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Food Prices Increased in December: CPI Report

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After a steady couple of months, December showed price index increases for food at home and food away from home, according to the most recent CPI data. The food at home index rose 0.1% in December, with two grocery store food group indexes increasing while the other four fell. Here’s the breakdown: Meat, poultry, fish, and eggs: + 0.9% (largest …

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Big Food Investing in Food Startup Incubators

In News, Supply Chain, Sustainability, Workforce by Hilary Smith0 Comments

An increasing number of food incubators and accelerators have been popping up across the country, all with one common goal: to innovate on every level of the food supply chain. The masterminds behind the scenes are small startup companies and individual entrepreneurs, and with some help from bigger companies — like Cargill, Chobani, and Nestlé — they’re getting the chance …

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Hershey and Cargill Part Ways with GMA

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The list of food companies fleeing the GMA continues to grow, with Hershey and Cargill announcing their departure. Hershey and Cargill’s split with the GMA follows Campbell Soup Co., Nestlé, Dean Foods, Mars, Tyson, and Unilever making the same decision to terminate their memberships in 2018. In a statement to POLITICO, Hershey Spokesman Jeff Beckman said, “We will continue to …

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FDA Will Not Enforce Certain Parts of FSMA

In Food Safety, News, Regulatory by Krista Garver0 Comments

The FDA announced today that the agency does not intend to enforce certain provisions of FSMA, at least until additional rulemaking can take place. The enforcement discretion applies to four rules: Preventive Controls (PC) for Human Food Preventive Controls for Animal Food Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) Produce Safety FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a statement: “We value the …

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Manufacturing Growth Continues, Food Industry Going Strong: December PMI Report

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The manufacturing sector expanded once again in December, with the Institute for Supply Management’s PMI hitting 59.7%, an increase of 1.5% over November and nearly 2% higher than the average of the last 12 months. Timothy R. Fiore, chair of the ISM, said in a press release: “This indicates growth in manufacturing for the 16th consecutive month, led by strong …

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The Food Processing Industry’s Top 10 FDA Violations of FY 2017

In Food Safety, News, Regulatory by Krista Garver0 Comments

Pests and sanitation problems top the list of the FDA’s most frequently cited inspection observations in food facilities for FY 2017. The list, released last month, aggregates the observations cited on FDA Form 483s, which are filed “when, in an investigator’s judgment, the observed conditions or practices indicate that an FDA-regulated product may be in violation of FDA’s requirements.” There …

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Innovation, Marketing, Wine to Drive Growth in Organics: Technavio Report

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The global organic food and beverages market is expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 14% by 2021, according to a new market research report by Technavio. This growth will be propelled by three emerging trends: Innovation in products and new product launches Increased marketing and promotions Growing demand for organic wine On the innovation front, Technavio analyst Manjunath …

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This Year’s Top Food News Stories

In Food Safety, News, Regulatory, Trends by Hilary Smith0 Comments

For the past 15 years, Hunter Public Relations has conducted an annual survey of 1,000 American adults to see which food and beverage news stories resonated most with readers. Here are the top headlines of 2017. #1 – Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods Food safety and nutrition dominated food news headlines in 2017, but Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods prevailed …

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Top 5 Most-Read Food Industry Articles of 2017

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Have you kept up with Food Industry Executive this year? If not, don’t worry – we put together a quick list of our readers’ favorite articles. These articles cover topics from blockchain all the way to robots and IoT, so there’s something for everyone. Without further ado, here are our most-read articles of 2017. 1. Food Industry Using the Internet …