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FDA Delays Deadlines for New Nutrition Facts Label

In News, Regulatory by Krista Garver0 Comments

The FDA announced today on its website that it intends to extend the compliance dates for the new nutrition facts label. The original compliance date was July 26, 2018, for manufacturers with more than $10 million in annual sales and July 26, 2019, for manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual sales. The agency did not specify new dates, …

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How Automation, Robots, and the IIoT Shift the Food Manufacturing Job Landscape

In Technology, Trends by Kristen Runvik0 Comments

The food industry is slowly integrating new technologies to make food safer and processing more efficient. But how will automation, robots, and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) impact the workforce? There’s been concern from many corners that technology will steal jobs and put people out of work. But what we’re seeing instead is that the available jobs are changing. …

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What Millennials Want From Snack Foods: Report

In Trends by Kristen Runvik0 Comments

When it comes to snack foods, Millennials want products that not only taste good but are healthy and convenient, according to The Snacking Trends Report 2017. Welch’s Global Ingredients Group surveyed 300 Millennial snackers throughout the United States to find out where, when, and why they snack. Here’s what Millennials want. Tasty, nutritious, and convenient snacks Millennials cite taste as …

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General Mills Affirms Commitment to Clean Energy Through Wind Power

In News, Sustainability by Krista Garver0 Comments

General Mills announced today that it has signed a 15-year agreement with Renewable Energy Systems to help fund the construction of a wind energy project in Texas. The project will help the food company meet its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, as well as create 250 jobs in the clean energy workforce. John Church, General Mills Executive VP of Supply …

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6 Ways the Food Industry is Changing to Appeal to Millennials

In Trends by Kristen Runvik0 Comments

There’s no doubt about it: Millennials are a force to be reckoned with. This group now makes up the largest living generation — and they harness an annual spending power topping $200 billion. That’s a lot of people — and a lot of cash! For the food industry, Millennials represent a challenge and an opportunity because they have different demands …

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Ag Producer Sentiment Steady in May; Majority Support NAFTA Renegotiation

In News by Kristen Runvik0 Comments

Survey says… agricultural producers are still feeling pretty good, according to the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer, released today. The barometer shot up in January. Though it has retreated from its peak, ag sentiment is still above its average since it was first measured in October 2015. A majority of producers (63%) voiced their support for renegotiating the North …

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Despite Paris Accord Withdrawal, Food Companies Still Committed to a Low-Carbon Future

In News, Sustainability by Kristen Runvik0 Comments

This week, President Trump announced his decision for the U.S. to exit the Paris Climate Agreement. In response, some food company executives spoke out against the decision and reiterated their commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions across the value chain. Cargill Chairman and CEO David MacLennan expressed his disappointment in a press release, saying: “Exiting international accords like the Paris …

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PROCESS EXPO Will Feature First-Ever Working Production Lines This Fall

In News, Processing by Kristen Runvik0 Comments

At this fall’s PROCESS EXPO, taking place on September 19-22 at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, working production lines will be running — the first time this has ever happened at an industry trade show, the company said in a press release. Multiple suppliers will collaborate on two lines. The deli line will incorporate stuffing, slicing, and packaging, and …

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The Future of Sweets and Snacks

In Trends by Melissa Schmitz0 Comments

“Snacking is a behavior, not a category,” said Lynn Dornblaser, Mintel’s director of innovation and insights, during the Sweets & Snacks Expo earlier this month, according to Food Business News. In a presentation, she discussed trends in sweets and snacks and where the industry segment is currently headed. Here are the highlights: Any food can be a snack. This allows …

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Gluten-Free Products Market Size Worth $33.05 Billion by 2025: Grand View Research, Inc.

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SAN FRANCISCO, May 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The global gluten-free products market is expected to reach USD 33.05 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The market is expected to witness substantial growth over the forecast period mainly on account of the rising incidences of celiac disease, diabetes as well as obesity across the developed economies. …