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VIDEO: Americans Want to Buy From Socially Responsible Companies

VIDEO: Americans Want to Buy From Socially Responsible Companies | Testing | Scoop.it
Recent data shows that consumers are willing to put their money where their mouth is when it comes to giving back. In a poll of 1,000 Americans, nearly one-third of them said they planned to increase the amounts of goods they buy from socially responsible food companies.
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Smoked bacon faces a ban on using 'natural'

Smoked bacon faces a ban on using 'natural' | Testing | Scoop.it
A row has broken out between the UK’s bacon producers and the European Commission (EC) over proposals contained in the latest draft of EU guidance on labelling of flavourings, which would ban the use of the term ‘natural’ on products traditionally smoked to impart flavour.
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Bolivians consuming more poultry products

Bolivians consuming more poultry products | Testing | Scoop.it
The per capita egg consumption in Bolivia increased from 130 units to 143 units last year, meanwhile chicken meat consumption rose from 35 kilos to 38 kilos per capita. The production of both poultry products therefore has increased significantly in the last five years.
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FSA: Campylobacter prevalence in UK poultry is 59%

FSA: Campylobacter prevalence in UK poultry is 59% | Testing | Scoop.it
The FSA has published the first set of quarterly results from a new survey of Campylobacter on fresh shop-bought chickens. The results show 59% of birds tested positive for the presence of Campylobacter. In 4% of samples Campylobacter was identified on the outside of the packaging.
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Russia bans poultry imports to punish U.S. over sanctions

“Like the United States, the world market is currently suffering from tight protein supplies, and therefore U.S. supplies are inexpensive on a relative basis, suggesting any lost Russian demand will be absorbed by other markets,” Aslam wrote.

Finally, she noted that Russia already bans most U.S. pork and beef imports; however, prices of both proteins are at record highs.

“Therefore, we do not see a Russia import ban as a negative pricing catalyst,” Aslam concluded.

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‘Important changes’ as gluten-free label laws move under FIC

‘Important changes’ as gluten-free label laws move under FIC | Testing | Scoop.it
Rules on gluten-free labeling have been published under the EU Food Information to Consumers (FIC) regulation, and there are some important changes for the future, says the Association of European Coeliac Societies (AOECS).
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Brazilian beef exports remain on pace for another record year

Brazilian beef exports remain on pace for another record year as of July, with exports last month totaling 117,600 metric tons, up 11.9 percent from July 2013, and a 20 percent improvement from June, according to data released Friday by Brazil's Bureau of Foreign Trade (Secex).

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Chinese choosing red meat above poultry

Chinese choosing red meat above poultry | Testing | Scoop.it
China's appetite for red meat continued to grow in the first half of 2014 as purchases of beef and lamb increased by more than a quarter compared to last year whilst poultry imports took a downturn.
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UK Consumers unfazed by halal meat, finds study of Canadean

The majority of UK consumers are not concerned about the consumption of halal meat , according to a new survey from Canadean. The June 2014 study.

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Tyson Foods earnings reach record in third quarter 2014

Tyson Foods recorded record earnings during the third quarter of fiscal year 2014, reaching $260 million or 73 cents per share.
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Reformulation by stealth: Just 2% of new launches in salty snacks make overt sodium reduction claims

Reformulation by stealth: Just 2% of new launches in salty snacks make overt sodium reduction claims | Testing | Scoop.it
The vast majority of sodium reduction activity in the US food industry is now being conducted by ‘stealth’ in order to avoid alienating shoppers, according to Tate & Lyle.
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The sodium squeeze

The sodium squeeze | Testing | Scoop.it
The merchandising of lower-sodium selections is becoming an increasingly prominent food retailing initiative.
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Retail flat as consumers remain cautious | Food Business News

Retail flat as consumers remain cautious | Food Business News | Testing | Scoop.it

He noted reduced SNAP benefits, rising natural gas prices, lost extended unemployment benefits, low pay raises and 17% of homeowners still “deeply underwater” as factors contributing to slow retail sales growth. Dollar sales of packaged meats have increased.

