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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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Gluten-free labeling guidelines go into effect

As of last week, foods bearing a “gluten-free” label must fall in line with national regulations that stipulate what is, and is not, considered a gluten-free food
By Jeremy Gerrard
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Last year, FDA established its final rule defining the term “gluten-free” for voluntary use on food labels.


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USDA unveils new poultry inspection system

Under the modernized rule, poultry companies will have to meet new requirements to control Salmonella and Campylobacter while an updated inspection system aims to better position inspectors on the line
By Jeremy Gerrard
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New USDA food safety and inspection requirements draw both ire and praise.


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Dairy industry addresses opportunities in growing market

By Shane O'Halloran
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Fueled in large part by rising consumption in Asia, the global dairy industry is expanding at a rate that will increase both opportunities and challenges for producers.


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Kansas State University breaks ground on Bulk Solids Innovation Center

The facility will be used to study and develop the understanding of bulk solids materials handling
By Jeremy Gerrard
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With bulk solids accounting for 80 percent of the items transported throughout the world, the new center will be the first of its kind in North America.


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Food waste, a growing concern for consumers

With approximately 1.3 billion tons of food wasted each year, FutureFood 2050 seeks end to food waste
By Jeremy Gerrard
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Experts share their innovative solutions to the world’s food waste crisis.


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Food quality begins with company leadership

Food manufacturers must ensure standards for excellent quality are reflected throughout the entire supply chain, its technologies and standard operating procedures
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PMMI Consultant Jeffrey Barach talks about what food and beverage manufacturers can do to improve product quality and what resources will be available to them at PACK EXPO.


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Study says it has evidence on the benefits of organic

A new study from the UK’s The Organic Center is claiming researchers have found evidence that organic crops, and food made from them, are nutritionally superior to alternatives
By Jeremy Gerrard
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Researchers report organic crops and crop-based foods contain up to 60 percent more antioxidants than conventional foods.


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Growth of dairy industry dependent on acquisitions

Annual report from the Rabobank Group ranks the world’s top 20 dairy producers
By Jeremy Gerrard
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Nestlé, Danone and Lactalis take the top spots.


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EVENTS

The One Voice Vision: Sanitary Machine Design Requirements for Low Moisture Food Manufacturing

10/24/13

On-Demand Over 20 CPG and supplier companies are collaborating to define One Voice in Sanitary Equipment Design for Low Moisture Foods. Register for this can't-miss webinar!

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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
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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.

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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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