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FDA to issue guidance on FSMA fee reductions
Federal Register
The Food and Drug Administration has submitted a proposed guidance on its "economic hardship fee reduction" relating to the Food Safety Modernization Act. The document is slated for publication in Friday's Federal Register. More
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Wal-Mart, Ad Council team on food safety campaign
MediaPost
To remind food preparers and consumers of the correct culinary practices, the Ad Council's "Food Safe Families" campaign and Wal-Mart's Checkout TV Network are partnering to run TV spots. More
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FDA sends product recall summary to OMB
Federal Register
The Food and Drug Administration has completed a review of its recall regulations, using a statistical analysis of all recalls from 2008-2010 to estimate the current annual reporting burden. More
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Poll: Congress hits 25-year low
POLITICO
Congress now has its lowest favorable rating in more than 25 years, according to a poll Wednesday. A scant 23 percent of respondents have a favorable view of Congress, while a whopping 69 percent have an unfavorable view. More
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CNN Republican debate: Winners and losers
The Washington Post
Another day, another Republican presidential debate. The Washington Post blogged the whole thing live but also took note of a few of the night's winners and, yes, losers. More
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Democrats: Republican lawmakers classified pizza as a vegetable for school lunches
PolitiFact.com via St. Petersburg Times
You may have heard the uproar by now: "Pizza is not a vegetable!" Democrats used the rallying cry in a mass email Nov. 17, alerting partisans that, "House Republicans are ramming through legislation this week to classify pizza as a 'vegetable' for the purpose of school lunches." More
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Draft guidance eyes certain drugs in food-producing animals
Federal Register
The Food and Drug Administration is accepting comment on its draft guidance #217, "Evaluating the Effectiveness of Anticoccidial Drugs in Food-Producing Animals." Poultry producers and others in the industry are encouraged to take note of the document. More
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Yum's food stamps campaign runs afoul of USDA
Bloomberg
Health advocates howled when they learned fast food giant Yum Brands Inc. wants to let low-income Americans use food stamps at its Taco Bell and KFC restaurants. Now the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which funds the food stamp program, also has voiced its opposition and is encouraging states not to give Yum a green light, Bloomberg Businessweek reports in its Nov. 21 issue. More
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Tough economy means another scaled-back Thanksgiving
The Associated Press via USA Today
Some are holding potluck dinners instead of springing for the entire feast this Thanksgiving. Others are staying home rather than flying. A few are skipping the turkey altogether. More
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Salmonella outbreak from chicken liver: Toll now 179 sick
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
A total of 179 illnesses in six states now have been linked to Salmonella-tainted kosher chicken liver products from Schreiber Processing Corp. More
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Weathering the commodity price storm
FoodNavigator-USA
The only certainty facing the beleaguered buying departments at the nation's leading food and beverage manufacturers is continued uncertainty when it comes to the price of raw materials and other input costs. How can firms find success in this climate? More
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ATA: Truck tonnage index shows economy not sliding
Truckinginfo
The American Trucking Association's advance, seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.5 percent in October after rising a revised 1.5 percent in September, indicating the economy is growing. More
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Opportunities abound in Panama, Colombia
USDA Blog
The largest delegation ever to participate in a USDA trade mission recently visited Colombia. Opportunities for American agribusinesses abound there and in Panama, according to one official. More
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Where's the salt? Hidden in Thanksgiving menu
USA Today
No need for a salt shaker on the Thanksgiving table: Unless you really cooked from scratch, there's lots of sodium already hidden in the menu. More
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How much time do Americans spend eating?
USDA Blog
Is the U.S. a nation of grazers who snack throughout the day? Are we mindlessly eating while doing other things? More
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Professional maintenance services for ISO 22000 plant
Food & Drink News
All food processing and associated organizations accredited to ISO 22000 standards must provide documented evidence of service and maintenance for equipment and services used upstream within the process to ensure subsequent certificated inspections are successful. More
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Flavor firms tackle ultimate reformulation challenge
FoodNavigator-USA
In the midst of volatile commodity costs, it's not just big grain prices that have put manufacturers under pressure: Sugar, nuts, black pepper, mint and cocoa also are among top concerns — and flavor firms are providing cost-cutting strategies. More
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Recreation food service seeks to restore profits
Refrigerated Transporter
A 2.6 percent decrease in sales rarely is considered good news, but for the recreation food service segment, 2010's decrease was a big improvement over the prior year's nominal decline of 10 percent. More
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Packaging preview in 3-D
Packaging Digest
Hammer Packaging, a converter providing both offset and flexo shrink sleeve labels is offering potential customers a sneak 3-D preview of what their product might look like from all angles — before it's made. More
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Sharpak extends low-carbon status to protein
Packaging Europe
Food packaging manufacturer Sharpak has announced the availability of its c-LOW low-carbon material across its protein ranges for meat, fish and sausage trays, assisting customers in meeting the Courtauld 2 Commitment. More
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United States Cold Storage
USCS and its several predecessor companies have been providing refrigerated storage services to the food industry since 1889. Today USCS is a leading national public refrigerated warehouse operator with 34 facilities located in 12 states. MORE
Sorting Food
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