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Frozen foods among top 10 trend predictions for 2013
Supermarket News
Even modest food price increases will affect both retailers and consumers in the coming year. Snackable mini-meals and frozen foods take center stage in supermarket aisles this year while dads and millennials get more comfortable and powerful in the kitchen. More
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Health groups tell Nickelodeon to stop hawking junk food
The Hill
A coalition of health groups is calling on Nickelodeon to stop airing commercials that promote unhealthy foods. In a letter Monday, groups urged the channel and its parent company, Viacom, to implement strong nutrition standards for the foods marketed on Nickelodeon and by its shows' characters. More
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FDA seeks dismissal of lawsuit over FSMA delay
Reuters
Creating new rules for food safety is too complex a task to be completed quickly, and a lawsuit seeking to compel government action should be dismissed, according to a court motion filed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA said that although it was behind schedule in modernizing food safety regulations as set out in a law signed in January 2011, the agency's broad role in regulating a $450 billion domestic and imported food business requires additional time. More
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Republicans losing blame game on fiscal cliff
The Washington Post
A majority of Americans say that if the country goes over the fiscal cliff on Dec. 31, congressional Republicans should bear the brunt of the blame, according to a new Washington Post-Pew Research Center poll, the latest sign that the GOP faces a perilous path on the issue between now and the end of the year. More
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GOP ousts lawmakers from plum posts
The Hill
House Republican leaders on Monday ousted lawmakers from plum committee assignments, sending a clear message that they are demanding more unity from rank-and-file members. The moves appear in line with Speaker John Boehner's effort to tighten his grip on his unruly conference. More
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Trade deals could help Obama with business
POLITICO
Following an election that pitted President Barack Obama against the business community, next year may be a time for the two sides to find common ground. But making amends may be easier to do overseas than at home. More
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Report: Most federal agencies not following FOIA requirements
The Washington Post
President Barack Obama promised a more transparent government on day one of his first term. But an audit by the George Washington University-based National Security Archive has found that nearly 70 percent of government agencies haven't updated their Freedom of Information regulations. More
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Amid slowdown, Brazil turns inward
The Washington Post
When the Brazilian economy began to stall last year, officials in Latin America's largest country started pulling pages from the playbook of another major developing nation: China. More
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New Jersey mayor begins food stamp challenge
USA Today
Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker on Tuesday began his food stamp challenge, living on the groceries he can buy for about $30 a week. That's the amount New Jersey residents receive if they qualify for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, as the food stamp program is officially known. It comes out to $4.32 a day, Booker said. More
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USTR Ron Kirk presses Russia on meat trade barriers
Food Chemical News (subscription required)
U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk is urging Russia to keep its market open to U.S. meat products and comply with its new obligations as a member of the World Trade Organization, Agra Europe reports. More
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Organizing fast food: Why austerity economics hurts workers
EconoMonitor
What does the drama in Washington over the fiscal cliff have to do with strikes and work stoppages among America's lowest-paid workers at Wal-Mart, McDonald's, Burger King and Domino's Pizza? Everything. More
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Global trend to update food safety laws continues in Philippines
Food Safety News
The Philippines soon may join the United States and Canada by updating its food safety law. In Manila, the Philippines Senate Committee on Trade and Commerce has reported Senate Bill 3311 to the floor. Known as the Food Safety Act of 2012, the proposed new law is structured around five concepts. More
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What to watch for when Hostess holds its bake sale
Advertising Age
When Hostess Brands begins unloading its products in the coming months it will be the most closely watched bake sale, well, quite possibly ever. The company's demise as a result of a labor dispute has already produced a torrent of media coverage, from breathless reports of snack-cake shortages to philosophizing about what Twinkies mean for America. More
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Getting to win-win: Retailers, manufacturers collaborate on trade deals
Supermarket News
When Haggen Inc., a 29-store food retailer serving parts of Washington and Oregon, converted its first store in Bellevue, Wash., from the Top banner to Haggen: Northwest Fresh a year ago, the grand reopening attracted a cohort not necessarily associated with supermarket grand reopenings: about 200 of the chain's suppliers. Why so many suppliers? More
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Snacking trend turns healthy at supermarkets
Supermarket News
Fresh fruit slices packed with yogurt dip, singly packed slider sandwiches and even whoopie pies in mini-size are ringing up sales. What's more, supermarkets are putting up banners and signs that call attention to snacks, often reminding customers that snacks can be healthy. More
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Can reduced portions reduce consumption?
