In what seems like a blink of an eye, October’s already come and gone. If you fell behind on food industry news, we’ve got you covered.

#1 Michigan State University’s New Innovation Center Opens Its Doors to Food Industry Innovators

Earlier this year, Michigan State University opened the doors of its Food Processing and Innovation Center (FPIC). The facility’s filled with all the resources businesses need to test and launch new products — even on a tight budget.  

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#2 The Protein Paradox: Shoppers Don’t Fully Understand the Macronutrient They Seek

If there’s one thing Americans know they need in their diet, it’s protein. However, a new Nielsen survey concludes that many shoppers are mistaken about which foods will give them the most protein bang for their buck.

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#3 Sustainability Sells: Key Takeaways from Recent Nielsen Report

Consumers have a strong appetite for foods with sustainability claims, according to a new report from Nielsen. In this article, we explore what the upward sustainability trend means for the food industry.

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#4 Boosting Food Safety with Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology may not have obvious connections to the food industry, but in fact, it has exciting implications for food safety. Here, we take a look at how nanotechnology can help processors and manufacturers detect foodborne viruses and harmful contaminants as well as improve traceability.

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#5 Cannabis: A Risky Multibillion Dollar Opportunity

According to a recent survey, over half of Americans and Canadians would be willing to try cannabis-infused food and drinks if it were legal. To get ahead of consumer demand, top beverage manufacturers including Coca-Cola, Molson-Coors, and Heineken are dipping their toes in the non-alcoholic cannabis-infused beverage industry.  

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