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Forecast: U.S. Food Industry to Grow by 3.9% in 2017

In News, Trends by Amelie Welden0 Comments

A recent forecast from Technomic projects that the U.S. food industry will grow by 3.9% overall in 2017. Read on for more highlights. Foodservice is expected to grow more than retail, with supermarket fresh prepared foods leading the way Foodservice sales are forecast to grow by 4.8%, compared to 3.0% growth for food retail. Within the foodservice category, the following …

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Cultivating a Food and Beverage Industry Cluster: Advice from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

In Processing, Technology, Trends by Heather Brown0 Comments

Industry clusters are groups of businesses in interconnected fields that thrive on their associations with one another. Usually geographically concentrated, they are believed to increase productivity and competition, both nationally and globally. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is home to one such cluster for food and beverage companies. Food and Beverage (FaB) Wisconsin works to connect businesses in symbiotic …

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Mondelez Ends Merger Discussions with Hershey’s

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DEERFIELD, Ill., Aug. 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mondelēz International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) today announced it has ended discussions with The Hershey Company regarding a possible combination of the two companies. “As the world’s leading snacking company, we remain focused on successfully executing our strategy to deliver both sustainable top-line growth and significant margin expansion and are well-positioned to continue to …

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AB InBev To Cut Thousands of Jobs After Miller Merger

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Pending shareholder approval of a proposed $107 billion merger with SAB Miller, Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) estimates a 3% workforce reduction over the next three years, the rough equivalent of 6,600 jobs. It’s not yet clear if regulatory restrictions on the integration of certain departments will result in even further cuts. England stands to be the hardest hit by the …

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How to Reduce Your Food and Water Waste

In Processing, Sustainability by Guest Author0 Comments

As it turns out, there is a finite amount of water. If recent crises are any indication, the need for effective food and water waste management has never been more imperative. Implementing new waste management techniques will end up saving your wallet a lot of trouble. Not to mention, the environment will benefit. It’s a win-win. Save money, and save …

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Report: Big Food Loses Ground, But Can Adapt for Future Growth

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Is Big Food in Trouble?, a recent report from A.T. Kearney and The Hartman Group, found that large food companies are losing ground to small and medium-sized competitors. Here’s a summary of their findings and their advice for the future. Large food companies are losing ground Between 2012 and 2015, the overall food and beverage market grew by 3.4%. During that time, the …

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Bringing the IoT to Food Processing: Research Cooperation Between Bosch and Bühler

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Uzwil (Switzerland), August 22, 2016 – Bühler and Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions agreed to expand their existing successful collaboration for increased innovation and market launches, further leveraging the opportunities of the Internet of Things. New products are expected for 2017. Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions and Bühler, two experts in the areas of the Internet of Things and food …

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Compliance Deadlines Extended as FSMA Goes Into Effect

In Food Safety, News by Heather Brown0 Comments

The FDA today issued new draft guidance that clarifies and extends compliance dates for certain parts of four of its seven foundational FSMA rules. The new draft guidance does a few things so far: Provides more time for meeting requirements related to certain assurances needed from customers Extends deadlines for importers of food-contact substances Provides extensions to align compliance dates …

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FSIS Allows GMO Negative Claims

In Food Safety, News, Processing by Heather Brown0 Comments

Effective immediately, food companies may label as simply “non-GMO” any meat, poultry, and dairy products that were not made or fed with genetically modified or bioengineered ingredients. In a recent Federal Register notice, the new guideline was opened for comment and may be amended according to input submitted during the 60-day window. This is the first time FSIS will approve this type …

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Panna Café Express To Go Inc. Recalls Various Meat and Poultry Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection

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Class I Recall Health Risk: High WASHINGTON, AUG. 21, 2016 – Panna Café Express To Go Inc., a North Miami Beach, Fla., establishment, is recalling approximately 1,951 pounds of various meat and poultry products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection and used the USDA marks of inspection without authorization, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and …