In a recent food processing market research report by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, 50 percent of food manufacturers indicated that operational improvements involving automation would receive the most attention over the next three to five years.
Consumers are demanding more and more to know exactly what is in the foods they are eating. To evolve with this trend, Mondelēz International has just launched a new app that gives consumers quick access to this information and was one of the first companies to sign on to the SmartLabel initiative with the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) following its initial launch.
“While we will always have deep roots in organic dairy, we are evolving to provide options that satisfy families’ broader diets, such as macaroni and cheese, crackers and fruit snacks,” says Mike Ferry, president of Horizon Organic.
PMMI’s Tom Egan on how sustainability is bolstered by consumer preference and inherent cost savings.
January 29, 2017
PMMI's Tom Egan on what the future holds for sustainability initiatives in the consumer packaged goods industry, what considerations brands must heed and what resources are available to brands looking to make a difference.
As the world’s population grows, sustainably generated protein sources for livestock are becoming a more important aspect of food production. To that end, food and feed industry provider Bühler and insect production company Protix have founded Bühler Insect Technology Solutions, a Liyang, China-based joint venture that will develop industrial solutions for the rearing and processing of insects to provide protein for animal feed and food.