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3rd-party audits play key role in FSMA, food safety progress
Food Safety News
At this point in time, the use of third-party audits has the potential to be either a massive success in food safety or a dismal failure — depending on the outcome of the continued momentum to build a robust system. Currently, there are at least three forces in play in the third-party audit world, each of which is interrelated. More

Perception is everything
Food Manufacturing
More Americans are concerned about where their food comes from and how it is produced. As more shoppers search for food free from chemicals and lengthy, hard-to-pronounce ingredients, it is more important than ever for food companies to carefully consider how they market their products and communicate with shoppers. More

Americans say food production headed in right direction
Food Engineering
The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance has released a new survey on Americans' perceptions of food production, and the results reveal a population that feels positively about food production trends but lacks specific knowledge to support that sentiment. More

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Survey: Majority of Americans trying to consume less sugar, HFCS
Food Navigator
A recent survey indicates that some food and nutrition messages are being heard by American consumers. While data from the International Food Information Council Foundation's survey indicates that 63 percent of consumers are trying to consume less sugar and HFCS, respectively, other data indicates that many nutrition messages are not being addressed. More

Snacking trend turns healthy at supermarkets
Supermarket News
Supermarkets and their suppliers are making sure "healthy" and "snack" can co-exist in the same sentence, and it's paying off, as the snack trend continues to grow. More

Report: Consumers buying too few fruits, veggies
Progressive Grocer
A recent report measuring the extent to which U.S. consumers adhere to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans with their food-at-home purchases, as well as the impact of selected demographic and market factors on food purchase healthfulness, has found Americans have a long way to go in terms of picking stores' most nutritious items. More

Make it Square, Make it Efficient

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INCPEN: Food packaging changes as lifestyles evolve
Food Production Daily
Packaging is like a mirror to social developments, fashions and trends, which enables constant response to innovation, according to the Industry Council for Packaging and the Environment. More

Study: Organic claims leave sour taste in functional health
Food Navigator
Organic logos and claims generally have positive effects on consumers, but even the most positive supporter has negative inferences towards organic products when they are judged on functional health benefits, suggest researchers in a study published by Appetite magazine. More

Understanding monk fruit: The next generation natural sweetener
Food Processing
By most measures, stevia has become a gradual smash hit, a nearly perfect storm convergence of features when it comes to sweeteners. It is sweet, very sweet; up to 300 times sweeter than sugar. It's low in calories; in fact, its calories are negligible, along with its effect on insulin secretion. And it's natural. The sweet leaves of the stevia plant have been used as a sweetener for decades in many countries before stevia extracts entered the U.S. sweetener market. More

World Bank: Global food prices easing but still sky-high
The Economic Times
Global food prices have eased from the World Bank's July records but remain very high, putting more people in danger of hunger and malnutrition-related disease. "A new norm of high prices seems to be consolidating," said Otaviano Canuto, the World Bank's vice president for poverty reduction. More

Food-processing growing faster than agriculture sector
Daily News and Analysis
The agrarian sector of India, which was once a major contributor to the country's economy, gradually is losing its popularity among the country's youth who are lured in by more lucrative opportunities in other fields. More


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