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Coconut, Tonics, and Pastas Top Whole Foods’ List of 2017 Food Trends

In News, Trends by Melissa Schmitz0 Comments

Whole Foods recently announced its top food trends for 2017. Their team of experts and trend-spotters compiled a list which includes the following: Wellness Tonics – More than just juice, wellness drinks are expected to gain traction and popularity. Look for drinking vinegars, turmeric elixirs, and other tonics with herbal medicinal ingredients to be the trending beverages. Repurposing Byproducts – …

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Report: Canadian Food Prices to Rise in 2017

In News, Trends by Melissa Schmitz0 Comments

Canadians can expect to pay 3-5% more for food next year, according a new report from Dalhousie University. The increase will be driven by big jumps in the meat, vegetables, and fish and seafood sectors. The predicted increase is higher than last year and higher than the normal rate of food inflation, which is pegged at 1-2%. The price increases …

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Revolutionize Your Food Supply Chain

In Processing, Technology by Heather Brown2 Comments

Food manufacturers face an array of concerns, from regulations compliance to consumer demands. Your supply chain is the point–or series of points–where many of these concerns converge. Taking a hard look at your supply chain can positively impact your processes, your product, your relationships with suppliers and consumers, and ultimately, your business growth.   Global supply-chain revolution Developments in technology …

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National Steak and Poultry Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken That May Be Undercooked

In Food Safety, News, Press Releases, Processing by Press0 Comments

Class I Recall 115-2016 EXP Health Risk: High Dec 4, 2016 Congressional and Public Affairs Jeremy J. Emmert (202) 720-9113 Press@fsis.usda.gov Editor’s Note: This release is being reissued as an expansion of the November 23, 2016, release to include additional products and production dates. The initial recall included 17,439 pounds of product. This expansion includes an additional 1,976,089 pounds of …

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GMOs, Organic Food, and Public Opinion: New Survey Results

In News, Trends by Melissa Schmitz0 Comments

New survey results from the Pew Research Center show that Americans believe organic food is healthier than non-organic, opinions are split about genetically modified food, and people’s opinions about food reflect their ideas about health. Highlights include: 55% of adults surveyed believe organic produce is healthier than conventional, while while 41% say there is no difference. 40% claim most of …

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Germs, Food Safety, and Cooking at Home: FDA Survey Results

In Food Safety, News by Melissa Schmitz0 Comments

The FDA just released data from its latest Food Safety Survey, revealing consumers’ attitudes toward handwashing, raw foods, and other food safety topics. Key Findings: More than half of consumers think they’re more likely to get food poisoning from foods in restaurants than from foods prepared at home. Consumers are more likely to wash hands with soap after touching raw meat …

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Nestle Develops Method to Reduce Sugar in Chocolate

In News, Processing, Technology, Trends by Melissa Schmitz0 Comments

According to a Bloomberg report, Nestle scientists have discovered a new method to reduce sugar in chocolate by up to 40%. Chief Technology Officer Stefan Catsicas told Bloomberg that the company has developed a way to alter the structure of sugar to make it taste sweeter in smaller amount. The new low-sugar products will be available beginning in 2018. The …

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Choosing Software for Contamination Management

In Processing, Technology by Heather Brown0 Comments

Whether you make use of ERP, HMI, MES, QMS, or FSQA applications, the right software can enable you to better document and share your processes, trace your supply chains, and take preventive and corrective action. Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor at Food Engineering, recently offered some in-depth advice for businesses of any size making the move from paper to pixels. …

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Trump’s Growing Impact on U.S. Food and Agriculture

In News, Sustainability by Heather Brown0 Comments

Food Business News recently reported on Rabobank’s Food and Agribusiness Research and Advisory (FAR) predictions for an impending Trump presidency. The report suggests a few ways the food industry might approach and assess the short- and long-term effects of the incoming administration. Markets will remain volatile, Rabobank predicts, as long as uncertainty persists about the impact of Trump’s policy decisions. Global trade agreements …

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Documenting FSMA: Three Focal Points from Food Manufacturing

In Food Safety, Processing by Heather Brown0 Comments

As FSMA rules go into more widespread effect, Food Manufacturing VP Jack Payne recommends a few key ways food manufacturers are sharing and documenting the required HARPC programs. Payne suggests streamlining access to key information across facilities. He identifies three focal points for documentation: Suppliers, Facilities, and Shippers. His advice covers in broad strokes how companies can know: where their supplies come …