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Moving forward: 2014 opportunities and challenges

As the world becomes smaller, new technologies drive compliance and growth

We ask Tom Egan of PMMI to share some insights on the coming year in food and beverage processing.


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Top food trends to watch for in 2014

New innovations in packaging and flavors have consumers keeping an eye out for these trends in the new year.
Sustainability and natural ingredients are all the rage.
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Stevia’s future looking sweet

Sales of the sweetener are projected to reach $490 million in 2016.

Around 41,000 pounds of the substance were sold in 2013.


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FDA to overhaul nutrition facts panel

The panel was last update 20 years ago, and the new look will reflect advances in knowledge about nutrition.
The panel was last update 20 years ago, and the new look will reflect advances in knowledge about nutrition.
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Demand for blueberries up sharply, survey finds

Almost 70 percent of households report buying them in the past month.
Almost 70 percent of households report buying them in the past month.
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Humans eating more meat overall, according to global study

Fast growing economies in China, India and elsewhere are offsetting decreases in consumption elsewhere.
Fast growing economies in China, India and elsewhere are offsetting decreases in consumption elsewhere.
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Food waste reduction, trust building top trends for 2014

Consumers expect manufacturers to take steps to reduce food waste, and they’re also going back to basics.

Small innovators should be well positioned to capitalize on products with trend potential.


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Consumers expect increased packaging recyclability

Almost nine in 10 expect manufacturers to increase recyclability.

The package itself is the most popular source for recycling information.


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Low carb claims doubled in Europe over last five years

The most popular low carb offerings were in traditionally high carb products like pasta.
The most popular low carb offerings were in traditionally high carb products like pasta.
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Candy makers crave technologies that enhance precision and speed

New study addresses trends and challenges in the confectionery industry.

Leading technology has improved efficiency, allowing processors to meet growing demand.


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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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2014 October

The October 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores companies that have successfully grappled with "the new business reality" and are coming to terms with it being here to stay. Also, read about the work going on behind the scenes to keep FSMA on track.

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Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

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