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What’s new at PACK EXPO

Coming to Chicago’s McCormick Place on November 2, PACK EXPO 2014 is North America’s largest processing and packaging event, serving as a hub for food manufacturing innovation

New industry-specific pavilions and features such as The Brand Zone and The Processing Zone will help food processors and manufacturers navigate more than 1.15 million net square feet of exhibit space.


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Natural and organic acquisitions heighten profitability

Industry leaders are investing in natural and organic brands to diversify their portfolios

US retail sales of natural and organic foods and beverages experienced a 53 percent sales growth over five years.


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TECH FLASH

Animal protein still best bet for half of US consumers

New research from the NPD Group indicates 50 percent of US consumers feel animal protein is still the best source of protein

Beef and chicken lead consumer preferences


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TECH FLASH

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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TECH FLASH

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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TECH FLASH

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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TECH FLASH

Leading beverage companies pledge to reduce calories by 20 percent

The companies are using a two-pronged approach to reach their goal by 2025

The Clinton Foundation, along with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, works with Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Dr Pepper to form a landmark agreement.


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TECH FLASH

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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TECH FLASH

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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EVENTS

Webinar

Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo Day 1 Engineering Keynote Address: Driving Manufacturing Excellence

4/7/14
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Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand As food and beverage manufacturers strive for increased operational success in a highly competitive environment, they must focus on making improvements in processes, asset usage and staffing. Hear which innovation tools this world-class processor uses to achieve manufacturing excellence.

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Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo - Food Safety Modernization Act: Are You Fully Prepared?

4/7/14
Online!
Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand Under FSMA, food safety programs will shift to a prevention-based approach to food contamination, and all registered food facility will be required to develop a written hazard analysis and risk-based controls plan. This shift requires more detailed recordkeeping and active involvement by management.

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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.

Podcasts

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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Food Engineering

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2014 October

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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