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Americans are Planning to Avoid Sugar and Eat More Sustainably in 2018, Says Survey from Label Insight

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Consumers Also Ask Brands and Grocers for Clearer, More Transparent Food Labels CHICAGO /PRNewswire/ — Label Insight, the market leader for product transparency, today released the results from a national consumer survey of 1,023 Americans conducted by Wakefield Research on eating habits in 2018. The survey found that most (67 percent) Americans will be prioritizing healthy or socially-conscious food purchases in 2018. …

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Mintel Announces Five Global Packaging Trends for 2018

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CHICAGO — PRNewswire/ — Mintel, the world’s leading market intelligence agency, has today (December 12, 2017) announced five trends set to impact the global packaging industry over the coming year. In 2018: Packaging will play a pivotal role in reducing global food and product waste. Online brands will reinvigorate their packaging in order to enhance the e-commerce experience. Brands who adopt clear and …

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France Remains World Leader in 2017 Food Sustainability Index; US and Arab States Show Major Room for Improvement

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LONDON — Behind France is Japan and Germany, also with good performances in food loss and waste; sustainable agriculture; and nutritional challenges. High-income UAE ranks last, while low-income Ethiopia ranks a respectable 12th. The US languishes in 21st place, due to a poor performance in sustainable agriculture and nutritional challenges. France remains at the top of the 2017 Food Sustainability Index (FSI), thanks to high scores across the FSI’s three …

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USDA Publishes School Meals Rule, Expands Options, Eases Challenges

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today provided local food service professionals the flexibility they need to serve wholesome, nutritious, and tasty meals in schools across the nation. The new School Meal Flexibility Rule, published today, makes targeted changes to standards for meals provided under USDA’s National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, and asks customers to share their …

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Packaged Facts’ Food Forecast 2018: 10 Food Trends to Watch

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ROCKVILLE, Md., /PRNewswire/ — From market research firm Packaged Facts, here are ten food trends (listed in alphabetical order) that you’ll probably be seeing or start seeing more of in 2018. The trends are based on our upcoming 2018 Food Forecast ebook available soon on the company’s website. 1. Aloha. The Zombies are back, along with the craft cocktail movement and the relighting of the …

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Mindful Choices: The Key Food Driver for 2018, Says Innova Market Insights

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ARNHEM, Netherlands, November 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – The increasingly thoughtful and mindful consumer will continue to catalyze changes in the way that companies produce, package and label their products. More conscious than ever about making responsible food choices, 4 in 10 US and UK consumers increased their consumption of “healthy foods,” 7 in 10 want to know and understand the ingredient list, 1 in …

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Chocolate and Confectionery Machinery Demand to Grow 7.1% Annually Through 2021

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China has the largest market share of any single country CLEVELAND /PR Newsire/ — Global chocolate and confectionery machinery demand is projected to advance 7.1% per year to nearly $4 billion in 2021. Once considered luxury products in some developing nations, chocolate and other sweets have become more easily attainable as living standards increase in these countries, thus driving growth for this machinery. These and …

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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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Today’s Millennial: Tomorrow’s Organic Parent

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Organic Trade Association survey signals big new wave of organic consumers on the horizon Twenty-five percent of the Millennials in America are parents. In the next 10 to 15 years, 80 percent of Millennials will be moms and dads. What this means for the organic market could be transformative. A new and expanded survey on the organic attitude of U.S. …

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FDA Launches Food Safety Plan Builder to Help Businesses Comply with FSMA Requirements

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To help businesses meet the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Final Rule for Preventive Controls for Human Food, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is releasing a new software tool to help owners and operators of food facilities create a food safety plan specific to their facilities. The Food Safety Plan Builder webpage. The FDA has also provided …