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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 …

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Cornell Launches New Center for Clean Labels, Food Safety R&D

In Food Safety, News, Processing by Krista Garver0 Comments

With the help of a $1 million grant from New York State, Cornell just launched its NextGen Food Tech initiative at the university’s Agricultural Experiment Station. The goal of NextGen Food Tech is to help food companies clean up their labels by using fewer preservatives, and also to pursue R&D in the field of hyperbaric processing, a type of high pressure pasteurization …

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Report: Food Preferences Shaped by Allergies, Dietary Limitations, and Health Goals

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A new study from Nielsen reveals details about consumer food preferences regionally and worldwide. It includes insights about: Food allergies and limitations Consumer demand for foods that are perceived as healthy The desire for transparency Out-of-home dining Read on for key takeaways, or download a full copy of the report here. Food sensitivities and limitations affect food preferences About one-third …

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How Blue Apron Became a Startup “Unicorn”

In News, Processing, Trends by Heather Brown0 Comments

A “unicorn” in startup lingo is a privately held company valued at $1 billion or more. Blue Apron is one of those companies, and they’re disrupting and redefining the food industry supply chain. According to Fortune’s recent profile, Blue Apron leads the meal kit delivery service revolution with companies like Chef’d, HelloFresh, and Marley Spoon (with Martha Stewart). Most of …

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A Great State Fair for Food and Beverage Revenue

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Minnesota State Fair food and beverage sales topped $50 million over a 12-day run, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported yesterday. According to average attendance, the fair is “the single largest attraction in the English-speaking world,” said fair general manager Jerry Hammer. Total revenue for the fair is expected to exceed $250 million. That’s almost the entire annual revenue generated by the …

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MIH Marketing and Sales Recalls Meat and Poultry Products Due To Insanitary Conditions

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Class I Recall: 079-2016 Health Risk: High En Español Congressional and Public Affairs Nina Anand (202) 720-9113 WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2016 – MIH Marketing and Sales, a Beebe, AR. establishment, is recalling approximately 662,049 pounds of various meat and poultry products that were stored under insanitary conditions, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. …

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Chef’d Partners with The Hershey Company to Introduce Dessert Meal Kits

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Collaboration Marks First Major Confectionery Company to Offer Co-Branded Meal Kits Follow the journey of a Chef’d and Hershey’s meal kit box. (Video: Business Wire) Chef’d and The Hershey Company partner to offer iconic branded desserts to the meal kit market. (Photo: Business Wire) LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Chef’d, the first and only online meal kit marketplace, today announced a partnership with …

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New App Opens a Window on Food Transparency

In Food Safety, News, Technology by Heather Brown0 Comments

In the wake of sweeping food safety reforms and the FDA’s redesigned labels, there’s been lots of talk about transparency. Now a new app aims to “reimagine food data for the Internet age.” The Sage online platform currently houses data on over 20,000 fresh and packaged foods (for now). It offers consumers an interactive, customized window on the nutrients in their …

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National Food Safety Month Spotlights Foodborne Illness Detection and Protection

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In its ongoing commitment to food safety, the National Restaurant Association today announced this year’s National Food Safety Month (NFSM) theme: “Notorious Virus”- how to protect against the leading causes of foodborne illness. “Food safety and security is the top priority for America’s one million restaurants,” said Sherman Brown, senior vice president of the …

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Survey: Product Transparency Is Key for Success in the Food Industry

In News, Trends by Amelie Welden0 Comments

Label Insight recently released its 2016 Transparency ROI study, and the results show that product transparency is a central issue for today’s food consumers. Read on for highlights about what information consumers want, how they want it, and the ways transparency can affect brand success. Transparency can have a positive impact on brand preference and loyalty, even if it costs …