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Report: Food Prices Unchanged in August

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This August, consumer prices for food remained steady for the second month in a row, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U). However, there were significant differences among certain food sectors, as detailed below. Prices continued to decline for food at home, and rise for food away from home. Though the …

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Millennials’ Eating Habits Are Changing the Food Landscape

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The Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) recently surveyed shoppers between the ages of 20 and 29 to gain insight on Millennials’ food choices and eating behaviors. “How America’s Eating Habits Are Changing” reveals insights about shopping trends, mealtime preferences, and more. Read on for some of the highlights. Millennials eat meals and snacks throughout the day. Half of survey respondents …

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Tyson Foods Inc. Recalls Chicken Nugget Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

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Class I Recall – 089-2016 Health Risk: High, Sep 27, 2016 Congressional and Public Affairs Maria Machuca (202) 720-9113 Press@fsis.usda.gov WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2016 – Tyson Foods Inc., a Sedalia, Mo. establishment, is recalling approximately 132,520 pounds of fully cooked chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced …

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Pork Board’s Strategy for Responsible Antibiotics Use

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In anticipation of FDA regulations on the judicious use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals, the National Pork Board (NPB) has announced their own proactive strategy. According to Pork Network, the NPB and 60,000 pig farmers in the U.S. stand ready “to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria and preserve the responsible on-farm use of antibiotics in pork production.” Pork farmers themselves have funded Pork …

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Top 3 Trends Impacting the Food Processing Machinery Market in the US Through 2020: Technavio

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LONDON–Technavio’s latest report on the food processing machinery market in the US provides an analysis on the most important trends expected to impact the market outlook from 2016-2020. Technavio defines an emerging trend as a factor that has the potential to significantly impact the market and contribute to its growth or decline. Rise of contract manufacturers is a key trend for the …

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B&G Foods to Acquire Spices Business from ACH Food Companies

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PARSIPPANY, N.J.–B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE:BGS) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the spices and seasonings business of ACH Food Companies, Inc., a leading supplier of spices and seasonings to retail and food service customers, for approximately $365 million in cash, subject to a post-closing inventory adjustment. The ACH spices and seasonings business includes the Spice Islands, Tone’s …

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Report: Millennials’ Food Choices Reflect Their Values and Lifestyle

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Millennials make up nearly a quarter of the world’s population, and their influence on the marketplace continues to grow. When it comes to food, a recent analysis from Nielsen shows that Millennials value convenience, healthiness, and environmental and social impact. Read on for more details. Millennials seek convenience and on-the-go options 58% of Millennials eat out at least once a week, …

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Health-Boosting Benefits of Turmeric Powder

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A study sponsored by the BBC show, “Trust Me, I’m a Doctor” suggests consuming turmeric powder regularly can help change the DNA of cells that cause depression, asthma, and cancer. The study compared three groups and found those who regularly mixed turmeric powder into their food showed the most improvement in cell DNA. The powdered turmeric seems to reverse a …

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Do Online Grocery’s “Horrible Numbers” Signal Failure?

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In an article today, Food Navigator USA compares online grocery shopping numbers and comments from IRI, Neilsen, and other analytics firms. A recent TABS Analytics survey shows just 4.5% of consumers regularly purchase food and beverage goods online. CEO Kurt Jetta is quick to point out that growth projections for CPG e-commerce may not equal growth for grocery in particular. …

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Fortune Names 2016 Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink

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Fortune and Food & Wine have teamed up for the third year in a row to identify women “entrepreneurs, activists, and idealists” who are transforming the ways we eat and drink. From Harvard to Kroger, and from local farms to Kentucky distilleries, the twenty women identified are working on labeling laws, local partnerships, and food media education. They’re levelling playing …