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US canned foods market declines

With the US recession ending, many consumers are trading back up to more expensive foods.
Sales were flat in 2012 and are predicted to decline.
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Study reveals parents' purchase drivers when buying for kids

Overall, parents were not happy with the healthfullness of options in food and beverage categories popular with kids.
Overall, parents were not happy with the healthfullness of options in food and beverage categories popular with kids.
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More information helps everyone make better-informed manufacturing decisions

The food and beverage manufacturing industry has become increasingly complex over the past few years.

Complexity makes it difficult to grasp the interconnectivity of all of current industry challenges to begin to form solutions. 

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Most Americans uninformed about healthy summer eating choices

Most were unaware of recommended fiber consumption levels.
Most were unaware of recommended fiber consumption levels.
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Are you playing by the new rules of customer engagement?

Thanks to a new model, food and beverage sales grew in 2012 while other consumer packaged goods categories were down.

Top companies are identifying and engaging with customers and focusing on innovation that directly reaches them.

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Women see little role for federal government in guiding product choices or healthy decisions

New survey reveals women feel negatively about government attempts to encourage healthy eating.

Distrust of the media is even more prevalent than distrust of the government.

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As consumers seek to buy local, specialty foods markets grow

Demand for geographic and other information about fresh foods hasn’t decreased in a down economy.
Unless they know exactly where it was grown, many consumers turn their nose up at a fresh fruit or vegetable.
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Large firms best positioned to improve profit margins

As US consumers become more health conscious, large companies are able to offer new products at increased prices.

Smaller competitors often lack the consumer recognition that allows premium pricing.

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Biodegradable packaging

Ampac BioFlex Pack packaging is a fully biodegradable laminate for dry product packaging applications including dry cereal or grains, tea and coffee products, and powders or tablets.

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New survey provides insight on grocery purchasing decisions

A third of consumers use grocery store websites to research purchasing choices.
A third of consumers use grocery store websites to research purchasing choices.
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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.


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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