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Too much salt!

A new report from CDC reveals 90 percent of US children consume more than their recommended amounts of sodium every day
By Jeremy Gerrard
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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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Time to think digital

New report highlights benefits for early movers embracing the future as the consumer packaged goods industry approaches a “digital tipping point”
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By embracing a digital approach early, companies can establish leading positions that later will prove difficult for others to overtake.


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PROCESS EXPO UNIVERSITY program adds more schools

The supplemental educational complement to PROCESS EXPO 2015 received commitments from six additional universities, bringing the total to 12
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The PROCESS EXPO university program run by the Food Processing Suppliers Association will feature more than 35 hours of educational sessions.


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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
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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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AIOE makes equipment design easier

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For processors of low-moisture foods, finding the right equipment is enough of a challenge—let alone knowing which mechanical specifications are necessary for a piece of equipment to conform to which particular food safety regulatory rules.


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Canadian wastewater treatment system is first to produce water for reuse in food plant

The new system installed at a produce processing plant in Ontario treats 40,000 gallons of wastewater per day
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Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. Inc. opened its first Canadian processing plant in Oshawa, ON, including a new wastewater treatment system as part of the construction.


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Malaysian imports spice up US market

Food and beverage products imported to the US from Malaysia are on the rise, with a record value of $150 million in the first quarter of 2014
By Jeremy Gerrard
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To meet the demand for food imports, Malaysia Kitchen USA says it plans to bump up imports by introducing an additional 300 products to the US market by 2015.


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Report ranks global food traceability regulations

Countries from the European Union came out on top, with researchers praising regulations that cover a broad range of foreign and domestic foods
By Jeremy Gerrard
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The US received average rankings for its Food Safety Modernization Act, but the Global Food Traceability Center was critical that FSMA regulations are still in the early stages of development.


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Protein tops consumer trends

62 percent of consumers agree they are making a point to get enough protein, according to a new report
By Jeremy Gerrard
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A new study says highlights within the protein trend include nuts, yogurt and exotic meats.


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Less salt? Researchers say not so fast

A recent study challenges the perception that US consumers desire products with less sodium.
By Jeremy Gerrard
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US consumers still eat more sodium than they should each day, and the number cutting back on salt continues to decrease.


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