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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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12th Annual Replacement Parts Survey

12th Annual Replacement Parts Survey: Improving inventory practices

Average spending is up, and inventory management practices are adjusting to new realities in food and beverage production.


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New sensor bolsters defense against foodborne bacteria

The University of Southampton’s Biolisme project developed a sensor to collect and detect Listeria monocytogenes on food industry surfaces

A sensor designed by University of Southampton researchers is currently in the testing phase and could cut the time needed to detect bacteria on surfaces from days to hours.


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The top 10 natural and organic food trends

Group examines the latest trends which could soon be a part of consumers’ diets

Lentils top the list, but consumers are showing growing concern for gut and digestive health.


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Consumer Goods Forum urges members to encourage better health and lifestyle choices

The consumer goods industry strengthens commitment to improving health and wellness for consumers worldwide

The Consumer Goods Forum board of directors agrees to new strategic milestones to help ensure the wellbeing of consumers.


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Tyson wins fight over Hillshire Brands

The back-and-forth battle to acquire Hillshire Brands ends with a substantially increased offer from Tyson foods.

Pilgrim’s Pride withdraws its bid to acquire Hillshire Brands after Tyson Foods raises offer.


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Newly released Obama regulatory plan shows slow progress on key initiatives

Food safety initiatives like the Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection will see further delays in implementation.

The plan details regulatory and deregulatory activities under development throughout the federal government


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Manufacturers replace silicon dioxide with organic rice hulls

Under an order from the USDA, food manufacturers that switch to using product made from organic rice hulls can keep organic claim.

RIBUS’s Steve Peirce discusses the applications of these products as a replacement to silicon dioxide.


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Survey reveals a ‘new normal’ when it comes to post recession shopping

Results of the survey reveal companies need to adopt a new approach.

Deloitte’s American Pantry Study says consumers aren’t ready to forget the past, and their conservative shopping habits prove it.


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Cheap energy—but for how long?

The lower price of natural gas has unfortunately caused some users to take short-term views of energy prices.


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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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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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