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FPSA Young Professionals Group Interview Series: Len Roche

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Food Industry Executive spoke with members of the Food Processing Suppliers Association’s (FPSA) Young Professionals Group about the challenges and opportunities they see in the food industry today and in the future. This interview is with Len Roche, a process engineer with Seiberling, an engineering and technical consulting company that provides process, clean in place (CIP) and steam in place …

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How Growth Engineering Helps Manufacturing Companies Get Ahead

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By David Folwell According to the results of Food Processing’s 2017 Capital Spending Survey, food manufacturers planned to spend $17.6 billion on capital projects this year. How much of that business did your company earn? Do you often find that by the time you hear about a new project, your competitors have already had a meeting and are starting to …

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Food Prices Continue Slow Rise: CPI Report

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The latest CPI report shows food prices continued their slow uptick in September with another 0.1% increase. The small rise brought the unadjusted 12-month increase up to 1.2%. Food away from home continues upward swing The cost of eating away from home has been consistently rising over the past few months. With another 0.3% increase in September, the unadjusted 12-month …

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Conagra, Hormel Make List of 50 Best Internships

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Conagra and Hormel’s internship programs made it on the list of Vault’s 50 Best Internships for 2018. Conagra is #22 and Hormel is #23. As the food industry struggles to attract new talent, internships offer companies a way to pique young people’s interest and get them excited about prospects they might not otherwise consider. Internships also provide companies with a …

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Transparency, Healthy Choices Critical for Long-Term Success in Shifting Marketplace

In Research, Trends by Hilary Smith0 Comments

Food retailers and manufacturers should focus on transparency and healthy choices for consumers to ensure long-term success, according to the 2017 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report. The report examines the shifting marketplace, including consumer shopping trends, retailer success strategies, and the demand for transparency across the entire supply chain. A changing marketplace The “who” and the “where” of grocery shopping …

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FDA Inspections Face Challenges, Says Inspector General

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FSMA is supposed to bring more, and more intense, FDA inspections of domestic food facilities. But, according to a report by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), the FDA has some work to do to make sure that food facility inspections are performed and, more importantly, that violations are corrected. The OIG looked at data from inspections that occurred …

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Ready Pac Foods’ Fresh, Healthy, Customizable Meal Kits to Hit Store Shelves

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Yesterday, Ready Pac Foods announced a line of fresh, protein and vegetable-packed, customizable meal kits. The Fresh Prep’d line is an answer to what modern consumers search for on store shelves: quick, healthy, DIY meal kits that don’t sacrifice taste. Only taking minutes to customize and assemble, they’re perfect for health-conscious foodies always strapped for time. The Fresh Prep’d line …

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Food & Beverage Companies Predict Profit Gains, Reveal Growth Strategies

In Research, Trends by Hilary Smith0 Comments

2017 is projected to be a profitable year for the food and beverage industry, according to data in the Mazars USA 2017 Food & Beverage Industry Study released last month. Despite the positive outlook, new government regulations, consumer expectations, food safety, and other industry complications pose significant challenges. The annual study provides valuable insight into the trends, challenges, and opportunities …

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FDA Proposes Compliance Deadline Extension for Nutrition Facts Final Rule

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Last Thursday, the FDA announced they are proposing compliance deadline extensions for the Nutrition Facts and Supplement Facts label and Serving Size final rules. The current compliance deadline is July 26, 2018. If passed, the new deadlines would be: Jan. 1, 2020 for manufacturers with >$10 million in annual sales Jan. 1, 2021 for manufacturers with <$10 million in annual sales The deadline …

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Provisur Acquires Lutetia

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – July 31, 2017 – Provisur Technologies, Inc., a global leader in innovative food processing technologies and systems, announces the acquisition of Lutetia. Based close to Paris in Plailly, France Lutetia is a leading manufacturer of equipment for the food industry. Its products include tumblers, massagers, injectors as well as smoking and defrosting equipment. For more than fifty …