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Majority of Americans report dietary restrictions

By Jeremy Gerrard
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With an emphasis on staying healthy, results of a recent study revealed 60 percent of Americans say they monitor or restrict the consumption of at least one nutritional component in their diet.


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Beef still protein leader in food service

By Jeremy Gerrard
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A survey of protein purchasers in food service revealed beef continues to be a frontrunner in the industry in terms of volume, market share and dollars it brings to operations.


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Consumers support voluntary labeling for GMO

By Jeremy Gerrard
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A new consumer survey issued by the international Food Information Council Foundation reveled a majority of American’s support FDA’s current policy of voluntary labeling for foods containing genetically modified ingredients.


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Food companies respond to consumer groups advocating removal of HFCS

By Jeremy Gerrard
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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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TECH FLASH

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
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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

By Jeremy Gerrard
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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

By Jeremy Gerrard
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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.
By Cindy Dubin
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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.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Overall, prices rose .2 percent.
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Nutrition facts label overhauled

By Shane O'Halloran
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 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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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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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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