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US pork and beef exports have record first-half run | Meat & Poultry

US pork and beef exports pushed the export value for both products to a record first-half pace, based on statistics released by US Department of Agriculture and compiled by the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF).

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Fresh beef brings in £2bn to UK economy - MeatInfo

Fresh beef brings in £2bn to UK economy - MeatInfo | Testing | Scoop.it
The fresh beef market in Britain was worth more than £2bn this past year, according to figures from market analyst Kantar Worldpanel. Kantar relea... Visit www.meatinfo.co.uk today for more information!
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Whole Foods goes non-GMO with chicken dishes

Whole Foods has announced that all of its house-made, chef-prepared chicken dishes at its 15 stores in Oregon and Washington are made only with organic or Non-GMO Project verified chicken, as are all of its rotisserie chickens.

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What foods are consumers avoiding | Meat & Poultry

What foods are consumers avoiding | Meat & Poultry | Testing | Scoop.it
One-stop complete news resource for news, ideas, trends, innovations, issues and more that impact the meat and poultry processing industry.
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The Fight Continues Over Proposed Changes to Food Labels

The Fight Continues Over Proposed Changes to Food Labels | Testing | Scoop.it
An article in Chemical & Engineering News points out that while the Nutrition Facts label has remained largely the same for 20 years, nutrition science has not. Industry groups argue that because added and natural sugars are chemically the same, the distinction is unnecessary.
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Changes include listing added sugars, vitamin D and potassium on every label, making the serving size reflect the amount of food people actually consume, using larger type for the calorie count and lowering the daily value for sodium. 

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Cat owners help European pet care market to grow to £7 billion | News | Pet Product Marketing

Cat owners help European pet care market to grow to £7 billion | News | Pet Product Marketing | Testing | Scoop.it
Pet owners across Europe have helped the pet care sector remain buoyant during 2013, despite challenging economic conditions that continue to impact many shoppers.  
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European Pet care market 8.5 billion Euro (growth +1.7% caused by increased price)

(France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Italy and the UK?)

 

Cat food= 4.2 billion Euro

Dog food= 3.1 bln Euro

Other food= 0.3 bln Euro

Pet accessoires= 0.8 bln Euro !!!

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Galactic: Opportunities for Lactic Acid Fermentation in Food Safety and Nutrition

Galactic: Opportunities for Lactic Acid Fermentation in Food Safety and Nutrition | Testing | Scoop.it

The main pillars where Galactic has a role to play or can design new products: 

1 Food safety (preservative)
2 Health improvement
3 Cost efficiency (efficient solutions)
4 Clean Label

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Study UK Healthy Option Salads are Still Very High in Salt

Study UK Healthy Option Salads are Still Very High in Salt | Testing | Scoop.it

Huge amounts of salt continue to be added to many restaurant, café and supermarket salads, according to a new survey by Consensus Action on Salt & Health (CASH). Calls to lower salt in salads in 2010 has however resulted in “significant” reductions (up to 30%) of salt in many supermarket salads, said CASH, but there is more work to be done, particularly in the restaurant sector.

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10 big food trends for chicken marketers

Chicken marketers need to adapt to be relevant to consumers, Phil Lempert, the Supermarket Guru, told listeners at the Chicken Marketing Seminar July 21.
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Whole Foods targeted in new lawsuit over 'all-natural' claims

Whole Foods targeted in new lawsuit over 'all-natural' claims | Testing | Scoop.it
Whole Foods Market has been targeted in another class action lawsuit alleging that products it labels as ‘all-natural’ are misbranded because they contain “artificial ingredients and flavorings, artificial coloring and chemical preservatives”. 
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Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? To Get to Your Plate

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? To Get to Your Plate | Testing | Scoop.it
The National Chicken Council says more consumers are choosing chicken. In a study, the average number of meals or snacks that contained chicken eaten by survey respondents in the two weeks prior to the survey was 6.1, up 17 percent from 2012 findings.
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