Articles Tagged with ''healthy foods''

USDA launches organic survey

USDA has kicked off its Organic Survey in an attempt to gather detailed data on the current state of US organic agriculture production. According to USDA, the survey is a complete inventory of all known organic producers that are certified, exempt from certification, and transitioning to certified organic production.

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US grant helps promote organic products in Japan and worldwide

Demand for organic products is exploding, with US sales in 2013 hitting a record $35.1 billion and US organic exports reaching $537 million last year.

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is ready to launch a new strategy to promote organic products and educational programs in Japan and around the world.

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Alternative sweeteners gain 12 percent share of market

Sucrose leads the alternative market at 78 percent, while high-fructose corn syrup accounts for 12 percent

Lux Research finds the Americas are at the top in terms of per capita consumption.

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A myriad of challenges and a record of success

The food and beverage manufacturing industry has faced a myriad of challenges this year.

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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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New Hormel products designed to meet needs of cancer patients

The Specialty Foods division of Hormel Foods Corporation has teamed up with the Cancer Nutrition Consortium to design new products focusing on the specific nutritional needs of cancer patients undergoing treatment.

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Canned fruits, veggies tied to better nutrition for children

Canned fruits and vegetables have a role in improving the overall diet quality in children, according to new research by the Canned Food Alliance that was presented this week at the American College of Nutrition (ACN) and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ 2014 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo.

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General Mills completes acquisition of Annie’s

A month after the initial announcement in September, General Mills has completed its acquisition of Annie’s, Inc. to expand its organic portfolio.

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USDA grants establish regional centers for nutrition education, obesity prevention

USDA has awarded $4 million in grants to establish four regional centers that will conduct research on nutrition education and obesity prevention in the US.

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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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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 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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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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