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Millennials are Reviving the Frozen Foods Section

In News, Trends by Hilary Smith0 Comments

Frozen food sales have been cooling off since 2013, but competition within the space is starting to heat back up, according to The Future of Frozen report from Acosta. Manufacturers sending modernized frozen food options to market are attracting the attention of health-conscious Millennials in the prime of their spending years. Frozen food is changing with shopping trends Grocery shopping …

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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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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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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 …

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Millennials Prioritize Food Health, Sustainability

In News, Trends by Hilary Smith0 Comments

When it comes to making food purchasing decisions, Millennials prioritize health, taste, sustainability, and company transparency, according to a recent analysis of 12.5 million social media posts and other online commentaries. The study, conducted by CBD Marketing, found consistent likes and dislikes among Millennials. Millennials represent $10 trillion in lifetime buying power. Smart businesses can take advantage of these insights …

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Survey: Millennials Three Times as Likely to Ignore Product Recalls as Boomers

In Food Safety, News, Trends by Hilary Smith0 Comments

Manufacturers need to find a better way to reach Millennials if they want them to comply with product recall notices. Millennials are the least likely age group to comply with food, pharmaceutical, motor vehicle, and consumer electronics recall notices according to a survey of over 1,000 Americans conducted by Stericycle Expert Solutions. In fact, 18% of Millennials (age 18-35) say …

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Companies Simplifying Expiration Labels to Reduce Food Waste

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Last Wednesday, companies in the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), including Kellogg, Wal-Mart, Tesco, and Nestle, announced that they will pioneer the simplified date label system proposed by the GMA and FMI earlier this year. The new system will do away with arbitrary expiration labels including “Sell by,” “Best before,” and “Use by.” Instead, only two date labels will be used: …