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FDA Delays Deadlines for New Nutrition Facts Label

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The FDA announced today on its website that it intends to extend the compliance dates for the new nutrition facts label. The original compliance date was July 26, 2018, for manufacturers with more than $10 million in annual sales and July 26, 2019, for manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual sales. The agency did not specify new dates, …

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General Mills Affirms Commitment to Clean Energy Through Wind Power

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General Mills announced today that it has signed a 15-year agreement with Renewable Energy Systems to help fund the construction of a wind energy project in Texas. The project will help the food company meet its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, as well as create 250 jobs in the clean energy workforce. John Church, General Mills Executive VP of Supply …

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Ag Producer Sentiment Steady in May; Majority Support NAFTA Renegotiation

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Survey says… agricultural producers are still feeling pretty good, according to the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer, released today. The barometer shot up in January. Though it has retreated from its peak, ag sentiment is still above its average since it was first measured in October 2015. A majority of producers (63%) voiced their support for renegotiating the North …

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Despite Paris Accord Withdrawal, Food Companies Still Committed to a Low-Carbon Future

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This week, President Trump announced his decision for the U.S. to exit the Paris Climate Agreement. In response, some food company executives spoke out against the decision and reiterated their commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions across the value chain. Cargill Chairman and CEO David MacLennan expressed his disappointment in a press release, saying: “Exiting international accords like the Paris …

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PROCESS EXPO Will Feature First-Ever Working Production Lines This Fall

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At this fall’s PROCESS EXPO, taking place on September 19-22 at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, working production lines will be running — the first time this has ever happened at an industry trade show, the company said in a press release. Multiple suppliers will collaborate on two lines. The deli line will incorporate stuffing, slicing, and packaging, and …

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Gluten-Free Products Market Size Worth $33.05 Billion by 2025: Grand View Research, Inc.

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SAN FRANCISCO, May 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The global gluten-free products market is expected to reach USD 33.05 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The market is expected to witness substantial growth over the forecast period mainly on account of the rising incidences of celiac disease, diabetes as well as obesity across the developed economies. …

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Food Companies Pump Up Investment in Plant-Based Products

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Tofu and almond milk aren’t just for vegans anymore. Before you say “eww.” chew on this: in 2016, the U.S. plant-based market topped $5 billion in sales. Leading the charge is plant-based “milk.” Dairy alternatives alone are expected to grow globally from $8.2 billion in 2014 to $19.5 billion in 2020, says the Plant Based Foods Association. Add that nearly 87% …

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Robust Organic Sector Stays on Upward Climb, Posts New Records in U.S. Sales

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WASHINGTON, May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The robust American organic sector stayed on its upward trajectory in 2016, gaining new market share and shattering records, as consumers across the United States ate and used more organic products than ever before, according to the Organic Trade Association’s (OTA’s) 2017 Organic Industry Survey released Wednesday at OTA’s Annual Policy Conference. Organic sales in …

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Food Manufacturing Forecast Looks Good in ISM Report

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This week, the Institute for Supply Management released its latest forecast showing continued economic growth across both manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors. Here’s what manufacturing executives expect for the rest of this year, focusing on food: Revenue. Nearly two-thirds of respondents expect revenues to be greater in 2017 compared to 2016, with 17 of the 18 industries (including food) reporting expectations …

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Strengthening the Specialty Food Industry: Specialty Food Association & Food Marketing Institute Announce Alliance

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NEW YORK, May 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Specialty Food Association (SFA) and Food Marketing Institute (FMI) have announced the launch of a strategic partnership focused on the $127 billion specialty food category. This relationship will bring together SFA and FMI members to strengthen business development, engage in food safety training, and increase understanding of the growing specialty food industry. …