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Consumers shift away from healthy products in transparent packages
FoodProductionDaily.com
Transparent packaging for food is reportedly more attractive to consumers than opaque food containers, but consumers tend to shift away from healthy products in open-window packages. The observations are made by Steve Herlehy, account executive at Plastic Suppliers, commenting on a MarktWatch study published in the American Marketing Association's Journal of Marketing.
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Judge: No more FDA extensions on FSMA deadlines
Food Safety News
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration may no longer extend deadlines on releasing policies set forth by the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act, according to a ruling by a judge in the U.S. District Court of Northern California.
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Consumers trending toward prepared foods
Supermarket Guru
Good news for retailers. According to a new forecast by The NPD Group, prepared food purchases from supermarkets, drug stores and other retail outlets are on the rise. Data shows that by 2022 it will grow by 10 percent, compared to a 4 percent increase in restaurant visits.
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Using the proposed imported food safety rules as a risk management tool
Food Safety Magazine
Imported food suppliers should recognize the ultimate benefit of the FDA's proposed regulations as a potential risk management tool that will mitigate the potential for the significant liability that can result from the importation of hazardous food products.
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Food industry appetite for sensors increasing
FoodProductionDaily.com
Already in wide use in food and beverage manufacturing, sensors are expected to gain popularity as automation expands, according to a report.
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Study points to packaging as a solution to food waste in supply chain
Pack World
A study done in Australia uncovers where and why food waste occurs within the supply chain and suggests packaging technologies that may help reduce this waste.
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Volatility squeezing global private label supply chain
CPGmatters
In simple terms, the world of private label is changing. Unfortunately, it's becoming more complex. Rising and increasingly volatile costs dominate the top challenges for retailers sourcing private label goods.
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California's $43 billion farms see labor in immigrant fix
Bloomberg
While get-tough states such as Arizona made it a crime for undocumented immigrants to seek work, California's $43.5 billion-a-year farm industry depends on a shadow workforce of undocumented Mexican immigrants that's eroding under economic improvements back home and tighter U.S. border controls.
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CARB: Aug. 31 deadline approaching for TRU orders
Land Line
Reefer owners who haul in and out of California are being reminded of an approaching order deadline. The California Air Resources Board is reminding reefer owners that orders for new replacement transportation refrigeration units and TRU generator sets must be made by Aug. 31 to meet the state's Dec. 31 deadline for 2006 reefers.
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Tech's the trick for food industry growth
FoodProductionDaily.com
Food and beverage leaders credit advances in technology for fueling industry growth, according to recent market intelligence.
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Are foods labeled 'natural' misleading consumers?
Epoch Times
In the never-ending quest to woo the health conscious consumer, food manufacturers are serving up "natural" versions of favorite products. But several lawsuits accuse companies of making an empty promise.

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Wireless technology for food safety monitoring
Food Safety Magazine
As a result of FSMA rules, increased importance is being placed on monitoring, record keeping, traceability and verification.

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Californian tomato crop damaged by pest
FreshPlaza
California tomato growers face significant losses from the beet curly top virus, which is reaching epidemic proportions this year, farm officials report.

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Shoppers gobble up private-label food
FoodProductionDaily.com
A recent study by Market Force Information shows that 96 percent of consumers put private-label food products in their cart when grocery shopping.
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Obesity rates higher in certain states
The Associated Press via Food Manufacturing
A recent government survey indicates that adult obesity rates are still high in comparison to 2012, however, those in a certain 13 states are particularly high. Overall, the proportion of U.S. adults deemed obese has been steady for years.
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Top 10 changing consumer habits
FoodProductionDaily.com
Food manufacturers and retailers need to be aware of the shift in today's food culture, which is impacting consumers' expectations for grocery products and packaging, according to Greener Package.
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The value of an upset employee
By Mel Kleiman
When you're dealing with employees, inevitably some will feel misunderstood, wrongly judged or have their feelings hurt — and responding appropriately to strong negative emotions can be a challenge.
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