Articles Tagged with ''healthy foods''

Leading food industry companies cut calories from store shelves

Sixteen food and beverage companies joined together to help US consumers win their battle over obesity by selling 6.4 trillion fewer calories in 2012 than they did in 2007, according to new studies from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


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Report: Federal policy could reduce childhood obesity

As the US battles childhood obesity rates, a new study from Washington University in St. Louis finds that enacting federal policies could impact, and decrease, the prevalence of obesity among American children, particularly among minorities.


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TECH FLASH

Too much salt!

A new report from CDC reveals 90 percent of US children consume more than their recommended amounts of sodium every day

Children ages six to 18 eat an average of 3,300mg of sodium a day, 1,000mg higher than the recommended daily allowance.


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Reduced sugar and salt top consumer food priorities

IFT panel focused on consumer preferences for new products that promote better health

More than 50 percent of consumers desire products with less salt or sugar.


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AMI says consumers want guidance, not bans

American Meat Institute menu model details how processed meat products can play a role in balanced, healthy diets.

The menu model uses the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans requirements based on a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet.


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Unilever sells Slim-Fast brand

Global consumer goods company Unilever announced the sale of its Slim-Fast brand to Kainos Capital, a US private equity firm.


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Children’s health a priority for US consumers

Parents are expressing growing concern over what food shows up on their children’s plates according to the 21st annual United Soybean Board’s Consumer Attitudes about Nutrition Study.


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TreeHouse Foods to acquire Flagstone Foods

TreeHouse Foods, Inc. announced plans this week to acquire Flagstone Foods, a provider of private label healthy snacks, for $860 million.


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University study suggests food labels mislead customers into ‘false sense of health’

With many consumers monitoring their diets, it’s no surprise words like “antioxidant” and “whole grain” attract the eyes of consumers. But a new study from the University of Houston suggests these words mislead consumers into a false understanding of a product’s health benefits.


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Letter to the Editor

May we suggest some additional points to your Editorial in the April issue of Food Engineering Magazine regarding FDA’s proposal to update the Nutrition Facts Panel (NFP) as well as the serving size revision proposal?


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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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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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