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Hazardous Food Chemicals to Avoid This Year

Believe it or not, some common items you have in your kitchen pantry may contain toxins that are considered to be harmful when consumed in large quantities. While these hazardous food chemicals are not too much to worry about since they are rather minimal, there is no science to support the claims made about these food products. If you consumed these food products in large quantities, they might begin to have a negative effect on your overall health. Here are 6 food products to avoid this year to minimize your consumption of hazardous food chemicals: 1. Refined Vegetable and Seed Oils Oils such [...]

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Automation to Maximize Snack Production

Challenges and Primary Solutions As of December 2018, there was a large workforce gap in the snack production industry in terms of both skilled and unskilled labor. The problem persists because a large portion of workers are ready to retire and there are hardly enough people to fill the space, coupled with a lack of enough specialized skills to adequately fill their roles. A report released by Accenture found that about 80% of all manufacturers reported a moderate to severe deficiency of skilled resources, leading to as much as 11% losses in income yearly. Additionally, a survey carried out by SME [...]

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Flexible Packaging Dominates Baked Foods Market

Flexible Packaging Domination Currently, flexible packaging dominates the retail space, including the baked foods market by as much as 76% as of 2018. At the same time, the demand for flexible packaging is expected to rise by about 3% per year all the way through to 2021, despite tighter regulations around the world, especially Europe. Flexible packaging consists of any package whose shape can be changed easily, which includes stand up pouches, tubes, and sleeves. Their dominance is attributed to large cost saving and marketing adaptability. Fresh baked goods are almost always consumed within short periods of time since they are highly [...]

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New Probiotic Products Allow for More Shelf-Stable Products

Most Probiotics Must Be Refrigerated Despite having similar effects as supplements, probiotics cannot last outside refrigerated conditions for very long. Bacteria are known to have very specific environments within which they can survive, and it so happens that they are composed almost entirely of live bacteria that are beneficial to your body. More specifically, the kinds of bacteria found in new probiotic products that can be easily acquired in stores are Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus. These are groups of bacteria, referred to as lactic bacteria due to their high presence in fermented foods, that can only survive in temperatures below normal [...]

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Enjoy Your Cup of Java – It’s Good for You!

In recent years we have been bombarded with differing views on what is healthy for you to eat and what is not. For every article that says a particular food is good for you, there are several that will say the opposite. So, when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says that something is not harmful to you, hopefully, you can trust their judgment. FDA disagrees with California Supreme Court The FDA has come out in support of drinking coffee, no matter what the Los Angeles Superior Court may think. In a recent judgment, the court has ruled that all coffee [...]

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Who Spends the Most on Coffee?

Before we get to the demographics of coffee spending, let’s examine our own coffee drinking habits? How many cups of coffee do you drink each day? What kind of coffee do you drink? Do you go to a coffee shop regularly? If so, which one? What’s your ‘usual’ when you go to a coffee shop? How much do you pay for it? What kind of coffee machine do you own and how much did it cost? Let’s talk numbers The next step is to put a figure on all these factors. Having done that, you can with some accuracy calculate how [...]

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Exciting New Composted Fertilizer from Tea Waste Initiative

For some time, environmentalists have been begging the world’s population to reduce the amount of waste that we produce. In many countries, their appeals have borne fruit, and things that were previously thrown into landfills are now recycled with considerable benefits to the economy and the environment. At the same time companies were asked to look at their manufacturing processes and give up the old-fashioned and environmentally unaware “take, make and dispose” manufacturing processes. They were asked instead to consider redesigning their manufacturing process so that they refurbished, reused, repaired and integrated their usage loops for materials and energy. Companies [...]

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