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Kitchen audit explores what appliances, ingredients consumers prefer

Global information company the NPD Group recently released the results of its Kitchen Audit, a study that asks consumers to report on what appliances, cookware, and utensils they own, food ingredients they have on hand and what recipes they use.


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Flavor trends for 2015

McCormick & Company released its 15th annual Flavor Forecast for 2015, highlighting eight flavor trends that will inspire culinary innovation in 2015.


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Americans eat more from home, but cook less

The top 10 foods that increased in American diets over the past decade are simple and easy to prepare

Americans favor foods like yogurt, bottled water and pizza


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Gluten-free market increased 63 percent in two years

A rise in gluten sensitivity and the perceived health benefits of a gluten-free diet have forced an explosion of gluten-free products onto store shelves. Because of this, sales of gluten-free food is projected to reach $8.8 billion in 2014, representing an increase of 63 percent from 2012-2014, according to consumer research group Mintel.


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Mountain Dew tests Doritos flavored soda

For the sake of pushing the boundaries of food innovation, PepsiCo unleashed the improbable by creating a Doritos flavored Mountain Dew the company is now testing on consumers across the country.


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‘Guru’ predicts top food trends of 2015

The growth of online grocery shopping and preferences for craft foods, fermented foods and smoked flavors make next year’s list

Phil Lempert, the Supermarket Guru, worked closely with ConAgra Foods to map out the biggest changes in consumer preferences and food trends for the industry.


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US adult’s added sugar consumption up 30 percent

A new study analyzing just how much added sugar US consumers ingest has found American adults increased their consumption of added sugar by 30 percent—228 calories per day in 1977 to 300 calories in 2009-2010—over the past three decades.


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Gluten-free cereal goes mainstream in UK

A new gluten-free cereal option has made a breakthrough in the UK market by becoming the first gluten-free option to appear alongside other well-known cereal brands, according to Cereal Partners Worldwide (CPW).


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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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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 this January 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how robotics can play a role in pick-and-place, packaging, case packing and palletizing processes, and know where to implement robotic automation.

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