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Pork Board’s Strategy for Responsible Antibiotics Use

In Food Safety, News by Heather Brown0 Comments

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 …

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FSMA Compliance Spurs Initial Recall Spike

In Food Safety, Processing, Technology by Heather Brown0 Comments

FSMA’s sweeping reforms have set many food companies scrambling to formulate a more proactive food safety plan. Developing documentation alone presents a significant challenge, as it requires additional investments of time, money, and resources. So far, recalls are on the rise under the new regulations, but they’re much better targeted and contained. Sophisticated testing techniques and tools make it easier, …

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Tyson Poised for Acquisition. Again.

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Following the synergistic success of its Hillshire Farms acquisition two years ago, Tyson CEO Donnie Smith says the company is poised for “another transformational acquisition.” Smith applies a few basic filters when considering brands, whether for small add-ons or major mergers. Demand for high-protein snack choices has already prompted Tyson’s expansion of the popular Hillshire Snacking line. The company’s innovation strategy also …

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Inulin Wants In On New Fiber Definition

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A citizen’s petition from 3 inulin companies asks that inulin-type fructans be included in the FDA’s definition of dietary fiber. The May 27 issue of the Federal Register requires fibers added to food products to exhibit one or more physiological health benefits. Submitted on September 12, the petition states a number of physiological health benefits, including improved laxation/bowel function, increased …