunition for the 2012 campaign. More
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Is Obama's Truman-esque approach working?
The Washington Post
It has been a few months since President Barack Obama started talking tougher with Republicans in Congress. And in the aftermath of the debt-reduction supercommittee and its failure to come to an agreement Monday, it's worth asking the question: Is this new, Truman-esque tactic actually working? More
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Romney lays out attack in open letter to Obama
The Hill
Mitt Romney sent President Barack Obama an open letter Tuesday outlining how the former Massachusetts governor plans to criticize the president if Romney wins the Republican nomination. More
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North Dakota: Dark horse Senate battleground?
POLITICO
Washington Democrats are mustering everything they have to convince the political reporting class that the North Dakota Senate seat is the one that didn't get away. More
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South Korea passes free trade agreement over opposition
Bloomberg
South Korea's assembly passed a free trade agreement with the U.S. over the objections of opposition lawmakers, paving the way for the accord with the world's biggest economy to take effect as early as Jan. 1. More
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House advances bill overturning NLRB union rule
The Hill
The House on Friday afternoon approved a rule allowing for debate and vote on legislation that would overturn a pending National Labor Relations Board proposal to speed up union elections. More
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Congress set to cut cash to reform meat industry
The Associated Press via Greeley Tribune
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said last week it will abandon portions of a sweeping antitrust rule proposed for meat companies if Congress does not provide money for enforcement. A congressional committee voted to strip funding for the measures in a spending bill the full Congress was expected to approve. The reforms would have changed how poultry companies pay chicken farmers and made it easier for ranchers to sue meatpackers over antitrust violations. More
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US, China wrap up commerce and trade conference
Farm Futures
The 22nd session of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade ended in Chengdu, China, Monday. U.S. officials report meaningful progress on key elements of the U.S.-China trade relationship but also underscore much more work remains to be done to open China's market to U.S. exports and investment. More
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FSA: Wash your vegetables
Food Standards Agency
The Food Standards Agency today launched a new campaign reminding people to wash raw vegetables to help minimize the risk of food poisoning. The campaign is in response to E. coli outbreaks in Britain and abroad this year, including one linked to soil on raw vegetables and another caused by contaminated sprouted seeds. More
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Fair trade's future
Supermarket News
At a time when mainstream supermarkets are posting the fastest fair trade growth of all channels at 17.1 percent, the future of the movement hangs in the balance. More
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Marketers adapt menus to 'eat-what-I-want-when-I-want' trend
USA Today
Every company that makes or serves food in America has had to digest the same reality: We've become a nation of really weird eaters. More
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Kraft Foods bets big on India's emerging markets
Reuters
Kraft Foods Inc., North America's largest packaged food maker, is betting big on the Indian consumer's rising spending power as it firms up plans to become one of the top food companies in India in the coming years, in an effort to offset sluggish growth in the developed markets. More
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Heinz: New products will target low-income shoppers
Food Navigator
Heinz has unveiled a series of new products with lower entry price points to target households with incomes of less than $50,000 per year. More
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Nestle invests $61 million in frozen pizza factory in Germany
Reuters
Nestle is strengthening its frozen pizza business by extending its Wagner factory in Germany. The new $61 million extension to the factory, located in the city of Otzenhausen, will boost production of Wagner branded frozen food products. More
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Analysts: PepsiCo future still unclear
Food Manufacture
A key shareholder's withdrawal from PepsiCo is continuing to fuel speculation surrounding the future of the snacks and soft drinks giant, according to city analysts. More
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Tyson shows drop in income, boost in sales
The Meat Site
Tyson Foods has reported net income for the year down by $32 million, on the back of rising sales. More
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Target scrambles to line up new egg suppliers
The Associated Press via The News & Observer
Egg shortages were reported at some Target stores after the retailer ended its relationship with a producer accused of animal cruelty, and the company scrambled Monday to line up new suppliers before Thanksgiving. More
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Ag exports being delayed at Port of Oakland
Food Logistics
Agricultural exports are facing delays at California's Port of Oakland as terminals struggle to provide documentation verifying refrigerated containers containing farm products have not previously transited Vietnam and are safe to handle. More
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FreightWatch warns of higher cargo theft risks
Truckinginfo
Last year, FreightWatch reported cargo crime increases by 28 percent during holiday periods — and Thanksgiving weekend records the most cargo theft activity of all holiday periods in the United States. More
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Temperature test shows inconsistencies in same trailer
The Packer
An Intelleflex Corp. test recently revealed a 30 percent temperature difference for pallets of fresh berries in a single refrigerated trailer. More
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Corn germ rolled out to save on peanut costs
FoodBusinessNews.net
Flav-R-Grain PBE could offer cost savings to manufacturers of products that use peanut and peanut-based ingredients, according to QualiTech. More
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Preferred Freezer Service opens refrigerated warehouse
Refrigerated Transporter
Preferred Freezer Services is celebrating the grand opening of its newest state-of-the-industry, temperature-controlled warehouse in Elizabeth, N.J. More
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Floods threaten Thai frozen seafood business
Quick Frozen Foods International
Frozen seafood producers in a Thai coastal province bordering Bangkok have been putting in extra hours to prepare up two months of supplies in anticipation of approaching floods. More
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