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Food Packaging

Brewing up beverage innovation

In 2015, the beverage packaging industry in North America is expected to reach $26.3 billion in sales, with plastic bottles leading the way in popularity, according to the study Beverage Packaging—An Industry Assessment by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

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Berkeley becomes first city to pass sugary drinks tax

Succeeding where others have failed in recent years, residents of Berkeley, California overwhelmingly voted to impose a law taxing sugar-sweetened beverages, which includes sodas.

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Unilever transforms buttery spreads to focus on real ingredients and steer clear of artificial preservatives

Beginning with its I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! brand, Unilever has dedicated itself to revamping its buttery spreads portfolio by scrapping its old recipes and swapping in new formulations that focus on using real, simple ingredients and no artificial preservatives.

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Too bad cappuccino, wasabi ginger takes Lay’s ‘Do Us a Flavor’ contest

After three months of competition, Lay’s Kettle Cooked Wasabi Ginger was announced as the winner of the 2014 “Do Us a Flavor” PepsiCo contest.

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Study: Consumers confused on olive oil benefits, terminology

A new study conducted by the North American Olive Oil Association says (NAOOA) half of olive oil consumers are confused when it comes to choosing the right product because they are unsure of what is important.

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Industry survey reveals thousands of healthier product choices

The results of a recent study by the Grocery Manufacturers Association reveal that in the past decade more than 30,000 healthier products—food and beverage choices with less calories, fats, sugars and sodium—flooded the market.

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Private label brands market makes healthy eating more affordable

Consumers searching their grocery store aisles for healthier food options often fear eating healthy will come at too high of a cost, but a new study from Packaged Facts says manufacturers and retailers are addressing these wellness and nutrition concerns by offering more affordable healthy food options.

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McDonald’s social media campaign answers questions about its food

Do McDonald’s burgers contain lean finely textured beef? wood pulp? No way says the fast-food juggernaut. These are just a few of the many questions the company is responding to through social media as part of a new Q&A campaign the company hopes will change the image of its food.

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Natural and organic acquisitions heighten profitability

Industry leaders are investing in natural and organic brands to diversify their portfolios

US retail sales of natural and organic foods and beverages experienced a 53 percent sales growth over five years.

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Animal protein still best bet for half of US consumers

New research from the NPD Group indicates 50 percent of US consumers feel animal protein is still the best source of protein

Beef and chicken lead consumer preferences

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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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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

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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