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Rising demand for natural sweeteners

Researchers at Canadean say obesity and health issues, in addition to taxes on sugary beverages, have caused countries to look toward natural sweeteners

Soft drink manufacturers are cashing in on the trend with approximately 20 percent of new non-caloric soft drinks using natural sweeteners in 2013.


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Fats for a healthy diet

The Institute of Food Technologists identify nine fats consumers can include as part of their diets

The fats include fish oil, flaxseed oil and Omega-3 fatty acids, as well as newcomers like hemp oil.


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GRAS: The “S” doesn’t stand for secret

In a study released earlier this year by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), concerns were raised about a loophole in the Food Additives Amendment of 1958 for substances designated by food manufacturers as generally recognized as safe.


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Seeing the big picture of sustainability

Materials, equipment and logistics all play a role in evolving the sustainability of manufacturers

Though sustainability solutions are rarely restricted to a single focus, packaging plays an important role in cost effectively minimizing waste, without sacrificing form or function.


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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

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”

By embracing a digital approach early, companies can establish leading positions that later will prove difficult for others to overtake.


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Plant of the Year 2015

Mars Chocolate was chosen as Food Engineering’s 2015 Plant of the Year. The first new Mars candy plant in North America in 35 years is not only LEED Gold certified, it’s highly automated as well.

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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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2015 April

The April 2014 issue of Food Engineering features the Plant of the Year: Mars Chocolate. The first new Mars chocolate candy plant in North America in 35 years is not only LEED Gold certified, it’s highly automated as well.

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