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Consumers want healthy foods — and will pay more for them
Forbes
Consumers' health is front and center for those who churn out the food products that will line supermarket shelves in the next year.
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Robots could cut US labor costs 22 percent by 2025
Alan Kelsky
A new study by the Boston Consulting Group asserts that increasing workplace automation will result in the United States saving 22 percent on labor costs, while the top 25 countries in the world that export goods can average a 16 percent savings.
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A tentative settlement in the West Coast ports disaster
The Hill
In one of the most bizarre and troubling labor situations ever to attack the supply chain of America, Secretary of Labor Tom Perez spent several days seated directly between two larger-than-life leaders who managed to drag American commerce to the brink of financial disaster. A potential agreement seems to be at hand.
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Cleaning and disinfecting: Improving safety, efficiency in food processing
Food Safety Magazine
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Temperature logs: A misunderstood liability
Food Safety News
Log documentation involving temperature is a necessary tool in any food processing environment. Temperature logs not only shed a light on whether an employee understands the process, but are also a strong indicator of potential liability.
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Stunning rise of frozen fruit: 'Usage occasions have completely changed'
Food Navigator-USA
While sales in much of the U.S. frozen food category are pretty lackluster, sales of frozen fruit have surged in the past three years, with the category now worth more than $1 billion vs. just $300 million a decade ago, says Dole Packaged Foods.
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US food companies change diet foods to attract more sales
Food World News
With American consumers' changing needs, companies such as Nestle and Kellogg are focusing on changing their approach by rectifying ingredients and offering different marketing strategies. Gone are the days when people are only bothered with low-calorie foods.
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Why 'simple' and 'real' will be industry buzzwords this year
just-food
If there's one thing the industry is sure of, it's that consumer demand for cleaner, simpler food is on the rise in the U.S. This was underlined by the repeated mention of the topic through the course of the Consumer Analyst Group of New York event last week, Hannah Abdulla notes.
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    Lawmakers reintroduce federal bill to label GM food (Food Safety News)
Simmering labor fight brings crippling delays to West Coast seaports (The New York Times)
Businesses find creative ways to cope with minimum wage hikes ( Los Angeles Times)
Falling dollars = rising robotics (Food Processing)
Nielsen: Sugar, salt, additives are biggest health factors in food purchases ( Retail Times)

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