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Food regulation: Industry wonders what ingredients will be next
Chemical & Engineering News
The Food & Drug Administration's move last month to revoke the "generally recognized as safe" status of partially hydrogenated oils in foods worries some experts in the food industry. They believe that FDA will use the approach to regulate other ingredients, such as sodium and caffeine.
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Report: White House slowed rules in election year
Bloomberg
The Obama administration last year took longer than normal to clear rules ranging from environment protection to food safety, a shift that an advisory body says may have been politically motivated.
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Tsunami of food regulations will hit in 2014
The Hill
The coming year figures to be pivotal for food safety issues, as the Obama administration works to complete a host of regulations to shore up a system seen as exposing the American public to too many health risks.
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After Senate budget vote, few hopes for a productive 2014
The Washington Post
The bipartisan budget compromise that passed the House by a wide margin last week has inspired hope that, after years of governing by crisis, Congress may begin returning to something resembling regular order. But that hope masks a deeply divided Senate.

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    Congress turns to tax reform
    Politico
    Updating the federal tax code could be the next area in which the Democratic Senate can find common ground with the Republican House, according to Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.

    Related: Ryan: GOP to make debt-ceiling demands in early 2014 (The Wall Street Journal)

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    GOP incumbents lean on donors to beat back primary foes
    The Wall Street Journal
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell recently delivered a direct pitch to one of America's top defense contractors: Get off the sidelines and start backing Republicans who will protect military spending.

    Related: DSCC hauls in $5.1 million for November (The Hill)

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    The food safety and consumer demand puzzle
    World Poultry
    Food safety and consumer demands, dominate the scientific community where research on the quality of poultry meat, eggs and egg products is concerned. Responding to these demands however, proves to be more complicated than one would expect.
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    FSIS clarifies rules on E. coli sampling for beef trimmings, bench trimmings
    USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
    After the Office of the Inspector General evaluated the Food Safety and Inspection Service's sampling programs for Shiga toxin-producing E. coli, FSIS has canceled an earlier memo and reissued its policy, effective Jan. 5.
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    1 unintended consequence of GMO labeling at Whole Foods Market
    Daily-Finance
    Whole Foods must work with its suppliers of vegetables, meats, cheese and dairy, wine and beer, seafoo, and personal care products to ensure their individual supply chains are void of GMOs. That isn't impossible, but the logistics are daunting.
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    2013 a transformative year for food retailers
    Supermarket News
    Merger-and-acquisition activity touched many of the largest supermarket operators in 2013 in what could be described as a year of "banner churn" in food retailing.

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    Amazon rolls out grocery delivery in more cities
    Benzinga
    Forget the drones — the real game-changing concept from Amazon could be grocery delivery. The online retailer expanded its AmazonFresh service into the San Francisco Bay area.

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    Amazon plans Pantry to take on Costco, Sam's
    USA Today
    Amazon.com is working on a new business called Pantry that will help it expand further into the giant consumer package goods market and take on warehouse club stores.

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    At restaurants, gluten-free is a tough recipe
    The Wall Street Journal (subscriber story)
    The hunger for gluten-free foods has become a headache for restaurant chains, as they struggle to produce dishes that meet increasingly strict requirements from customers and government regulators.
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    Low fat labeling may encourage consumption
    Food Navigator
    Foods labelled "low fat" or "low calorie" may encourage consumers to eat more, according to a study published in the journal Appetite.
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    Why Northwest Ohio is at the epicenter of US food manufacturing
    Food Navigator-USA
    What are food manufacturers looking for? Plentiful supplies of water, great transport links, a skilled workforce, low-taxes, easy access to raw materials?
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    Productivity rises by most in nearly 4 years
    Reuters
    U.S. nonfarm productivity rose the most in nearly four years in the third quarter but a drop in unit labor costs underlined a lack of inflation pressure, bolstering arguments for the U.S. Federal Reserve to maintain its massive monetary stimulus.
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    Mars Food marks 35 years in Mississippi town
    Food Ingredients First
    Mars Food North America marked its 35th anniversary in Greenville, Miss., with an event Friday that was attended by state and local officials as well as legislators.
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    Michael Foods commences work on $33 million expansion at Nebraska plant
    FBR
    Food processor Michael Foods has commenced work on a $33 million expansion at its Wakefield, Neb., farm and processing plant. The two-phase project includes expansion of the facilities and installation of new equipment.
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    Tetra Pak launches arsenal of processing gear
    Food Production Daily
    Tetra Pak has introduced equipment geared toward processing soups, sauces, fruit and infant foods.
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    CPG companies have major opportunity to transform IT strategy
    Food Ingredients First
    A large proportion of consumer packaged goods companies are following a less than optimal approach in their IT strategies, according to a new report by the Grocery Manufacturers Association and The Boston Consulting Group.
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    Food expo in Dubai draws 4,500 exhibitors
    Emirates 24|7
    With an unbroken record of growth since its inception 27 years ago, Gulfood, the world's biggest annual food and hospitality industry trade show, will feature 4,500 exhibitors promoting innovations for the food industry.
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