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Should you be eating frozen veggies instead?
CNN
It's been long believed that fresh fruits and vegetables are better for you than their frozen counterparts, but a recent study has turned that thinking on its head.

Editor's note: This story details a study from the University of Georgia commissioned by the Frozen Food Foundation that compares the nutritional value of frozen and fresh fruits and vegetables. For more information, visit www.frozenfoodfacts.org.

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Food labeling and litigation: What's in store for 2014?
Food Navigator-USA
What might give the food and beverage industry's regulatory affairs teams sleepless nights in 2014? From more evaporated cane juice lawsuits to proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts panel, stay up to date with this FoodNavigator-USA gallery.
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FSIS sets 'resolutions' for 2014
USDA
USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service unveiled its Annual Performance Plan Tuesday, outlining its resolutions for fiscal year 2014. At the top of the list: reiterating officials' goal to tackle Salmonella exposure.
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Top negotiators: Farm bill delayed to January
Reuters
The four top negotiators for the new U.S. farm bill, already a year behind schedule, said Tuesday they would not complete work until January on the legislation to cut food stamps for the poor and expand crop insurance for farmers.

Related: Extension of farm subsidies rebuffed by Senate Democrats (Bloomberg)

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Tea partiers line up to tackle GOP senators
Politico
Republican primary challengers are lining up to take on sitting senators next year in 8 of the 12 races involving sitting GOP senators, gunning for party leaders.
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Inside the budget agreement
Politico
The House-Senate budget bill is 77 pages of largely modest savings but also salted with a variety of "good government" reforms that could help win votes for passage.
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FDA to crack down on antibiotics in meat
Politico
The Food and Drug Administration will issue two major proposals Wednesday in an effort to cut back on antibiotics used on farms that can spur drug-resistant superbugs, making a final push to limit drugs fed to animals before they're turned into steaks and pork chops.
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USDA's Thornton: Turning the tide on childhood obesity
The Rock River Times
Dr. Janey Thornton, USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, says in a guest column that the CDC's latest numbers show her mission to improve childhood health is gaining ground.

Related: Dried cranberries to be included in school food options (Fresh Fruit Portal)

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EU labeling overhaul to affect (nearly) all food companies
Food Navigator
The Food Information for Consumers regulation is set to come into effect this time next year. FoodNavigator spoke with Campden BRI's principal food law adviser David Leeks to find out what changes to expect.
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The 10 unhealthiest fast food hamburgers
The Daily Meal
Burger chain seems obsessed with cramming as much food between two buns as humanly possible. Be it four patties, 10 strips of bacon, blue cheese or even a fried chicken cutlet, we lost the humble hamburger.

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AFDO, NASDA: Open communication on FSMA
Food Chemical News
If FDA does not coordinate with state agencies to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act rules, especially the produce safety regulation, the program could fail, warn industry groups.

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Top 10 supermarket trends coming in 2014
Omaha World-Herald
With more healthy snacks, store brands, recipe apps and international flavors, supermarkets will aim to better meet consumers' desires to save money, save time, eat healthfully and enjoy food.

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FDA sends FSMA safe transport rule to OMB
Food Chemical News (subscription required)
Transporters and all the links in the food industry supply chain will soon see new safety standards for transporting food, as FDA today sent the sixth Food Safety Modernization Act proposal to the White House Office of Management and Budget for final review.
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EU to expand meat origin labeling in 2015
Food Safety News
The European Union plans to introduce origin labeling for pork, poultry, sheep and goat meat that will include information on where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.
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Nonprofit takes on food industry giant
KOMO-TV
A Washington nonprofit organization is going after one of the biggest food producers in the world, and it's not the first time they've picked a fight with giant in the food industry.
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EU food safety agency says aspartame poses no risk for consumers
EurActiv
Aspartame, the artificial sweetener used in light food products and soft drinks, does not pose risks to the general population, the European Food Safety Agency said Tuesday in a bid to strengthen the confidence of consumers, hoping to overcome the mistrust of citizens towards the additive.
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Canada's auditor general says healthy food options in schools failing
Toronto Sun
According to Canadian auditor general Bonnie Lysyk's report released Tuesday, students are eschewing the "healthy food options" mandated by the provincial government — and heading to local fast food restaurants for lunch.
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Frozen Foods Processor of the Year: Creating a sustainable seafood society
Refrigerated & Frozen Foods
High Liner Foods is at the forefront of bringing seafood innovation to the table — albeit restaurant and at-home kitchens. In fact, this Nova Scotia, Canada-based company has taken the ideation of "white tablecloth seafood" and made it easy and convenient for consumers to put together at home.

Related: Maintaining a seafood savviness like no other (Refrigerated & Frozen Foods)

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White paper: 2014 CPG trends and predictions
AFS Technologies
According to insights from the top thought leaders in the industry, there are top 10 predictions reflecting noteworthy trends from 2013 that every CPG manufacturer should consider as plans are refined for 2014.
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Record wheat harvest curbs costs for Domino's Pizza
Bloomberg
Wheat farmers are harvesting a record crop for the fourth time in six years, adding to a global grain glut and cutting costs for food makers from Panera Bread Co. to Domino's Pizza Inc.
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You are where you shop: What your grocery store says about you
The Washington Post
Where did you go shopping this weekend? If you tend to vote Democrat, odds are you stocked up at Trader Joe's or Whole Foods. If you call yourself a Republican, you were more likely to stock up at Wal-Mart or Costco. Independent voters are more likely to get their groceries at traditional grocery stores, like Food Lion, Publix or Albertson's. That's according to data compiled by Scarborough, the New York-based consumer research firm.
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Frozen storage design to change
SHD Logistics
Single-envelope design installed by ISD Solutions using composite panels is set to change conventional frozen storage design.
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Research shows consumer demand for transparency on food
U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance via Dairy Herd
Transparency in the food industry is a growing topic of conversation and, in order to continue to effectively communicate with consumers about the food they grow and raise, the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance conducted research to hone in on the topic of food transparency, specifically how important it is to American consumers.
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The power of combining GPS fleet tracking and temperature monitoring
Refrigerated & Frozen Foods
Temperature monitoring is the centerpiece of efforts to maintaining the cold chain, but standard monitoring mechanisms lack key capabilities that can not only reduce spoilage and fleet operating costs but also simplify data collection.
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Land O'Lakes becomes second US firm to join global dairy platform
Reuters
Food co-operative Land O'Lakes Inc will become the second U.S. firm to join the world's dairy trading platform, adding a potentially big exporter of skim milk powder to the internationally traded dairy market.
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