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Bottled water market one of the fastest expanding industries

Increasing health concerns and a rise in disposable income are contributing to the growth of the global bottled water market which was worth $157.3 billion in 2013, according to a report from Transparency Market Research.

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Snacks at meals drive market growth

A recent food and beverage market research study forecasts that snack foods eaten during main meal times will grow 5 percent over the next five years

The strongest growth in snack foods during the next five years will be in the better-for-you categories such as yogurt or fresh fruit.

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America’s top tailgating trends

With the start of football season, grills around the country heat up for weekends of tailgating. Despite their different team allegiances, when it comes to what’s on the grill, Americans are in agreement, reports the results of the 25th annual Weber GrillWatch Survey.

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Halloween candy sales on the rise in the US

As seasonal themed products seem to creep their way into stores earlier each year, the reason is clear, candy is big business and sugary products of the Halloween variety are enjoying an increase in sales.

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Parents favor nutrition standards for school food

A new poll of parents with school-aged children finds parents support national nutrition standards by a 3-1o-1 margin, according to the research conducted by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the American Heart Association (AHA).

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Sodium consumption high among US children

A new report from CDC confirms not only do 90 percent of US children eat more than their recommended amounts of sodium, but 40 percent of sodium comes from just 10 common foods.

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Report: Food packaging technology and equipment markets to rise

The addition of new food safety regulations is driving growth in both the food packaging technology and food packaging equipment markets during the next five years, according to a new study from MarketsandMarkets.

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US becomes largest market for wine

As Americans’ taste for wine continues to rise, so has the US market for the libation which soared ahead of France as the world’s largest wine market last year, according to the Beverage Information & Insights Group.

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Most valuable soft drink brands

The global soft drink market increased by less than 2 percent in 2013 to $937 billion, but Chinese brands and Red Bull are on the rise, according to the latest data and analysis from market researcher Canadean.

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Improving social media’s role in food safety

North Carolina State University researchers have developed guidelines for using social media to communicate effectively in the interest of public health

To be successful, health information providers must meet the needs of online audiences.

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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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