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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
By Jeremy Gerrard
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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.
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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

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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

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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

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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’

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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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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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USDA launches new budget resource for health conscious consumers

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USDA announced Healthy Eating on a Budget this week, a new addition to ChooseMyPlate.gov, which aims to inform consumers how to shop healthy while still on a budget.


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Nutrition facts label overhauled

By Shane O'Halloran
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 First Lady Michelle Obama introduced major proposed changes to the nutrition facts label on behalf of FDA at an event held at the White House on February 27, 2014. The updates are designed to reflect the latest scientific information on the link between diet and chronic diseases like obesity and heart disease. The announcement focused on changes in label requirements that highlight new information such as calories and serving sizes. 


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EU regulators launch inquiry into British 'traffic light' food labels

The European Commission announced the preliminary investigation on Friday.
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The European Commission announced the preliminary investigation on Friday.
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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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The August 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how your operation could be doing more to create a culture of employee engagement. Also, read more on how your business and insurance partners must know the basics of your business and its nuances as well.

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