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FDA says partially hydrogenated oils no longer GRAS

The ban on trans fats is intended to curb heart attacks.
The ban on trans fats is intended to curb heart attacks.
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Under pressure, Kraft to remove artificial dyes

A petition on Change.org received 348,000 signatures, but Kraft says the decision is unrelated.
A petition on Change.org received 348,000 signatures, but Kraft says the decision is unrelated.
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Organic food and beverage market expected to reach $187.85 billion by 2019

Increasing consumer health awareness and widening distribution channels are responsible for much of the growth.
Increasing consumer health awareness and widening distribution channels are responsible for much of the growth.
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Tetra Pak survey shows demand for renewable materials, environmental labeling

Separate-and-sort recycling remains most popular in mature markets.
Sales in developing markets are reflecting consumer environmental concerns as well.
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5 signs it’s time to update your food product packaging

Does your packaging accurately portray your company’s image?

New technologies and innovations mean manufacturers that don’t update theirs could lose sales.


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Federal legislation seeks to create standard front-of-package label

It would also require greater disclosure of caffeine and sugar content, and define how “natural” and “healthy” claims may be made.

The Food Labeling Modernization Act was introduced by three Congressional Democrats.


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Bread with dinner on the decline at home

According to an industry analysis, having bread with dinner is one of the most quickly decling eating practices in the US.
According to an industry analysis, having bread with dinner is one of the most quickly decling eating practices in the US.
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Global Top 100

The World’s Top 100 Food and Beverage Companies - 2013: Operating in a new global environment

A profound shift in the global economy from developed to emerging markets has changed the landscape for the world’s leading food and beverage manufacturers.

A burgeoning middle class and rising incomes in emerging markets mean new opportunities.


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TECH FLASH

Will Coke’s sweetener-safety offensive work?

Soft drink sales are declining, due in part to mistrust of low-calorie sweeteners.

Coke’s new ad campaign defends the safety and nutritional value of aspartame.


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Survey shows skepticism over organic, renewed trust in natural

After years of gains in the category, new survey data shows skepticism over organic claims.

Trust in natural claims is on the rise.


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Plant of the Year 2014

Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.

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Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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The October 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores companies that have successfully grappled with "the new business reality" and are coming to terms with it being here to stay. Also, read about the work going on behind the scenes to keep FSMA on track.

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Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

This text provides critical tools and data needed to augment routine food analysis and enhance food safety by aiding in the detection of counterfeit, and potentially deleterious, foods.

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