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AFFI bolsters government affairs team with addition of Gordon Speed
AFFI
American Frozen Food Institute President and CEO Kraig R. Naasz have announced the addition of Gordon Speed as AFFI's new director of government affairs. "The American Frozen Food Institute is pleased to strengthen our exceptional government affairs team with the addition of Gordon Speed," said Naasz.
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Study: Frozen ready meals dominate frozen foods category
Refrigerated & Frozen Foods
The global frozen food market is expected to be worth $293.75 billion by 2019, according to a recent study conducted and produced by Transparency Market Research, Albany, New York. The report states that the frozen food market was valued at $224.74 billion in 2012, and will register a CAGR of 3.9 percent Refrigerated & Frozen Foods between 2013 and 2019.
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Avian flu causes seven countries to suspend British Columbia, Canada, poultry imports
FoodProductionDaily.com
The United States and six other countries have temporarily stopped importing any poultry from British Columbia, Canada, due to an outbreak of "highly pathogenic" avian influenza in the province.
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Deal reached on $1.01 trillion spending bill
The Washington Post
Congressional leaders unveiled a massive $1.01 trillion spending bill that will keep most of the federal government funded through September. The legislation is expected to pass in the coming days and will allow the incoming Republican-controlled Congress to clear the decks of lingering spending issues while setting the stage for a prolonged fight with President Barack Obama over immigration policy.

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    Budget winners? Boy Scouts. Budget losers? Michelle Obama.
    Politico
    On the chopping block: A slice of first lady Michelle Obama's school nutrition bid and a key provision of President Barack Obama's financial overhaul law. Saved by the threat of a shutdown: the Environmental Protection Agency's budget and energy rules.

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    Boehner's pitch: Fight Obama in 2015
    Politico
    John Boehner is pushing his members to support a $1.1 trillion funding bill to keep the government open, vowing that it will provoke a fight with President Barack Obama in 2015 when the party is in a stronger position to take him on. The federal government is slated to shut down unless Congress acts, and the Republican leadership team is beginning to line up members to vote for a deal that leading Senate Democrats also support.

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    Big US school districts plan switch to antibiotic-free chicken
    Reuters
    Six of the largest U.S. school districts are switching to antibiotic-free chicken, officials said on Tuesday, pressuring the world's top meat companies to adjust production practices in the latest push against drugs used on farms. The move by districts in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Miami-Dade County and Orlando County, Florida, is intended to protect children's health amid concerns about the rise of so-called "superbugs," bacteria that gain resistance to conventional medicines, school officials said.
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    Lawmakers to review genetically modified labeling
    The Seattle Times
    The food industry is likely to find a more receptive Congress come January in its fight against mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods. Setting the stage for debate after Republicans take control, a House subcommittee was to review legislation that would make such food labels voluntary, overriding any state laws that require them.
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    FDA reaffirms position on BPA
    Food Safety Magazine
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition has released its 2014 hazard assessment of bisphenol A — an industrial chemical used to harden plastic products. In it, they reaffirm their conclusion that BPA, in relation to exposure from food contact uses, is safe at current levels. The confirmation was made after an internal review of the agency's most current BPA research data.
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    Congress relaxes whole grain standards for schools
    The Seattle Times
    Congress is taking some whole grains off the school lunch line. A massive year-end spending bill doesn't allow schools to opt out of healthier school meal standards championed by first lady Michelle Obama, as House Republicans had sought. But it would ease standards that require more whole grains in school foods.
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    How White Castle became king of the retail freezer case
    Refrigerated & Frozen Foods
    In 1921, Walt Anderson and E. W. "Billy" Ingram Sr. borrowed $700 and opened their first White Castle restaurant in Wichita, Kansas. The loan was repaid in 90 days and today, the $650 million, family-owned company employs more than 10,000 people company-wide and operates over 400 restaurants throughout the Midwest and portions of the East coast.
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    Online food safety program launched for industry professionals
    Food Safety News
    The University of Guelph's Department of Food Science launched an online food safety training program for food industry professionals. The university said the program is designed specifically for professionals and staff working in food safety, quality assurance, production and management. The first seven modules of the program will begin in February 2015 and cost $2,000 to participate.
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    Idaho company to offer frozen side dishes with healthy grains
    Idaho State Journal
    After a more than 20-year hiatus from the retail grocery market, J.R. Simplot Company is confident its new frozen side dish products will fill a void in freezer sections and "spice up" the frozen side-dish category for families. Darren Dudley, the retail brand manager for the Boise-based J.R. Simplot Company, said the business sees potential growth in its newly launched UpSides product, and views this as an entry point into new markets.
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    WPC botulism scare a food safety 'watershed moment' for Fonterra
    DairyReporter.com
    The whey protein concentrate botulism scare was a "watershed moment" for Fonterra in terms of food safety, an independent inquiry into the incident has concluded.
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    Cockroach fears prompt Japan frozen food recall
    AFP via Bangkok Post
    Hundreds of thousands of frozen pasta meals were being recalled in Japan after a cockroach was found inside a packet. Nissin Frozen Foods, a unit of instant noodles pioneer Nissin Foods Holdings, is probing "a claim by a customer who spotted something foreign inside a product, and discovered that part of an insect believed to be a cockroach had slipped" into a bag of frozen pasta, it said in a statement.
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