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According to a new report by Packaged Facts, more than 70 percent of U.S. households consume bagged/packaged salads. The hectic pace of the average American's daily routine has become a key factor as to why the reliance on convenience and ready-to-eat foods has spiked.
New Mexico has its own trademark and certification program to protect the reputation and integrity of its signature crop: chile. The governor said consumers shouldn't have to wonder whether they're getting real New Mexico-grown chile.
Food producers often find themselves saddled with too many different products, or SKUs, all in an effort to appease customers. Too many SKUs can drag down profits with frequent changeovers that drive up production costs and decrease throughput.
The USDA announced that it would rein-in misleading language on organic packaging that has been suspected of confusing consumers. Specifically, the agency addressed companies that market food products with words like "organic" or "organics" in their brand-name.
U.S. producers have been catching on to the benefits of aseptic cartons, which were first developed for shelf-safe dairy products in 1961. But much has changed in the past 15 years, with growing segments of the dairy, beverage and food industries embracing carton technology so enthusiastically that it now dominates certain categories.
The unhurried breakfast of the past has given way to an average of just 12 minutes a day for consuming breakfast, according to recent research. Now, food manufacturers are looking for innovative ideas to change how Americans kick-off their day.
Maine Springs bottled water company says it is required by law to identify its water source, which includes Poland Spring. Now, the company is suing Poland Spring, which apparently told Maine Springs that putting the name on labels infringes upon its brand.
This inspection system employs multiple cameras to inspect labels on round containers — bottles, jars, cans and tubes — without the need to orient them on the production line.
Convenient products are often targeted at the busiest and time-scarce consumers. However, manufacturers employing this strategy alone are missing a large proportion of potential customers. A new report shows that older consumers are looking for easy-to-eat foods.
The privately-held company turned 80 this year and is pushing to update its image, reach a new generation of customers and make its mark in a more sophisticated and savvy marketplace.
In today's time-starved, always on-the-go world, eating can occur anytime, anywhere. Eating alone is an increasingly common practice and family dynamics have also shifted. Approximately 75 percent of decisions about what to have for dinner are made that same day.
PepsiCo is addressing both curbside and on-the-go recycling as part of its goal to help grow the recycling rate to 50 percent by 2018. As part of a new partnership called “Recycle for Nature,” PepsiCo will expand the availability of recycling bins in the U.S.
One of the country's oldest consumer action groups, the Citizens for Health, has filed a petition with the Food & Drug Administration to compel food manufacturing facilities to spell out the type of sweeteners they add to products.
New labeler achieves label orientation on handled containers with offset spouts up to one gallon in size. Ideal for vinegar and other foods, the servo-driven labeler offers high speed wrap-around labeling with high operating efficiencies.
A California collector convicted of making fake vintage wine in his kitchen and selling it for millions of dollars was sentenced for a decade in prison. The judge said the public needs to know that food and drinks are safe and "not some homemade witch's brew."
The Phaser XP offers a number of machine options including a package support with eject, ultra-low profile frame design, fiber optic print registration, polyethylene film seal jaws, hole punch, tear notch, flavor injection, pre-zippered reclosable and package solutions.
According to a recent report, food manufacturers in the tea market need to connect with children and their parents more than any other consumer. More than two-thirds of shoppers agree that their kids' preferences influence which groceries they buy.
The mandatory country-of-origin labeling ruling for meat and meat products can create confusion on how to properly package products with the label. Mettler Toledo now offers a meat labeling webinar to help ensure retailers are compliant with regulations.
Digital product content is the foundation of a compelling shopping experience for consumers. With the right product content strategy, manufacturers can rise to the challenge and keep their customers — both retailers and shoppers — happy.
A new standard introduced this week requires food manufacturers to ensure that anything labeled gluten-free contains less than 20 parts per million of gluten — ensuring that those products are technically free of wheat, rye and barley, which are often hidden ingredients.
The Circle Flexibag Si-500 is designed to package thin to viscous liquids, pastes, powders or granulated products. Speeds up to 1400 packages per minute can be achieved depending on package size and packaging material to be used.
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.
Colorado regulators are looking for ways to make sure no one accidentally eats or drinks marijuana edibles. In a panel that included edible makers and pot critics, many seem to agree that pot cookies and candies should come with identifiable markers or colors.
Whether they want portion control, quick-step cooking or easy handling, consumers are increasingly seeking out food and beverages that cater to their on-the-go lifestyles. For brand owners, that means investing in the equipment and materials that enable new package formats.
As America's thirst for soda wanes, competition over these growth areas is becoming fierce. To understand these competitive dynamics, Affinnova conducted an audit of brands in the beverage aisle, examining the impact of package design on consumer appeal.
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