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Vanilla Reigns Supreme; Chocolate Flavors Dominate in Top Five Ice Cream Favorites Among Americans

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International Dairy Foods Association releases survey results for National Ice Cream Month WASHINGTON — /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — While vanilla ice cream continues to reign supreme as America’s favorite, chocolate-filled flavors dominate the top five bestselling ice cream flavors according to a recent survey of ice cream makers and retailers across the United States. The survey was conducted by the International Dairy Foods Association …

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Consumers are Confused — Technology Can Help

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Almost all (98%) consumers care about what’s in the products they buy, according to a new report from Label Insight. However, they’re also confused when it comes to ingredients in food. The study found that 83% of consumers are confused at least some of the time. In particular, the words “healthy,” “natural,” and “clean” are not well understood. This makes …

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All-American July 4th Cookout Down Slightly, Remains Under $6 Per Person

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WASHINGTON, June 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A cookout of Americans’ favorite foods for the Fourth of July, including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and chocolate milk, will cost slightly less this year, coming in at less than $6 per person, says the American Farm Bureau Federation. Farm Bureau’s informal survey reveals the average cost …

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Food Companies Taking Bite Out of Ripe Meal Kit Delivery Market

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The meal kit market is ripe for the picking, and food companies are making big moves. In the last two months alone, Nestlé, Campbell, and Unilever have invested millions of dollars in meal kit companies. Meal kit companies deliver fresh ingredients and recipes, or sometimes an entirely prepped meal, direct to consumer door steps. This market is expected to hit …

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The Millennial Love List: Healthy Snacks, One-Stop Shopping, and Authentic Brands

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Millennials want healthy snacks, one-stop shopping trips, and brand ethos, according to the Condé Nast and Goldman Sachs 2017 Love List. This is the first time the study included food. The survey showed that Millennials want healthy snacks. Out of the snack brands that made the list, 75% are health focused, including Angie’s and Noosa Yoghurt. Millennials are also one-stop …

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Lead Found in 20% of Baby Food

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Lead was detected in 20% of baby food samples compared to 14% in other foods, according to a new report from the nonprofit advocacy group Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). EDF evaluated data collected and assayed by the FDA between 2003 and 2013. The report found that lead was most common in fruit juices, root vegetables, and cookies. Grape juice topped …

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Product Development Teams Cleaning Up Labels in 2017: Report

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New survey results from Food Processing’s 46th annual R&D survey show that R&D teams are focusing on cleaning up product labels in 2017, ignited by big label changes initially set for 2018, but now delayed, like GMO labeling and the new nutrition fact label. Here are some of the survey highlights. Added sugars, GMO ingredients, and sodium are on the …

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FPSA Young Professionals Group Interview Series: Camilla Howard

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Food Industry Executive spoke with members of the Food Processing Suppliers Association’s (FPSA) Young Professionals Group about the challenges and opportunities they see in the food industry today and in the future. This interview is with Camilla Howard, marketing manager for Unitherm Food Systems, a company that specializes in thermal processing solutions for the food industry. How did you get …

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Amazon Acquiring Whole Foods Market in Massive $13.7B Deal

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Amazon announced today they will acquire Whole Foods Market for $42 a share in an all-cash transaction valued at an impressive $13.7 billion. The Austin-based organic and natural foods grocery giant will continue to operate under the Whole Foods Market brand. Co-founder John Mackey will remain as CEO and the Whole Foods headquarters will stay in Austin, Texas. “Whole Foods …

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Food Prices Continue to Rise in May: CPI Data

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Food prices rose for the fifth consecutive month in May, according to the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) data. In April, fresh veggies — specifically lettuce — were to blame for high food prices. In May, the cost of fresh fruits and veggie went down, but food prices at home and away from home inched up, resulting in an overall …