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FoodJobs: People on the Move

FoodJobs: People on the Move

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

It has been another busy month for industry appointments, including a shuffle in the top jobs at Campbell's and Sara Lee. FoodNavigator-USA presents this latest photo gallery round-up of the big moves at major food manufacturing and ingredients companies.

Nutraveris establishes NJ office to bridge US-EU divide

Nutraveris establishes NJ office to bridge US-EU divide

By Stephen Daniells

US companies seeking to expand into Europe should focus on the solutions and not the problems of the EU market to ensure success, says the CEO of a leading European scientific & regulatory consultancy.

Tropicana’s Pure Premium returns to Florida oranges

Tropicana’s Pure Premium returns to Florida oranges

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

PepsiCo is returning to using only Florida oranges in its Tropicana Pure Premium orange juice, saying that its decision was based on more people becoming interested in where their food comes from, rather than recent concerns over fungicide traces.

Are weight loss efforts working?

US obesity fell (slightly) last year

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The number of obese adults in the United States declined slightly in 2011, according to a new Gallup poll, from 26.6% of the population in 2010 to 26.1%.

Orange juice price spikes after carbendazim scare

Orange juice price spikes after carbendazim scare

By Mark Astley

The price of orange juice futures hit a 34-year high, after news that US food safety authorities would block imports of the fruit containing even low-levels of carbendazim – a fungicide commonly used in Brazil.

Brazilian citrus juice producers hope the current US carbendizem crisis won't leave them high and dry (Picture copyright: guigo.eu)

US juice trade association fights Brazilian fungicide fallout

By Ben Bouckley

The US Juice Products Association (JPA) has moved to allay consumer concerns that orange juice produced in the country is unsafe, after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it was blocking some Brazilian imports found to contain the substance.

Recession-induced comfort eating produces weight loss market boom

Recession-induced comfort eating produces weight loss market boom

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The US weight loss products industry is expected to grow 4.5% in 2012 to $65bn, as an increasingly overweight population looks to shift some of the extra pounds gained through recession comfort eating, according to market research organization Marketdata...

Global nutraceutical ingredient market worth €18.5bn in 2015

Global nutraceutical ingredient market worth €18.5bn in 2015

Demand for nutraceutical ingredients like botanicals, vitamins, minerals and omega-3s will grow 7.2% annually until at least 2015 to be worth €18.5 billion with newer markets like Mexico and South Korea helping drive growth in the sector, according to...

One of the recalled products

Canadian listeria cheese warnings reiterated in US

By Mark Astley

US health authorities have issued a warning in relation to a variety of cheese and dairy products potentially contaminated with listeria monocytogenes – weeks after Canadian officials recalled the same products.

Naturally-positioned sweeteners to lead market growth: Report

Naturally-positioned sweeteners to lead market growth: Report

The US alternative sweeteners market will grow by 3.3% a year to reach about $1.4bn in 2015 – and naturally positioned sweeteners like stevia and agave nectar will lead the way, claims a new report from market research organization Freedonia.

US dairy sector beat fiscal doldrums in 2010, IDFA

US dairy sector beat fiscal doldrums in 2010, IDFA

By Ben Bouckley

2010 world dairy market prices recovered from lows caused by the world financial crisis the year before, according to a new report from the US-based International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA).

Special edition: The year in review

Special edition: The year in review

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

As the year draws to a close, FoodNavigator-USA looks back at some of the top stories of the year and the biggest deals across the industry – and why not test your knowledge with our 2011 food quiz?

Meat consumption is predicted to soar by more than 70% in the next 39 years

Meat and dairy consumption to soar, predicts FAO

By Mike Stones

Meat consumption is predicted to rise by nearly 73% and demand for dairy products by 58% in the years up to 2050, according to a new report from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

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