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• The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and the United Fresh Produce Association yesterday announced a big "get" for their joint opening general session the the combined FMI Connect and United Fresh 2014 shows in Chicago: former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who will deliver the keynote address on Tuesday, June 10.

It is likely to be a pretty high profile speech - Clinton's new memoir, which is largely seen as helping to set the stage for a possible run for the presidency, will be published on June 1.

• The Los Angeles Times reports that "Rancho Feeding Corp., the Bay Area slaughterhouse that recalled nearly 9 million pounds of beef products last month, sold some meat that came from cows with eye cancer, according to documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act … Regulators said they found two cattle heads with cancer that had made it to market showing no signs they had been inspected."

According to the story, "Meat processed by Rancho Feeding was sold to thousands of retail stores, including Kroger, Food 4 Less and Wal-Mart as well as smaller meat markets that cater to Latino customers. The Rancho Feeding recall has also led to a voluntary recall by Nestle of its Philly Steak and Cheese flavored Hot Pockets after it discovered a supplier had bought meat from Rancho Feeding."

There have been no reported illnesses related to the infected beef.
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