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Italian consumers refuse to compromise on quality

Despite cuts in their shopping budgets, Italian consumers continue to demand high quality food products. According to a new packaging report from Canadean, packaging companies need to consider how they can help consumers, by producing lighter and smaller packs.

Amidst the economic crisis, Italian consumers are seeking to purchase high quality food products despite weakening spending power.

FSNS C&A Adds SQF Verification To Battery Of Food Industry Audits

Audits Challenge Production Facilities' Thought Processes to Advance Food Safety and Quality

Food Safety Net Services - Certification & Audit (FSNS C&A) reinforced its industry position as an all-in-one food quality/food safety auditing and certifying third party by adding Safe Quality Food (SQF) capabilities to its comprehensive verification credentials.

Canned Foods Linked To Healthier Eating Habits

New research shows people who eat canned foods typically have healthier diets and consume more essential nutrients. Canned foods are also recommended by nutrition experts nationwide as key to getting healthy family meals on the table more often.

The findings, based on an analysis of national eating trends and a survey of leading nutrition experts, revealed that canned foods are not only a staple in healthier diets, they are associated with higher intakes of fruit and vegetables, dairy, lean protein and whole grains, and contribute to an all-around healthier, balanced diet as recommended by the government's 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.1

Recent SAVE FOOD Initiative study reveals causes of food losses in Kenya and offers specific solutions

"Food Loss Assessments: Causes and Solutions" – presentation of study findings part of busy agenda at second international SAVE FOOD Congress in Düsseldorf

Case studies looking at smallholder agricultural operations and fisheries in Kenya illustrate the causes of and possible solutions to food losses. Resulting approaches could be applied to other African markets, as well.

General Mills Makes Joint Commitment with Walmart To Protect Environment and Strengthen Agricultural Communities

Collaboration will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and advance sustainable sourcing

Today, General Mills chairman and chief executive officer Ken Powell joined Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. president and chief executive officer Doug McMillon to announce a commitment to accelerate innovation in sustainable agriculture and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The announcement was made in Bentonville, Ark., at Walmart's first ever Sustainability Product Expo.

Youssou N'Dour: "Voice of Africa" to open second international SAVE FOOD Congress

The musician and Senegalese minister works to promote food security as FAO Goodwill Ambassador. Additional prominent speakers including Renate Künast will report on their activities in the fight against food losses and food waste.

With Youssou N'Dour, the "voice of Africa," the second international SAVE FOOD Congress has gained a keynote speaker who is as famous as he is committed. The Senegalese musician, politician and Grammy winner will attend the Congress in Düsseldorf on 7 and 8 May in his capacity as Goodwill Ambassador of the Food and Agriculture Organisation FAO.

Symposium on Japanese Laws and Regulations of Health Food

The General Incorporated Association of International Foods & Nutrition (AIFN) held a symposium by bringing together Japanese and foreign experts under the theme of "Safety Reassurance and Quality Control of functional health foods." The symposium was co-organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) and co-sponsored by the Japan Allied Health Food Industry Associations and the Japan Direct Marketing Association (JADMA), under the auspices of the Certification Management Council for In-house Safety Assessment of Health Foods.

On June 5, 2013, in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's speech on the third round of policies under his growth strategy, he pledged to "lift the ban on functional claims displayed on health foods."

SAVE FOOD – Figure of the Month April

45% of the fruit and vegetables produced worldwide are not consumed but lost. With the exception of roots and tubers there is no other food segment where the losses are so high on an international scale. Be it kiwi, mango or carrots, almost half the crops growing on pastures, plantations and farms never reach the consumer. They go bad, rot or are thrown away because they do not (or no longer) live up to certain retail criteria. 45% of global production roughly corresponds to 3.7 trillion apples.1

Institute of Food Technologists Launches FutureFood 2050 Program to Highlight Solutions to Feed 9 Billion People by 2050

Website Spotlights 75 Stories on the Science of Feeding the Planet and Documentary to be Produced and Directed by Academy Award-Nominated Director in 2015

The world's largest scientific society of individual food scientists and technologists unveiled a sweeping new program today, FutureFood 2050, to create a broad dialogue on how science will deliver solutions needed to feed the world's nine billion people by the year 2050.

European Parliament vote on plastic bags confirms important contribution of compostable bags to enhance biowaste collection

Today the European Parliament adopted a report to demonstrate its support for decisive action to reduce the consumption of lightweight plastic carrier bags in Europe. European Bioplastics supports the outcome of the vote and the corresponding provisions for compostable plastic carrier bags.

François de Bie, Chairman of European Bioplastics, commented: "We are very glad that the European Parliament recognises the value compostable carrier bags can provide to enhance a separate biowaste collection across Europe.

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