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Menu Labeling for the Big Apple

On June 7, 2017, in Uncategorized, by admin
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Menu labeling regulations will start being enforced in New York City on May 22, 2017 for chain food retailers with more than 15 locations nationwide. Calorie counts on menu boards and full nutrition information upon request will be standard requirements for these Big Apple locations. While nationwide menu labeling regulations have been postponed until May […]

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Menu Labeling Compliance Date Revised

On May 10, 2017, in Uncategorized, by admin
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the compliance date for menu labeling. After considering extensive input from industry, the original compliance date of May 5th, 2017 has been delayed until May 7, 2018. The FDA will accept comments for 60 days, beginning on May 4th, so further input on menu labeling requirements […]

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2016 Summer Fancy Food Show® Shines in NYC

On July 13, 2016, in Uncategorized, by admin
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The 2016 Summer Fancy Food Show held at the Javits Center in New York City featured more than 180,000 food and beverage products and hosted 2,670 exhibitors and 47,000+ industry professionals from around the world. Trends Spotted at the Show: Pumpkin – Spice and Flesh appeared in baked goods, salsas, frozen desserts and sauces. Seeds […]

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Menu Labeling – Final Guidance

On May 3, 2016, in Uncategorized, by admin
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FDA published final guidance for Menu Labeling on April 29, 2016. The guidance assists businesses in complying with Menu Labeling final rules, which FDA will begin enforcing one year from when the Notice of Availability (NOA) is published in the Federal Register. NOA is expected to be published in May 2016. Menu Labeling Final Guidance […]

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Marketing Food Products for Millennials

On October 27, 2015, in Uncategorized, by admin
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Millennials represent an attractive group for food manufacturers. Defined by demographers as those born after 1980 and before 2000, millennials represent $1.3 trillion or 21% in consumer spending according to a report by the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The Food Marketing Institute’s (FMI’s) 2014 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends Report found millennials spread-the-word and discuss […]

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2015 Summer Fancy Food Show® Arrives in NYC

On July 23, 2015, in Uncategorized, by admin
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The 2015 Summer Fancy Food Show held at the Javits Center in New York featured more than 180,000 food and beverage products and hosted over 2,500 exhibitors and approximately 25,000 attendees from around the world. Trending Themes found at the Show: Frozen – Herbs, fruits, soups and fruit and veggie pops all made freezing a […]

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Simpler Sweets

On July 23, 2015, in Uncategorized, by admin
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Easy-to-understand and fewer overall ingredients are becoming the focus of confection giants such as Nestle USA and Hershey. Announcing this commitment in February 2015, both companies reflect a growing food trend towards selecting products containing simple and non-artificial ingredients. The challenge is for companies to maintain taste and quality in the process. Nestle’s planned reformulation […]

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Top Trends at the 2015 Winter Fancy Food Show

On January 29, 2015, in Uncategorized, by admin
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San Francisco was home to the largest Winter Fancy Food Show in the Show’s 40-year history. The 2015 exhibit hall abounded with 80,000 specialty food and beverage products, 1,400 exhibitors and 18,000 attendees. A panel* of food experts selected the top five food trends seen at the Show: Cheese please – cheese offerings in extreme […]

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