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Food companies respond to consumer groups advocating removal of HFCS

A growing number of food and beverage manufacturers are listening to consumers who support the removal of high fructose corn syrup by changing recipes to remove the sweetener.


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Manufacturers meet the demand for new product varieties without sacrificing quality

To do this successfully, they must maximize line flexibility, producing a wider range of products in smaller volumes

Madinah Allen of Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. talks trends and innovations within the baking and snack industry.


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US hunger for organic products growing fast

Sales of organic products in the US took off in 2013, rising 11.5 percent—the fastest growth rate in five years.


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Consumers emphasize healthfulness in IFIC Foundation survey

Results of the International Food Information Council Foundation’s 2014 Food and Health Survey released today revealed Americans who consider healthy options when purchasing food, increased in the past two years.


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Food Packaging

Home plate: Packaging reinvents typical lid and tray for ready-to-eat

Package is a far cry from the typical lid and tray common in the ready-meal category.
Consumers have little time to prepare home-cooked meals anymore. And retailers have seized on this as an opportunity to do the cooking for them.


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US consumer food prices up .4 percent in March, says Labor Department

Overall, prices rose .2 percent.
Overall, prices rose .2 percent.
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Nutrition facts label overhauled

 First Lady Michelle Obama introduced major proposed changes to the nutrition facts label on behalf of FDA at an event held at the White House on February 27, 2014. The updates are designed to reflect the latest scientific information on the link between diet and chronic diseases like obesity and heart disease. The announcement focused on changes in label requirements that highlight new information such as calories and serving sizes. 


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Chobani to offer organic yogurt

A grass-fed organic multi serve product is next up for the manufacturer.
A grass-fed organic multi serve product is next up for the manufacturer.
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Don’t Call it a Comeback

Convenience, portion control and sustainability emerge again as major packaging trends.

FE discusses the latest packaging innovations with Jorge Izquierdo of PMMI.


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Coca-Cola eyes home market in new partnership with Keurig maker

The move will bring the soft drink giant into competition with SodaStream.

The partnership agreement will last for 10 years.


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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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In the December 2014 issue of Food Engineering read about our Fabulous Food Plant feature on the Chelten House, a new facility in Las Vegas.

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Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

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