Food Navigator
Many food companies are promoting smaller portions and reducing the size of existing products as part of a plan to reduce overall calorie intake — but is this the most effective approach? IGD nutrition and scientific affairs executive Hannah Arnold examines the evidence. More
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Chipping away at fried food myths
The Esperance Express
French fries, the scourge of nutritionists and the villain food of the film classic "Super Size Me," are actually healthy for you, according to researchers from the Federico 2 University of Naples in Italy. The scientists say that fried chips are not just full of nutrients, but also, if cooked correctly, the starch in potatoes makes them particularly resistant to oil absorption. More
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In the spotlight: ConAgra's belief in future of US private label
just-food
It has taken over a year for ConAgra Foods, the U.S. food group, to get its man, and one can understand the satisfaction it had last week in announcing to the market it had struck a deal to buy private-label manufacturer Ralcorp Holdings. More
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Locavorious frozen food CSA brings summer to winter
AnnArbor.com
Rena Basch, founder, owner and "chief freezing officer" at Locavorious started the frozen food CSA in 2007. This year she bought more than 7 tons of food to preserve from local farms in Michigan. As of December, she has 12,758 pounds of those local fruits and vegetables ready to distribute in packages at minus 10 degrees. More
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Report: Gluten-free on the rise
Supermarket News
U.S. sales of gluten-free foods and beverages will exceed $6.6 billion by 2017, according to market research firm Packaged Facts. The market for gluten-free foods and beverages has continued to grow faster than anticipated, reaching $4.2 billion in 2012, for a compound annual growth rate of 28 percent over the 2008-2012 period, according to Packaged Facts. More
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Pesticides in tap water linked to food allergies
ABC News
As food allergies become increasingly common, a new study offers the first proof that they may be linked to pesticides found in tap water. Researchers at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology used existing government data to see whether people with more dichlorophenols in their urine were more likely to have food allergies. More
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New report available: World Food Safety Products Industry
PR Newswire via MarketWatch
World demand for food safety products is forecast to rise 8.1 percent per year to $18 billion in 2016. High-profile international foodborne illness outbreaks, in addition to large product recalls, will continue to fuel demand as the prevention, identification and traceability of food contaminants will remain key issues for consumers, food industry participants and legislators. New market research from Reportlinker.com tracks the food safety products industry in more depth. More
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Revolution Foods gobbles up $9 million school food contract
San Francisco Business Times
Oakland, Calif.-based Revolution Foods Inc. was the low bidder for a contract to supply the San Francisco Unified School District's 114 schools with fresh, nutritious food. The $9 million contract cooks up to roughly 21,500 lunches, 5,500 breakfasts and 6,000 snacks per day. More
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ADM offers revised proposal to buy GrainCorp
Food Ingredients First
Archer Daniels Midland has delivered to GrainCorp a revised, nonbinding proposal to purchase the company, with concessions made in order to reach agreement with GrainCorp's board of directors. More
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USDA invests in pest management to protect food supply
USAgNet
The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded more than $33 million to support research and extension activities addressing pest management issues that have human health, environmental and economic consequences across the nation. The awards were made by USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture. More
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Reducing salt in processed meats by making products juicier
Food Navigator
NIZO researchers claim to have found a way to reduce the salt content of sausages and other processed meat by at least 15 percent while retaining the same saltiness perception: by making them juicier. More
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Economic development: Add food to Michiana industry
South Bend Tribune
Food processing operations have garnered a lot of attention in Indiana, Michigan and the surrounding region (known as Michiana). It's time to take advantage of that prospect, argues Jeff Rea, president and CEO of the St. Joseph County, Ind., Chamber of Commerce. More
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Montana meat shop gets funds to build plant
Meatingplace
A Beaverhead County, Mont., meat processing facility has been awarded a $30,000 grant to build a new 2,000-square-foot processing plant. The new Dell Center LLC building will meet all requirements for a state-inspected facility. It will provide needed cooler and freezer space, as well as the saws and tables to process more than 400 animals each year. More
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The not-so-bright future of Canada's food-processing industry
The Record
With the strength of the Canada dollar, the rise of input costs and demanding food distributors, the food rocessing sector in Canada is being squeezed on all sides, and it may get worse. More
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Electric pressure washer a steam cleaner alternative?
Virtual-Strategy Magazine
Maintenance staff within food processing facilities require the most powerful, heated, all-electric pressure washers with no fumes. New technology targets conveyor belts and most other surfaces with low water flow rates. More
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