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Food testing market to reach $4.63 billion in 2018
Food Quality News
The global food testing market is expected to grow at around 6 percent during the forecast period of 2013– 2018, reaching $4.63 billion in 2018 from $3.45 billion in 2013, according to a market report.
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Building quality assurance throughout the food value chain
Deloitte via The Wall Street Journal
Food withdrawals, rejections and recalls together cost the food industry $7 billion annually. Yet, the majority of these costs relates to commodity loss, inventory replacement, removing goods from shelves, lost sales and public relations campaigns to repair customer confidence — not from instances of illness and lawsuits. And, increasingly, these losses are borne across the supply chain.
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Food fights: Social media's impact on consumers, industry
Chemical & Engineering News
To address online consumer activism, food makers are advised to embrace openness. The alternative is leaving the impression they don't care about customers' concerns or, worse, that they have something to hide.
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50 shades of blue: How brands should appeal to the subconscious
AdNews
Many of the decisions people make about everything, including what brands to buy, are made subconsciously. Brands are missing a trick by not tuning into these subconscious triggers and applying them to marketing to win over customers, according to an NYU assistant professor.
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Consumer Reports: 84 percent of shoppers buy 'organic' but confusion reigns
Food Navigator-USA
Roughly 84 percent of U.S. consumers buy organic food sometimes, and 45 percent of them buy it at least once a month, according to a new national survey of 1,016 adults. However, there is a disparity between what they think the organic seal means and what they think it should mean.
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Food testing market to reach $4.63 billion in 2018
Food Quality News
The global food testing market is expected to grow at around 6 percent during the forecast period of 2013– 2018, reaching $4.63 billion in 2018 from $3.45 billion in 2013, according to a market report.

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Can frozen food be better than fresh?
The Washington Post
If your fresh fruits and vegetables aren't local and lose some of their nutritional value on the long trip to your table, you may be better off with frozen, according to the folks at ASAP Science.

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California dispute over spicy sauce imperils bond payment
Bloomberg
A dispute over eye-watering odors between city officials in Irwindale, California, and a company that makes spicy sauce there may jeopardize bond payments if the food maker leaves, according to bond documents.

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The future of food, rooted in science
Food Navigator-USA
It's becoming harder to avoid the looming U.N. statistic that the world population will reach 9.6 billion by 2050, and harder still to evade the question: How will we feed them all in an environment of dwindling resources?
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Resource concerns in foodborne illness outbreaks
Food Quality News
There has been a significant reduction in foodborne illness program capacity, according to the National Environmental Health Association.
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Industry: Flawed FDA guidance on evaporated cane juice causing chaos
Food Navigator-USA
The FDA's "flawed" 2009 draft guidance on "evaporated cane juice" has put food manufacturers and retailers between a rock and a hard place when deciding what to put on their labels, a group of leading manufacturers said in a 92-page document commenting on the draft guidance.
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