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USDA Revises Guidance on Date Labeling to Reduce Food Waste

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WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today issued updated information on food product labeling, including new guidance aimed at reducing food waste through encouraging food manufacturers and retailers that apply product dating to use a “Best if Used By” date label. “In an effort to reduce food loss and …

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Your Most Sustainable Food Plant

In Processing, Sustainability, Trends by Heather Brown0 Comments

Dwindling access to quality water, the effects of climate change on agriculture, overflowing landfills, and new regulations that emphasize prevention and safety are just a few reasons to take a closer look at the sustainability of your food processing practices. The larger your company, the bigger your impact can be. But where do you start? Fortunately, your efforts at efficiency …

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Unitherm Food Systems Receives Patent for Process to Bring You Better Bacon

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Superheated steam in a spiral oven produces precooked bacon slices that resemble pan-fried bacon cooked at home BRISTOW, OK – December 14, 2016 – Unitherm Food Systems today announces the receipt of U.S. Patent No. 9,510,610 for its process for producing precooked bacon slices in a spiral oven. The process uses superheated steam in an air-free environment to make bacon …

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Mediterranean Spices, Eggs, and Pepper Lead McCormick’s 2017 Flavor Trends

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McCormick recently released its predictions on flavor trends for 2017. In the past, the company has predicted the emergence of flavors such as chipotle chilis and coconut water. McCormick’s five flavor focal points for 2017 are: Big, global flavors for your savory breakfast bowl – The report highlights Skhug [pronounced shug], a Middle Eastern hot sauce comprised of Thai bird …

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 …