Articles Tagged with ''consumer trends''


Making the consumer part of the supply chain

Consumers with smartphones have access to nutritional data, coupons and, soon, the same supply chain information available to stores and distributors.
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Food processors ready to put reserve money to use

Many food processors find themselves with some cash to spend on data analytics, fix-ups and buyouts.
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Denny’s asks producers/processors to give pigs space

The restaurant chain joins other retailers and processors in the quest for humane treatment of pigs.
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Organic not so pure and chaste?

An organic watchdog agency contends there is a conspiracy between corporate agribusiness interests and USDA.
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Ethanol and antibiotic misuse

The making of corn ethanol often uses antibiotics to increase yield.
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Suppliers look to the East

With exhibitors from 38 nations on the show floor, March’s Anuga FoodTec in Cologne, Germany was a showcase for global food packaging and processing technology.

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To label or not to label?

That is the question, whether ‘tis nobler to include the product’s constituent ingredients on the label—even when they’re not required by regulatory agencies—or not to include those ingredients, thereby creating an uproar inflamed by media attention when they’re discovered.

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Editor's Note: PS, I hate you. The truth doesn’t always set you free

When I was awoken today by my alarm clock set to a local news radio station, I thought, “Today’s going to be a better day for the food industry.”

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NAFTA makes the export of obesity practical

While NAFTA was designed to stimulate trade, it has also allowed export of cheap, mega-calorie food.
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Greek culture

Greek-style yogurt is emerging as the star of the grocery dairy case.

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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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FE September 2014

2014 September

The September 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how lean manufacturing, quality improvements and increased automation helps processors meet rapidly changing demands. Also, read how robotics, advanced machine controls, software and OEE are just a few of the tools that can boost productivity on packaging lines.

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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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