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Food leaders urge Obama administration to nix food safety fees
The Hill
A coalition of more than 30 food industry groups wrote to the Obama administration Monday urging officials to request more congressional funding for food safety efforts instead of relying on food taxes.

Editor's note: The American Frozen Food Institute is cited in this story for leading a food group coalition that is urging the administration against imposing new regulatory fees.

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    Store brands step up their games — and prices
    The Wall Street Journal
    Every year, U.S. shoppers buy more generic goods, many of them trading down from more expensive, name-brand labels to save money. But consumers are developing loyalty to store brands for reasons besides price, and that could be a problem for food and consumer products companies as the economy rebounds. More
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    Consumers Union calls for salt reduction in processed food
    Consumer Reports
    Nearly 7,000 consumers joined Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, in a recent petition supporting regulatory efforts to set national, industry-wide targets to reduce sodium in processed and restaurant foods.

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    Romney anticipates big win in Florida
    The Hill
    Mitt Romney appears poised to win Florida's primary Tuesday, coming back from prior stumbles to emerge a stronger, more confident candidate. More
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    Will Romney-Gingrich battle lead to costly split in GOP?
    The Washington Post
    Newt Gingrich has vowed to take his fight for the Republican presidential nomination all the way to the party's national convention in August. Could his battle against Mitt Romney leave the GOP badly divided heading into the fall campaign? More
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    Gingrich raised $5 million in January, $10 million in fourth quarter
    The Washington Post
    Newt Gingrich raised $10 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 and has pulled in another $5 million in January, his campaign announced via Twitter Tuesday. More
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    Transportation bills: Major differences in House, Senate versions
    POLITICO
    With two months remaining to finish a long-term surface transportation bill, the House and Senate are racing this week to mark up several portions of their dueling legislation.

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    Agencies to share all information on GM plants
    Office of the Federal Register
    USDA, FDA and EPA have agreed to a new understanding that will encourage cooperation and communication in the regulatory oversight of genetically engineered plants and the foods derived from such plants. Under the new agreement, to be published in an upcoming edition of the Federal Register, the agencies will exchange details of GM plants and foods, including information exempt from public disclosure usually referred to as "confidential business information" and/or "trade secrets." More
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    School lunch amendments published
    Federal Register
    The proposed rule amending the National School Lunch Program has been published, with the full text explaining how NSLP regulations will incorporate provisions of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. More
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    House members introduce egg production bill
    National Hog Farmer
    Congressmen Sam Farr, D-Calif., Jeff Denham, R-Calif., Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., and Elton Gallegly, R-Calif., have introduced the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012 to codify the agreement between the United Egg Producers and the Humane Society to establish a national standard on cage sizes and enriched housing for laying hens. More
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    Petition to Obama: Cease FDA ties to Monsanto
    The Washington Post
    A 2009 Food and Drug Administration appointment is stirring up online protests again, with a petition gaining steam in its calls for the ouster of FDA senior adviser Michael Taylor, a former Monsanto executive. More
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    Antibiotic bans could lead to food safety issues
    Pork Network
    If antibiotic use in animals was unduly restricted, as some believe is necessary, it could have negative consequences for consumers, according to Tom Burkgren, DVM, executive director of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians. More
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    EU erecting trade barrier
    Agweek
    The European Union is attempting to use free trade agreements to convince other countries to impose "geographical indication" rules that would make it illegal for U.S. companies to use the names of cheeses and other products that originated in Europe.

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    EU food sector: Negative vote on nutrition claims proposal 'bad for consumers and business'
    FoodDrinkEurope
    The European Parliament's Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee today voted against the revised nutrition claims recently adopted by the European Commission, drawing renewed efforts from the food sector to ensure the denial is not endorsed during Parliament's plenary vote Thursday. More
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    FDA to update approved animal drug list
    Office of the Federal Register
    More than 20 new animal drugs will be removed from the FDA's approved list because they no longer are being manufactured or marketed. More
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    Group urges 'urgent overhaul' of BPA regulations
    Food Production Daily
    In a blunt call for action, the Center for Progressive Reform has urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Environmental Protection Agency and Occupational Safety and Health Administration to impose tougher regulations and speed the pace of reform to cut consumer exposure to bisphenol A. More
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    USDA extends guides for treatment of fruits, vegetables
    Office of the Federal Register
    USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is requesting an extension of existing regulations for the irradiation treatment of fruits and vegetables moving from Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to the U.S. mainland. More
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    Transparency report available from FDA
    Office of the Federal Register
    The Food and Drug Administration is making available its report on the ongoing transparency initiative designed to make compliance and enforcement data more accessible and user-friendly. The report outlines eight transparency guidelines adopted by FDA in October. More
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    Australia proposes new code to reduce food poisoning
    Food Processing
    Representatives from Australia's food and pest industries have prepared a new code of practice for the food industry, outlining HACCP-based best practices for both industries. More
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    PepsiCo CEO: Food industry must embrace new growth paths
    Supermarket News
    The food industry needs to take bold steps — in everything from data practices to supply chain — to jump-start growth in the face of unprecedented hurdles, said John Compton, CEO, PepsiCo Americas Foods and Global Snacks Group. More
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    ThermoSafe brands to raise prices in March
    Packaging Europe
    ThermoSafe Brands, a business unit of Sonoco, announced a price increase of up to 7 percent for most of its product portfolio, effective March 5. More
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    Organic meat not free of drug-resistant bacteria
    Science
    If you're paying premium prices for pesticide- and antibiotic-free meat, you might expect it also is free of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Not so, according to a new study from the University of Iowa. More
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    Restaurant chain less of a mystery in Salmonella outbreak
    Food Safety News
    The field is narrowing in the search for the mysterious "Restaurant Chain A" implicated by public health officials as the source of a Salmonella outbreak that sickened 68 people in 10 states in October and November. More
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    JBT signs $4 million freezer deal with French processor
    Food Production Daily
    JBT FoodTech, a subsidiary of JBT Corp., has signed a deal worth more than $4 million to supply freezing solutions to a France-based food processing plant. More
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    IPE speakers address poultry industry concerns
    ThePoultrySite
    In her opening remarks at the Pre-Harvest Food Safety Conference held during the 2012 International Poultry Expo and International Feed Expo, Elisabeth Hagen, USDA undersecretary for food safety, tackled the importance of safety regulations. More
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    Cap'n Crunch for cows: Reducing food waste
    Harvest Public Media
    Throwing food scraps to hogs and other farm animals is an age-old practice. As food production has become more industrialized, food factories have found ways to continue to recycle massive amounts of would-be food waste.

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    Missouri food farms get loans to extend growing season
    Missouri Department of Agriculture
    Missouri farmers interested in growing fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs and other produce during winter months may receive support from the new High Tunnel Loan Program. More
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    Baking with sound
    Food Processing
    A U.K. consortium has secured more than $500,000 for an investigation into the use of ultrasound in the production of "free from" baked foods. More
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    New frozen meal service launched for UK hospitals
    Caterer and Hotelkeeper
    Frozen food and catering solutions provider Apetito has launched a new plated meal service called CarteChoix. Aimed at hospitals, the new line aims to reduce food waste. More
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    Mystery bug destroying Philippine rice
    USAgNet
    An unknown bug that so far has destroyed half of the rice fields in the Philippines is posing potentially devastating consequences to the country's staple food. More
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    Mexico's blackberry boom, strawberry challenges
    FreshFruitPortal.com
    Mexico's blackberry and strawberry industries have grown significantly in recent years, but the latter has faced constraints this season because of higher volumes in Florida. More
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